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New Music – MGMT

MGMT have released a taster from their forthcoming new album “Congratulations”.

Congratulations Sleeve Art Work

They began writing for the album in early 2009 in a “small cabin in the woods”, eventually heading to Malibu to record with Pete Kember, ex-member of Spacemen 3, and vocal contributions from Royal Trux singer Jennifer Herrema VanWyngarden has stated that the album is influenced by the band’s massive rise in popularity since Oracular Spectacular’s release. “It’s us trying to deal with all the craziness that’s been going on since our last album took off. Sometimes it just doesn’t feel natural.”

Paul McCartney has reported to have an interest in working with MGMT, “on some more dancey stuff with them.”

On January 12, 2010, Andrew Van Wyngarden declared the album finished in an interview on the Spin Magazine website, saying: “It’s mixed and mastered, and now we’re just working on presenting it to the world”.

On January 18, MGMT stated that they would prefer not releasing any singles on the new album. [6]In an interview with NME the duo explained that new album is meant to be a complete body of songs rather than an album with standout singles. “We’d rather people hear the whole album as an album and see what tracks jump out rather than the ones that get played on the radio – if anything gets played on the radio!” Goldwasser explained. He added: “There definitely isn’t a ‘Time to Pretend’ or a ‘Kids’ on the album. We’ve been talking about ways to make sure people hear the album as an album in order and not just figure out what are the best three tracks, download those and not listen to the rest of it.”

On February 5, 2010, a countdown clock appeared on the band’s website alongside a short still of a beach. The clock will eventually countdown to midnight (EST) on the morning of April 13 2010, hinting the new album will be released on that day.

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March 15, 2010 Posted by | New Music | | Leave a comment

The Kids Are Alright

“The Kids Are Alright” widely recognised as one of the best rock films ever finally has a Blu-Ray release today.

Half its members may be dead and its leader may be keeping a low profile, but the Who remains enormously popular. Devotees who haven’t availed themselves of Jeff Stein’s thrilling, self-mocking 1979 documentary about the group shouldn’t wait another minute now that the film has been painstakingly–perhaps heroically–restored to its theatrical-release length from original elements.
The sound is clearer than on previous video releases, images are once more crisp and color-rich, and adjustments in tape speed make the Who sound like themselves again, particularly in vintage television performances and filmed club dates from as far back as the band’s sonically thrilling, early R&B period. Special features are, shall we say, extensive: 100 or so minutes of multiple-angle footage, an insightful interview with Roger Daltrey, a featurette about the film’s restoration, and a mesmerizing, isolated John Entwistle audio track. –Tom Keogh
 
This was an Amazon review of an earlier re-issue we will see if this is improved upon tonight.

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This was the original grainy trailer from 1979.

March 15, 2010 Posted by | Movies, New News, Video | | Leave a comment

   

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