Saturday, February 9, 2008

Recap: MGMT on "Indie 500", 2/8

After making my poor/awesome intern, Sam, tell her life story on air not once but three times, the call light flashed and on the line, Ben Goldwasser of MGMT. Although awkward, I managed to get though a 20-minute interview where I learned:
1. Although it is listed on that they bonded over a mutual “love of mystic paganism” they aren’t practicing.
2. They like cats and their 2007 hit single “Time to Pretend” was inspired by their deceased pet mantis.
3. Capes come in handy when playing on a 43-degree stage on the Letterman Show.
(Left: Andrew Vanwyngarden and Ben Goldwasser of MGMT, in their interactive music video for “Electric Feel,” demonstrating their appreciation for the animal kingdom.)

Intrigued? Catch them at Great Scott in Allston this coming Tuesday, February 12, 2007, with Yeasayer or buy their album Oracular Spectacular off Columbia/Sony Records.

--Jen Choi

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