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Psychedelic pop-rock band MGMT was formed in 2004 while its members were in college. During the short time that MGMT has been together, it has taken over the indie-pop scene. Upon the release of its EP, Time to Pretend (2005), the band toured with Of... ... read more

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MGMT - Kids
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MGMT - Kids 8,930,713 views
MGMT - Electric Feel 25,956,202 views
MGMT - Time To Pretend 20,282,860 views
MGMT - This Must be the Place (Talking Heads) 1,842,165 views
MGMT "Kids" Video 38,275,119 views
Kid Cudi - Pursuit Of Happiness ft. MGMT 27,426,770 views
MGMT - The Youth 3,264,262 views
MGMT - MENTAL MYSTICS 1,578,262 views

MGMT Bio

MGMT

Psychedelic pop-rock band MGMT was formed in 2004 while its members were in college. During the short time that MGMT has been together, it has taken over the indie-pop scene.

Upon the release of its EP, Time to Pretend (2005), the band toured with Of Montreal, gaining recognition for its unique style, as many of the group's songs exude nostalgia for childhood amid a backdrop of futuristic synth-pop.

MGMT was catapulted to mainstream popularity with their single "Electric Feel" from the album Oracular Spectacular (2007), a song that was featured in many TV shows the year of its release, including Gossip Girl and CSI: NY. Another single, "Time to Pretend," has been featured in Skins, 21, Eagle Eye, and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, among many other films and TV shows.

Following Oracular Spectacular, MGMT played music festivals all over the world before releasing Congratulations in 2010. This album incorporates more guitar sounds and deeper psychedelic rhythms than the previous album, and includes the hits "Flash Delirium" and "Siberian Breaks." The summer 2013 release of the band's self-titled album includes the single "Alien Days."

MGMT has collaborated with other major artists such as Kid Cudi, Beck, and Devendra Banhart, and has opened for even bigger names like Paul McCartney and Radiohead.

MGMT User Comments

Nikki L. Aug 31, 2012
I've seen MGMT quite a few times now, the most memorable being at Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park, and in the back of a frat house in 2008. The two were like night and day. Literally. The night one (at the frat) I kind of stumbled upon accidentally. At the time, I hadn't really listened to much MGMT aside from what came on the radio, but I that's probably when I started getting into their sound and realizing how into it so many other people were. In fact, someone broke a leg in the crowd during the set and they had to stop the show and bring in paramedics. The band was obviously concerned and trying to help, but they managed to pick it right back up once the stretcher was out of sight. During the day, it was much more chill. People were lounging in the grass -- some even taking naps -- and just casually enjoying themselves. This was in 2011. I'm not sure what this says about MGMT's fan base, the trajectory of their career, or USC frats, but I can say I've definitely experienced it all.

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