Listen: MGMT: Kids (official video....finally)

. Thursday, June 4, 2009

"The best thing about this new and very official video for MGMT's first ever cut "Kids" is not that the video features zombies, illustrations of nude Goddesses and looks like William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch as seen though the eyes of a paranoid toddler. No the best thing is the accompanying letter the NYC duo have attached to it:

Ladies and Gentlemens MGMT is pleased to announce (finally), from an undisclosed tropical paradise, the bona fide release of the O-fficial video for the authoritative song known succinctly as: "Kids" This is the first song we ever wrote, on a cold day in February way back in 2003. Yes, "Kids" is an Aquarius, but shows many traits of an Aries. The idea for the video was born about a year ago, at a mock-Italian cafe on Ninth Avenue in bustling Manhattan. We are both animated and stoked to reveal at this time that we once again worked with director Ray Tintori, someone who's known this song since it's inception. "Kids" has proven to be some kind of monster with a life of its own, both an albatross and a plate of mac and cheese with fake bacon (Annie's), and the process of creating this video was nearly as convoluted and veiny as the general style of this here letter of introduction. As Jerry Garcia once rudely remarked about the eventual and unavoidable filling in (with sand) of the historic United States Grand Canyon, "What a long strange rip it's been."

Without further ado, we give you: "KIDS"

Better late than never I suppose.

Via Pedestrian.


Nikyta said...

i love MGMT and am just so excited they finally made a vid

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