Video: MGMT – “Alien Days”

The self-titled third album from MGMT was released last month on September 17. It’s an expansion of the band’s experimental, synthesized rock sound that saw the band begin to experiment beyond sound in new ways. They released a great trailer and have taken extra steps to make their videos art that can stand alongside the music. We’ve already seen some great work in the video for “Cool Song No. 2.”

The visuals for “Aliens Days” released today is no exception. Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden create a colonial ritual alternately hilarious and terrifying, filled with glowing caterpillars and synchronized yoga. We follow a farmland couple through what I can only assume is a marriage, pregnancy, and the baby’s birth. Except, uh, it’s not a…baby, per se.

MGMT embarks on a U.S. tour next week. Check the tour dates below:

MGMT Tour Dates:
09/21 – Columbia, MD @ Virgin Mobile Free Fest
09/26 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
09/27 – Brussels, BE @ AB
09/29 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
09/30 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Norway
10/01 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Main Hall
10/03 – Berlin, DE @ AstraKulturhaus
10/04 – Vienna, AU @ Gasometer
10/05 – Munich, DE @ Kesselhaus
10/06 – Zurich, CH @ Komplex 457
10/08 – Paris, FR @ Olympia
10/09 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks
10/10 – Utrecht, NL @ Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn
10/12 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
10/13 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall
10/14 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester
10/16 – London, UK @ Forum
10/19 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre
11/10 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/12 – St. Louis, MO @ Orpheum Theatre
11/13 – Madison, WI @ LC Pavilion
11/14 – Columbus, OH @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
11/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ 7 Flags Event Center
11/17 – Des Moines, IA @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
11/18 – St. Paul, MN @ Aragon Ballroom
11/19 – Chicago, IL @ The Fillmore
11/20 – Detroit, MI @ Palace Theatre
11/23 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
11/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
11/27 – Washington, DC @ Constitution Hall
11/29 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
11/30 – Richmond, VA @ The National
12/02 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
12/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ The National
12/05 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
12/06 – Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theater
12/07 — Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
12/09 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
12/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center