Music Video Monday: MGMT


The first Music Video Monday of 2018 takes you into the great beyond.
MGMT is a Brooklyn band with Memphis roots—lead singer Andrew VanWyngarden is the son of Memphis Flyer Editor Bruce VanWyngarden. They've been spectacularly successful for a decade since their debut record Oracular Spectacular broke with the 2008 song "Kids". For the second single off their new album Little Dark Age, they enlisted directors Mike Burakoff and Hallie Cooper-Novack to create a video for "When You Die". Ace actor Alex Karpovsky stars as a pill popping magician who gets knocked on the head and sent into the spirit world. The real star of this show is special effects supervisor Jamie Dutcher, who created some stunning Deep Dream-like worlds. Get floaty!

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