Posts tagged ‘MGMT’
Let the electro pop renaissance commence! Here’s one from the bros in MGMT, way back when they were still known as The Management. “Hot Love Drama” has to be the single off their 2005 album, Climbing to New Lows, that really sparked the band’s rise to success.
So, to pick up where we left off on Monday here is one of my favorite bands of the last 5 years covering one of my favorite bands of all time and doing a pretty bad job of it! Where Yeasayer offered an impeccable version of Seal’s “Crazy”, MGMT struggle in this early performance to even offer a decent mock up of Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” off their 1983 masterpiece Speaking in Tongues. Nonetheless, I still love it.
With the rise of Indie Rock over the last decade there has been a revival of many styles of music that fall into the Indie aesthetic. Everything from the Garage Rock heard in The Strokes to the more Punk inspired songs of The White Stripes, to the Post-Punk (albeit with a Chamber Pop twist) heard in bands like Arcade Fire and Vampire Weekend. Then of course there is the Synth Pop heard on MGMT‘s major label debut masterpiece, Oracular Spectacular.
It is more along those last two threads that I want to focus on. An entire sub genre has risen fronted by bands like LCD Soundsystem, The Faint, The Bravery and Bloc Party. Disco-Punk or in some cases Electro-Punk has become a major force in the underground music scene that seems to once again be receiving an adrenaline shot to the heart by the yet to break supergroup known as New Build. Boasting members of Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem, this band’s pedigree has them poised to make a big splash with the release of their debut album Yesterday Was Lived And Lost on Tuesday, April 3rd here in the U.S.
They will tour in anticipation of this release through March, but it will be primarily in Europe. For those fortunate enough to live in NYC, they will be making two appearances, back to back at Mercury Lounge on Tuesday, March 13th and Wednesday, March 14th. That is to say fortunate enough to have already purchased tickets, since it’s SOLD OUT! For those of us who can’t be there, listen to their lead single “Do You Not Feel Loved?” below and have a dance party in your bedroom. After all, it is much more introspective than traditional dance music you would listen to out at a club in the city.