MGMT aren’t headed for the mainstream anytime soon.
The psychedelic outfit has dropped a bizarre video for “Alien Days.” It’s a cinematic trip back to an earlier time, punctuated by works of wizardry, various shots of goats and an inexplicable sequence with a pair of dancing aliens who can fire blue lasers from their hands.
A heavily-disguised Ben Goldwasser plays a warlock who leads puritan Andrew VanWyngarden and his partner (the model Camille Rowe) into the woods where they’re tied to a human-sized gyroscope. And then it takes a left-turn into “planet weird.” There’s an unforgettable scene where extraterrestrials munch on a caviar-type dish which doesn’t come from a fish.
Watch the clip below.
“Alien Days” was the first taste of the band’s third album “MGMT,” the follow-up to 2010’s “Congratulations.” The dreamy, five-minute-long track was initially released back in April as a limited-edition cassette single for the Record Store Day campaign.