Alien Days

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"Alien Days"
MGMT - Alien Days.jpeg
Single by MGMT
from the album MGMT
Released April 20, 2013
Format Cassette single
Genre Psychedelic rock, neo-psychedelia, Psychedelic pop
Length 5:10
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Andrew VanWyngarden, Ben Goldwasser
MGMT singles chronology
"Alien Days"
"Your Life Is a Lie"
"Alien Days"
"Your Life Is a Lie"

"Alien Days" is the first single released from MGMT, the third album by MGMT, which was released as a cassette single on April 20, 2013. VanWyngarden explains the song as the feeling when "a parasitic alien is in your head, controlling things".[1] The music video of this song was filmed by indie director Sam Fleischner, which was the second video released for the promotion of the album.[2]


On March 30, 2012, the band premiered "Alien Days", at a show in Bogotá, Colombia,[3] at the Festival Estereo Picnic.

On March 11, 2013, MGMT confirmed on their Twitter account that a Record Store Day release would be a cassette tape (with download card) of the studio version of "Alien Days", which became available on April 20.[4] On March 22, 2013, RSD confirmed that this single will be a Record Store Day exclusive limited release.[5] On April 17, the band previewed the song in a stop motion video showing the unpacking of the cassette.[6]
On October 31 the band premiered video via Noisey.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Cassette Single[8]
No. Title Length
1. "Alien Days" (Side A) 5:10[9]
2. "Message 7 from Hearty White" (Side B) 5:15



  • A ^ Trevor is the son of Cool Little Music Shop's owner at Fredonia, NY where the band purchase some of their instruments.


  1. ^ David Browne (January 29, 2013). "MGMT Get Even Wilder on Synth-Heavy Third Album | Music News". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "MGMT @ Bogotá". UStream. March 31, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Twitter / whoisMGMT: 4/20/13: Record Store Day". Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Record Store Day 2013 Releases". Record Store Day. March 22, 2013. Retrieved March 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "MGMT - "Alien Days" Record Store Day Cassingle". YouTube. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ "MGMT – "Alien Days" Record Store Day Cassingle". YouTube. April 17, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Alien Days by whoismgmt on SoundCloud – Hear the world’s sounds". Retrieved June 19, 2013. 

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