Sorry guys, I'm italian.
if you are Italian, you love mgmt, and you are interested, I created the first Italian site about MGMT where you can find news updates directly translate by the official website, lyrics, translations and much more! Search on google "mgmt Italy news wordpress" and click the first result! I don't want to advertise me and my site, I only created it to advertise this band that is not so much known in Italy! (they have played only once at Alcatraz in Milan)! Thanks in advance!
My name is Manuela Viziru,I'm from Spain.
I am a big fan of Mgmt and also a film student, an independent film student and we would like to use a part of the KIDS song-the first 15 seconds-in a short movie,an independent short movie.
We already made the movie, is 10 minutes long and is all about childrens and we would like to start sending it to festivals, but we can not do that unless we came to an agreement regarding the copyright ownership.
MGMT have blown up. Capitalizing on a unique brand of psychedelic electro-rock (we like to call it "hippie-glitz"), anthemic lyrics you can't get out of your head, and a sense of irony that may or may not be ironic at all, the band has gone from a music blog footnote to a major label international act in less than a year.
On Thursday, August 7 the band appears on Sundance Channel's Live from Abbey Road. Ben Goldwasser, who founded MGMT with Andrew VanWyngarden during their freshman year at Wesleyan University in 2001, chatted with us about the recording experience, remixes,...
AV: Yeah, we recorded in upstate New York. We were shooting BB guns in between recording and eating a lot of pizza and chicken fingers, and it kind of just felt like fun times.
TCR: Do you feel if the label hadn't come your way, you guys would have just gone off on separate paths and the band would have ended?
AV: Oh, yeah, most definitely. That's what I had assumed was going to happen. Even six months before we signed our deal, we were in very different places, and I remember rarely even talking to Ben, because he didn't have a phone out in the woods where he was...
TCR: The two of you met in art school, right?
BG: Yeah, we were both studying music at Wesleyan [University].
TCR: I guess the aesthetic of the band has changed pretty dramatically since you first started?
BG: We went from being students who had this band that we were doing for fun on the side to having it be the only thing we're putting our time into. So, you know, whether we consciously did it or not, it's become a serious thing that we're investing ourselves in. It would be hard to keep doing this if we didn't take it seriously.
Depending on who you ask, MGMT is either the new messiah of pop music or a couple of extraordinarily handsome charlatans who have managed to dupe the entire listening world into loving them. The duo has been described at different turns as Nu Rave, psychedelic dance music for hippies, hallucinatory space rock, and a tired throwback to New York City's hipster-electroclash years-all of which might be a little bit true. But there's no denying one thing: Brooklyn-based Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Vanwyngarden, who are both 25, have an uncanny knack for producing pop music that sounds as if it were...
Is there any specific experience with Ecstasy that influenced that song?
No, not really. But that's how we envisioned the track when we were writing it. It stops and starts a lot; it's frantic, confusing. There's also a surfing thread throughout the record. When you're surfing, there's a specific break you're paddling to. And when the waves are really good you say, "It's working." The song kind of has a surf-y vibe. It's like surfing on ecstasy. Which is what the "Time to Pretend" video is like. Actually, the video is more like surfing on acid.
With neon headbands, funky synth melodies, and jokey anthems about living fast and dying young, MGMT danced their way from Wesleyan's dorm rooms onto our iTunes playlists -- and were awarded with a pair of Grammy noms just last month. This spring the duo will release their second album, Congratulations, and singer Andrew Vanwyngarden has a warning for fans: "It's definitely going to shock people.
"We dropped any sort of irony that was on the first record, and Congratulations feels true to who we really are," the 26-year-old tells SPIN.com.
I love MGMT and Passion Pit so I have to share this great new album Gossamer! Just featured with a cover story on Passion Pit with great information about the album. Any other MGMT fans dig this band and album?
Ragazzi scusate, se siete italiani, amate gli mgmt, e vi interessa, ho creato il primo sito italiano sugli mgmt dove trovare news e aggiornamenti tradotti, testi, traduzioni e molto altro! Cercate su google "mgmt italia news wordpress", e cliccate sul primo risultato! Non è mio intento pubblicizzarmi, l'ho creato soltanto per portare e far conoscere questo gruppo che ancora non è molto conosciuto in italia! (hanno suonato solo una volta all'alcatraz di milano)! Grazie in anticipo!
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