Cosmic forces were at work when MGMT's co-founders, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser met over ten years ago at Wesleyan University. Drawn together by a mutual love of music and mysticism, the duo signed to Columbia Records in the eve of 2006. On a mission to sprinkle the music industry with unpredictability the band delivered their critically acclaimed debut album, Oracular Spectacular, in 2008.
Oracular Spectacular garnered the band three Grammy nominations, along with numerous accolades across the globe, including landing at #18 on Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 albums of the decade. The album was certified Platinum and has spawned three Platinum singles as well.
With 2010's Congratulations’ the band took a less electronic approach and unconventional pop structures which reflected the chaotic vibrations of the world. Congratulations debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200 and #4 in the UK, going on to become one of the most talked about albums of the past decade.