After releasing their fourth studio album Little Dark Age in 2018, MGMT are back and doing things their own way. The psych-rock duo are planning to release their first ever independent project — a 12" single comprising "In The Afternoon" and "As You Move Through The World — on their own label MGMT Records next year, and have shared the first track along with a kaleidoscopic video.
"Hi Friends, Here are two new things we recorded in November 2019, 'In The Afternoon' and 'As You Move Through The World.' This is the first ever totally independent release for MGMT. A d.i.y. affair all the way down to the video!" the band announced on Instagram. "As usual and by design these songs may discompose emotionally sensitive constitutions. Please consume with caution. You can enjoy “In The Afternoon” either by listening or watching the video."
"Both songs will appear on a limited edition 12” single which you can pre-order today!," they continued. "This 12” single is only available via MGMT’s online store and will NOT be available at retail. Pre-ordering the 12” will give you an instant digital download of 'In The Afternoon' and a download of 'As You Move Through The World' when the 12” arrives in late March 2020 (estimated delivery). There is also an exclusive t-shirt available with purchase of the 12” single."
You can pre-order ther 12" via MGMT's official website, and watch the psychedelic "In The Afternoon" video below.