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21 Nov
2011

Born 20 years ago out of punk rock will and unbridled passion, Lollapalooza—founded by Perry Farrell, festival visionary and lead singer of Jane’s Addiction–has rocked through the parks, amphitheaters and fairgrounds of North America before becoming an acclaimed destination festival in Chicago every summer, leaving countless memorable musical moments in its wake. Next year, the festival will once again touch down in South America with the second edition of Lollapalooza Chile in O’Higgins Park in Santiago, March 31 – April 1, 2012, and will venture across the continent for the first-ever Lollapalooza Brazil at the Jockey Club in São Paulo, April 7-8, 2012.

In a feat of cultural exchange last April, Lollapalooza Chile captured the eyes, ears and imagination of South America. In 2012 the continent will experience a double dose of this Lollapalooza magic when the festival makes back-to-back weekend stops in Chile and Brazil. The two festivals will share some–but not all acts–on their bills. Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Brazil will both welcome the Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, MGMT, TV On The Radio, Bassnectar, Band of Horses, Thievery Corporation, Peaches, Cage the Elephant, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Friendly Fires, Foster the People and Tinie Tempah.

Fresh from triumphing over the elements with this year’s Lollapalooza U.S. headline set of a lifetime, Foo Fighters are sure to turn equally dynamic main stage closing sets in both Brazil and Chile– performances that will mark the Foos’ first trip ever in Chile as well as their first Brazilian appearance in over a decade.

Festivalgoers in Chile will experience rare treats with Bjork and Avicii, as well as an eclectic collection of bands including progressive rockers Los Jaivas, the socially conscious Juana Fe, punk rock giant BBS Paranoicos, and the Chilean revelation of rockorgánico, Camila Moreno.

Lollapalooza Brazil will host the triumphant return of Jane’s Addiction and a special blend of iconic indie rockers from every region of the country, including Plebe Rude from Brasília, Wander Wildner from Porto Alegre and Cascadura from Salvador. “The people of Sao Paulo have been very active–twittering me whom they want to see in the 2012 Lolla lineup,” states Farrell. “Judging by all the requests, they are going to erupt. We really delivered for them. Now, I want them to show me how you party in Brasil!”

Both of these two-day music extravaganzas will take place in a gorgeous urban setting, with multiple music stages, an electronic tent, amazing local fare, and a Kidzapalooza area for the little rockers.

Lollapalooza Chile will return to O’Higgins Park in Santiago on March 31 – April 1, 2012. Discounted two-day passes are on-sale now, while supplies last. After that, tickets will be available at the regular price at www.lollapaloozacl.com

For more information about Lollapalooza Chile:

Web: lollapaloozacl.com
Twitter: twitter.com/lollapaloozacl
Facebook: facebook.com/lollapaloozachile
YouTube: youtube.com/user/LollapaloozaCL

Lollapalooza Brazil will take place at São Paulo’s Jockey Club, April 7-8, 2012. Two-day Pre-Sale passes will be available on November 22 at 0h01 am for current e-list subscribers only. Tickets on-sale to the general public on November, 28 at www.lollapaloozabr.com

For more information about Lollapalooza Brazil:

Web: lollapaloozabr.com
Twitter: twitter.com/lollapaloozabr
Facebook: facebook.com/LollapaloozaBR
YouTube: youtube.com/user/LollapaloozaBR

SEE THE FULL LINEUP FOR CHILE HERE:

