Ex­ec­u­tive sweet

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Listings - TONY CLAY­TON-LEA

MGMT Academy, Dublin Sat 9pm 116 01-8779999 “Let’s make some mu­sic, let’s make some money, find some mod­els for wives.” Well, at least they’re hon­est. Brook­lyn duo Ben Gold­wasser and Andrew Vanwyn­gar­den are the new­est sonic cadets on the block, and they’re com­ing your way. Hav­ing bonded over a mu­tual love of Space­men 3, My Bloody Valen­tine, Sui­cide and prog-rock su­prem­a­cists King Crim­son while at col­lege in Con­necti­cut, MGMT (the name cho­sen, say the pair, be­cause it sounds cor­po­rate and mys­te­ri­ous – half of which is cor­rect) then headed to New York, from where they plan world dom­i­na­tion via the re­lease of their first album, Orac­u­lar Spec­tac­u­lar. Mak­ing their de­but in Ire­land, the duo look set to ruf­fle feath­ers with their “indie-is-crap” approach; the mu­sic (which they de­scribed as “alien”) will up­set a few peo­ple, too. The keys to the ex­ec­u­tive toi­let can’t be too far away, then.

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