MGMT debut bizarre, alien-filled trailer for new album – watch
Both NSA and extraterrestrials spy on band's studio sessions for new LP
The clip sees the band in the studio trying to rehearse songs from the new LP, but their sessions are being spied upon by both the NSA and alien life forces. The six-minute short also previews a number of tracks from the album, including previous single 'Your Life Is A Life' and the likes of 'Cool Song No 2', 'Mystery Disease' and 'I Love You Too, Death'.
Earlier this week, MGMT admitted that their new album features music which they "don't even know if it's music we would want to listen to". They 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."
In August, meanwhile, 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.
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)