MGMT recently confirmed via fan newsletter that they have a new album on the way, and they debuted four new songs from it (“Little Dark Age,” “James,” “Me And Michael,” and “When You Die”) during their performance at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee yesterday, and covered Q Lazzarus’ “Goodbye Horses.” Watch some fan-shot footage of the new material below.
And here’s what they wrote in the newsletter:
MGMT HELLO AGAIN This is definitely us, mgmt (band), and we are right here in your emails to announce personally and succinctly, to you, and you alone, as well as to all those receiving this email, that, in this the year 2017, this auspicious year, we (MGMT) are genuinely excited to tell you of our imminent and immediate return to the world and the top of the stage. In other words – we are RETURNING! Incredibly soon we will get back up on the horse of live music in Memphis, TN, the birthplace of rock and roll and the home of the blues (and formerly Andrew), and from atop this great horse we will play old songs and new songs. New songs from our new album that you will newly hear this year! Does this make any sense? What we are saying is we are about to tour around North America and also put out a new album ! If you need new mgmt merchandise to help this all make more sense, it is available right here!!! Mostly we want most of you to see us and hear us this summer and we want that too! Love mgmt
MGMT, you might still be my alma mater’s most famous export. I’m rooting for you!
UPDATE: The album’s titled Little Dark Age/ Watch a teaser.