Wednesday, September 22, 2010

MGMT

MGMT is an American band based in Brooklyn, New York, consisting of founding members Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman joined the core band in the studio. Formed at Wesleyan University and originally with Cantora Records, they signed with Columbia Records and Red Ink in 2006.

On October 5, 2007 Spin.com named MGMT "Artist of the Day".[3] On November 14, 2007, Rolling Stone pegged MGMT as a top 10 "Artist to Watch" in 2008.[4] The band was named 9th in the BBC's Sound of 2008 top 10 poll.[5] They were also named as Last.fm's most played new artist of 2008 in their Best of 2008 lists.[6]
Their first album as MGMT, Oracular Spectacular, debuted at number 12 on the UK album chart and number six on the Australian ARIA Charts, and hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. It has also been named the 18th best album of the decade by Rolling Stone magazine.[7] It was named the best album of 2008 by NME.[8] MGMT also appeared prominently in Australia's Triple J Hottest 100 2008, coming in 2nd with "Electric Feel", 5th with "Kids" and 18th with "Time to Pretend".[9]
MGMT was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and their track "Kids" was nominated for Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals.[10] These are the first Grammy nominations for the band. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, the Justice remix of "Electric Feel" won the Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical[11]
Their second album, Congratulations, was released on April 13, 2010.[citation needed] MGMT performed at Lollapalooza 2010 in Chicago's Grant Park. They have just been added to the lineup for the well-known Voodoo Experience 2010 taking place over Halloween weekend in New Orleans, LA. It has been announced that MGMT will perform at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas taking place November 5, 6, & 7, 2010.

23 comments:

  1. I dont really know what to make of these guys

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  2. I'll definitely check these guys out

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  3. cool blog man i def dig it !! thumbs

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  4. hell yeah my girlfriend listens to them all the time

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  5. So glad I found this one! I LOVE MGMT!~

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  6. I'm going to check their tunes out now.

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  7. I'll have to check this out. Thanks for the info!

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  8. This is actually one of my favorite bands. Please support me by following!

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  9. i did not know they were from brooklyn, definitely thought they were from europe...

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  10. theyre ok

    add me back i added u.

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  11. They are a great band I haven't seem them live though.

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  12. mgmt is one of my favorite fucking bands <333

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  13. Seen them live twice, once at bonnaroo, once at the National in RVA.
    Pretty sweet group, trippy as fuck.

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  14. Got to love MGMT, especially the song Kids ofcourse !!

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  15. MGMT is a very good listen, especially if you smoke =)

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  16. Totally want to see these guys in concert.

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  17. This is one of my fav bands, but for some reason I really just cant stand their newest album... I don't like the direction they are going in, preferred the more catchy stuff like Kids and Electric Feel.

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  18. First album was way better than their second

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