Today, MGMT released “Me & Michael” accompanied by a narrative based music video directed by Joey Frank and Randy Lee Maitland. The video tells the story of MGMT being moved to steal a song written by Filipino band Truefaith, a theft leading to a rise of unprecedented success followed by an accusation of plagiarism and a crashing fall. When the band puts their heads together and decide to ask for forgiveness, they contact Truefaith – who are actually an established rock band from the Philippines and who recorded a version and video called “Ako at si Michael” for this little MGMT stunt. If you look around for influences, you will find Russian versions too.
“Me & Michael” is the fourth instant-grat track the band has made available off the upcoming album Little Dark Age due out this Friday, February 9. Visit whoismgmt.com for more info. Last night, MGMT completed a sold out 5-night run of European dates and will embark on a headlining world tour in early March, including 2-nights in Seattle and Chicago, 3-nights in Brooklyn and more. Complete list of tour dates available below.
Earlier this month MGMT released a behind-the-scenes video chronicling the making of Little Dark Age at Tarbox Road Studios in Cassadaga, NY. Watch HERE. The band has made a lyric video for the enchanting track “Hand It Over,” and previously released the visuals for shadowy title track, “Little Dark Age,” and “When You Die.” See full track-listing for Little Dark Age below.
Formed in 2002, MGMT released their influential, Grammy-nominated, debut album Oracular Spectacular in 2007. This was followed by 2010’s Congratulations and 2013’s self-titled album MGMT.