MGMT say they don't plan to release any singles from their forthcoming album 'Congratulations'. One half of the synth-pop duo Ben Goldwasser told NME.com, "We'd rather people hear the whole album as an album and see what tracks jump out rather than the ones that get played on the radio – if anything gets played on the radio!"
By the sounds of things, 'Congratulations' will be much more of a slow burner than its predecessor, 2007's enormously successful 'Oracular Spectacular'.
"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."
The pair recently finished work on the album with Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev producer Dave Fridmann and Spaceman 3's Pete Kember. According to Andrew Van Wyngardern, "It's very plaintive. In a weird way, it's like a soul record. That, and there's an instrumental track, the second to last song on the album, called 'Lady Dada's Nightmare'."
'Congratulations' is set for release in the Spring.