April 30, 2013


MGMT Debut New Song "Mystery Disease" Live

The world is slowly piecing together MGMT's upcoming album, out in June. A few weeks back the Brooklyn psychedelic duo dropped their first newbie, the synth-driven "Alien Days," and last weekend during a concert at Penn State college the band unveiled their second, "Mystery Disease." Listen and watch above.

Singer Andrew VanWyngarden told Rolling Stone that "Alien Days" is "about that feeling when a parasitic alien is in your head, controlling things," and the trippy, colorful music sorta matched. But what about "Mystery Disease"? Well, the lyrics are tough to make out, but VanWyngarden's coos about smoke, death and this "mystery disease," and the foreboding bass grooves and psychedelic-vaudeville synthy melody drives that eerie feeling under your skin. It sounds like Halloween on LSD, and that's a good thing.

The LP's producer Dave Fridmann has worked with Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, Neon Indian and many other psychedelic artists, so you know MGMT's session at his Upstate, New York studio were totally cosmic when he says, "The recording process was really strange." Can't wait for the LP to arrive in June!

MGMT spring tour dates:

4/30, Portland, ME (State Theatre)
5/01, Providence, RI (Lupo’s)
5/03, College Park, MD (Art Attack)
5/04, Cleveland, OH (Masconic Auditorium)
5/06, Grand Rapids, MI (Hoogenboom Center at Calvin College)
5/08, Winnipeg, MB (Burton Cummings Theatre)
5/09, Saskatoon, SK (Odeon Events Centre)
5/10, Calgary, AB (MacEwan Hall)
5/11, Edmonton, AB (Starlite Room)
5/13, Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom)
5/14, Spokane, WA (Knitting Factory)
5/15, Seattle, WA (Sodo)
5/16, Portland, OR (Crystal Ballroom)
5/18, Stanford, CA (Frost Ampitheater)
5/19, Buffalo, NY (Art Park)
5/20, Montclair, NJ (The Wellmont Theatre)
6/21-23, Dover, DE (Firefly Music Festival)
6/29, Kansas City, KS (Kanrocksas)
7/03, Milwaukee, WI (Summerfest)
7/05-07, Kelona, BC (Keloha Festival)
7/09, Quebec City, QC (Quebec City Summer Fest)
7/13, Cincinnati, OH (Bunbury Music Festival)