Two weeks ago I posted about the new MGMT single "Flash Delirium" from their forthcoming album Congratulations. Over the weekend, the entire album leaked on the internet (as is the way things go these days) and in response the band posted the album in its entirety on their website for streaming with the following statement:
"Hey everybody, the album leaked, and we wanted you to be able to hear it from us. We wanted to offer it as a free download but that didn't make sense to anyone but us"
Sounds like the label and/or management nixed them on making the album available for free, but most likely the label since they are signed to Columbia which is a division of Sony and for better or worse, there is no way on God's green earth the powers that be at a major label would give an album away for free even if it actually did make the most sense. I'm sure Columbia's lawyers are busy today...
Anyway, check out the album here. I gave it a listen this morning and found that it was not as immediately engaging or catchy as their debut, Oracular Spectacular, but I get the sense that this album is one that will grow on me after a few listens. At least now I won't have to wait until April 13th to make those few listens happen.