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MGMT listening to label for next album

By | Published on Tuesday 28 September 2010

Record companies get a lot of flack, especially the majors, for meddling with the creative process, but MGMT have recognised that what might be seen as label interference could actually be helpful. The band have decided to rescind as much creative control as they possibly can while working on their next album, lest they make another ‘Congratulations’.

Andrew Van Wyngarden told The Daily Record: “We have some ideas and have been talking about possible directions of where to go next. We are just in much more positive mental states than when we wrote ‘Congratulations’. We’re less anxious. We’ve been looking at relationships with the label during the recording process and it’s quite different this time. They’ll be more involved and not give us as much freedom”.

Fingers crossed, if they can make album number three as good as album number one, fans may be less likely to throw piss at the band. Drummer Will Berman understandably stormed off stage at a Manchester gig this weekend after a “glass of urine” was thrown in his direction. The rest of the band, seemingly confused as to Berman’s sudden departure from the stage (having not seen the ‘pissile’ land), played on without drums but chose not to return for an encore.

Mind you, if Van Wyngarden keeps going round talking about a future collaboration with Jedward – as he did in some interviews last week – the band might have to accept having things worse than urine thrown at them in the future.