Podcast of the Week: “Song Exploder: MGMT”


In each episode of Song Exploder, a musician or band breaks down a song and explains how it came together, both in stripping down to different musical tracks and instruments and in the creative process of writing a song.  In this episode the band MGMT “explodes” one of their earliest songs (and one of my favorites) “Time To Pretend,” which is particularly amusing in that it’s a song about playing at being a rock star that actually launched them into stardom.

Here’s the video for the song as well: