MGMT has been in our minds for quite some time. It is one of our main influenced in music. This American band based in Brooklyn, New York, consisting of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. Formed at Wesleyan University and originally with Cantora Records, they signed with Columbia Records and Red Ink in 2006.
On October 5, 2007, Spin.com named MGMT "Artist of the Day". On November 14, 2007, Rolling Stone pegged MGMT as a top 10 "Artist to Watch" in 2008. The band was named 9th in the BBC's Sound of 2008 top 10 poll. They were also named as Last.fm's most played new artist of 2008 in their Best of 2008 lists. Wow thats an achievement!
Their first album as MGMT, Oracular Spectacular, debuted at number 12 on the UK album chart and number six on the Australian ARIA Charts, and hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. It has also been named the 18th best album of the decade by Rolling Stone magazine. It was named the best album of 2008 by NME. MGMT also appeared prominently in Australia's Triple J Hottest 1002008, coming in 2nd with "Electric Feel", 5th with "Kids" and 18th with "Time to Pretend".
MGMT was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and their track "Kids" was nominated for Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals. These are the first Grammy nominations for the band. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, the Justice remix of "Electric Feel" won the Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Their second album, Congratulations, was released on April 13, 2010. MGMT is performing at Lollapalooza 2010 in Chicago'sGrant Park. Additionally they will be playing an aftershow Aug 6th at House of Blues. This show is a Platform One Entertainment Dare 2 Dream benefit concert to benefit The People's Music School in Chicago. They have just been added to the lineup for the well-known Voodoo Experience 2010 taking place over Halloween weekend in New Orleans, LA.
To show that they have been a great influnced in today's music scene, here are few of Artist that cover their grammy nominated song; KIDS.
Weezer has gone Electro yawww. This is a nice medley from weezer. MGMT's Kids + Lady Gaga's Poker Face = Wicked!
Here are some English lad, The Kooks performing an acoustic cover version of KIDS. Cool
Here are another band from Los Angeles that covers KIDS. Different genre aint no problemo!
I hope they keep on creating great tunes and rock the world. Please please come to Malaysia.