SONG OF THE DAY: July 19th

Written by Steve Pierce on . Posted in Music

MGMT, “Destrokk”

For those of you who fell in love with MGMT through their 2008 hits “Time to Pretend” and “Kids,” you’re probably wondering when the dynamic Brooklyn duo plans on releasing the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album, Oracular Spectacular. Unfortunately, I can’t answer that. I do know that the new album will be called Celebration and the boys have been recording fresh material in between high profile appearances at some of the world’s biggest festivals (including headlining Bonnaroo in June) and opening for Paul McCartney at Boston’s Fenway Park next month. However, to keep you salivating in the meantime, Cantora Records is re-releasing the band’s 2005 EP, Time to Pretend.

The EP provides a glimpse into an MGMT still two years away from taking the music world by storm. The production and songwriting is less polished than on their 2007 full-length, but the songs still rock. Included below is “Destrokk,” a song the group still plays regularly at live shows. While MGMT have become synonymous with throbbing beats and pulsing synths, “Destrokk” scales back both. Slightly more subdued than their usual fare, the track still provides an intriguing listen and a brief hint at the rebirth of psychedelia that was waiting in the wings.

Click here to listen to MGMT’s “Destrokk”


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