Sunday, January 20, 2008

Do Not Miss MGMT Casbah, January 25

There's the occasional record that crosses my path that just stops me dead in my tracks. MgmT is a New York duo, and their debut album, Oracular Spectacular is one of those albums. The physical CD will be released on Tuesday, but it was made available digitally back in October on iTunes, when the band was asked to support Of Montreal on their fall tour. I guess my real introduction to the band was when they performed on The Late Show a few weeks ago. The very next day I got an e-mail from Marco Collins, whose music opinions I respect and value.

I just spent the last night listening to a CD that I'm pretty amazed by. The band is called MGMT and they are definately one of the cool kids on the block right now. Typically, I am skeptical about the underground "buzz" on any band, but this new CD is fuckin amazing.

They are a two piece from Brooklyn and are equal parts Bob Dylan, Beck, Ween, The Flaming Lips, Grandaddy, some weird 60's psychedelia shit mixed with killer electric mayhem.

This kid's lyrics are great. I love the lyrics of "Time To Pretend" (I looked em up) and "Kids" and 'Youth"! The record just feels so timely... kinda the voice of a new generation. OK... maybe I'm going overboard, but I really like this CD!
I got the digital download and have been hooked ever since. And they're coming to the Casbah this week! Do not sleep on this band.

By the way, I have no idea if they'll be a full band or just the duo, but either way, I'll be up front and center for their set.


Unknown said...

They will be a full five piece band. There's a bunch of their stuff on You Tube.

That Guy said...

LOVE their record. If I wasn't DJing that night, I'd be at the Casbah singing along.