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MGMT announce new album, due out in September

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    At last, MGMT have the announced the release of their self-titled third studio album, due out September 17th through Columbia Records. It serves as the proper follow-up to 2010’s Congratulations.

    According to Pitchfork, the album spans 10 tracks, kicking off with “Alien Days”, which was originally released for Record Store Day 2013. Two other songs, “Mystery Disease” and “Your Life Is a Lie”, have been performed live.

    Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasse recorded the album in Upstate New York with producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev), who called the process “really strange,” involving several improvisational jams that would last for hours. Influences ranged from Aphex Twin to house music.

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    “We’re not trying to make music that everyone understands the first time they hear it,” Goldwasser explained to Rolling Stone.

    The album will be accompanied by The Optimizer, “unique visual elements to accompany and illustrate the new music, which provide listeners of the album “with a simultaneous aural and optical listening experience featuring video and CGI work.”

    The band plans to support the album’s release with a series of music videos and tour dates. Check out their current tour schedule below.

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    MGMT Tracklist:
    01. Alien Days
    02. Cool Song No 2
    03. Mystery Disease
    04. Introspection
    05. Your Life Is a Lie
    06. A Good Sadness
    07. Astro-Mancy
    08. I Love You to Death
    09. Plenty Of Girls in the Sea
    10. An Orphan of Fortune

    MGMT 2013 Tour Dates:
    07/03 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
    07/05-07 – Kelona, BC @ Keloha Festival
    07/09 – Quebec City, QC @ Quebec City Summer Fest
    07/12 – Lansing, MI @ Common Ground Music Festival
    07/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival
    08/24 – Monterey, CA @ First City Festival
    08/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
    08/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cosmopolitan
    08/29 – Davis, CA @ Mondavi Center
    08/31 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
    09/01 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield Amphitheater
    09/02 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
    09/04 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
    09/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series
    09/26 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall *
    09/27 – Brussels, BE @ AB *
    09/29 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus *
    09/30 – Oslo, NO @ SentrumScene *
    10/01 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Music Hall *
    10/03 – Berlin, DE @ Astra *
    10/04 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer *
    10/05 – Munich, DE @ Kesselhaus *
    10/06 – Zurich, CH @ Komplex 457 *
    10/08 – Paris, FR @ Olympia *
    10/09 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks *
    10/10 – Utrecht, NL @ Vredenburg Leidsche *
    10/12 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC *
    10/13 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall *
    10/14 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo *
    10/16 – London, UK @ Forum *
    10/19 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre *

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    * = w/ Guards

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