FOO FIGHTERS

SYSTEMA SOLAR

BJORK

ELECTRODOMESTICOS

ARCTIC MONKEYS

JUANA FE

MGMT

CAMILA MORENO

TV ON THE RADIO

PEDRO PIEDRA

THIEVERY CORPORATION

BBS PARANOICOS

BAND OF HORSES

GUSH

CAGE THE ELEPHANT

31 MINUTOS

JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS

JIMINELSON

LOS JAIVAS

ADANOWSKY

ILLYA KURYAKI & THE VALDERRAMAS

ALEX ANWANDTER

ABOVE & BEYOND

DION

SKRILLEX

SOUL & SENSES

CALVIN HARRIS

FERNANDO MILAGROS

FOSTER THE PEOPLE

LOS ROCKERS

FRIENDLY FIRES

SILVESTRE

BASSNECTAR

YAEL MEYER

PEACHES

PULENTA

PRETTY LIGHTS

LA MALA SENDA

GOGOL BORDELLO

MAWASHI

PERRYETTY VS. CHRIS COX

MC BILLETA

CROSSES

WE ARE THE GRAND

TINIE TEMPAH

FOLLAKZOID

THE CRYSTAL METHOD

ADRIANIGUAL

GENTLEMAN

EL SUEÑO DE LA CASA PROPIA

MORODO

MAZAPAN

RITMO MACHINE

NEWEN AFROBEAT

SURTEK COLLECTIVE

ANITCHIE

GUSTAVO CORDERA

MOSQUITAS MUERTAS

HOPPO!

SEE THE FULL LINEUP FOR BRAZIL HERE:

FOO FIGHTERS

PERRYETTY VS. CHRIS COX

ARCTIC MONKEYS

TINIE TEMPAH

JANE’S ADDICTION

PEACHES

MGMT

PLEBE RUDE

TV ON THE RADIO

WANDER WILDNER

THIEVERY CORPORATION

MARCELO NOVA

SKRILLEX

RHYTHM MONKS

CALVIN HARRIS

CASCADURA

FOSTER THE PEOPLE

PAVILHÃO 9

BAND OF HORSES

TIPO UÍSQUE

CAGE THE ELEPHANT

SUVACA

JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS

VEIGA & SALAZAR

O RAPPA

BALLS

BASSNECTAR

BLUBELL

FRIENDLY FIRES

VELHAS VIRGENS

PRETTY LIGHTS

GARAGE FUZZ

GOGOL BORDELLO

MARCIO TECHJUN

THE CRYSTAL METHOD

DANIEL BRANDÃO

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Lollapalooza: Lollapalooza was born two decades ago when Perry Farrell, lead singer of fabled alternative rockers Jane’s Addiction, started planning a farewell tour for the group. His idea morphed into a larger-than-life musical roadshow that would bring music, culture and community to fans across North America, before finding a permanent home in Chicago’s historic Grant Park in 2005.

Lollapalooza was reborn as a summer destination festival, delivering an ever-more diverse array of 130+ artists from all genres on eight states. Widely considered one of the premier festivals in the world, Lollapalooza continues to thrive in the Windy City getting bigger and better with every year. This year’s gathering was headlined by Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, MUSE, My Morning Jacket, DeadMau5, Cold War Kids, and A Perfect Circle.

Perry Farrell is one of the most influential and original musical figures in recent history. Dubbed as the “Godfather of Alternative Rock,” Farrell fronts Jane’s Addiction which formed in 1985. Creating a new genre and musical movement, Farrell and Jane’s Addiction changed the music scene and paved the way for bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and STP. In 1993, Perry created Porno for Pyros, a daring evolution to his diversity and growth. As well as being a groundbreaking musician, he is the creator and founder of Lollapalooza. Launched in 1991, SPIN magazine listed Lollapalooza as the #1 tour that changed the world. Known for its musical diversity, Lollapalooza was instrumental in exposing alternative music formats to the masses and establishing a sense of commonality across a fragmented demographic. The first of its kind, Lollapalooza quickly established itself as a lifestyle festival, pushing the envelope and exposing concert goers to a subculture of ‘alternative’ living and art, and provided a platform for numerous environmental and human-rights causes as well. As a constant creative force, Farrell continues to push his own artistic horizon as a music producer, electronic music performer and visual artist, as well as a rock icon. In November 2011, he was honored at the annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards with the “Apple Award.” Perry is the first-ever recipient of this award, which commemorates the 20th anniversary of legendary promoter Bill Graham’s death. Perry received this honor because Billboard recognized that Perry has always given fans special experiences, as Graham did before him (the “Apple Award” is so named because Bill Graham gave out apples to fans leaving Fillmore West shows).

Lotus Producciones * www.lotuspro.cl
Lotus production is a company dedicated to promote and produce events in Chile since 2005 with one main reason to generate unique moments to all music fans. Lotus produces the Lollapalooza music festival in Santiago a multistage festival that has become an icon of the live music industry in Chile.

