MGMT has announced they will release their self-titled third studio album, MGMT on September 17.  The follow-up to 2010’s Congratulations, features 10 songs, including a cover of “Introspection” by 1960’s psych band Faine Jade.  The band released a sample from the album in April with the Record Store Day release (on limited edition cassette single) with album opener “Alien Days”. 
In preparation for the highly anticipated release of MGMT, the band have begun assembling a variety of unique visual elements to accompany and illuminate the new music via “the Optimizer”.  Produced by MGMT live show video instrumentalist Alejandro Crawford, “the Optimizer” provides listeners of the album with a simultaneously aural & optical listening experience featuring video & CGI work by Andrew Benson, Emilio Gomariz, Geoffrey Lillemon, and Chris Timms.  “the Optimizer” is part of an enhanced album package available on all commercial formats.

“Your Life Is A Lie” will be the first music video released and finds MGMT again working with Tom Kuntz, director of the band’s 2010 mini-epic “Congratulations” who has also received wide acclaim for his groundbreaking commercial and short film work. Up-and-coming indie director Sam Fleischner will be creating a clip for “Alien Days”, and a video for the serpentine “Cool Song No. 2” is also in the works, both to be shot this summer.

MGMT are currently on tour and set to play select North American festivals and club dates including headlining the Bunbury Festival in Cincinnati (July 13), First City Festival in Monterey, CA (August 24), FYF Festival in Los Angeles (August 25) and Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle (Sept. 2).  In the fall MGMT will commence a tour of Europe with stops in Glasgow, Cologne, Berlin, Paris and more.  US Tour Dates for November-December will be announced next month.  


The full track listing for MGMT is as follows:

Alien Days                           

Cool Song No. 2                                   

Mystery Disease                               


Your Life Is a Lie                 

A Good Sadness                                 


I Love You Too, Death                          

Plenty Of Girls In the Sea                                 

An Orphan Of Fortune                      



North American Tour Dates:

July 3              Milwaukee, WI           Summerfest/BMO Harris Bank

July 5-7           Kelowna, CA              Keloha Music & Arts Festival

July 9              Quebec, ON               Festival D’Ete International De Quebec       

July 12            Lansing, MI                Common Ground Music Festival

July 13            Cincinnati, OH            Bunbury Music Festival

August 24       Monterey, CA             Monterey County Fairgrounds

August 25       Los Angeles, CA        FYF Festival

August 26       Las Vegas, NV           The Pool at The Cosmopolitan

August 29       Davis, CA                   Mondavi Center

August 31       Bend, OR                    Les Schwab Amphitheatre

September 1   Troutdale, OR             Edgefield Amphitheatre

September 2    Seattle, WA                Bumbershoot Festival

September 4    Boise, ID                     Knitting Factory

September 5    Salt Lake City, UT     Twilight Concert Series                     

September 6    Denver, CO                 Fillmore Auditorium


European Tour Dates (Guards supporting):

September 26  Cologne, Germany          Live Music Hall

September 27  Brussels, Belgium           AB

September 29  Stockholm, Sweden        Cirkus

September 30  Oslo, Norway                  SentrumScene                                               

October 1        Copenhagen, Denmark   Vega Main Hall

October 3        Berlin, Germany             Astra Kulturhaus

October 4        Vienna, Austria                Gasometer

October 5        Munich, Germany           Kesselhaus

October 6        Zurich, Switzerland         Komplex 457

October 8        Paris, France                     Olympia

October 9        Hamburg, Germany         Docks

October 10      Utrecht, Netherlands       Vredenburg Leidsche

October 12      Glasgow, UK                   02 ABC

October 13      Wolverhampton, UK      Civic Hall

October 14      Manchester, UK               O2 Apollo Manchester

October 16      London, UK                     Forum

October 19      Dublin, Ireland                Olympia Theatre