Singer and keyboard player Ben Goldwasser met guitarist Andrew VanWyngarden, formerly a drummer in a hip-hop outfit, when both were art students in Connecticut in 2002. Originally called The Management, MGMT embarked on a haphazard path to fame, writing songs on laptops and constructing a bizarre live show with synths and backing tapes - their first show involved an hour-long version of the 'Ghostbusters' theme. Their random, experimental nature won a cult following and in 2005 they recorded an electronic EP which reached an executive at Columbia Records who invited them to make an album with Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann. The resulting left field record 'Oracular Spectacular' was hailed by the critics, while one of the tracks, 'Time to Pretend', became single of the week on iTunes and their popularity grew, even while their radical glam rock live shows divided opinion. They followed 'Oracular Spectacular' with 'Congratulations' in 2010 and 'MGMT' in 2013 with 'Little Dark Age', their fourth album, coming out in 2018.

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