Psychedelic rock band MGMT are set to launch their forthcoming self titled album on the 17th of September which follows on from their 2007 debut album ‘Oracular Spectacular’ and 2010 follow up ‘Congratulations’.
The band however have been very open and honest while speaking to Rolling Stone about their forthcoming album.
MGMT, who originated in Middletown, Connecticut in the States are probably best known for their hits ‘Kids’, ‘Time To Pretend’ and ‘Electric Feel’.
Though if you’re a fan like me then you’ll have your own songs that really stand out as classics from the duo.
The band though have been on a slight hiatus as of late in terms of new material. The last album was released in 2010 but finally their self titled new album will be out in two weeks.
Speaking with Rolling Stone recently the duo admitted that they “don’t even know if it’s music we would want to listen to”.
The duo who spoke very openly with the music magazine also discussed how being signed to a major record label in 2006 left them feeling troubled by some of the artists they met.
Ben Goldwasser had said: “So many musicians have this really commercial sensibility about everything,”
“That made me really disgusted. Looking at music as a product, talking about what we were doing like a brand? We had never thought about music that way.”
The duo also discussed their rise to fame following the release of their debut album.
Frontman of MGMT Andrew VanWyngarden said: “If you want to see the most uncomfortable people in the world, watch our red-carpet interviews at the Grammys in 2010. It got out of control.”
MGMT then went on to talk about their self titled album which is due for release in a few weeks: “I don’t even know if it’s music we would want to listen to,” Andrew VanWyngarden said.
“It’s just what’s coming out of us. We didn’t make a single compromise.”
It seems that while the band have shot to fame with their first two albums it wasn’t an easy and comfortable ride for the duo. Time will tell when the new album is released in a few weeks if that’s reflected in the new music.
Watch the official video for ‘Kids’ by MGMT which is taken from their debut album ‘Oracular Spectacular’