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By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 7, 2008 6:04PM
MGMT comes to us via Brooklyn but heavily under the influence of electronic psychedelics and British pop. The duo of Andrew Vanwyngarden and Ben Goldwasser create a sound that's a thumping, bumping mixture of call and response synths and rumbling bass tones owing much to latter day Flaming Lips and Super Furry Animals. (At times the resemblance between MGMT's debut and Gruff Rhys' forthcoming side-project Neon Neon are striking.)
The group's stomper "Kids" does a good job of bridging the gap between the sweaty rockers and the scarf-wearing indie kids, and we believe that were it to get airplay outside the blogosphere and the "cool kid" clubs, it would act as a pied piper drawing all folks in its addictive path. The group seamlessly segues between slowing things down to a dreamy electro-folk pace before revving the engines back up to create a tankload of noise lovingly crushing everything in its path.
MGMT plays Schubas tomorrow, Friday February 8, all ages at 7 p.m., 21+ at 10:30 p.m. It's sold out, so start searching craigslist or lining up early in hopes of gaining entry.