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Will MGMT’s New Music Videos Disappoint People, Too?

MGMT’s sophomore album, Congratulations, isn’t officially out until April 13, but has already been posted to the band’s website thanks to an early leak. Unfortunately, hearing the whole thing hasn’t seemed to convince people thrown off by “Flash Delirium” — of which Ben Goldwasser has said, “It's not a single, but we thought it was a good way to entice people to listen to the whole record” — that Congratulations’s trippy direction was a very good idea. The band’s just released a throwback weirdo music video for “Delirium,” and we wonder: Will all facets of the Congratulations project disappoint MGMT’s fans, or just the music? In the clip, Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden head to a dilapidated mansion for a homecoming party, where they get down with hippies, ventriloquists, communication officers, old lady flautists, and eye-patched military personnel, and then reveal dark, throat-monster-related secrets. We’re not sure what their fans will think, but you know who definitely will be disappointed? People who don’t enjoy being aggressively creeped out this early in the day.