If you’re one of those happy schmucks who probably works in advertising, owns a moped and dances (dreadfully) to MGMT at Barsonic on Fridays, you should take note. The indie dance band has announced that their upcoming 2nd album Congratulations will not have any singles.
Quite strange from a band that gave us such catchy sing-a-longs as ‘Kids’, ‘Electric Feel’ and ‘Time To Pretend’. The duo of Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser told nme.com that the album, which they hope to release later this year, is meant to be a complete body of songs rather than an album with standout singles.
“We’d rather people hear the whole album as an album and see what tracks jump out rather than the ones that get played on the radio – if anything gets played on the radio!” Ben explained.
Going on Ben said, “There definitely isn’t a ‘Time To Pretend’ or a ‘Kids’ on the album. We’ve been talking about ways to make sure people hear the album as an album in order and not just figure out what are the best 3 tracks, download those and not listen to the rest of it.”
The album is being recorded in New York with production help from Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev). Songs set for the tracklisting include ‘It’s Working’, ‘Brian Eno’ and ‘Song For Dan Treacy’.
Well JUICE thinks if MGMT wants people to listen to their album from head to tail, maybe they should try including subliminal messages. Something like, “Hey dude, sell your moped, get out of advertising and buy this album instead of listening to it at a club!”
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