MGMT - Time To Pretend
NME.COM feature on MGMT - Time To Pretend album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
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MGMT - Time To Pretend: Wikipedia Album Entry
"Time to Pretend" is the debut single (in the UK) from MGMT's debut album Oracular Spectacular.
The single is released as a 7" and CD featuring the b-sides "Weekend Wars" and "Metatonia," respectively.
It was the iTunes Single of the Week for the second week of January, 2008. It was made available as a free download on iTunes during that time. MGMT performed the song on The Late Show with David Letterman on January 8, 2008. The song subsequently hit #38 on the Mediabase Alternative chart .
The track was originally recorded for the Time to Pretend EP (2005). It was re-recorded for the Oracular Spectacular album.
It was featured in the the 2008 film 21 and in the Season 1 finale of Gossip Girl. It was also the final song played on the second series of popular UK teen drama Skins, after the song reached a new peak in the UK charts.
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