Song of the Day: “Little Dark Age” by MGMT

The spirit of the dead reeks all over the latest MGMT video.

A freakish video for a freakish song. Hence, the name.


Name: MGMT
Representing: Middletown, Connecticut
Genre: Indie Rock/Indietronica
For fans of: of Montreal, Tame Impala, The Flaming Lips
Single from: Little Dark Age
Produced by: MGMT
Song of the Day: October 28, 2017
Label(s): Columbia/RED/Cantora

Photo: Brad Elterman


ight on time for the goth and ghoulish holiday around the corner, the spirit of the dead pungently reeks all over the latest MGMT video. In an aptly creepy video for “Little Dark Age,” the Middletown, Connecticut band pull from the especially relevant past, using black feather pens to jot information, reading a book, and keeping warm by way of a fireplace. A bunch of things happen throughout the video, but the things that stuck out most are the following.

At the top of my list of visuals is the African-American magician performing tricks for two. Then, the hand puppet shadow show, the demon who vapes in the yard, and the man on fours in a cemetery with an apple in his mouth. Just as kinky, as ever. Ladies, you wouldn’t step on your man’s back like she does in this video? Seems like I would.

As far as the lyrics in the song are concerned, it talks about changes we all tend to face as human beings. Kissing, blowing out candles, filming, combing hair, face massaging and also eating fruits must be part of the little dark age. Known for their eccentric and odd messaging, song titles and imagery, the band is on their mark. Freakish, to say the least.

Did I say that I appreciate men who wear nail polish and acrylic nails too? Well, I do. One of the teachers in high school wore acrylic nails, according to the other students. Consequently, I never had a personal moment with him. Nor did I wear baseball caps, so he didn’t have reason to talk to me. He was notorious for taking student’s hats, who wore them at school and throwing them in the trash. As far as I know, he didn’t put polish on his nails. I don’t know why because it would have been a special memory. Finally, watch the intense video directed by Nathaniel Axel & David MacNutt below. It is rather interesting.

Furthermore, “Little Dark Age” is the band’s first single in four years. It is also the title track.


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