MGMT Made You a Cassette Tape for Record Store Day
"Alien Days" due to appear on 'Congratulations' follow-up
MGMT are on the cusp of a long-awaited comeback.
The psych-glam duo’s third album — an as-yet-untitled effort that’s reportedly been influenced by Aphex Twin and house music — is tentatively due in June, but first, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser will issue a limited-edition cassette single (how vintage!) on Record Store Day (April 20). The tape will feature “Alien Days,” a new song expected to land on the Congratulations follow-up, and will also come with a download code (via Pitchfork).
The Wesleyan-reared weirdos also recently unveiled a string of North American tour dates booked from April to July. VanWyngarden and Goldwasser’s upcoming live show will first touch down at State College, Pennsylvania on April 26. Following that, the Oracular Spectacular stars will make stops in Maine, Rhode Island, Michigan, Washington, Oregon, and California, among other states and Canadian provinces. Also on the intinerary: several festival gigs, including slots at Deleware’s Firefly Music Festival and Kansas’ Kanrocksas.
Watch MGMT perform “Alien Days” live down below, and scroll further for the band’s forthcoming tour dates.
MGMT 2013 tour dates:
April 26 – State College, PA @ Penn State
April 28 – Geneseo, NY @ SUNY Geneseo
April 30 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
May 1 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s
May 4 – Cleveland, OH @ Masonic Temple
May 6 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Hoogenboom Center (Calvin College)
May 8 – Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Burton Cummings Theatre
May 9 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Odeon
May 10 – Calgary, Alberta @ MacEwan Hall
May 11 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Starlite
May 13 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore
May 14 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
May 15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
May 16 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
May 18 – Stanford, CA @ Frost Amphitheatre
June 21-23 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
June 28-29 – Kansas City, KS @ Kanrocksas
July 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival