MGMT 'Congratulations' Album Leaks, Band Responds With Free Stream

Ben Goldwasse and Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT perform on the main stage on the first day of Bestival at Robin Hill Country Park on September 11, 2009 in Newport, Isle of Wight.

MGMT has put a stream of its new album "Congratulations" (Columbia) on its official Web site after the sophomore set leaked online.

The highly anticipated follow-up to 2007 debut "Oracular Spectacular" is out April 13 in the U.S. and a day earlier in the U.K.

The Brooklyn-based band actually wanted to give it away as a free download after the leak, but it seems wiser heads prevailed.

"Hey everybody, the album leaked, and we wanted you to be able to hear it from us," said a statement on their site. "We wanted to offer it as a free download but that didn't make sense to anyone but us."

See the new issue of Billboard for the MGMT interview about the band's move from leftfield dance-pop on its debut to psychedelic experimentation on "Congratulations."


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