MGMT’s long-awaited new album Loss Of Life out now on Mom+Pop

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February 26 2024


“MGMT built its career on confounding expectations and Loss of Life continues the trend by upping the simplicity and accessibility.”

Wall Street Journal

“some of the most beautiful and alive music MGMT has made since their 2007 debut”


“Once again, MGMT use their eccentricities to warp a pristine pop song into something beautifully bizarre.”


“Loss of Life is a kaleidoscopic, but not just because it’s a trippy psych-rock album—it’s because it takes all these pieces, four-bar phrases and homages and spins them together succinctly.”


“Two decades since forming MGMT as Wesleyan University students, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser haven’t lost their psychedelic puckishness. Despite its grim title, their fifth album, Loss Of Life (out Feb. 23), contains some of the duo’s most sincere, hopeful music yet.”


“Loss Of Life is filled with kindness and hope, as well as deep melancholy and anxiety. It’s the most palpably emotional record MGMT have made, their elliptical, oddball lyrics replaced with earnest meditations on grief, loss and humanity.”

The Saturday Paper

“a welcome refinement on the psych-pop they explored on 2010’s Congratulations... Whatever MGMT has in store for us, it seems to have been worth the wait.”


1. Loss Of Life (part 2)
2. Mother Nature
3. Dancing In Babylon (featuring Christine and the Queens)
4. People In The Streets
5. Bubblegum Dog
6. Nothing To Declare
7. Nothing Changes
8. Phradie’s Song
9. I Wish I Was Joking
10. Loss Of Life

Loss Of Life by MGMT is out now, buy/stream it here.

MGMT’s long-awaited new album, Loss Of Life, is out today on Mom+Pop. The album was produced by MGMT, along with Patrick Wimberly (Solange, Lil Yachty, Joji). Longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Spoon) mixed the album as he has done on the group’s past four full-lengths. LISTEN HERE.

On Loss Of Life, additional production was supplied by Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) and James Richardson. Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) provides additional production on ‘Mother Nature’ and Miles A. Robinson served as associate producer and engineer across the album.

Earlier this week, MGMT released the video for their first ever duet, ‘Dancing in Babylon’ featuring Christine and the Queens. In addition to MGMT and Chris, the video also boasts the talents of the iconic John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), British actor Julian Morris (Pretty Little Liars, New Girl) and his real-life husband, artist Landon Ross. The Fader remarked that the song “finds its foundation in the sophisti-pop of the ’80s without lazily throwing back to it. Andrew VanWyngarden instantly finds a melodic camaraderie with Chris, their melodies swan-diving comfortably into the pockets left by the other”. The band previously released videos made by a remarkable roster of writers, producers and directors for album tracks ‘Mother Nature’‘Bubblegum Dog’ and ‘Nothing to Declare’, starring disability activist Inga Petry.

“All joking aside (never!), we are very proud of this album and the fact that it was a relatively painless birth after a lengthy gestation period, and are happy to be releasing this baby into the world with Mom + Pop,” MGMT says. “Musically speaking, we are running at around 20% adult contemporary and no more than this, please.”

Formed in 2002, MGMT released their influential, Grammy-nominated debut album Oracular Spectacular in 2007, followed by Congratulations in 2010 and a self-titled project three years later. The title track of the duo’s most recent album, 2018’s Little Dark Age, became an out-of-nowhere viral smash during the COVID-19 pandemic. It spawned more than five million videos about social justice, trans rights, anime and the war in Ukraine, and is currently the band’s #1 most streamed song and third most streamed all-time behind ‘Electric Feel’ and ‘Kids’.

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