Watch MGMT’s Freaky Outer Space Ballet in ‘Alien Days’ Video
Odd-pop outfit complete hat-trick of elaborate visuals
MGMT now have a trilogy of outré music videos for their problematic, self-titled third album. Following the absurd “Your Life is a Lie” clip and the Michael K. Williams-starring visual for “Cool Song No. 2,” the psych-pop six-piece have dropped a video for spacey single “Alien Days.” Co-directed by Sam Fleischner and Megha Barnabas, the short divides its time between two sets of characters. First, we have a 19th century-looking couple who live out in the country and spend their leisure time strapped into giant gyroscopes. Then we have a pair of aliens who are really into elaborate dance routines and firing beams of light from the palms of their hands. The threads intersect near the clip’s end, but we won’t say how — that’s up to you to explore. Watch the “Alien Days” video above via Noisey.