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MGMT is a quirky, psychedelic rock band founded by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, members Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman joined the group.
MGMT’s third album is self-titled and is expected to drop on September 17. About the new album, VanWyngarden told KROQ, “It’s kind of a mix of American psychedelic and Californian sunshine-y pop from the sixties but I think there’s also a lot of English music from the 80s influencing our new songs.”
“Your Life Is A Lie” fits perfect to the album's direction and mold. The video has funny and weird images that go along with the song. It has a psychedelic indie beat with the catchy line “Your Life Is A Lie.” Throughout the song there is a spunky garage-rock kick with the dominant drumbeat that is offset with mellow dreary vocals.
In relation to songwriting, VanWyngarden told French Music Magazine Brain, “We’re still in that mindset where we want to write really poppy music that doesn’t follow that normal kind of structures. I think that happens mostly because of the way we write and the way it comes about. We don’t write and sing at the same time usually so we have to make things interesting in other ways.”
MGMT is currently on tour and are set to perform at an array of festivals.
Below is the single “Your Life Is A Lie.” Let us know what you think.