Geo Eventos * www.geoeventos.com/
A joint venture among Globo Organizations and RBS Group on Brazil, Geo aims to promote and produce events in the sports, entertainment and business. Geo’s main objective is to create unique experiences prioritizing quality, security, innovation and sustainability. Among the events promoted by Geo are F1Rocks, Tênis Espetacular, ASP Surf Word Tour Rio, HSM, Expo Money and FIFA’s World Cup Preliminary Draw.

WME * www.wmeentertainment.com
WME represents elite artists from all facets of the entertainment industry, including motion pictures, television, music, theatre, publishing, and physical production. WME also advises some of the world’s most recognized consumer brands to create entertainment-based marketing solutions. Based in Los Angeles, WME has offices in New York, London, Nashville and Miami.

C3 Presents * www.c3presents.com
C3 Presents creates, books, markets and produces live experiences, concerts, events, and just about anything that makes people stand up and cheer. C3 produces the Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza in Chicago. Along with these multi-day, multi-stage festivals, C3 books and promotes more than 1,000 concerts in arenas, theaters, casinos, and clubs across the US. In 2009, C3 was the number three promoter by sales in the US, and the number seven worldwide. In addition to event creation and booking, C3 manages the careers of select artists.

29 Sep
2011

MGMT continued Pink Floyd Week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with their version of the classic “Lucifer Sam.”

Watch the video below and pre-order the upcoming collectors box sets and remastered versions of Pink Floyd’s classic albums.

16 Aug
2011

Outside Lands Festival returned for its 4th year to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. The environmentally friendly festival featured headliners Phish, Muse, and Arcade Fire. Our writer Ace Ubas and photographer Marcello Ambriz were there to cover the festival for us. Check out our first day review and photos:


Sutro Stage: Release the Sunbird

Oakland’s own Release the Sunbird started off Day 1 of Outside Lands at the Sutro Stage promptly at Noon. For those unfamiliar with Release the Sunbird, it’s a new project by Zach Rogue of Rogue Wave fame. With their lineup rounded out by vocalist Kate Long, bassist Kenny Childers, guitarist Mike Bridavsky, and drummer Pete Schriner, the quintet brought their soothing folk sound that was appropriate to the overcast weather. With people still making their way into Golden Gate Park, only a handful of people got to enjoy their 40 minute set. Their set consisted of songs from their recently released debut Come Back to Us. With songs like single “Always Like the Son,” “No Light,” and “It’s All Around You,” the difference in sound between Rogue’s bands are very distinguishable. Release the Sunbird brings a modern folk sound reminiscent of Band of Horses. Overall, it was a pretty relaxing set that got the crowd to relax before things got louder.

More Release The Sunbird Outside Lands Festival Photos

Sutro Stage: The Joy Formidable

The North Wales trio The Joy Formidable took the stage next. With their debut album entitled “The Big Roar,” they lived up to the name by bringing their shoegaze indie pop sound across the pond and into the bay area. Looking at vocalist/guitarist Ritzy Bryan, you wouldn’t think that she could possess such animalistic energy, showing off her vocal range and intricacy on her guitar on songs “Austere” and “A Heavy Abacus.” On their last song “Whirring,” they abused their respective instruments with Bryan tossing her guitar into her amp multiple times, while bassist Rhydian Dafyidd drove his bass into the ground while twisting and slapping his effects pedals, and drummer Matt Thomas pounded away at his set before slamming his drum sticks onto his cymbals.

More The Joy Formidable Outside Lands Festival Photos

Sutro Stage: Phantogram

Before they made their way to the Pacific Festival in Orange County, Phantogram made a stop at the Sutro Stage to get the crowd dancing. Opening with “As Far As I Can See,” the stunning Sarah Barthel grabbed the mic while showing off her own dance moves to the ridiculously loud bass beats. Guitarist/vocalist Josh Carter took vocal duties on “Pulling My Teeth Out,” “Running from the Cops,” and “You Are the Ocean,” proving that he is more than capable grasping the audience’s attention. They also played a couple of new songs up their upcoming EP (due for release later in the year) that showed them experimenting into different styles. “Don’t Move” was more pop-structured, while “Sixteen Years” featured a venture into the shoe gaze genre when Carter created a pleasing wall of sound that would make fans of My Bloody Valentine smile just a bit. The last two songs of their set was very mesmerizing with Barthel’s hypnotizing synths on “Futuristic Casket” and her looped, echoing vocal melody on “When I’m Small.”

