congratulations is the second major label studio album by american psychedelic rock band mgmt. the album is a departure from the synth pop style that first brought the band acclaim on oracular spectacular, and features a more progressive, guitar-driven sound.
pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
formed in 2002 in brooklyn, new york the band consists of multi-instrumentalists andrew vanwyngarden and ben goldwasser, both alumni of wesleyan university. their 2008 debut album ‘oracular spectacular’ spawned the almost ubiquitous hit singles ‘kids’, ‘time to pretend’ and ‘electric feel’ while 2010’s follow up ‘congratulations’ saw them embrace more of a progressive, guitar-driven sound. the band’s late night tales selection of post-punk, cult indie and counter-culture figureheads reflects the band’s multifaceted sound, and draws comparisons with contemporary dreampop/chillwave/shoegaze/folk scenes on both sides of the atlantic. the listener finds mgmt presiding over the playlist -after-the-after-party”, daybreak creeping through the curtains earlier than desirable, broken bodies lining the corridors, the emotionally bankrupt kept alive by timeless songs of heartache and longing.
OF MOONS BIRDS AND MONSTERS (HOLY GHOST & SOFT ROCKS RMX)
12" Vinyl US15.07.09
new label lost in records drops a killer 2-track remix 12inch from red hot indie rock dance band mgmt. one side features the slow and sleazy late night screening mix from soft rocks while the flip upbeat electro glam remixes (vox & inst) from holy ghost