Thursday, 1 January 2009


MGMT (previously known as The Management) is an American musical group based in Brooklyn, New York consisting of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. Originally with New York-based Cantora Records, they signed with Columbia Records/Red Ink/Sony in 2006. On October 5, 2007, named MGMT "Artist of the Day".

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On November 14, 2007 Rolling Stone pegged MGMT as a top 10 "Artist to Watch" in 2008. The band was named 9th in the BBC's Sound of 2008 top 10 poll. They were also named as's most played artist of 2008 in their Best of 2008 lists.


Their debut album Oracular Spectacular debuted at number twelve on the UK album chart, and hit number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. It also placed at No. 1 in a vote by writers of the U.K. music magazine New Musical Express in their end-of-year list of their Top 50 Albums, which appeared in the December 8th, 2008, edition.


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