MGMT follow their “Kids” harassing video with a song the kids don’t seem to know: The YouTube header for this cover of ’Til Tuesday’s 1985 hit labels it “another new song,” because the person who filmed it was not born before 1985. It’s a pretty straight-up rendition, except for when the audio cuts out a few minutes in and you find out that voices don’t always carry. It happened 6/14 at Bonnaroo with Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek lending vocals. We’re not sure if they did it at their “secret show” at Glasslands on the Fourth Of July because Amrit and Scott couldn’t get in (which seems very unpatriotic).

(via YANP)

By the way, what’s with the hair? Is that part of the new image?

In other MGMT news, this week Cantora Records rereleases a remastered Time To Pretend, the 2005 EP that offered the first official versions of “Time To Pretend,” “Kids,” and four other tracks including this one:

Available here.

UPDATE: They did do it Glasslands on July 4th (thanks Laura) and here’s how that sounded:

Comments (7)
  1. Chris  |   Posted on Jul 6th, 2009 0

    I’m pretty sure this was the song they did with the girl from Chairlift, which was pretty cool.

  2. Weird. I’m listening to Aimee Mann right now.

    • Excellent. Aimee Mann requires so much respect as one of America’s premiere song writers. Her first few solo albums are required listening in my personal school of great music. “Voices Carry” was just the tip of the ice berg.

  3. Rinjo Njori  |   Posted on Jul 6th, 2009 0

    gang greens version was/ is / will be much better than this ever was/ isn’t / ever will be

  4. Laura  |   Posted on Jul 6th, 2009 0

    They did..was there…here ya go…

  5. joeyt  |   Posted on Jul 6th, 2009 0

    That tent was so fucking packed.

  6. Stephen  |   Posted on Jul 7th, 2009 0

    Man, I don?t remember the original ‘Til Tuesday video being about a hipster chick who finally speaks up against her date-raping banker douche boyfriend. Powerful shit.

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