Exclusive! Watch MGMT Play at Abbey Road Studios
Guitarist/vocalist Andrew VanWyngarden details the band's trip to the seminal London studios for Live From Abbey Road, the Sundance Channel's rock performance series.
Much like Panic at the Disco before them, groovy Brooklyn-based psych rockers MGMT hit London’s Abbey Road Studios — where albums from the Beatles and Radiohead. among other classics, have been recorded — to film an episode of the Sundance series Live From Abbey Road. And SPIN.com has an exclusive sneak peek of the band performing the intergalactic groover “Electric Feel,” off their debut album Oracular Spectacular, live from the famed studios.
In anticipation of the episode’s premiere tomorrow (Aug. 7) at 10 P.M. EST, SPIN.com chatted up MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden to get the low down on the band’s trip to London. “Just being able to go there and use all the equipment and everything, it was pretty amazing.” VanWyngarden explains. “We played three songs: ‘Time To Pretend,’ ‘Electric Feel,’ and ‘Of Moons, Birds, & Monsters.’ With Abbey Road, it’s kind of this giant, live room, the same room that the Beatles did a lot of stuff in was the one we were playing in. It felt like, I don’t know. I can’t really explain it — it’s just got a sound that you can’t get anywhere else.”
Feast your eyes on an exclusive clip of the band playing “Electric Feel” below, and hear the unique sound for yourself.
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