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MGMT Announce ‘Little Dark Age’ LP

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Although the release date is unknown, indie veterans MGMT will put out a new album, Little Dark Age, at some point in 2017. It will be their first since their self-titled 2013 effort, and they premiered five of its songs at the first show of their new tour at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis.

They broke the news on Instagram with a teaser video that included snippets of several songs set to visuals of the duo in the studio. “We want you to be excited. Here’s a ‘making of’ teaser video by @avidmacnutt to wet your whistles with audio visual scraps from the germination of the forthcoming album Little Dark Age,” they wrote.

The word comes following a weekend of teasing. On Friday, Consequence of Sound reported that their fan newsletter confirmed that new music was on the way. “Incredibly soon we will get back up on the horse of live music in Memphis,” they wrote. “And from atop this great horse we will play old songs and new songs. New songs from our new album that you will newly hear this year!”

According to, the new cuts they played are believed to be titled, “Little Dark Age,” “James,” “Goodbye Horses,” “Me and Michael” and “When You Die.” We’ve embedded clips of two of the new songs below.

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The group had planned to release a new record in 2016, but it apparently took longer than expected. By September, they said that it would be arriving this year. Last month, NME reported that they had completed work on the new album.

MGMT is currently touring the U.S. and Canada. See the band’s website for a full list of dates.

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