MGMT Announce Live Album '11-11-11'

Their ​​2011 Guggenheim performance is being immortalized

BY Sydney BrasilPublished Oct 26, 2022

MGMT are celebrating the 11th anniversary of their performance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York by releasing it as a live album. Aptly titled 11-11-11, the live recording will be available to stream on — you guessed it — November 11. 

The hour-long musical project was originally created for the museum's Maurizio Cattelan retrospective, entitled All. Composing the music specifically for the event, the band's arrangements acted as a reaction to the art — 130 pieces of Cattelan's work suspended from the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda. 

"We're creating a musical experience that works for the building and for the construction and presentation of the Cattelan exhibit," MGMT said at the time. "It's an art exhibit done in a completely original way, so it deserves music which is completely original."

This is the first release from MGMT since the 2019 track "In the Afternoon," and their first album since 2018's Little Dark Age. Pre-orders for a limited run of direct-to-consumer vinyl start today on the band's website, with the black and coloured records arriving in Spring 2023.

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