MGMT: ‘We’re not releasing any singles from our new album’

'There definitely isn't a 'Time To Pretend' or 'Kids'', duo tell NME.COM

MGMT have said they don’t want to release any singles from their forthcoming second album album, ‘Congratulations’.

The duo told NME.COM that the album, which they hope to release this spring, is meant to be a complete body of songs rather than an album with standout singles.

“We’d rather people hear the whole album as an album and see what tracks jump out rather than the ones that get played on the radio – if anything gets played on the radio!” Ben Goldwasseer explained.


He added: “There definitely isn’t a ‘Time To Pretend’ or a ‘Kids’ on the album. We’ve been talking about ways to make sure people hear the album as an album in order and not just figure out what are the best three tracks, download those and not listen to the rest of it.”

The album is currently being mastered in New York with production help from Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev). Songs set for the tracklisting include ‘It’s Working’, ‘Brian Eno’ and ‘Song For Dan Treacy’.

To read the full interview with MGMT‘s, including the band explaining the reason they hooked up with Spaceman 3 member Pete ‘Sonic Boom’ Kember for the project, make sure you pick up a copy of NME‘s Albums Of 2010 issue (on newsstands across the UK now).

The special issue features exclusive in-the-studio interviews with the likes of Radiohead, Paul Weller, MIA, Klaxons, Vampire Weekend, Empire Of The Sun, Babyshambles and much more on this year’s essential albums.

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