MGMT on new album: 'We don't even know if it's music we would want to listen to'

US duo speak incredibly candidly about their forthcoming third album

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MGMT have spoken about their forthcoming self-titled album, admitting they "don't even know if it's music we would want to listen to".

The admission from the US duo comes as they prepare to release the album, their third, later this month (September). Speaking to Rolling Stone, the band also admitted they were troubled by some of the artists they met after signing a major label record deal in 2006.

"So many musicians have this really commercial sensibility about everything," Ben Goldwasser said. "That made me really disgusted. Looking at music as a product, talking about what we were doing like a brand? We had never thought about music that way."

Moving on to their fast and uncomfortable rise to fame following the release of their first album 'Oracular Spectacular', frontman Andrew VanWyngarden said: "If you want to see the most uncomfortable people in the world, watch our red-carpet interviews at the Grammys in 2010. It got out of control." The band then explained that new album 'MGMT' is their most uncompromising work yet. "I don't even know if it's music we would want to listen to," VanWyngarden said. "It's just what's coming out of us. We didn't make a single compromise."

In August, MGMT revealed the surreal video for their new single 'Your Life Is A Lie', which is taken from the album. In the video the band are joined by a number of different characters including a choir of skeletons, Happy Days actor Henry Winkler and a crying pebble.

Meanwhile, MGMT will tour the UK later this year, playing four dates in October including a gig at London's Forum.

MGMT will play:

Glasgow ABC1 (October 12)
Wolverhampton Civic (13)
Manchester O2 Apollo (14)
London Forum (16)

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