Mental Health Break

Andrew Sullivan —  Apr 15 2011 @ 4:20pm

A close friend of the band writes:

Not many fans of MGMT know this, but their song "Kids" is in fact loosely based on The Giving Tree.

Money quote:

Control yourself.
Take only what you need from it.
A family of trees wantin',
To be haunted. 

The story behind the unofficial music video, which became a YouTube mega-hit, is here. (The official music video, seen here, is an anti-MHB.)