by Andrew Sacher
MGMT at FYF Fest 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
MGMT's insanely weird new self-titled album, which is about as far out from Congratulations as that album was from Oracular Spectacular, comes out next week (9/17), but if you're an RDIO user you can stream it now. It's not just a stream though, it's also a trippy visual experience called "Optimizer" which lasts for the entirety of the record. Maybe it's just timing, but this whole thing goes pretty well with that new Arcade Fire song/visual.
If you're in NYC, you can experience the "Optimizer" on a big screen tonight (9/11) at Knitting Factory, where they're showing it at 8 PM. Doors open at 5, and it's totally free.
MGMT is also the subject of Pitchfork's new cover story, which is a good read if you're interested in the band's shift from accidental pop stars to hard-working creators of strange, somewhat difficult music.
All tour dates, including Virgin FreeFest, are listed, along with the video for "Your Life Is A Lie," below...
MGMT - "Your Life Is A Lie"
MGMT -- 2013/2014 Tour Dates
SEP 21 VIRGIN MOBILE FREE FEST COLUMBIA, MD, UNITED STATES
SEP 26 LIVE MUSIC HALL COLOGNE, GERMANY
SEP 27 AB BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
SEP 29 CIRKUS STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
SEP 30 SENTRUM SCENE OSLO, NORWAY
OCT 1 VEGA MAIN HALL COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
OCT 3 ASTRA KULTURHAUS BERLIN, GERMANY
OCT 4 GASOMETER VIENNA, AUSTRIA
OCT 5 KESSELHAUS MUNICH, GERMANY
OCT 6 KOMPLEX 457 ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND
OCT 8 OLYMPIA PARIS, FRANCE
OCT 9 DOCKS HAMBURG, GERMANY
OCT 10 VREDENBURG LEIDSCHE RIJN UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS
OCT 12 O2 ABC GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
OCT 13 CIVIC HALL WOLVERHAMPTON, WEST MIDS, UNITED KINGDOM
OCT 14 O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
OCT 16 FORUM LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
OCT 19 OLYMPIA THEATRE DUBLIN, IRELAND
NOV 8-10 FUN FUN FUN FEST AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES
DEC 28 - JAN 1 THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL LORNE, AUSTRALIA
DEC 29 - JAN 1 THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL MARION BAY, TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA
DEC 31 - JAN 3 THE FALLS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA
JAN 3-4 SOUTHBOUND FESTIVAL BUSSELTON, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA