PREMIERE: MGMT - It's Working (Air Remix)
Say what you will about the lack of anthems on Congratulations, but you've got to applaud MGMT for bowing to no one but themselves. They wanted it weird, and, well, it's weird, like Cirque-Du-Solei-as-scored-by-King Crimson weird. The task of remixing album opener and presumptive next single "It's Working" befell French electro astronauts Air, who summed the band's inherent Suicideness (whip crack snares, driving synth tones) and space oddity pop ambitions (cerebral narrative, down-the-rabbit-hole song diversions) into something that sounds less like a "remix" and more like an imaginative extension of the original. It's dramatic and surprisingly playful; a complete tie-dyed, candy-striped, pupil-dilating world of its own.