By Aisha Sharipzhan

You might remember listening to their synth-pop music and watching their quirky, borderline trippy music videos in middle school. MGMT is back with a brand new album, and will be performing in Washington, D.C. at The Anthem March 15.

Most known for their first hit singles “Kids” and “Electric Feel,” American psychedelic rock band MGMT was quick to gain popularity with the release of their first album “Oracular Spectacular” in 2007. In 2009, they won NME’s Best New Band award.

MGMT formed in 2002 in Connecticut and now has four albums. Five years after releasing their self-titled album in 2013, the band is now promoting their latest album, “Little Dark Age.”

According to Rolling Stone, this comeback album is MGMT’s most pop release, and much of the tracklist was inspired by the 2016 election such as “Me and Michael” and “Little Dark Age.”

In the Rolling Stone article, lead vocalist Andrew VanWyngarden said, “Apparently, we were more inspired to write pop music after evil took over the world.”

You may have stopped listening to them after those first couple hit songs back in middle school — according to Pitchfork, MGMT’s 2013 album had just four percent of their 2007 Spotify plays — but they are back with more catchy hooks, in-your-face lyrics and nostalgic ’80s electro beats that are sure to impress both longtime and new listeners.

You can buy tickets here to see MGMT at The Anthem March 15.

Featured Photo Credit: Courtesy of MGMT’s Facebook page.

Aisha Sharipzhan is a senior journalism major and can be reached at aisha.echelon@gmail.com.

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