The song “raises questions and gets at the riddle of what justice really means,” Eric Earley said. “I wrote it some time ago but kept it from being released until this record, Wild and Reckless. It felt like the right time for it to see the light of day, a song that deals with sexual assault and gun violence”
They Might Be Giants have announced that their extensive 2018 world tour now includes 13 European dates including their first at London’s prestigious Barbican Centre. With shows in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands it will be the most extensive Euro tour the band have done in a number of years.
They Might Be Giants new album, I Like Fun, will be released 19th January 2018 as with weekly instalments of dial-a-song also return in the new year.
- 21 Sep – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club, UK
- 22 Sep – Cambridge, The Junction, UK
- 23 Sep – Bristol, Marble Factory, UK
- 25 Sep – Munich, Ampere, DE
- 26 Sep – Antwerp, De Roma, BE
- 27 Sep – Amsterdam, Paradiso, NL
- 28 Sep – Berlin, Columbia Theater, DE
- 29 Sep – Hamburg, Knust, DE
- 1 Oct – Koln, Luxor, DE
- 3 Oct – London, Barbican, UK
- 4 Oct – Manchester, Academy 2, UK
- 5 Oct – Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall, UK
- 6 Oct – Dublin, Button Factory, IE
Portland quintet Blitzen Trapper’s new album Wild and Reckless is out now! Described by frontman Eric Earley as a “something like a cross-eyed stepchild to Furr“, referring to their break-through Subpop release. The new album was born from a stage production that the band spent the better part of a year producing. The half musical, half rock-opera dealt with heroin abuse, desperation, true love and western power structures. Early continues, “Ten years after Furr with all its talk of murder and the end of the western world, it seems there’s more to tell.”
Wild and Reckless is available on Lojinx CD, LP and Digital. Vinyl is expected mid-November 2017.
Released today is the second single from the forthcoming Pugwash album Silverlake. Listen to “What Are You Like” now on Spotify / Apple Music / YouTube, or pre-order the album on LP, CD or digital with instant grat download of both singles.
Blitzen Trapper find friendship in some strange places in the music video for their new song “Wild and Reckless,” which stars a man in a gas mask gallivanting around with a fake skeleton.
I LIKE FUN OUT 19th JANUARY 2018
FEATURING I LEFT MY BODY – LISTEN NOW
TMBG’s DIAL-A-SONG RETURNS FOR ALL OF 2018
“Oh my god, They Might Be Giants is underrated. That’s the best band of all time. Better than the Stones, better than the Beatles, better than Oasis, and better than Crosby, Stills and Nash.” – Open Mike Eagle, Pitchfork “Over/Under”
Why is the world in love again? They Might Be Giants has announced the release of I Like Fun, a remarkable 15-track album to be available physically and digitally on 19th January 2018.
I Like Fun jumps with surprises, vitality, and the startling point of view of these Brooklyn originals. Over a year in the making, songwriters and band founders John Linnell and John Flansburgh draw on themes of dread, death, and disappointment and set them to their driving, hyper-melodic music. The results will leave even the most heavy-hearted among us with a renewed sense of wonder. Fresh and sonically adventurous, the band’s command of the studio and the song is in rare form from beginning to end.
On I Like Fun, the spotlight is also on the band’s formidable long-standing live lineup; drummer Marty Beller, bassist Danny Weinkauf and lead guitarist Dan Miller. While the group enjoys a reputation for delivering one of the liveliest shows around, the album accomplishes the rare feat of capturing that ecstatic intensity on disc. Co-produced with and mixed by Patrick Dillett (St. Vincent, Donald Fagen, The National, Mary J. Blige), the album was tracked and mixed at the brand-new Reservoir Studios—site of the legendary Skyline Studios where TMBG recorded their platinum-selling album Flood.
2018 will also see the return of TMBG’s Dial-A-Song service, with weekly instalments toll free at www.dialasong.com, and on streaming sites everywhere, featuring new music all year long!
Order from Lojinx Direct: http://ljx.cc/TMBG_ILikeFun
Alternatively, support your local record shop and request Lojinx LJX113CD.
They Might Be Giants Preview New LP With Jovial Power-Pop Song ‘I Left My Body’
Read it in full and listen here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/they-might-be-giants-preview-new-lp-with-jovial-power-pop-song-w509614
Clash Music has premiered ‘Dance With Me’, the new single from Blitzen Trapper’s forthcoming album Wild and Reckless. Calling it “Deeply retro but all the better for it” and “Hugely enjoyable, it’s the sound of a band doing what they do best, and loving every minute.”
Pugwash announce Silverlake album launch gig, billed as a solo acoustic evening with Thomas Walsh. Thomas will be performing songs new and old, live at The Islington, London, on Saturday 25th November 2017.
Hit podcast ‘Dirty John‘, from Los Angeles Times & Wondery, is billed as “a true story about seduction, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival”. It features music from Tracy Bonham’s Masts Of Manhatta album, the track “Devil’s Got Your Boyfriend”. Released in 2010, Masts Of Manhatta was Tracy’s fourth solo album but her mainstream breakout hit – “Mother Mother” – went to Number 1 in the US Billboard charts in 1996, from her debut album “The Burdens of Being Upright”.
Tracy Bonham’s album “Masts Of Manhatta”, including ‘Devil’s Got Your Boyfriend’ is available on Lojinx here.