02 May 2018

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Nominated For ‘Best Original Score’ TONY Award, Which Includes TMBG Song “I’m Not A Loser”

“By The Time You Get This” Video, from “I Like Fun”, Out Today

Brooklyn’s alternative rock heroes They Might Be Giants remain prolific as ever 35 years into their career. Their latest achievement is contributing the song “I’m Not A Loser” to SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical which received a TONY Award nomination in the ‘Best Original Score (Music And/Or Lyrics)’ category and earned 12 nominations overall.

Earlier this year, the band released their 20th full-length album I Like Fun, was a guest on WTF with Marc Maron podcast, was referenced in an episode of Bob’s Burgers, hosted an Open Mike Eagle-judged “I Left My Body” video contest, performed on CONAN (+ special web-exclusive) and relaunched Dial-A-Song with weekly instalments of new music at www.dialasong.com! This week’s Dial-A-Song release is “By The Time You Get This” paired with an apocalyptic chiller of a music video featuring a cameo appearance by John and John, out today!

They Might Be Giants recently wrapped up the first leg of their world tour–a mostly sold-out 50-city trek across the USA, demolishing stages across the country in support of their new critically-acclaimed full-length studio album I Like Fun. After a short break and some summer festivals, the band is going back out on the road this fall with a stop at NYC’s Terminal 5 and their most extensive Canadian tour ever, following their previously announced dates in the UK and Europe. Their kinetic live energy transcends club stages as highlighted by their Rolling Stone Session and praise in The Atlantic.

Euro Tour Dates

  • 20/9 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
  • 21/9 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club SOLD OUT
  • 22/9 Cambridge, UK @ The Junction
  • 23/9 Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory
  • 25/9 Munich, DE @ Ampere
  • 26/9 Antwerp, BE @ De Roma
  • 27/9 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
  • 28/9 Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theater
  • 29/9 Hamburg, DE @ Knust
  • 1/10 Koln, DE @ Luxor
  • 3/10 London, UK @ Barbican
  • 4/10 Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
  • 5/10 Edinburgh, UK @ Queen’s Hall
  • 6/10 Dublin, IE @ Button Factory

I Like Fun is out now on Lojinx in Europe.

They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun (Lojinx)

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30 Apr 2018

Pugwash will release a second 7-incher from last year’s lauded Silverlake album on the 25th May. “Without You” will be released on transparent clear vinyl backed with an intimate alternate version of album track “Sunshine True”. The single release is set to coincide with an extensive run of UK dates supporting Nick Heyward this summer.

Silverlake differs from previous Pugwash albums in one major respect: it’s essentially a collaboration between two men – Thomas and Jason Falkner. As a former member of Jellyfish, respected solo artist, and musician, Falkner – who’s worked with everyone from Paul McCartney to Air – is similarly underrated artist with a hugely loyal international following. For fans of these two cult heroes (and there are plenty) this promised to be a dream ticket and it delivers in droves.

Recorded in Falkner’s LA studio, Thomas wrote all 11 songs, arranged them, and played acoustic guitar. Jason played everything else (except the strings), sang backing vocals and recorded/produced. The result is a classy pop-rock feast featuring Walsh’s endlessly hooky melodies and Falkner’s unmistakeable sonic footprint.

With previous single picked among “Tracks Of 2017” by Radcliffe & Maconie on BBC6 Music, the album a top 5 album of the year in Mail On Sunday, and The Daily Express extolling “Thomas Walsh should be knighted for his services to songwriting”, it might well be a perfect summer ahead after all.

  • 24/05 Brighton, Concorde 2
  • 25/05 London, Islington Academy
  • 31/05 Stockton-on-Tees, ARC
  • 01/06 Birmingham, O2 Academy
  • 02/06 Liverpool, O2 Academy
  • 07/06 Glasgow, Òran Mór
  • 08/06 Sheffield, O2 Academy
  • 15/06 Oxford, O2 Academy
  • 21/06 Cardiff, The Globe
  • 22/06 Sturminster Newton, The Exchange
  • 27/06 Horsham, The Capitol Theatre
  • 28/06 Bath, Komedia
  • 29/06 Eastleigh, The Concorde Club
  • 06/07 Milton Keynes, The Stables

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01 Apr 2018

John Flansburgh and John Linnell tell Marc the unlikely story of how a couple high school friends became a two-man band at the height of the New Wave performance art era in crime-ridden New York City and somehow carved out four decades of mainstream success as They Might Be Giants. The Johns also talk with Marc about children’s music, selling out, the early days of MTV, Malcolm in the Middle, and more.

Listen here: http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-902-they-might-be-giants

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28 Mar 2018

Dial-A-Song week 13 and another new video from I Like Fun!

Character Design and Direction: Joyce Hesselberth & David Plunkert / Spur Design LLC.
Animation by Joyce Hesselberth & Brianna Gooch.

selflessly hiding all emotions inside
chilly and dry New England style
nobody’s figured out my twelve fatal flaws
who’s keeping score?
who wins that war?

I’m busting out and I know everyone agrees

caring is carting bad ideas to the dump
and taking my time
taking my time
hey this microphone
was turned on all along

I tried returning all that stuff to the store
but then I bought more
then I bought more
I’m done explaining all these reckless displays
hard to defend
I’m in a haze

old stories told in brand new clothes I bought today

kindness is killing off my unfinished dreams
and walking away
just walking away
hey this microphone
was turned on all along

caring is carting bad ideas to the dump
and taking my time
taking my time
hey this microphone
was turned on all along

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23 Mar 2018

They Might Be Giants have announced a change of venue in Bristol on their European tour later this year. They will be upgrading to the larger SWX where original tickets remain valid. Leeds has also sold out with a second show added at Brudenell Social Club.

20 Sep – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club, UK
21 Sep – Leeds, (SOLD OUT)
22 Sep – Cambridge Junction, UK
23 Sep – Bristol, SWX, 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 – Köln, Luxor, DE
3 Oct – London, Barbican Centre, UK
4 Oct – Manchester, Academy 2, UK
5 Oct – Edinburgh, The Queen’s Hall, UK
6 Oct – Dublin, Button Factory, IE

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14 Mar 2018

Congratulations to all the participants in the big “I Left My Body” video contest. The Grand Prize winner is this week’s Dial-A-Song posting, created by David Kreutzer, and he will be receiving the $3000 prize plus a suite of killer video editing effects from Red Giant.

Competition judge Open Mike Eagle said of the winning entry:

After much consideration the grand prize goes to David Kreutzer. Despite the desperation in the password they chose (you know what you passworded), the heart displayed in this clip was impossible to overlook. The narrative arc is compelling as all heck and the direction and performances are infectious. This is the video that I believe the band would have made for this song.

They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun (Lojinx)
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I left my body and I went on a journey
and I forget where I left my body
they’re gonna tow you if they think you’re abandoned

you’ve got to act like you’re not abandoned
I left a notebook with all of my good ideas

key words encoded cryptographically
I’m waiting endlessly on the receptionist
at the desk
I’m searching high and low but I
don’t see anyone
don’t see anyone
don’t see anyone there

I left my body with the old landlady
but I don’t know if she read the directions
there must be something you can use on the carpet
someone might want that electric blanket

unfinished manuscript and a tungsten ring
my plastic hip is going to be worth something
I took the folding knife and the bat repellent soap

I left my body and right away I knew I’d made
a mistake
I left without my senses and I
can’t see anything
can’t see anything
I’m waiting endlessly on the receptionist
at the desk
I’m searching high and low but I
don’t see anyone
don’t see anyone
don’t see anyone there

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