More Phantogram Outside Lands Festival Photos

Twin Peaks Stage: Toro y Moi

I ventured over to the Twin Peaks Stage to catch South Carolina-native Chaz Bundick and his project Toro y Moi. They opened up with the funk throwback New Beat off their latest album “Underneath the Pine.” The guitar was full of twang, but the bass wasn’t loud enough from where I was standing. On the album, Bundick’s vocals are nearly drowned out, but during his set they were loud and clear. During “Go With You”, his voice was nearly Beach Boys-esque, while on “How I Know,” Bundick’s soft vocal melodies was infectious. Fan-favorite “Still Sound” was his ode to 80s synth-pop backed by his live bassist and drummer to create one heck of a soulful rhythm.

More Toro y Moi Outside Lands Festival Photos

Lands End Stage: MGMT

All the girls clamoring to get to the front of the main stage meant it was time for MGMT. With them and Phish both playing this night, you can only hope to see many acid trips to create on hell of a good time. And with an arena rock-esque voice intro, Benjamin Goldwasser, Andrew VanWyngarden, and the rest of their live line-up (Matthew Asti, James Richardson, and Will Berman) entered the stage and jumped right into “Flash Delirium” from their latest effort Congratulations.

By the end of the song, the entire Polo Field was nearly full end-to-end. This got me thinking that the night was about to get crazy. But was I ever wrong. Regardless of how many people were there to see MGMT, the energy level of that set wasn’t what I expected. MGMT didn’t do much interaction with the crowd and played through each song continuously. The crowd wasn’t much help either as the only time they seemed to care about the set was when MGMT played their hits that put them on the map from their first album such as “Time to Pretend” and “Electric Feel.” Other than those songs, the crowd was pretty lackluster for most of their hour-long set which was terribly disappointing to see. Maybe try a smaller stage next time?

More MGMT Outside Lands Festival Photos

Sutro Stage: Ellie Goulding

I made my way back over to the Sutro Stage to catch the end of the set of the very lovely, beautiful, and talented Ellie Goulding. Having just played a sold-out show at the Wiltern, the blonde British import brought her energetic pop sound to the “starry-eyed” San Francisco. Mainly everyone in the front of the stage had star-shaped sunglasses on and a row of fans had a sign that spelled out “Goulding Gate Park,” so fans were definitely dying to see her.

I walked in the middle of “Your Biggest Mistake” with everyone dancing and singing since the start of her set. She then played “Salt Skin” that saw her pick up an acoustic guitar, which she played intricately and delicately, before it jumped into a dance interlude. The lead single and synth-driven Lights got everyone to bounce around like the beach balls in the air. She ended her set with the synth-driven “Animal” and the fan-favorite “Starry Eyed” as fans witnessed one of the best modern pop acts around.

More Ellie Goulding Outside Lands Festival Photos

Lands End Stage: Phish

Phish was definitely a band that I wasn’t familiar with. But I knew that they were a psychedelic/jam band from the early 80s. It really took my by surprise at the thousands of people that filled Polo Field who looked like they weren’t old enough to drink. But once Phish took the stage and started playing, I knew that everyone watching them was a legitimate Phish-head. They were full of energy and even sang along word-for-word. I didn’t think that this kind of turn out would happen so I was definitely in awe. It fully captured the spirit of what a music festival should be like. Did I mention that these fans stayed with them for their 3 HOUR LONG SET.

In regards to the band, they were all masters of their respective instruments. Vocalist/guitarist Trey Anastasio was sharp playing his blistering guitar riffs, drummer Jon Fishman was a monster behind his kit, pounding out some impressive beats, and keyboardist Page McConnell spewed out impressive piano solos that got everyone to cheer when he was showed on screen. For that particular first set, it was hard to tell which songs everyone cheered for the most, but it would definitely have to be a tie between “Tweezer” and “Possum.” It was an hour of blues and groove by a band that proved that they haven’t lost a step since their formation nearly two decades ago.

