Photos – MGMT at the Commodore Ballroom, May 13 2013
– photos by Kirk Chantraine
MGMT on tour in Vancouver, premiering songs from their forthcoming third album.
MGMT’s co-founders, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, met over ten years ago at Wesleyan University. The duo delivered their debut album Oracular Spectacular in 2008. The record garnered the band three Grammy nominations, along with numerous accolades across the globe, including landing at #18 on Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 100 albums of the decade.
2010’s Congratulations debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200 and #4 in the UK, going on to become one of the most talked about albums of the past decade.
From the press release: “Performing live as a five-piece,Â MGMTÂ continue to entertain through multiple TV appearances (including covering Pink Floyd’s ‘Lucifer Sam’ on Jimmy Fallon in while decked out in hardened fisherman’s gear), a steady stream of music festival performances around the world, curating the latest edition of the Late Night Tales music compilation, and remaining precocious and curious under-30 wunderkind. Via their recorded music medium, the endlessly experimental and spontaneous duo have stayed true to their precarious nature.
“In November 2011,Â MGMTÂ performed two nights at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, creating a unique musical performance to coincide with the opening of Maurizio Cattelan‘s career retrospective All – an installation of over 100 art pieces dangling from the museum’s ceiling through its legendary inner spiral space.”
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