MGMT cover Bauhaus

Hipster New York band MGMT have put together a mix tape of cool tunes with an added cover of Bauhaus on it.

MGMT are often quoted as an example of a modern take on the post punk period- a sort of musical version of Simon Reynolds great post punk book. What’s interesting about this is that the whole post punk period has been rewritten to exclude the like of Bauhaus from it’s narrative so it’s interesting to see the hipsters count them back in again.

Post punk has become narrowed down to the Gang Of Four/Fall axis which is a shame because bands like Bauhaus and Killing Joke were making equally groundbreaking music at the time and have been excluded because they have been consigned to Goth.

MGMT covered Bauhaus’ ‘All We Ever Wanted Was Everything’ for their forthcoming ‘Late Night Tales’ compilation which has an interesting selection of songs from the period that shows that MGMT have far more diverse tastes than they have been lumbered with.

The full tracklisting of MGMT’s ‘Late Night Tales’ is:

Disco Inferno – Can’t See Through It’
The Great Society -‘Love You Girl’
Suicide -‘Cheree’
Television Personalities – ‘Stop and Smell the Roses’
The Velvet Underground – ‘Ocean’
Felt -‘Red Indians’
Julian Cope – ‘Laughing Boy’
Durutti Column – ‘For Belgium Friends’
Charlie Feathers – ‘Mound of Clay’
Mark Fry – For Wilde’
MGMT – ‘All We Ever Wanted Was Everything’
Cheval Sombre – ‘Troubled Mind’
Dave Bixby – ‘Drug Song’
The Jacobites – ‘Hearts Are Like Flowers’
The Chills – ‘Pink Frost’
Martin Rev – ‘Sparks’
The Wake – ‘Melancholy Man’
Spacemen 3 – ‘Lord Can You Hear Me?’
Pauline Anna Strom – ‘Morning Splendor’
Paul Morley – ‘Lost for Words Part 2’

Meanwhile, MGMT are expected to release their third album, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Congratulations’, at some point next year. Earlier this year, the duo confirmed they had been working on new material for the LP, telling Esquire it will be a “happy” and “fun” record.

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  1. That’s a brilliant mix by anyone’s standards. Always knew they knew their music though, a couple of years ago I was watching Sonic Boom / Spectrum (ex-Spacemen) down in London and they came and joined his band onstage for a couple of tracks, this at a point in their own career where they could sell out venues 10 times the size he could. Proper music fans.

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