More Phish Outside Lands Festival Photos

Twin Peaks Stage: The Shins

There was no doubt that the top headliner of the night was the returning Shins. What I really mean by returning is James Mercer with a brand-new line-up. After being on hiatus for nearly 3 years, you can safely assume that most of the people at the festival were there to see them. Mercer’s new band included Richard Swift (keyboards), Modest Mouse member Joe Plummer (drums), Yuuki Matthews of Crystal Skulls (bass), and Jessica Hobson (guitarist). With Mercer having been involved in Broken Bells with Danger Mouse, he and the rest of the band looked to prove to the thousands of anxious eyes that The Shins haven’t gone anywhere and they’re even better than the past.

Immediately they jumped right into their classic “Caring is Creepy” that got massive cheers from the crowd and sang their hearts out with the band. They followed it up with another favorite in Australia. With them playing two of their most popular songs, tons of momentum and adrenaline was flowing through the veins of the band and the fans. Another favorite was played in “New Slang,” where the vocal melodies provided by the other members harmonized so well that it sent a cold chill up my spine; it’s as if that line-up has been playing together since 1997.

And after playing more hits like “Kissing the Lipless,” “So Says I,” “Sea Legs,” and “Saint Simon,” The Shins showed the thousands in attendance that they’re back, and much better than before. When they played “New Slang,” I immediately felt that sense of nostalgia and sent me back to my middle school days. It was beautifully played as fans roared the loudest during their set. It reminded everyone of why they fell in love with that band in the first place.

After playing for nearly an hour and a half, the most impressive part was watching their chemistry with one another, as if they had been playing together for so long. With Mercer being the only member of the group, it shows that he really is the driving force behind The Shins and as long as he still remains, fans should be excited for the future of the band with a new album coming up in 2012 and hopefully many more shows to sing their hearts out.

More The Shins Outside Lands Festival Photos

14 Aug
2011

MGMT played the Lands End stage at 4:35pm on the first day of the Outside Lands Festival. Here are photos from their set thanks to our photographer :

12 Aug
2011

Written by Lavina Loya, Photos by Marcello Ambriz

The US Open of Surfing is a week long event and long standing tradition in the city of Huntington Beach, CA. Held annually, every summer on the south side of the pier, the best in the sport come from all over to duke it out for the coveted top spot. Known then as the West Coast Surfing Championship, the first games were held back in 1959. Surfing heros like Jack Haley, Tom Curren, Rob Machado, the late Andy Irons and this yearʼs 2011 champ, Kelly Slater are part of the prestigious list of winners and the event now draws up to 500,00 visitors to the games every year.

Fast forward to 2011 and there is a lot more to see and do than just watch a surfing competition from the shoreʼs edge. Organizers have included BMX and skateboarding competitions, dozens of booths with sponsors pimping their product and tossing out free loot and fortunately, for the sake of this article, three nights of live music. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, come the close of the dayʼs competitions, were a series of sunset concerts to help people blow off some steam at the end of a long day at the beach. Not that these were relaxing sit-on-blankets-and-sip-wine kind of concerts; the US Open put on three pretty decent rock shows.

Swedish indie rock group, The Sounds kicked off night one to what I thought was a crowded beach (until I came back for night two and three,) but weʼll get to that later. Formed in 1999, The Sounds are no stranger to the stage and the experience showed. Itʼs no secret that the band and front woman Maja Ivarsson are heavily influenced by Blondie as she commanded the large crowd in black heels, a short black jumper and platinum blonde locks. Appealing to the die hard synth-pop lovers , the crowd and the band alike danced around to Living in Americaʼs “Hope Youʼre Happy Now.” and the positive “Itʼs So Easy”.

