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MGMT started as electroclash musical terrorists but quickly transmogrified into an eclectic, brainy pop group with heavy psychedelic overtones.
MGMT first formed in 2002, during Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden's freshman year as art students at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.
At First, the band was known as the Management, and its shows consisted mostly of backing tapes, synthesizers, and prerecorded vocals playing as Goldwasser and Van Wyngarden engaged the audience in a manner somewhere between performance art and good old-fashioned punky hostility.
By their senior year, things had toned down considerably on-stage and the duo was augmenting its live sound with backing musicians.
Upon graduating, MGMT released an electro-rock EP, Time to Pretend, on the tiny indie Cantora Records in 2005.
Good reviews, especially for the title track, and extensive touring brought the duo to the attention of British producer Steve Lillywhite in his role as an A&R executive for Columbia Records, which signed the band for a major long-term deal in 2006.
Regrouping in Brooklyn, the duo enlisted producer Dave Fridmann to create the entirely different-sounding Oracular Spectacular, a far more musically expansive album that was released digitally in late 2007 (a traditional CD release followed in January 2008).
MGMT was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and their track "Kids" was nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. These are the first Grammy nominations for the band. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, the Justice remix of "Electric Feel" won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.

Their second album, Congratulations, was released on April 13, 2010. In January 2011 they began work on their third album, MGMT.It was released on September 17, 2013, and was released as an early exclusive on the Rdio music service on September 9, 2013.



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