It has been over five years since MGMT has blessed us with their presence, but not to worry, the wait is finally over. The psychedelic rock outfit shocks the streets of Richmond, dare I say it, like an electric eel, as they return to Richmond tomorrow, promoting their new album, Little Dark Age.
Little Dark Age, which dropped just two months ago, is the fourth studio release for the Connecticut natives who came onto the scene in 2002, and into our hearts just a few years later with hits like “Electric Feel” and “Kids”. And while MGMT has received commercial success pretty much since they started, the new album has already begun to make a prominent footprint in the electropop/indie rock scene. The duo started this album’s tour in western Europe, and plan to return to France, Spain, and Italy in July to finish off the tour after knocking out all major cities in the United States and of course, this year’s Firefly Music Festival in Delaware from June 14 to June 17.
Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, who formed the group at 19 while attending Wesleyan University, continue to top the charts time and time again, earning numerous Grammy nominations and other awards, as well as snagging a spot on Rolling Stone’s “Top Ten Artists to Watch” list in 2008.
As for the show tomorrow, longtime fans will hopefully get to hear the nostalgic favorites like “Time to Pretend”, “Electric Feel”, and “Your Life is A Lie” along with the new material.
Oh and if you haven’t checked out their music videos yet, you are in for a treat. All psychedelics aside, MGMT’s visual representations of their music calls for a truly unusual, but euphoric experience; leaving you entertained, confused, and maybe just a little bit uncomfortable. Check out the new video for their title track off the latest album below.
You can catch MGMT at The National, Wed., March 21. Doors open at 8 pm. Hopefully, you’ve already snagged your tickets!
Photo Credit: MGMT
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