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Every few years, a musician achieves that rare combination of commercial dominance and critical acclaim — and therefore inspires lots of copycats — only to willfully retreat from the spotlight. This usually involves making an album designed to alienate mainstream audiences and/or distance the originator from the imitators. It also tends to create a vacuum… More »

We’re in the thick of results season for Stereogum and Videogum’s annual readers poll, the Gummy Awards. Your favorite albums and new artists of 2013 have already been revealed; now it’s time to spotlight the videos closest to your hearts. It’s a countdown heavy on superstars, whether by superstars you mean yesterday’s rock ‘n’ roll… More »

Fun Fun Fun Fest went down this past weekend in Austin, Texas, aka “the Live Music Capital Of The World.” The Fest celebrated its eighth year with headliners M.I.A., Snoop Dogg, and Slayer, along with a stacked lineup that included Ice-T, the Descendents, Kurt Vile, the Julie Ruin, Bleached, Killer Mike, the Men, Chelsea Light… More »

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Stream The Flaming Lips With A Little Help From My Fwends

The Flaming Lips' much-discussed tribute album to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is finally here. Like their Dark Side Of The Moon
James Rettig | October 20, 2014 - 9:07 am
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Flaming Lips’ Sgt. Pepper’s Tribute Tracklist Revealed: My Morning Jacket, MGMT, Miley Cyrus, Tegan And Sara, J Mascis, More

The Flaming Lips already announced the impending release of With A Little Help From My Fwends, their guest-heavy full-length tribute to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2014 - 9:48 am
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Grimes, MGMT To Play An Aircraft Carrier At Comic-Con

San Diego's annual Comic-Con International has long been less a comics convention than a celebration of all things nerdy. The movie and TV industries have…
Chris DeVille | July 8, 2014 - 4:42 pm

Watch Glastonbury 2014 Performances From Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Disclosure, Haim, & More

Glastonbury, the world's biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of…
Scott Lapatine | June 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm
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Watch MGMT Take “Cool Song No. 2″ To Conan

We are now in the week between Coachella weekends, and that means Southern California is now crawling with bands with relatively open schedules, and at…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2014 - 8:53 am
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Wayne Coyne And Miley Cyrus Got High As Fuck And Recorded A Beatles Cover With MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden

Miley Cyrus and Wayne Coyne made their admiration for each other well-known when the Flaming Lips joined the pop star on stage last month for…
James Rettig | March 17, 2014 - 1:15 pm
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MGMT Need Fans To Play Their Giant Cowbell On Tour

"Your Life Is A Lie," one of the singles from MGMT's new self-titled album, uses a ton of cowbell, and the band used an obnoxiously…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2013 - 3:43 pm
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MGMT – “Alien Days” Video

The video for "Your Life Is A Lie" was probably the best thing to come from MGMT this year. It was a perfect combination of…
Miles Bowe | October 31, 2013 - 3:06 pm
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Watch MGMT Play Jools Holland

When they're on American late-night shows, MGMT tend to crank up the weirdness. But on the most recent episode of the BBC's Later... With Jools
Tom Breihan | October 18, 2013 - 12:54 pm

Photos: Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2013

Virgin Mobile Freefest, which was held this past Saturday, might have been the best way to end music festival season for most people. It’s got…
Miles Bowe | September 23, 2013 - 5:00 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Now that nobody ever watches music videos on TV anymore, it's becoming increasingly obvious that the people who make videos don't have to submit themselve…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2013 - 3:04 pm
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MGMT – “Cool Song No. 2″ Video (Feat. Michael K. Williams)

Today, MGMT release their messy self-titled third album, and they've also got a new video for us. The "Cool Song No. 2" clip, directed by…
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2013 - 9:59 am
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Watch MGMT Don Scuba Gear, Huff Helium On Fallon

The expectation-flummoxing psych-rock boffins in MGMT are about to release their self-titled third album, which, as our own Chris DeVille raves, is "not a complete…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2013 - 8:59 am
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Premature Evaluation: MGMT MGMT

MGMT could have ruled the world. There was a time when Andrew VanWyngarden and Benjamin Goldwasser had a vise grip on pop culture, when smash…
Chris DeVille | September 11, 2013 - 4:10 pm
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Stream MGMT MGMT

It's been kind of exciting waiting for the upcoming self-titled album by MGMT mainly because we haven't heard much off of it. We got "Your…
Miles Bowe | September 9, 2013 - 11:55 am
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Preview New MGMT Songs In New Album Trailer

MGMT have released a trailer for their upcoming self-titled album in conjunction with the Avant Garde Diaries, Mercedes-Benz's digital interview magazine. The clip takes you…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 4, 2013 - 11:44 am
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Photos: Bumbershoot 2013

Over 100,000 fans hit the Seattle Center for this year’s Bumbershoot over Labor Day weekend. Performers included Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Fun., Heart, Gary Numan, and…
Miles Bowe | September 3, 2013 - 2:53 pm
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