Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Oct 5th 2010 9:00AM by Andrew Kerr
Daniel Boczarski, Redferns
As previously reported by Spinner, singer Andrew VanWyngarden refuted the urine claims in an email to Pitchfork.
Now the singer has told BBC Newsbeat, "The whole show was great and it's too bad that people just focus on some rumour. It wasn't urine."
Clearly the press preoccupation doesn't sit well with the frontman. He continued, "What annoyed me most was that no one focused on the fact that it was a great show, that it was sold-out. We're coming and playing these amazing shows with people in the crowd who're really devoted to the new album and then the focus is on some B.S."
As for reports of the group's involvement with Jedward, VanWyngarden put the story down to some UK journalists failing to "understand our sarcasm." He said, "The thing is we understand why journalists do stupid things like misquote us. They want to sell copies of whatever publication they're writing for. I think it would be beneficial for us to not read any press."
On the music front, VanWyngarden hinted that the next MGMT record could feature the kind of "big hits" that appeared on their debut. He explained, "I think playing all over the show you want a track you can play all over the world and just be mindless and the crowd goes crazy. We have a couple of them but it would be nice to have more."