UPDATE: Everything’s done!! If you have any problems, just shoot me an email and I’ll try and fix it.
We’re finally making the move over to WordPress. I’ve already done most of the finishing touches on the blog and will be making the transition soon. The URL will shift over by itself, so luckily you won’t need to update your bookmarks or RSS feed links. You might see your RSS feed update completely though, that just means the transition was successful.
The only drawback is any links made previously to posts on this blog will be lost. That includes anything on Hype Machine and Elbo.ws. No worries, just go to the main site and look it up in the nifty search on the sidebar.
Okay, so not exactly news because this happened on the 20th, but it seems that MGMT’s upcoming album Congratulations leaked. In response to that, they’ve released the album onto their website streaming for free. Make sure you check it out and if you love it, buy the thing! It comes out April 16th.
Getting a The Beatles ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ vibe from the thing as well as a touch of Beach Boys and the Flaming Lips. If not influences, possibly just skimming similar genres. In an interview with NME, Ben Goldwasser said “There definitely isn’t a ‘Time To Pretend’ or a ‘Kids’ on the album. We’ve been talking about ways to make sure people hear the album as an album in order and not just figure out what are the best three tracks, download those and not listen to the rest of it.” If that was one of their goals, they definitely succeeded. Did not hear anything even remotely like Time To Pretend or Kids.
The album is quite interesting though, yet very strange. Review coming up soon.