MGMT to Release New Track on Spilt 7-inch with Spacemen 3 and Spectrum
Published May 03, 2013Now that MGMT fans have had time to digest the band's Record Store Day cassingle, the psychedelic pop band are preparing to roll out another mini-release in the form of a three-way split single with Spacemen 3 and Spectrum. The 7-inch will arrive on May 13 in the UK and Europe via the Great Pop Supplement.
The new MGMT tune is called "Something to Do with Prince," and it appears on the B-side. A product description calls it "a 'backwards-sounding synth track."
The A-side, meanwhile, features a Spectrum song called "Bo's Web," which is an outtake from the sessions for 1992's Soul Kiss (Glide Divine). There's also a stripped-down instrumental demo of the Spacemen 3 track "Why Couldn't I See?" from 1991's Recurring.
The whole thing comes packaged in a brightly coloured octagonal sleeve designed by Peter Kember (aka Sonic Boom). Kember's influence is all over this thing, since he performs as Spectrum and was a core member of Spacemen 3, in addition to having produced MGMT's 2010 album Congratulations.
The 7-inch will be pressed on green vinyl and be limited to 1,000 copies. You can pre-order a copy here at Rough Trade.
There's no word as to whether "Something to Do with Prince" will appear on MGMT's upcoming album, the details of which are still up in the air.
A1. Spectrum - "Bo's Web"
A2. Spacemen 3 - "Why Couldn't I See?"
B1. MGMT - "Something to Do with Prince"