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MGMT’s cover for their new album ‘Congratulations’ is a serious early contender for the best cover of the year, and it seems that the psychedelic zanyness portrayed on the cover was exactly the style the band was aiming for in their much-anticipated follow up to “Oracular Spectacular.”
Much of MGMT’s success has been due to their megahit singles such as the Grammy-nominated “Kids” and the spectacular “Electric Feel,” but the band made it clear long before the follow-up was released that they weren’t going for the same level of pop this time around. They weren’t planning on making “Kids pt. 2,” and they said that if listeners go in expecting that, they will only be disappointed.
Instead, “Congratulations’ skips the pop and marches straight into Wonderland, and the result is an album full of insane 70′s spy movie grooves, 12-minute freakout epics and songs called “‘Brian Eno” and “Lady DaDa’s Nightmare.”
Mashup maestro Girl Talk brought his laptop symphony of chopped up top 40 to University of Puget Sound Sunday. Photos by Angelo Carosio
Three 6 Mafia invaded Seattle last weekend, and The Spectator got an exclusive look at the Oscar-award winning hip-hop duo.
Photos by Angelo Carosio
Seattle hip-hop fans had a lot to be happy about last night with a free show at Neumos featuring two of the local scene’s favorites, rapper Macklemore and the constantly partying goofballs of Mad Rad. The event filled to capacity by 9:00, and the sweaty masses of people couldn’t get enough, screaming for more after the set lists of both bands were finished. Portland duo Breakfast Mountain opened.
Macklemore also donated all of his merchandise proceeds from the show to the Haiti relief effort.
Lips fans, rejoice! The incredible stoner-psyc-alt-rock band just added a string of U.S. amphitheater dates to their upcoming tour, and it includes a stop at Redmond’s scenic Marymoor Park.
Frontman Wayne Coyne and the rest of his “fearless freaks” will be stopping by on Aug. 21, and the show is certain to be a spectacle. The Lips are known for their crazy stage antics, including but not limited to: gigantic plastic balls with Coyne inside, confetti cannons and ridiculous amounts of balloons.
The band also recently announced the title of their upcoming follow-up to 2005′s “At War With The Mystics”: “Embryonic,” supposedly a double album. Coyne has been talking about the new release and is giving fans a chance to preview the songs before the album comes out.