LISTEN: MGMT’s New Album!
Psych-pop stars leak their SPIN-approved second record, Congratulations, three weeks before its official release.
It’s finally here.
Three years after the release of their smash debut, Brooklyn’s MGMT are streaming their much-anticipated second album, Congratulations (out April 13), via their official website. Listen to all nine tracks here!
Don’t confuse this “official” leak with last week’s “unoffical” one. Explains the band: “Hey everybody, the album leaked, and we wanted you to be able to hear it from us. We wanted to offer it as a free download but that didn’t make sense to anyone but us.”
Produced by Spaceman 3’s Pete Kember (a.k.a. Sonic Boom), Congratulations is MGMT’s experimental journey into psychedelia, giving a glimpse into their record collections, which clearly include Pink Floyd, the Zombies, T. Rex, the Kinks, and more. In SPIN’s eight-out-of-ten star review of Congratulations, music editor Charles Aaron writes that “the Brooklyn-based duo may have concocted the most playfully artful bad-trip pop album since the Monkees’ 1968 soundtrack Head,” and that the album “brims with mischievous energy.” (Read the full review here.)
The stream arrives a week after MGMT premiered Congratulations live with a secret show at New York City’s Mercury Lounge. Missed the gig? Catch MGMT at Coachella, Sasquatch!, and Bamboozle this spring.