What WHAP’s Listening To

Song: “Time to Pretend”
Artist: MGMT
Album: Oracular Spectacular

MGMT (not pronounced “management”) has been on the cusp of popularity for a few years now — this track, in fact, has been floating around the web since 2005. The group is composed of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden, who signed a major label deal with Columbia straight out of college and have already toured with Of Montreal and even played their first Letterman gig. “Time to Pretend” is the song that got them noticed, and rightly so: it’s four and a half minutes of catchy electro pop and insidious lyrics about the intricacies of fame. (That’s not the song’s video above, by the way; it’s just another piece of evidence for BBC’s ongoing hypothesis that any song gets ten times better when you back it with blossoming plants.) For the real vid, full of dolphins and zebras and kaleidoscope colors, head here.

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3 Responses to What WHAP’s Listening To

  1. wino says:

    It’s not “pronounced management”, no matter what you’ve read elsewhere. It’s pronounced M-G-M-T, the letters. If you watch the Letterman intro, you’ll see Dave gets it right. Check with MGMT’s management (heh) on their myspace if you want further confirmation.

  2. Jon says:

    Oh, ha. I thought all this time that Letterman just got it wrong. Thanks for the tip, tho.

  3. Brett says:

    Jon, you got me hooked on this song.

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