With literally thousands of teenagers running around all day…who else to crash the stage and get rushed by security mid-set than two young girls no more than 17 year old. I will admit it was an entertaining change from the usual suspect: a drunk 20-something male. The band kept the crowds energy high with tracks off the latest release like “Better Off Dead” and an encore of “Tony the Beat” off of 2006ʼs Dying to Say this to You. The Sounds departed to a sea of cheers and promised to be back “real soon.”

24 Jun
2011

The 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing has a soundtrack and it will play live on the beach before tens of thousands of fans. The event, owned and produced by IMG, the global leader in sports and entertainment, is taking a cue from its action sports roots, and set to deliver the largest free concert series of the summer.

“It’s fun bringing some of the best musicians in the world to the US Open of Surfing,” says Hurley’s Director of Music and Entertainment Marketing Greg Teal. “It doesn’t get much better than hearing your favorite band perform live on the beach.”

This year’s musical line-up is a representation of today’s youth culture featuring headlining sets by pysch-pop rockers MGMT, platinum-selling rockers Jimmy Eat World and Swedish electro/rock sensations The Sounds. The series will also include sets by the most buzzed about names emerging on the music scene this year: Surfer Blood and Dead Country. “We’re pretty excited to come to Huntington Beach for the US Open of Surfing. Our advice to everyone: Drop out with MGMT, drop by for MGMT, but just don’t drop in on MGMT,” said MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden.

Known as the world’s largest youth culture and action sports festival, the Nike US Open of Surfing will feature daily concerts Thursday through Saturday, August 4-6, at the conclusion of the surfing competition. All concerts are free and open to the public.

Music Schedule

Thursday, August 4 4:30-6:30pm The Sounds featured with Walk The Walk

Friday, August 5 4:30-6:30pm Jimmy Eat World preceded by Dead Country

Saturday, August 6 4:30-6:30pm MGMT preceded by Surfer Blood

US Open of Surfing Background
The 2011 Nike US Open of Surfing will run from July 30 to August 7. With more than 500,000 people in attendance along a 14-acre stretch of sand on the south side of Huntington Beach Pier, the Nike US Open of Surfing showcases the best in surf, skate, BMX, music, fashion and art. All events at the US Open of Surfing are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Live webcast of all the events can be viewed daily at www.usopenofsurfing.com. Anchored by the world’s largest professional surfing competition, the $460,000 US Open is a pivotal point on the ASP World Tour for both the men and women. The men’s competition will feature a North America ASP Men’s Prime event with valuable points on the line right before the coveted ASP Top 34 rotation. For the women, the US Open of Surfing will host the final event of the 2011 ASP World Title Tour and will potentially crown a women’s world champion in Surf City this summer. In addition to the high-stakes mens and womens divisions, the US Open will feature an ASP Grade Four men’s and women’s Junior Pro as well as the Pacifico Nose Riding Invitational – always a crowd favorite.

The action doesn’t stop at the shoreline. On the beach, Converse Coastal Carnage will once again host the most talented and diverse crew of riders from across the globe as they skate in a state-of-the-art skate bowl. And, a stellar crew of BMX riders will push the realm of possibility at the Nike 6.0 HB BMX Pro. The runway will be busy on Thursday, August 4 as five of the nation’s top high schools will compete for $25,000 in the Hurley Walk the Walk National Championship – the ultimate youth fashion competition.

Combined with one-of-a-kind retail and brand experiences, more than 100 interactive exhibits, autograph signings, DJs and giveaways, and you have another summer to remember at the Nike US Open of Surfing.
The Nike US Open of Surfing is proudly sponsored by G-Shock, Skullcandy, Red Bull, Pacifico, Paul Mitchell Salon Haircare, Invisalign Teen and Transworld Media.

