Surf’s Up! MGMT Reveal The Album Cover Art For ‘Congratulations’

Robbie Daw | February 17, 2010 12:36 pm

MGMT member Andrew Vanwyngarden wasn’t kidding last week when he said the duo’s new album is “definitely going to shock people.” While the cover of their debut Oracular Spectacular was hardly a masterpiece, the just-revealed artwork for sophomore album Congratulations (see it after the jump) is conjuring up memories of the days when we lugged around our, like, totally rad Trapper Keeper in fourth grade.

MGMT Congratulations album art cover
Woo-o-o-o-ooah—cowabunga, dude!

The cover was designed by Anthony Ausgang. “There’s a surfing thread throughout the record,” Vanwyngarden told Spin last week. “When you’re surfing, there’s a specific break you’re paddling to. And when the waves are really good you say, ‘It’s working.’ The song [“It’s Working”] kind of has a surf-y vibe. It’s like surfing on ecstasy!”

Well, here’s our prediction: MGMT’s Congratulations is going to catch a gnarly wave and surf straight onto our next Worst Album Cover Art list at the end of the year. Bravo, boys!

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