In anticipation of our show this Friday at the Barclays Center, we will be hiding one of a kind autographed posters of images from the “Your Life Is A Lie” video in the New York tri-state area. Stay tuned for clues throughout the week!
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I already loved the ocean and being in nature. I was into skateboarding and snowboarding when I was a kid, so this is the perfect thing for me. It’s therapeutic to just sit out there, even by yourself in 30 degree water.
Andrew VanWyngarden on why he loves surfing.
It’s gotten to a good point where it’s a combination of songs from all three of the albums we have put out. We play with a six-piece band. It all works well together, especially the visuals behind us. We’ve been having some of the best shows we’ve ever played in the last couple months. I’m anxious to show everyone in New York how far we’ve come since 2010.
Andrew VanWyngarden on what people can expect from an MGMT show
(December 5, 2013)
Well, what’s the point of that? Do you know what the point of that is? That is to take away from the shit disco that’s coming out of the speakers. Because everybody’s dressed as one of the Three Musketeers on acid. “What was the gig like?” “I don’t know, everyone was dressed as a teddy bear in the Seventies.” “Yeah, but what was the gig like?” “Ah, fuck knows, man, I have no idea. I was dressed as a flying saucer.” “Yeah, but what was the gig like?” “Fuck knows. I don’t know. Seen Cheech and Chong, there, though.” Not for me.
Noel Gallagher on Arcade Fire’s dress code.
This was right after he said they needed to pry themselves out of their own asshole.
Made my day.
There. That’s better. My original photos from DC and Chicago.
PHOTOS BY LALA, BITCHES.
This is crazy. I took this two pictures. In the top one, Andrew shared cookies with us after a private show and I gave him the cookies and took this pic in Chicago. My daughter has been cut out of the bottom photos and my friend was cut out of the top. Assholes.
We feel more at ease with the fact that there’s not a certain sound that we’re expected to make. Anything could be MGMT.
It’s a tiny bit abrasive, aggressively mixed and a little bit grating sometimes, but what we’re trying to do under that initial messiness and noisiness is to create a whole slew of paths you can take through a song. So you can follow one sound and hear the song completely differently from the last time.
Andrew VanWyngarden on MGMT
In 2010 we went through a weird phase of feeling really self-conscious onstage, but we probably made it worse ourselves than it really was.
mgmt in memphis
photo by lala