Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on June 25, 2013

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

MGMT at Firefly Music Festival 2013
Firefly 2013, Day 2

MGMT have been talking about a new album for a while, and after releasing the Record Store Day single "Alien Days" back in April, they've now finally officially announced the album. It's self titled and will be out on September 17 via Columbia. It includes "Alien Days," the previously discussed cover of "Introspection" by '60s band Faine Jade, and some other new songs they've been recently playing live. The album was produced by Dave Fridmann, who also recorded Oracular Spectacular and has worked for years with the Flaming Lips.

The band plan to release visual elements to accompany the new music. Meanwhile, check out the album tracklist and a stream of "Alien Days" below.

MGMT just brought their tour through the NYC-area for a Wellmont Theatre show (6/20) last week, and then played Delaware's Firefly Music Festival over the weekend. They played day 2 of the fest, and pictures from their set and a video of them playing "Alien Days" are in this post. Pictures of day 1 are here and more festival coverage is on its way.

More pictures of MGMT at Firefly, the album tracklist, and the band's updated tour schedule, below...

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MGMT - "Alien Days"

Firefly 2013, Day 2

Firefly 2013, Day 2

Firefly 2013, Day 2

Firefly 2013, Day 2

Firefly 2013, Day 2

Firefly 2013, Day 2

Firefly 2013, Day 2

Firefly 2013, Day 2

Firefly 2013, Day 2

Firefly 2013, Day 2

Firefly 2013, Day 2

MGMT - "Alien Days" at Firefly Music Festival 2013

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MGMT Tracklist:
1. Alien Days
2. Cool Song No. 2
3. Mystery Disease
4. Introspection
5. Your Life Is a Lie
6. A Good Sadness
7. Astro-Mancy
8. I Love You Too, Death
9. Plenty Of Girls in the Sea
10. An Orphan of Fortune

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MGMT -- 2013 Tour Dates
uly 3 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest/BMO Harris Bank
July 5-7 Kelowna, CA Keloha Music & Arts Festival
July 9 Quebec, ON Festival D'Ete International De Quebec
July 12 Lansing, MI Common Ground Music Festival
July 13 Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Music Festival
August 24 Monterey, CA Monterey County Fairgrounds
August 25 Los Angeles, CA FYF Festival
August 26 Las Vegas, NV The Pool at The Cosmopolitan
August 29 Davis, CA Mondavi Center
August 31 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheatre
September 1 Troutdale, OR Edgefield Amphitheatre
September 2 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot Festival
September 4 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
September 5 Salt Lake City, UT Twilight Concert Series
September 6 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
September 26 Cologne, Germany Live Music Hall
September 27 Brussels, Belgium AB
September 29 Stockholm, Sweden Cirkus
September 30 Oslo, Norway SentrumScene
October 1 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega Main Hall
October 3 Berlin, Germany Astra Kulturhaus
October 4 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
October 5 Munich, Germany Kesselhaus
October 6 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex 457
October 8 Paris, France Olympia
October 9 Hamburg, Germany Docks
October 10 Utrecht, Netherlands Vredenburg Leidsche
October 12 Glasgow, UK 02 ABC
October 13 Wolverhampton, UK Civic Hall
October 14 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester
October 16 London, UK Forum
October 19 Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre

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Comments (10)

4&1/2 hoursof music each night? kill me

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 11:50 AM

They need to play their hits. Or else they can assume the last half of their tour will be rerouted to tiny venues.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 12:14 PM

its gonna be awesome when bands start thinking of names for their albums again. this ST/LP/LP2/Number 2/3/4 shit is getting very tired .

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 12:29 PM

they sounded amazing at firefly. i was surprised how much i liked it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 12:53 PM

thank you, jesus.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 1:39 PM

12:14 they do play the hits thats the track list above not the setlist

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 2:10 PM

will brunch be served?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 2:59 PM

Just because they aren't producing what most of their fan base wants doesn't mean "they forgot how to make music" Also music is all about being selfish and making WHAT YOU WANT, not what other people want, got it?

Posted by Liana | September 29, 2013 12:37 PM

Hi, my indie band are having a hard time getting notice as we don't have much money to promote. It would be really great if you could check out our demos and tell us what you think :) thanks 

Posted by Joy | May 29, 2014 10:41 AM

If we smoke lots of stuff that looks like Alien's paws, are we the Aliens or are the Pretenders the Aliens?? Hmmf i dunno......g2g its Time to Pretend

Posted by Caramel | October 5, 2014 5:35 PM

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