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Watch MGMT Unfurl Swirling New Song ‘Mystery Disease’ Live


MGMT returned to the stage over the weekend for the first time since holing up to record their upcoming, Aphex Twin-influenced third album, the follow-up to 2010’s Congratulations. Performing at Penn State University, the psych-rockers debuted a new song evidently titled “Mystery Disease,” as Consequence of Sound notes. With whirring drums and heady organs, the song is no retreat to the radio-ready glam-pop of 2008’s Oracular Spectacular, but it’s less of a departure than their interview mentions of house music might’ve indicated. Then again, it’s in keeping with the twitchy space-rock of the band’s recent cassette-only Record Store Day single, “Alien Days,” which is set to appear on the new album. Watch the new one above and enjoy the psychedelic visual projections at the back of the stage.

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MGMT tour dates:

April 30 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
May 1 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s
May 3 – College Park, MD @ Art Attack
May 4 – Cleveland, OH @ Masonic Auditorium
May 6 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Hoogenboom Center at Calvin College
May 8 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
May 9 – Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
May 10 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
May 11 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
May 13 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
May 14 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
May 15 – Seattle, WA @ Sodo
May 16 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
May 18 – Stanford, CA @ Frost Amphitheater
May 19 – Buffalo, NY @ Art Park
May 20 – Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theatre
June 21-23 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
June 29 – Kansas City, KS @ Kanrocksas
July 3 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
July 5-7 – Kelowna, BC @ Keloha Festival
July 9 – Quebec City, QC @ Quebec City Summer Fest
July 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival