Earlier this Spring, the seminal indie rockers — or “rokkers,” if one prefers the band’s spelling — MGMT took to social media to hint at a comeback and went on to announce the title of their first record in over four years, Little Dark Age.
At last, the band has unveiled new music in the form of the record’s title track and a confirmation that the LP is slated for early 2018.
“Little Dark Age” marks a sinister departure from the band’s well-known numbers like “Time To Pretend” or “Kids.” Still, it maintains some semblances of pop, in a seemingly candid, illustrious fashion. The tune flourishes in its chorus, “If you get out of bed/ And find me standing all alone/ Open-eyed/ Burn the page/ My little dark age.”
Little Dark Age will mark MGMT’s first album since their 2013 self-titled. Speaking with Beats 1 radio’s Zane Lowe, the duo detailed the recording process, “We felt like we had reached a flow, it was the sort of chemistry, the kind of magic feeling we had when we started the band.”