MGMT on Creating a 12-Minute ‘Pop’ Song

Most pop songs run between two and four minutes. However, on Congratulations, the new album by MGMT – a.k.a. Ben Goldwasser ’05 and Andrew VanWyngarden ’05 – have a pop song called “Siberian Breaks” that clocks in at just over 12 minutes. In The Chicago Tribune, bandmates explain how it came about, and why it follows a certain pop tradition.