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MGMT - "Your Life Is a Lie" (video)

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Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013
Another song off of MGMT’s third self-titled album, due September 17 via Columbia Records.

The MGMT duo that is Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser has released a video for “Your Life Is a Lie”. It’s a trippy collage of visuals both mundane (birthday cake, boy choir and band flyer) and bizarre (singing skeletons and an early fax machine) full of colorful characters as directed by Tom Kuntz. As the words of this solid psych rock song are spelled out on various surfaces, a playful accent beat is illustrated by kicking things, bouncing a playground ball and even eating a banana. 
  
PopMatters caught the band during Moogfest 2010 when they were playing challenging compositions from their last album, Congratulations. This song reveals a lighter touch, although an earlier single “Alien Days” veers towards the overly complicated.The band will play the Virgin Mobile Freefest September 21 in Columbia, Maryland at the Merriweather Post Pavilion before heading over for a fall tour in the UK and Europe. This is a free show with donations going towards homeless youth, tickets available August 9—more info here.


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