25 Apr 2015
Review: They Might Be Giants in Renowned for Sound

They Might Be Giants Glean in Renowned for Sound

…in some ways impossible to summarize or pigeon-hole, but the overriding emotion one is left with after the album’s forty minutes is through is a delirious sort of joy.

25 Apr 2015
They Might Be Giants in The Times

They Might Be Giants in The Times

The cult indie geeks deliver a wonkily infectious paean to feckless beaus. On their new album, Glean.

23 Apr 2015
The Lost Brothers Irish News Q&A

The Lost Brothers Irish News Q&A

A Q&A with Mark of The Lost Brothers in the Irish News, ahead of their show at The Black Box in Belfast on 5th May as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.

21 Apr 2015
They Might Be Giants – All the Lazy Boyfriends (Dial-A-Song Week 16)

From TMBG’s upcoming album Glean which arrives tomorrow!! Video by Paul & Mike Swiatek with help from Joshua Swick, Joe Cuomo, Peter Eaton, Thomas Platt, PJ Germain, Joshua Steffes, Victor Treviqo, Thomas Moore, Chad Carlstone, Corey Glenn and Matthew Baker

Get Glean: Direct | iTunes | Amazon | Spotify | Dial-A-Song Direct

begin again begin again
wake up the lazy boyfriends
begin again begin again
we can start at the end

push your hands in your pockets. spaced out and sleepless
put yourself on the docket. get ready to go
got a brand new day planner still snug in the wrapper
and the weekly to-do list as white as the snow
so who’s good for nothing?
after you’ve run through your personal time
you still got some Wite-Out
enough to erase all the previous line

did you say out loud that YOU THINK YOU’VE LOST YOUR EDGE?
man, you never lost your edge
all the lazy boyfriends are preparing to change
they’re standing in the kitchen and preparing to change
all the lazy boyfriends are preparing to change

this American splendor spreads out before you
from basements to attics, garages to sheds
who needs a vacation? who needs a direction?
who needs motivation when you live in your head?
so who’s good for nothing?
so hard to finish
there’s nothing to force
you’ve still got some Wite-Out
and all of the girlfriends’ buyers remorse

did you say out loud that YOU THINK YOU’VE LOST YOUR EDGE?
man, you never lost your edge
all the lazy boyfriends are preparing to change
they’re staring at the ceiling and preparing to change
all the lazy boyfriends are preparing

begin again begin again
wake up the lazy boyfriends
begin again begin again
we can start at the end

20 Apr 2015
Glean is released today!

They Might Be Giants - Glean

2015 is already a landmark year in two-time Grammy winners They Might Be Giants‘ illustrious career. With the return of their Dial-A-Song service, the band have been posting a new track and accompanying music video every week to unanimous exclamations of joy from fans old and new.

In celebration, the band is releasing GLEAN on 20th April via Lojinx in Europe and on 21st April in the US on their own Idlewild imprint. It includes 16 songs direct from these first weeks of their Dial-A-Song service. The range of these recordings is truly staggering. From the manic violin-driven ‘Music Jail, Pt. 1 & 2‘ to the bluesy grinding of ‘Underwater Woman,’ Glean comprises some of They Might Be Giants’ most vital work of their 30+ year career. With the album, TMBG’s sound is in equal turns as rocking, surprising, effervescent, and truly original as they have ever been. The highly anticipated album is produced with long-time collaborator Pat Dillett (St. Vincent, Mary J. Blige, David Byrne, Donald Fagen, etc), and comes hot on the heels of 2013’s fan-favourite Nanobots.

Get Glean: Direct |iTunes | Spotify

They Might Be Giants

17 Apr 2015
Record Store Day 2015: Nina Persson Animal Crossbreed

Record Store Day 2015: Nina Persson Animal Crossbreed

Record Store Day 2015 is this weekend! Our contribution to this years vinyl madness is Animal Crossbreed, an all-female remix EP featuring Sally Seltmann (Australia), Raindear (Sweden), Polly Scattergood (UK), Hannah Schneider (Denmark) & White Prism (Australia) remixing, twisting & distorting songs from Nina Persson‘s album Animal Heart.

It’s released exclusively for RSD as a numbered limited edition of 500 translucent blue 12″ vinyl EPs and is available to RSD 2015 participating shops throughout Europe.

Tracklist:

  • A1: Animal Heart (Sally Seltmann remix)
  • A2: Food For The Beast (Raindear remix)
  • A3: Animal Heart (Polly Scattergood remix)
  • B1: Animal Heart (Hannah Schneider remix)
  • B2: Food For The Beast (White Prism remix)

14 Apr 2015
They Might Be Giants – Thinking Machine (Dial-A-Song Week 15)

From TMBG’s upcoming album Glean which arrives 20th April. Video directed by David Cowles and Jeremy Galante.

iTunes | Spotify | Dial-A-Song Direct | get Glean

tape has brightening arm connect
wait that didn’t make sense
self-paint lever itching does
that made even less sense
shaving copter anymore
that’s not even a sentence
weld crat tonsil speep enact
some of those aren’t words

what does it mean?
what does it mean?
I’ll put it in my thinking machine

uncle fourteen marching flame
don’t know what you said
sleep expensive cloud enjoy
still not following
gurb long trom flom dim fim lim

pretty sure that’s gibberish
dog dog dog dog dog dog dog
now you’re just repeating the word “dog”

what does it mean?
what does it mean?
I’ll put it in my thinking machine

cash fog ansel adams mouth
what?
green grape gravy grateful grab
what?
skele­tele­tele­ton
what?
the word for word is word

what does it mean?
what does it mean?
I put it in my thinking machine

13 Apr 2015
Q Magazine’s Five Songs To Hear This Week with Fred Abbott

Q Magazine's Five Songs To Hear This Week with Fred Abbott

California-glow guitars and radio-sheened harmonies

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12 Apr 2015
The Lost Brothers April & May tour dates

The Lost Brothers April & May tour dates

08 Apr 2015
Butch Walker announces UK shows for July

Butch Walker (Credit - Noah Abrams)

Hey hey hey… I’m coming, UK!!!! I got a couple shows for you after this North American Tour… the setlist I’m working on for this tour will be like NO OTHER TOUR I’ve done. I’ve dug deep into the well for some remakes of old stuff, pretty sweet covers, lots of favorites and some new album material too.

July 2nd London, Borderline (tickets)
July 3rd Manchester, Deaf Institute (tickets)