In September 2013 MGMT returned with their self-titled third studio album ‘MGMT’. The successor to 2008’s ‘Oracular Spectacular’ and 2010’s ‘Congratulations’, ‘MGMT’ finds Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser continuing to push themselves to expand the boundaries of modern pop music.
Returning to Tarbox Road Studios to work with longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann, Andrew and Ben experimented with various in-studio writing processes, allowing the music to tell them where it wanted to go. The result is a diverse and powerful collection of 10 songs that directly mirrors the duo's encompassing surrealist view of the everyday.
The world was given a taste of 'MGMT' in April with the Record Store Day release of album opener ‘Alien Days’, hailed as an instant MGMT classic by fans and described by Rolling Stone as a “shimmering, psychedelic soundscape” and Spin as “a sumptuously detailed, exquisitely zonked-out space-rock construction.”‘Your Life Is A Lie’ was the first music video to be released from the album, and finds MGMT again working with Tom Kuntz, director of the band's 2010 mini-epic ‘Congratulations’.