MGMT – Live at SOS4.8 Festival, Murcia Spain – May 2011 – Radio Nacional España –
MGMT in concert this weekend. Recorded live at the SOS4.8 Festival 2011 in Murcia Spain by the ever-present (and ever chatty) Radio Nacional España in May of 2011.
MGMT formed in 2002 in Middletown, Connecticut. It was founded by multi-instrumentalists Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser. Alongside VanWyngarden and Goldwasser, MGMT’s live lineup currently consists of drummer Will Berman, bassist Simon O’Connor, and guitarist and keyboard James Richardson.
Originally signed to Cantora Records by the nascent label’s co-founder, NYU undergrad Will Griggs, MGMT later signed with Columbia and RED Ink in 2006 and released their debut album Oracular Spectacular the next year. After the release of Oracular Spectacular Asti, Richardson and Berman joined the core band in the studio for Congratulations, which was released on April 13, 2010. In January 2011 they began work on their eponymous third studio album. It was released on September 17, 2013, and was released as an early exclusive on Rdio on September 9, 2013. The group’s fourth studio album, titled Little Dark Age, was released in February 2018.
On October 5, 2007, Spin named MGMT “Artist of the Day”. In November Rolling Stone pegged MGMT as a top ten “Artist to Watch” in 2008 and went on to name Oracular Spectacular number 494 in their top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. The band placed ninth in the BBC’s Sound of 2008 Top Ten Poll. They were also named as Last.fm’s most played new artist of 2008 in their Best of 2008 list. At the 51st Grammy Awards, the Justice remix of “Electric Feel” won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. The group was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist and “Kids” was nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 52nd Grammy Awards.
In case you missed them during their World tour in 2011, this is the last concert from that tour – so crank it up and enjoy!