28 Jan 2016
They Might Be Giants featured in The Metro

They Might Be Giants were featured in yesterday’s Metro, ahead of the sold out London show next week.

New albums Glean & Why? are out now!


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16 Jan 2016

Ahead of  European tour dates next month, Blitzen Trapper have released Mystery and Wonder.  The 3-track EP includes two exclusive new non-album tracks: “Let The Cards Fall (Live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic)” and “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow”.  The latter is a traditional American folk tune most recently best known from the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou?”. The band were asked to record their own interpretation of the song by the makers of US TV show Fargo. It was subsequently featured in the series (Season 2, Episode 6) and is released here by popular demand.

The title track is taken from their new album “All Across This Land“, out now on Lojinx CD, LP and digital.

The band head for European shores next month for an extensive run of dates that cover Belgium, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

06 FEB 16 Le Botanique, Brussels (BE)
07 FEB 16 The Hope & Ruin, Brighton (UK)
08 FEB 16 The Lexington, London (UK)
10 FEB 16 Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) [“Blitzen Trapper plays Neil Young’s Harvest”]
11 FEB 16 C-Mine, Genk (BE)
12 FEB 16 Doornroosje, Nijmegen (NL)
13 FEB 16 Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam (NL)
14 FEB 16 Hafenklang, Hamburg (DE)
15 FEB 16 Pumpehuset, Copenhagen (DK)
16 FEB 16 Atlas, Aarhus (DK)
17 FEB 16 Pustervik, Gothenborg (SE)
18 FEB 16 The Crossroad Club, Oslo (NO)
19 FEB 16 Mejeriet, Lund (SE)
20 FEB 16 Privat Club, Berlin (DE)

Tickets available now at your preferred vendor. Get the Mystery and Wonder EP on iTunes, Spotify or download direct from Lojinx.

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Blitzen Trapper - All Across This Land
Blitzen Trapper - Mystery and Wonder EP (Fargo)

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14 Jan 2016
Clash Magazine premiere new Blitzen Trapper video

Clash Magazine has premiered the new Blitzen Trapper video for “Mystery and Wonder”. Released tomorrow is the Mystery and Wonder EP that includes two exclusive new songs: “Let The Cards Fall (Live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic)” and “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow”. The latter, a traditional American folk tune most recently known from “O Brother Where Art Thou?”, was recently recorded by the band for hit US TV show Fargo, in which it features.

The Mystery and Wonder EP is out tomorrow. Watch the video at Clash Magazine here.

 


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13 Jan 2016
They Might Be Giants 2016 UK Tour

They Might Be Giants arrive in the UK this month for a run of dates supporting their impressive recorded output for the last 12 months. Expect to hear classic tunes and new material from their Dial-A-Song project, that concluded with it’s 52nd weekly new song & video in December, and tracks from new albums Glean & Why?


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07 Jan 2016
Fred Abbott tour dates

Fred Abbott will be taking his band on the road for a handful of live dates for the new year, including a weekly residency at Camden’s The Forge. Expect to hear material from his new album, Serious Poke, and a few other surprises.

Jan 14th – The Forge, Camden (residency)
Jan 21st – The Forge, Camden (residency)
Jan 28th – The Forge, Camden (residency)
Feb 3rd – Night & Day Cafe, Manchester
Feb 5th – The Louisiana, Bristol


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29 Dec 2015

It’s the final instalment of Dial-A-Song, the 52nd of 52 new new TMBG songs and videos for 2015!! New albums Glean & Why? are out now! UK Tour dates coming up.

“Shape Shifter” video directed and animated by Jason Willis.

I’ve got a big old problem
shape shifters all around

where did my world go?
one minute everything is home and friends
and new york times and lawn
beware the blob they said
how was I to know they meant the
ups delivery man
the koi in the tank and the anchorwoman

I’ve got a big old problem
shape shifters all around

shape shifter shape shifter
you gotta quit that shifting of shapes
I accepted what you were and then everything changed
and I don’t want to live in any place where
the people are shifting their shapes

they’re such a liar
they said the planet wouldn’t
undulate and then burst into flames
what used to be my house?
is it that purple tentacle?
or is that the tv repairman?
the clarinet? the vegetable stand?

I’ve got a big old problem
shape shifters all around

shape shifter shape shifter
you gotta quit that shifting of shapes
I accepted what you were and then everything changed
and I don’t want to live in any place where
the people are shifting their shapes

I’ve got a big old problem
shape shifters all around

if you’re someone I used to know
I sure don’t recognize you
so I’m only hanging round amorphous mounds
in the town where nothing familiar can be found

I’ve got a big old problem
shape shifters all around


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22 Dec 2015
Blitzen Trapper pay-what-you-wish christmas download

DOWNLOAD & GIVE! It’s the season of giving and we are so stoked to share our song ‘Christmas Is Coming Soon’ as a pay-what-you-wish download. All proceeds will go directly to Mercy Corps, who’s mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping to build secure, productive and just communities in some of the toughest places in the world. Download and give here: http://bit.ly/1J26ic8

Ten o’clock and all is well
April fools, string of shells
Countless blanks fired at will
Rocks upon the window sill
Christmas is coming soon…

Steve McQueen, high school girls
Blow a kiss, sandy pearls
Bullet holes, hidden scars
Making love in a stolen car
Christmas is coming soon…

Carefully she climbs up into the tree
Her radio sits below in the snow
Fill the night with songs
As she waits for dawn

Christmas is coming soon

Donkey kong, candle wax
Muddy stains on brand new slacks
Ten o’clock and all is well
Messy hair and jingle bells
Christmas is coming soon…


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