Coachella 2014: Kid Cudi & Nas Perform Star-Studded Sets, Arcade Fire Brings Out Fake Daft Punk

Christina Lee | April 21, 2014 - 8:58 am

A week ago, Arcade Fire brought out Blondie’s Debbie Harry to perform “Heart of Glass” for the band’s first headlining set at Coachella, adding to the number of high-profile guests at this year’s festival. During the second weekend, though, a duo dressed as Daft Punk crashed the Montreal band’s set for a slo-mo version of… More »

MGMT Announce Self-Titled Album, September Release Date

Robbie Daw | June 25, 2013 - 9:14 am

Good news for those who found that MGMT’s 2010 sophomore effort Congratulations made for better Trapper Keeper art than a decent listening experience: The pair just announced their self-titled follow-up album, which is due out September 17. Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser once again worked with Oracular Spectacular co-producer David Fridmann, on the 10-song set. More »

Kid Cudi’s “Immortal”: Hear The MGMT-Sampling Track

Christina Lee | March 1, 2013 - 9:00 am

Despite the lack of radio spins, Kid Cudi is determined to see that his third album is heard. At midnight he debuted “Immortal,” a song that flips and speeds up MGMT’s “Congratulations” — and what may be his strongest single off Indicud yet. Check it out after the jump. … More »

Supernatural Singles: 10 Songs With Creepy, Bump-In-The-Night Videos

John Hamilton | September 5, 2012 - 6:30 am

When it comes to music videos that make a lasting impression, one rule always holds fast and true: the scarier the better! After all, the most popular, influential, and widely-copied video of all time was a special-effects-laden, big-budget homage to Z-grade horror movies that changed music television (remember that?) and pop music forever. And what’s… More »

B.o.B And Other Artists Rally To Stop SOPA And PIPA

Becky Bain | January 18, 2012 - 1:39 pm

If you tried to visit a number of websites today and were unable to view their content, don’t be alarmed: it’s due to the protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) bills, which were created to stop online piracy and protect copyright owners, but could allow the government… More »

Adam Lambert Tweets New Song Lyrics — Morning Mix

Becky Bain | October 3, 2011 - 5:00 am

Did You Hear?

:: Adam Lambert felt generous over the weekend, and tweeted lyrics from three of his new songs. A taste of the delicious double entendres to come on his sophomore album: “Lost inside communication breakdown, better just read my lips. Comin’ in clearer when we get down. iceberg. Just the tip.” More »

MGMT Cover Bauhaus’ “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything”: Listen

Robbie Daw | September 16, 2011 - 10:07 am

Kid Cudi’s pals MGMT released a none-too-cheery album last year (that had what we deemed to be one of the worst album covers of 2010), so it’s not surprising that their latest move was to record a cover of  “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” by seminal goth rock band Bauhaus, for the compilation series… More »

Kid Cudi Pursues Happiness On Stage With MGMT At The Roseland Ballroom

Idolator Staff | April 24, 2011 - 1:53 pm

Former Lonely Stoner Kid Cudi recently gave up the latter half of that moniker by pledging to abstain from the herb, and after sharing the stage with MGMT at the last of three Roseland Ballroom appearances in New York City, he’s got no reason to be lonely, either. The duo whose cover art… More »

Muse, MGMT, Big Boi And Sia To Play Outside Lands Fest

Becky Bain | April 11, 2011 - 12:56 pm

After turning Coachella on its head last year and preparing to rock the stage at Reading and Leeds, Muse have yet to tire of headlining music festivals. The Brit rock trio is set to perform at the 2011 Outside Lands fest, taking place August 12-14 at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Joining Muse on the… More »

The Worst Album Cover Art Of 2010 (PHOTOS)

Becky Bain | December 21, 2010 - 8:00 am

Yesterday we took a look back at the biggest fails from the pop music landscape in 2010, but we easily could have included the following 10 album covers. Whether they were bizarre, badly designed or just straight up stupid, these covers were full of fail in their own unique way. Last year’s title belonged to… More »

The Morning Mix: Chris Brown Enlists Kanye And Drake For “Deuces” Remix

Becky Bain | September 29, 2010 - 5:23 am

Did You Hear?

