|Single by MGMT|
|from the album Oracular Spectacular|
|Released||June 23, 2008 (UK)|
|Format||7", CD, 12"|
|Recorded||March-April 2007, Tarbox Road Studios, Cassadaga, NY|
|Genre||Neo-psychedelia, Indie rock, Electronica, Synth pop|
|Certification||Gold (RIANZ, RIAA)|
|MGMT singles chronology|
"Electric Feel" is the second single from MGMT's debut album Oracular Spectacular. It was released on June 23, 2008, available as a 7" and CD single, and later on 12" vinyl. The song's video features The Rock-afire Explosion and the song alternates between bars of 3/2 and bars of 4/4 musical bridges.
"Electric Feel" became MGMT's first Australian ARIA top 50 hit, their first Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles hit (at #20, so the song charted at #120 on the Billboard Hot 100) and their first New Zealand RIANZ top 40 hit.
"Electric Feel" was featured in season 2, episode 4 of Gossip Girl. Also, it was selected for the soundtrack for the video games Midnight Club Los Angeles (released in October 2008) and NBA 2K10 (slated for release in October 2009).
Australian news show Sunrise uses this song as its main opener.
|2.||"Electric Feel" (Rasta Wigs Remix)||4:15|
|1.||"Electric Feel" (Justice Remix)||5:27|
|2.||"Electric Feel" (Justice Remix)||5:27|
|Radio Edit Promo|
|1.||"Electric Feel" (Radio edit)||3:37|
"Electric Feel is a shunting single that cobbles together the instrumental roving of Gary Numan, the high pitch vocal provocation of Scissor Sisters and tops it off with a Timo Maas vibe that varies in impact. Worldly, boundary crossing expressionism is the end result. It is sure to have a range of commentators drawing attention to this backward gazing, yet fresh feeling duo." - David Adair, Angry Ape
The video is often described as an ecstasy or acid trip, while some argue it as being a depiction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Pitchfork Media described the video as "a krazy, kandy-kolored, loud neon thingamajig video" 
The music video features an appearance by the Rock-afire Explosion. The RAE was an animatronic animal band that played in Showbiz Pizza Place in the 1980s and 1990s. In the beginning of the video, two individuals with white and black painted faces can be seen stirring a pot, and later in the video dancing. These two starred in an amateur music video dancing and singing along to MGMT’s "Kids". It was nominated for Best Art Direction in a Video at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.
The video depicts the band members and various people, cartoon characters, RAE, and animal-people in the middle of a jungle partying. They take the moon from the sky, cut it open, and paint themselves in a neon ooze emitting from it. Then put it back in the sky. During the closing sequence, the members of MGMT get on motorbikes and drive into the moon, exploding it and causing a rain of neon colors to fall on the dancing people.
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart ||7|
|Australian ARIA Club Chart  (Justice Mix)||27|
|Belgium Singles Top 50||17|
|Irish Singles Chart ||24|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||10|
|UK Singles Chart ||22|
|U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles||20|
|Country (2008)||Position (Year End Singles Chart)|
The official remix features Columbia Records label mate Jim Jones. It was supposed to be featured on his album Pray IV Reign but was cut. Jim Jones said this to GQ.com about how the remix came to be
|“||They did a show [at United Palace Theater] up in Washington Heights, the initial conversation was just that it was an honor to meet them, I think they're kinda cool. And from there it lead into me saying, It'd be crazy if I remixed "Electric Feel". They were like, Yeah, that would be crazy. So I said, Let me get the beats and shit.||”|
This track was also used in the Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear show for Christian Dior, in September 2008.
The track was also used in Rockstar San Diego 2008 video game, Midnight Club: Los Angeles.