What’s MGMT Telling Us With Their New Album Cover?


Last week, MGMT’s Andrew Vanwyngarden told Spin all about the band’s sophomore album, Congratulations, out April 13, saying: “It's definitely going to shock people. We dropped any sort of irony that was on the first record, and Congratulations feels true to who we really are.” We take that to mean MGMT is also totally serious about the mind-numbing cover, which you see above — this, too, must feel true to who they really are. So we ask: Is the duo represented here by the cute multi-eyed creature attempting to surf its way out of harm? The dead-eyed wave-wolf monster about to chomp down? Or, perhaps, the yellow surfboard itself? Also, are we going to need peyote to fully enjoy Congratulations?