So I’m here at work listening to Pandora radio, which I also love and on comes this weird but amazing sound…and it was over the love and addiction for this band! Andrew Vanwyngarden and Ben Goldwasser met while attending Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Ben remembers that they weren’t trying to start a band they were just comparing music that they liked and things just happened! Despite their opposing views on methodology (one is spontaneously practical, the other is practically spontaneous) — they shared a common love of mystic paganism (ironic indeed on a campus named for the founder of Methodism), psychotropic sounds, and the belief that a joke (or a joke song) could be sad, profound, and funny at the same time.
The pair was drawn to the music of other duos and found themselves incorporating the implications of the hallucinatory power-twee of the Incredible String Band, the roaring subway minimalist electronica of Suicide, the silky pop-soul of Hall & Oates, the pulsing narcotic trance of Spacemen 3, the avant-garde industrial romanticism of Royal Trux and much more into the constantly evolving sounds of MGMT.
They have had several hits one you may recognize is a song called “Time to pretend” Check it out here!
The one I can’t get out of my head this second is Electric Feel! I am loving this band…both Andrew and Ben are hot as well as talented! Keep it coming guys…we just can’t get enough!