Columbia Records has signed MGMT (pronounced “The Management”). The duo had originally released an EP, Time to Pretend, on Cantora Records, of which I was a fan. It was six songs of playful electro-pop that is fun, catchy and pretty solid overall. I’ve been told that the new stuff for their full length goes along the same lines, with similar dark lyrics accompanied by upbeat tunes, so that’s a good sign. Be sure to look out for these guys next year when they start to get more buzz going.
(Freshmen and clueless sophomores: The Management was a Wesleyan band. They graduated in 2005. Listen to their music.)