Sutton ’86, Goldwasser ’05, VanWyngarden ’05 Receive Grammy Nominations

Ben Goldwasser '05 and Andrew VanWyngarden '05 of MGMT.

Ben Goldwasser '05 and Andrew VanWyngarden '05 of MGMT.

Grammy Award nominations were announced on Dec. 2. Tierney Sutton ’86 and her band received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album for their album Desire (Telarc). In a review of the recording on All About, Carl L. Hager wrote, “Singer Tierney Sutton’s Desire is the kind of provocative musical work that could change the way a listener hears music. It is an album that is meant to spiritually provoke. It arrests, alarms, it even terrifies.”

MGMT‘s Ben Goldwasser ’05 and Andrew Vanwyngarden ’05 received two Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “Kids” from their album Oracular Spectacular (Sony). See videos on YouTUbe. MGMT’s next album, Congratulations, will be released in the spring.

The complete list of Grammy Award Nominations is online here.

David Low

David Low '76 writes about arts and culture for the Wesleyan magazine and Wesleyan Connection. He is associate director of publications in the Office of University Communications. He is also a published fiction writer. E-mail: