When you think of good indie electro pop, it's almost impossible to not have MGMT pop up at the
forefront of your mind, as they are easily one of the biggest names in the eclectic and growing genre for the past decade.
With a collection of amazing albums that tout hit singles like "Time To Pretend", "Kids", and more, it's no wonder that people
from all over are lining up to see them perform live, and now they're heading out on an all new tour that is lasting throughout
the remainder of 2013! With an incredible amount of dates that will be taking them all over the east coast for the next couple
months, you have more chances than ever to see MGMT perform live! You might want to hurry, because tickets are bound to sell
Forming in 2002, MGMT came into existence the same way that many other bands have done
before time and time again, practically on accident while members Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden were attending college.
The didn't actually mean to start the band, at the time known as The Management, but they were simply showing each other the
kinds and styles of music that they liked, eventually experimenting with electronic and noise rock alike. The duo evolved
their sound over the years, experimenting with live shows and sounds until they settled on an electronic indie psychedelic
pop rock that has become one of the biggest sounds in the last decade. The released their debut EP "Time to Pretend" in 2005
and began touring behind acts such as Of Montreal, shortly after choosing to change (shorten) their name to MGMT as there
was already a group known as The Management. The group really made waves on the music scene with the release of their debut
album "Oracular Spectacular" in 2007, an album chock full of hits such as "Kids", "Electric Feel" and more. While dominating
the charts and radio stations all over, MGMT never lost their touch, as they continued on with the albums "Congratulations"
and "MGMT", both of which have seen commercial and critical praise.
Life As a Fan
Once you find out about
a band like MGMT and are introduced to the friendly and endearing blend of electronic indie pop/rock, this inevitably leads
to a life of awesome music and live shows that absolutely can't be beat. A good life, to be sure, MGMT is a band that is worth
listening to, and with a seemingly endless string of hit albums that each tout a plethora of singles, you'd be hard pressed
to find a group more spectacular than this. With nonstop shows that prove exactly why the group became such a success in the
first place, each live performance is just another reason that you need to check them out live! There seems to be no end to
the fun in the life of a fan of MGMT, as their releases are continually solid and their shows are frenetic, wild, and leave
you in a state of pure bliss long after the show is over. So do yourself a favor and grab your tickets from StubHub while
they're still available!
Introducing New Fans
With the kind of psychedelic rock and indie pop that MGMT
have become well known for, it should be no problem turning anyone on to the endless hits that the group seems to effortlessly
churn out. When looking to impress a friend, family member, or stranger to the indie rock/pop ways of MGMT, a perfect place
to start would be their 2007 debut album "Oracular Spectacular", as it is chock full of hit singles that have repeatedly dominated
the charts and radio stations alike. This is the perfect entry point for anyone not too familiar with the band's work, as
hits such as "Kids", "Electric Feel", and "Time To Pretend" all standout singles that successfully turned millions of fans
onto the burgeoning group. It's worth noting that once you've introduced someone to the glory that is Oracular Spectacular,
you've initiated a craving for good music that only MGMT can satisfy. So when that certain someone comes back to you looking
for more MGMT, all you have to do is let them know about their second and third albums, "Congratulations" and "MGMT" respectively.
Over the years since 2004 MGMT has been able to deliver a wide range of experiences through their
live shows that vary greatly from year to year before settling on the style that they currently have. In the beginning their
shows were a mix of noise rock, pre-recorded vocals, and a whole lot of synthesizers, and they would regularly interact with
the audience with incredible enthusiasm. However, over the years the group became more focused and solidified in the style
of music that they created, as well as being much more involved in the music that they would perform on the stage. With that
being said you will still find a bevvy of different experiences at any given MGMT show, with most of those experiences revolving
around good times, good music, and good people. So if you ever found yourself intrigued by the style and voice that MGMT emanates,
then be sure to beat the rush and grab your tickets from StubHub while they're still available!