About IMG

IMG Worldwide is a global sports, entertainment and media business, with nearly 3,000 employees operating in 30 countries around the globe. IMG’s areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging: IMG College; IMG’s Joint Ventures in China, Brazil and India; IMG Media; IMG Events and Federations; IMG Fashion; IMG Models; IMG Art+Commerce; IMG Clients; IMG Academies; IMG Consulting and IMG Licensing. More information is available at www.imgworld.com Follow them on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/IMG_Worldwide and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/IMG-Worldwide/

02 Mar
2011

On March 15th MGMT will digitally release the Congratulations Remixes EP. The 3 song EP will include remixes of tracks off the band’s last release Congratulations (track list below). The EP features a full 10+ minute “Siberian Breaks” remix from the Ed Banger All-Stars, a group comprised of artists on Ed Banger Records which was founded by Justice. Also included is a remix of “Congratulations” by Erol Alkan, a London based DJ known as an originator of mashups and one of the most acclaimed dj’s of the last decade, reworked the title track “Congratulations.” The final track was remixed by Japanese artist/producer, Cornelius, who remixed the band’s song”Brian Eno.” These join the previously released remixes of “It’s Working” by Air and Violens.

The band are currently in Australia, performing as part of the Future Music Festival as well as headlining their own shows. They are on their longest tour yet of the Pacific Rim and have just completed their most successful Japanese tour yet. Following Australia the band travel to New Zealand, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Hong Kong, and Seoul.

In other news, “Congratulations” to “Inside Job” for winning the Oscar for Best Documentary. Those of you who’ve seen it may have noticed a familiar song at the end of the film…
http://www.sonyclassics.com/insidejob/

For more information on MGMT:
http://www.whoismgmt.com

Congratulations Remixes EP
track list:

Congratulations – Erol Alkan Rework
Siberian Breaks – Ed Banger All Stars Remix
Brian Eno – Cornelius Mix

03 Jan
2011

While in Asheville this past October MGMT stopped by the Echo Mountain Studio to record a Daytrotter session. The band performed songs off their lastest release, Congratulations. List of songs are: “Song for Dan Treacy,” “I Found A Whistle,” and “It’s Working.” Along with a cover of The Cleaners of Venus’ “Only a Shadow.”

To check out the session, head over to: http://www.daytrotter.com/dt/mgmt-concert/20054582-112010.html

For more information on MGMT visit: whoismgmt.com

04 Nov
2010

A true indie success story, Passion Pit, sits down with Inside Track to discuss the dichotomy of their music, touring with Muse, and tweeting photos to their fans. Also, in episode 6 of Inside Track is a sneak peek at MGMT’s upcoming documentary.

On each episode of Inside Track, the world’s biggest recording artists reveal how they’re using the latest, innovative technologies to create their music and connect with fans. And they give their take on how this tech enhances your life. Check back every other week for a new episode.


Insidetrack Episode 6
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25 Oct
2010

After a sold-out run of European tour dates, which included 3 nights at London’s Brixton Academy (15,000 people), MGMT is now back on U.S. soil. The bands first stop was Los Angeles for a headlining apperance at Cypress Hill’s Smokeout Festival, after that a performance of “Congratulations” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and a live session at KCRW. It doesn’t stop there as the band will continue on with stops at Voodoo Festival, Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Festival and Moogfest.

In other news, next month the band will release a limited edition 7″ for “Congratulations” that includes a 20-page inllustrated storybook that will be available exclusively at an indie retail store near you starting Novemeber 23rd.

Below find a link to hear the remix that Erol Alkan produced which will be included on the exclusive 7″
http://soundcloud.com/erolalkan/mgmterol
MGMT – Congratulations (Erol Alkan Rework) RADIO EDIT by Erol Alkan

For more info on Erol Alkan:
www.facebook.com/erolalkan
http://www.erolalkan.co.uk/

“Congratulations” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZmjIHMf_O4

“The Handshake” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6GAteO5eqo

MGMT On Tour Now:
10/25/10 ORLANDO, FL -HARD ROCK LIVE
10/26/10 MIAMI, FL -THE FILLMORE
10/27/10 CLEARWATER, FL -RUTH ECKERT HALL
10/29/10 ASHEVILLE, NC- MOOGFEST
10/30/10 OXFORD, MS -THE LYRIC OXFORD
10/31/10 NEW ORLEANS, LA- VOODOO FESTIVAL
11/02/10 ATLANTA, GA -TABERNACLE
11/03/10 RALEIGH, NC -RALEIGH MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
11/04/10 NASHVILLE, TN -RYMAN AUDITORIUM
11/06/10 AUSTIN, TX – WATERLOO PARK- FUN FUN FUN FEST