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PS 22 Chorus Does MGMT!

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These kids seriously never fail at brightening our day!

Check out yet another AMAZING performance from the PS 22 Chorus, who are covering this time Kids by MGMT (above)!

We're obsessed!

Keep up the good work, Mr. B!

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MGMT Pressured To Revamp Style After Last Album Sucked

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Guess it's time to pretend that your last album, Congratulations, never happened, guys!

MGMT's record label, Columbia, is pressuring the band to change up their style, after bosses at their label as well as everyone else were unimpressed with their latest release.

Looks like they're on board to de-suckify. Here's what Andrew Van-Wyngarden of the duo had to say about it:

"I definitely think our music will change in the future because Congratulations is almost two years old now. We have some ideas and have been talking about possible directions of where to go next."

More from Van-Wyngarden:

"We are just in much more positive mental states than when we wrote Congratulations. We're less anxious. We've been looking at relationships with the label during the recording process and it's quite different this time. They'll be more involved and not give us as much freedom."

Suuuuuuuuuuuure, Andrew. If it makes the pain less strong by pretending that you're going to change your musical style on your own terms, then go for it. Whatever works!

Will U give MGMT another chance with their next album?

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Kings Of Leon Turned Down Glee!

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Oh, whatever, boys!

You guys sold out segued shamelessly into mainstream with Only By The Night, don't act like you're so 'above' popular culture now!

Kings Of Leon's frontman Caleb Folowill revealed that he and the band rejected opportunities for their music to be performed on Glee, as well as Ugly Betty (R.I.P.) and various movie trailers!

He says:

"We had some people call us up wanting to know if we'd allow Use Somebody to appear in the trailer for their next movie, and we turned them down. Next day, they called back and tried to put us through to the star of the movie — I won't name names, but he's an incredibly famous actor — to let him try and convince us to agree to do it. I was like, 'Man, don't even waste your energy'."

Oh, wow! You guys are sooooo cool!

BARF.

We sincerely hope they aren't going to take the MGMT and M.I.A. route and shit all over all of their fans, because they'd rather be nonconformist and 'above' mainstream instead of focusing on making decent music!

So lame!

Thoughts??

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Bieber Still The King Of The Chart

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Justin Bieber has scored a SECOND week at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 with My World 2.0.

MGMT's Congratulations debuted at number 2, but neither album broke the 100,000 sales mark for the week.

And hot country band Lady Antebellum returned to the top three at spot number three which might have something to do with their THREE wins at the Academy of Country Music Awards this past Sunday.

Congrats to all!

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More Obnoxious Babble From MGMT

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Indie rokkers MGMT are talking useless shiz again about how they can't be defined as mainstream or indie, because they're just that original!

Ben Goldwasser says:

"I think people have this attitude that something's either pop or it's pretentious art, or it's mainstream or it's indie, there's no middle ground, and I think we're trying to go somewhere in between that. We feel like it should be taken as an album and not a collection of singles. We don't want to be associated with concept albums and art rock or any of that, it's bullshit to us.

What I was saying was sarcastic, 'If you're expecting 'Kids' or 'Time to Pretend' or whatever, sorry, you're not going to get that on this album,' and to interpret that as a genuine apology is really stupid. We are absolutely dead serious about music-making, and that's what we want people to understand, that there's no joke in it. We're not intentionally trying to fuck with people, we're actually making this music that we love and we want people to hear it."

Yeah, ooooook.

Nobody cares about how different or mainstream your music is, they just care how good it is.

However, acting like you're so above it all isn't going to win you over any new fans!

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Lolla Lineup Sounds Hot!

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Lollapalooza, the famed music festival in Chicago's Grant Park, just released the lineup and it's AMAZING, including our beloved GaGalupe and Green Day!

YES!

Check it out:

Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, the Strokes, Phoenix, Social Distortion, MGMT, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, the Black Keys, the National, Spoon, Devo, Cypress Hill, Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu, Slightly Stoopid, Grizzly Bear, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, Wolfmother, Yeasayer, X Japan, MUTEMATH, Metric, Dirty Projectors, AFI, Mavis Staples, Matt & Kim, the xx, Drive-By Truckers, Blues Traveler.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, the Temper Trap, Jamie Lidell, Frightened Rabbit, F Buttons, Deer Tick, Blitzen Trapper, Stars, Raphael Saadiq, the Cribs, Minus the Bear, Switchfoot, the Walkmen, Mumford & Sons, Wild Beasts, Rogue Wave, Los Amigos Invisibles, the Big Pink, the Dodos, Hockey, Cymbals Eat Guitars, B.o.B, Dawes, Warpaint, the Antlers, the Soft Pack, Rebelution, Balkan Beat Box.

Wavves, American Bang, the Ike Reilly Assassination, Company of Thieves, Nneka, Harlem, the Constellations, Miniature Tigers, Mimicking Birds, the Kissaway Trail, HEALTH, Javelin, the Morning Benders, Foxy Shazam, Violent Soho, Royal Bangs, NEON TREES, Freelance Whales, Semi Precious Weapons, Dan Black, The Band of Heathens, Dragonette, My Dear Disco, Shawn Fisher, Neon Hitch, Skybox, The Ettes, Jukebox the Ghost, These United States, MyNameIsJohnMichael.

LOVES it!

Lolla takes place August 6 - 8.

Will U be attending?

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MGMT Ostracizes Fanbase Because They Don't Want To Be Mainstream

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Bad attitude, guys!!

MGMT is apparently FAR too hipster for pop music and as a response to the massive success of their first album, Oracular Spectacular, decided to poo-poo the tunes that made them relevant on their second record, Congratulations!

We think experimenting with your sound is totally acceptable if it's for creative growth and not just because you don't like that your fanbase is mainstream!

They also turned down the opportunity to tour with some big names just so they can be "different"!

Bandmember Andrew Van Wyngarden says:

"We've recently been offered support slots with a ton of big bands. Really huge, enormous, big bands - Like Lady GaGa and U2 and Coldplay and Foo Fighters. And we turned them all down. We really didn't want to do any of that. I think on some level Congratulations is a reaction to the success of the first one. I mean, of course we were happy and felt lucky that stuff happened, but it wasn't really what we were shooting for. I think a lot of people misinterpreted and misunderstood what we were about."

Ben Martin Goldwasser agrees:

"Well, we really do feel like we were blown out of proportion by everybody. We don't feel like pop stars, we feel like a rock band. We don't want to play arenas. It's not our mission."

There's nothing wrong with playing in arenas to a bunch of people who want to listen to your music.

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