MGMT playing Boulevard Pool

The image of a dismembered teddy bear, exposed entrails looking like scarlet spaghetti noodles, is a fitting visual representation of MGMT: The psych pop subverts can make even the most whimsical things seem disquieting — and vice versa.

The aforementioned scene is taken from the video for “Your Life Is a Lie,” the band’s new single from their forthcoming, self-titled third album, which also features talking dolphins, weeping pet rocks and shirtless dudes with the song’s lyrics written in ketchup and mustard across their chests.

The tune is a two-minute pop rainbow with bleating synth and anesthetized vocals that invites listeners to free themselves of any self-imposed bounds.

Can’t say these dudes aren’t leading by example.

Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@ or 702-383-0476.

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