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The surreal success of MGMT: 'I assumed it would all go away. Like it was all a dream'

Ten years after their indie pop anthem Kids, Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden are back and working with Beyonce’s producer. But can they stop the self-sabotage? MGMT were huge. The duo graced 2008 with three festival classics: Time to Pretend provided them with a manifesto, Kids an anthem and Electric Feel a floorfiller. Their synth-swathed astral indie seemed a logical progression from nu-rave’s MDMA epiphanies to tuning into the cosmos on LSD. They were part of a group of acts, which included Yeasayer, Passion Pit and Santogold, who went from...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Saturday, 10 February