MGMT Little Dark Age 180g Vinyl 2LP + Download
Little Dark Age is the fourth studio album by the American rock band MGMT, released on February 9, 2018 through Columbia Records. It is the band's first album of new material in nearly five years, after the release of their eponymous third studio album in September 2013.
After the band concluded touring at the end of 2014, members Andrew VanWyngarden and Benjamin Goldwasser took time off for most of 2015 before regrouping at the end of the year. The album was produced by the band with Patrick Wimberly and longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann. It features songwriting collaborations, a first for MGMT, with Wimberly, Ariel Pink and MGMT live band member James Richardson.
It also features contributions from Sébastien Tellier and Connan Mockasin. Little Dark Age was preceded by the release of four singles: "Little Dark Age", "When You Die", "Hand It Over", and "Me and Michael". The album received positive reviews from music critics, who saw it as a slight return to the pop style of the band's debut album, Oracular Spectacular.
The album's gatefold features one side of a double-sided drawing titled Nénuphars/Paix Christi (English: Water lilies/Peace Christ) by Swiss artist Aloïse Corbaz. Corbaz was institutionalized at Lausanne's Hospital of Cery for schizophrenia in 1918. There, in 1920, she began drawing and writing poetry. The gatefold artwork includes the Paix Christi side of the drawing. However, the album's liner notes incorrectly credit the Nénuphars side of the work
MGMT Little Dark Age Track Listing:
1. She Works Out Too Much
2. Little Dark Age
3. When You Die
4. Me and Michael
3. Days That Got Away
4. One Thing Left to Try
5. When You’re Small
6. Hand It Over