:: Chris Brown is readying a “Deuces” remix with no less than Fabolous, T.I., Drake, Kanye West, and André 3000 on the bill. Wow! [Rap-Up]

:: Weezer is reissuing their second album, Pinkerton, with a second disc full of B-sides, live performances and unreleased tracks. Yeah! [Spinner]
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The Morning Mix: Joe Jonas Is Ridin’ Solo

Becky Bain | September 28, 2010 - 5:51 am

Did You Hear?

:: Joe Jonas is making like his little brother Nick and planning a solo album, slated for an early 2011 release. The middle Jonas is reportedly seeking a “dangerous sound” with a “sexier, Justin Timberlake” vibe. Ooh, planned edginess! [E! Online]

:: Watch Michel Buble play dress upMore »

MGMT Cross The Desert With A Puppet In “Congratulations” Video

Idolator Staff | August 24, 2010 - 8:49 am

Do MGMT’s Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden ever enjoy themselves? Last time we saw the Brooklyn electro-pop duo, they were suffering through a mildly creepy dinner party. Now they’re back with the sad, slow clip for “Congratulations”, the title track from their sophomore album. Watch Andrew, Ben and their disintegrating prehistoric Dark Crystal-style bird-camel cross… More »

The Morning Mix: Do Kanye And Justin Know We Already Walked This Way?

Becky Bain | August 23, 2010 - 5:20 am

Did You Hear?

:: If you thought Kanye West’s evidently-for-real (no, seriously) team-up with Justin Bieber and Raekwon sounds odd, regain perspective by recalling all the other strange-but-true hip-hop collaborations from the past. Yes, Aerosmith and Run D.M.C. are on Popeater’s list. [Popeater]

:: A photo history of Mr. More »

Air Breathes New Life Into MGMT’s “It’s Working”

Becky Bain | June 30, 2010 - 4:19 pm

MGMT are offering a remix bundle of their latest single “It’s Working”, and truth be told, the remixed versions are better than the original. French electro-pop duo Air contributed a remix of the Congratulations track, and we finally feel like the ecstasy-inspired song got the trippy beat it deserves. Listen below. … More »

Get Ecstatic For MGMT’s Trippy “It’s Working” Video

Becky Bain | June 15, 2010 - 10:40 am

When describing their third single from Congratulations, the psychedelic “It’s Working”, MGMT likened the track to “surfing on ecstasy.” (Basically, the cover art for their album.) The song’s video is bereft of any wave-catching, but makes up for it with one serious mind trip. Is it anywhere near as creepy as the vid for “FlashMore »

If MGMT Won’t Play “Kids”, B.o.B Will

Becky Bain | May 28, 2010 - 12:25 pm

MGMT has made it clear they’re not going to play their hit song “Kids” just because you want them to. Good thing, more than enough other musical acts are more than willing to pick up the slack. Catch “Nothin’ On You” rapper B.o.B score some indie rock cred by covering the Oracular Spectacular track below. More »

‘Glee’ Uses The Power Of Madonna To Take Over The Chart

Robbie Daw | April 28, 2010 - 9:45 am

A ray of light has ripped through the Billboard Top 200 Albums, as Glee’s soundtrack to last week’s The Power Of Madonna episode debuts at #1 following sales of 98,000. This bumps last week’s chart champ Justin Bieber down to #3 with My World 2.0. Sorry, Bieb—but this is what happens when you leave theMore »

MGMT Offer Up A Too-Tame ‘SNL’ Performance

Robbie Daw | April 25, 2010 - 9:16 am

Sadly, recent Coachella performers MGMT did not surprise with a group of backing ukulele players or an electric eel being yanked out of Ben Goldwasser’s neck during their two-song stint on Saturday Night Live last night. Instead they rocked out pretty straightforward, uneventful renditions of their Congratulations tunes “Flash Delerium” and “Brian Eno.” (The least… More »

Uke Band The Ooks Of Hazard’s “Kids” Almost Makes Up For MGMT’s Coachella Letdown

Erika Brooks Adickman | April 22, 2010 - 1:41 pm

Who knew that underneath the synthpop sound of MGMT’s “Kids” was a toe -tapping acoustic hoedown of a song just dying to get out? Apparently, The Ooks Of Hazard knew. The nine piece band which includes seven (yes, seven!) ukuleles, an accordion, and a cajón recorded themselves performing a version of “Kids” far better… More »

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