Saturday, March 7, 2009

Old MGMT


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There was an official complete discography put out by (blah), but then my buddy Mike found this torrent of a DVD's worth of MGMT stuff... this one guy's vision of an discography by the artists formerly known as "The Management". Why I didn't dig through this earlier is beyond me, but I stumbled on MGMT's original album. Yes sir. Back in 2005 they released Climbing To New Lows which is a boop boop beep beep but milder version of that electroclash sound. Casiotones, lower-fi synths and drum loops, and all around stuff that I feel I could make now (except I can't play piano) make up the bulk of the album. I probably wouldn't think much of this album if I heard it 4 years ago, but the post-popularization of the pan-hipster pop makes me appreciate it. For example, here is the version of Kids that is actually the original. Different production, but you can tell the maturation of this style versus the Oracular Spectacular.

MGMT - Kids (Afterschool Dance Megamix)

Maybe another one too...

MGMT - Hot Love Drama

First there was Bright Like Neon Lights by Cut Copy and now it's this by MGMT? Discovering my guys' original recordings is proving to be fruitful. Does Santogold have early tracks? I found another Broadcast album, but I'll save that for another post.

Oh hell, here's another two from the compilation: early bootlegs. Can you hear the Of Montreal (on the first)?

MGMT - Supervolcano

MGMT - We

1 comment:

Money Mike said...

Woo hoo! Honorable mention!