Earlier in the month, MGMT’s Andrew VanWynGarden teased a thumping dance song about COVID-19 called “Oh No Corona”. But that was weeks ago, before the social distancing and shelter at home orders made the situation a lot less amusing. So while the band seems to have thankfully shelved that demo, MGMT are today sharing a different new track, “As You Move Through the World”.
Spanning seven and a half minutes, the ambient cut serves as the B-side to the duo’s upcoming 12-inch featuring the previously released “In the Afternoon”. With the vinyl expected to ship by the end of the month, MGMT chose to drop “As You Move Through the World” early because, as they said, “Everyone knows we all need a 7 and a half minute downtempo ambient instrumental track to listen to while we’re NOT moving through the world.”
In addition to unveiling the B-side, MGMT have made the limited edition 12-inch available for pre-order again, in addition to T-shirts designed for both tracks. Take a listen to “As You Move Through the World” below.
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Hey all you COVIDS— oops, we mean KIDS, Since we’re still bummed that we won’t be seeing any of you on tour for the time being, we thought we’d go ahead and release our new track, As You Move Through The World, a little early! Everyone knows we all need a 7 and a half minute downtempo ambient instrumental track to listen to while we’re NOT moving through the world. Beginning at midnight Pacific time, you’ll be able to stream it and purchase the track on Bandcamp too if you want to show us some (contactless) love in these dire times. We’ll also be hawking a limited edition T-shirt, so you can look good while you’re hanging out at home with your cats. For those of you who pre-ordered ITA vinyl, you’ll get a digital download of the new track, and we’re still on track to ship out your vinyl by the end of March, barring any further apocalyptic scenarios. By popular demand, we’re also re-opening sales for the limited edition ITA vinyl and t-shirt. Mexico & Houston we’ll get to you, we promise! We’re actively working on rescheduling those shows and you’ll be hearing from us very soon. You can get the most up-to-date info by signing up for our mailing list. You can find everything you need to listen/buy/sign-up at the link in our bio. Stay healthy everyone, and don’t forget to spritz your mitts! love, MGMT