The new issue of Rolling Stone features an interview with MGMT, who are readying the follow-up to 2010's bizarre gear-shift Congratulations. Rolling Stone says that the album is tentatively scheduled for release in June, following nearly a year of work at producer Dave Fridmann's Tarbox Road Studios in upstate New York.
Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden recorded the whole thing themselves, rather than using a full band, as they did on Congratulations. They told RS that the new songs are influenced by Aphex Twin and house music.
Songs have titles like "Mystery Disease" and "Alien Days", and there's also a cover of "Introspection" by the 60s garage band Faine Jade. Ben Goldwasser says the band are "not trying to make music that everyone understands the first time they hear it... There's no illusion on [Columbia Records'] part that that we're going to turn into a Top 40 band."