MTV’s Musical March Madness: Phoenix Vs. Phish, The Strokes Vs. MGMT

It’s MTV’s second annual Musical March Madness! MTV News took the 64 biggest names in rock, split them up into four regions, assigned them seeds and puts them up against one another in a single-elimination series of match-ups in a winner-take-all contest. We’re leaving it to you to decide an actual champ in this field… Read more »

MGMT Glad Congratulations Is Hard To Write About

We’re now a few months removed from the release of MGMT‘s Congratulations, which is one of the most divisive sophomore albums in recent memory. Seen as a bold step forward by some and an arrogant kiss-off to the fans who made them huge by others, the nine tracks on Congratulations leave behind a lot of…

MGMT Get Wet At Lollapalooza

See that up there? That’s a pretty good example of what we in the business call “a provocative headline.” Because earlier today, things were sort of lousy here at Lollapalooza, weather-wise at least. It was raining off-and-on for a few hours, which not only slowly turned Grant Park into an (even muddier) pit, but also… Read more »

‘Grown Ups’ Video Soundtrack: Bowling For Soup, Pussycat Dolls And MGMT Help You Prepare

In a rare occurrence, the two major films opening this weekend are both original scripts and not sequels, remakes, adaptations or comic books. The Tom Cruise action flick “Knight and Day” will hit screens across the country, as will the comedy “Grown Ups.” The latter film features a veritable all-star team of comic actors, including… Read more »

MTV News’ Musical March Madness: Tokio Hotel Vs. Vampire Weekend, Owl City Vs. MGMT

It’s Musical March Madness! The sprawling bracket — both a parody and a tribute to the NCAA basketball tournament, masterminded by MTV News’ James Montgomery — takes the 65 biggest names in rock, splits them up into four regions, assigns them seeds and puts them up against one another in a single-elimination series of match-ups… Read more »

MGMT Is For The Children (And Those Children’s Therapy Bills)

Your reaction to MGMT’s new “Kids” video probably says a lot about you. To wit: if you are a sociopath, you probably really like it. This is because the clip, which appeared yesterday on the foppish faux-hippies’ official Web site, is basically just six loooong minutes of super-scarring, deeply psychic child abuse. The kind you… Read more »

MGMT Teach Us How To Love Again

I had heard the stories — you don’t wanna interview MGMT, they’re sorta jerks, they’ll cackle at your questions, ice you with their hipster glares. So, understandably, when I was penciled in to talk with guys backstage at Lollapalooza, I was a little on edge. But, as it turns out, those stories couldn’t be further… Read more »