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!
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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.
Some slivers of what’s to come on November 24th. ‘Sliverlake’ if you will…
’Wild and Reckless’ is about looking back on the crazy days of youth and wondering how you survived those sketchy times with danger eternally nosing at your heels. And when you look back now there’s this feeling like, I’ll never be as alive as I was then. Reality will never seem that vibrant and embraceable. Whether that’s true or not isn’t important, it’s just a feeling, life’s intractable ability to hoodwink us into seeing the past as a shining corona, even when there’s only darkness at the center.
Pre-order new album, Wild and Reckless, on Lojinx LP, CD & digital HERE.
Butch Walker talks about his Ruby Red studio in a new feature on Reverb.com. Read it in full here >>