Biography

MGMT is an American psychedelic rock duo founded by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio. Formed at Wesleyan University and originally with Cantora Records, they signed with Columbia Records and Red Ink in 2006.

On October 5, 2007, Spin.com named MGMT "Artist of the Day." On November 14, 2007, Rolling Stone pegged MGMT as a top ten "Artist to Watch" in 2008. The band was named ninth in the BBC's Sound of 2008 Top Ten Poll. They were also named as Last.fm's most played new artist of 2008 in their Best of 2008 list.

MGMT's first album, Oracular Spectacular, debuted at No. 12 on the UK album chart, No. 13 after 34 weeks in the New Zealand RIANZ charts, number six on the Australian ARIA Charts, and hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. It has also been named the 18th best album of the decade by Rolling Stone magazine. It was named the best album of 2008 by NME. MGMT also appeared prominently in Australia's Triple J Hottest 100 2008, coming in 2nd with "Electric Feel", 5th with "Kids" and 18th with "Time to Pretend". MGMT was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and their track "Kids" was nominated for Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals. These are the first Grammy nominations for the band. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, the Justice remix of "Electric Feel" won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. Their second album, Congratulations, was released on April 13, 2010. In January 2011 they began work on their third album, MGMT. It was released on September 17, 2013, and was released as an early exclusive on the Rdio music service on September 9, 2013.

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MGMT offer fans chance to play giant cowbell on US tour

MGMT offer fans chance to play giant cowbell on US tour

US band set up Instagram competition with unique prize

  • Nov 22, 2013

MGMT unveil surreal 'Alien Days' video - watch

The song comes from their recently released third album 'MGMT'

  • Nov 1, 2013

MGMT say Facebook and Twitter 'dilute' mystery value of bands

Ben Goldwasser says, 'It dilutes the whole thing in a way'

  • Sep 24, 2013

MGMT reveal new video for 'Cool Song No 2' - watch

The video also stars 'The Wire' actor Michael K Williams

  • Sep 17, 2013

Manic Street Preachers and MGMT lead bumper week for new releases

Drake, The Naked And Famous and Cloud Control also release new albums

  • Sep 16, 2013

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MGMT - Little tune from Robin Hood (Live) Play Video

MGMT - Little tune from Robin Hood (Live)

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All We Ever Wanted Was Everything Play Video

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

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Cover of Time To Pretend by MGMT

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MGMT chat backstage at the NME Awards

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MGMT Reviews

MGMT - 'MGMT'

MGMT - 'MGMT'

Thought the US psych explorers might play it safe this time? Think again: their third LP finds them further out than ever

  • Sep 12, 2013

MGMT - 'Alien Days'

A weird and kind of wonderful return

  • Apr 5, 2012

Album Review: MGMT - 'Congratulations' (Columbia)

Not quite as mad or suicidal as rumour suggested, the duo's follow-up to 'Oracular...' is more conflicted than courageous

  • Apr 9, 2010

Live Reviews: Bestival

Klaxons impress, MGMT disappoint as the curtain comes down on the festical season

  • Sep 25, 2009

Live Review: MGMT

Airing new tunes in Hawaii, the duo seem to have left the headbands behind. Pipeline Café, Honolulu, Thursday, July 16

  • Jul 29, 2009

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