For whatever reason, that's an odd set-up (MGMT into Ween)
i see yer point. obviously ween trends from pop towards hardcore (although they can hit a ton of genres) where as MGMT is (currently) moving from techno dance pop with a twist of acid rock to whatever you want to call the new album (psychedelic surf concepts that are heavy on the down beat? lol.)
but i think they have some pretty big similarities too. song writing duo's that have evolved into full bands. a clear refusal to take their music too seriously. and a disinterest in commercial success if it is going to impinge on their creativity.
different generations certainly but i think (hope) it works.
You argue like you are in junior high school. These forum boards are brutally slow and boring and for a minute I thought maybe an opinion could spark some genuine conversation about the festival. Guess what pal, posting hundreds of times doesn't make your opinion more valid than mine. Instead of just mocking what I say "ya throw them on the yeti at noon" (which I never said) or just saying that I lack knowledge to have that opinion, shows you have some growing up to do. TBH I am not even going to be there on the day in question and couldn't really care less when MGMT plays but I think these boards could use some real discussions about music.
i have some real discussion points about the new MGMT album.
it is a pretty sophisticated album that demands alot from the listener. it grows on you if you give it time and keep an open mind. many people (not on just this board) are dismissing at first listen. this is sort of missing the point.
it seems to me that MGMT is very determined not to be a techno single hit oriented dance band. interestingly, their label was not particularly enthusiastic about this album because they knew it wouldn't have the huge mainstream appeal of "oracular" and they were right.
i personally think it is admirable that the band eschewed hits in favor of a concept album. not something you see too much these days. the album has some very interesting and complex musical ideas although it does overreach at times.
^ 100% agree with you about the more recent albums. I am not a massive Ween fan by any means but I love their more recent stuff as it is a bit more "rock" based. Quebec and White Pepper have some serious rock n' roll between the two (The Grobe, Gonna Be a Long Night, Transdermal Celebration, Stroker Ace, I Don't Want It). The older stuff is pretty odd though, but I cannot wait to see how it comes across live. Truly Excited!
if you like their harder rocking stuff (all the chunes you mentioned are good examples) expect to hear a bunch of it. they tend to play their more rowdy chunes live for sure. the example (She Fuck Me) i posted above is actually not something they play at gigs very often. just a good example of how the band has evolved. i don't expect any acoustic chunes at sasquatch.