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MGMT Covers BlackBook Magazine May 2010

MGMT Covers BlackBook Magazine May 2010

Synth-rock duo MGMT take the May 2010 cover of BlackBook’s Brooklyn Issue. Here’s what Ben Goldwasser (right) and Andrew VanWyngarden had to share with editor Nick Haramis:

On moving away from their 2007 album Oracular Spectacular: “If we tried to re-create our last album and someone didn’t like it, I think it would have been really difficult to look them in the eye and tell them we really believed in the album,” Goldwasser says. “But now, if someone tells us that it sucks, we don’t give a shit.” Striking another note, VanWyngarden adds, “But if this doesn’t work, if this isn’t what people want to hear, then I’m not sure what we’ll do next.”

On fans: “We’ve invited strangers onto our bus, where we end up listening to weird music, getting stoned and playing with puppets,” VanWyngarden says. “A few times they would be like, ‘You guys are dorks,’ and leave.”

VanWyngarden on his time at Wesleyan: “More than any class I took on Islamic history,” he says, “my education at Wesleyan was about running around ponds in my underwear catching frogs and exploring the countryside while taking mushrooms.”

For more on the MGMT boys, visit BlackBookMag.com! Below is their last vid, “Flash Delirium!”


MGMT – “Flash Delirium” Music Video

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Photos: David Roemer
Posted to: Andrew VanWyngarden, Ben Goldwasser, MGMT

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  • Don Sinner

    whoa talented people featured on this sight, keep it up

  • http://www.jdbrecords.blogspot.com jb

    i love this song.

  • Carrie

    They sound so pretentious. ‘oh we are so out there and eccentric and freely admit to taking drugs because we’re SO cool!’ They need to seriously get over themselves.

  • foxx`

    VanWyngarden turning me on with your electric feel. ♪♫∫♪
    sexy<3

  • whatever

    I really like these guys…and that music video seems like its based on a really creepy dream one of them had !

  • alexa

    @Carrie:
    you should get over urself miss “i ‘m gna judge hugley talented hot people”
    and whocares if they admite they do drugs!
    and yess they are freaking kewl

    mgmt is the sh!t!!!!!!

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    Your blog is so informative ?keep up the good work!!!!

  • Jasmin Palacio

    I LOVE!!!!! this song,lol all i need to survive is MGMT’s music:)