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MGMT "Time to Pretend"

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Psychedelic pop* rarely seems to live in the real world, and that’s often part of its appeal. But “Time to Pretend” seems determined to turn this notion on its head, with cynical lyrics such as “Let’s make some music, make some money, find some models for wives” set to a soundtrack of steady drum beats, synths, and trippy vocals. MGMT is touring with Of Montreal, and of course will be opening for them when they come to Oberlin. They’re based out of Brooklyn, and I think this could be the beginning of the end of my Canadian obsession…but we’ll see. I'm having a hard time pinning down when their debut album, Oracular Spectacular, can be bought / will be released (supposedly this month?), but I'm working on it. (Update: it was released on October 2nd, and you can get it on iTunes.)
What else can we do?
get jobs in offices
and wake up for the morning commute.
Forget about our mothers and our friends,
We’re fated to pretend.
MGMT - Time to Pretend [download or die]
MGMT's Myspace

Tour dates with Of Montreal

*They seem to take issue with their music being described as “synth pop,” but Surf/Jungle/Country just makes me go WTG? (I just made that up, it stands for “What The Genre?” and I think it’ll be making regular appearances on the blog now…)

Bonus: Of Montreal - No Conclusion

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4 Responses to “MGMT "Time to Pretend"”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    It's "wake up for the morning commute". O Spec is coming out digitaly in Oct., as a CD in Jan.  

  2. # Blogger Kate

    thanks for the info, do you know the exact dates?  

  3. # Anonymous Anonymous

    it is def "morning commute", you should change it. It's the best line of the song. PLEASE  

  4. # Anonymous not-really-anon-non-ian-shoales

    pleAseeeee change that!! i havn'et been able to breAtheee since i saw it!! plEaseeeee pleAseeeee, or i'm gonna have to bludgeon my self greivulsy with overripe eggplants!!

    no. greiviously!


    you try

    bad haiku. save the eggplants

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