15 Dec 2017

They Might Be Giants has announced the release of I Like Fun, a remarkable 15-track album, 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. 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. Fresh and sonically adventurous, the band’s command of the studio and the song is in rare form from beginning to end. Featured by The New Yorker, album closer “Last Wave” is a deceivingly upbeat track that leaves you with a pit in your stomach by, as Linnell points out, “reminding you of your darkest fears.” “Last Wave” is available to post/share here: Youtube | Spotify | Apple Music.

The band return to Europe for a run of live shows in 2018:

  • 21 Sep – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club, UK (SOLD OUT)
  • 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

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Like Fun is available to pre-order now, here.

They Might Be Giants (photo by Shervin Lainez)

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