Archive Tag: dial-a-song

28 Apr 2015

Dial-A-Song week 17! Impossibly New

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walking through a world so dated
made of bones and wood so ancient
bitter dudes throwing rocks and flipping birds
in this town of rude deceivers
please make way for two believers
they can’t lie and their arms are open wide

the corner phone booth
in it’s youth
loved burning leaves and morning suits
it’s true
the only smokestack coming back is me for you
with love that’s impossibly new

as we gather round the campfire
telling tales of local vampires
don’t get scared of the shadows over there

two for once
we’ll have a ball
run thru the sodium pentathol
it’s true
the only smokestack coming back is me for you
with love that’s impossibly new
impossibly new


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21 Apr 2015

From TMBG’s upcoming album Glean which arrives tomorrow!! Video by Paul & Mike Swiatek with help from Joshua Swick, Joe Cuomo, Peter Eaton, Thomas Platt, PJ Germain, Joshua Steffes, Victor Treviqo, Thomas Moore, Chad Carlstone, Corey Glenn and Matthew Baker

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begin again begin again
wake up the lazy boyfriends
begin again begin again
we can start at the end

push your hands in your pockets. spaced out and sleepless
put yourself on the docket. get ready to go
got a brand new day planner still snug in the wrapper
and the weekly to-do list as white as the snow
so who’s good for nothing?
after you’ve run through your personal time
you still got some Wite-Out
enough to erase all the previous line

did you say out loud that YOU THINK YOU’VE LOST YOUR EDGE?
man, you never lost your edge
all the lazy boyfriends are preparing to change
they’re standing in the kitchen and preparing to change
all the lazy boyfriends are preparing to change

this American splendor spreads out before you
from basements to attics, garages to sheds
who needs a vacation? who needs a direction?
who needs motivation when you live in your head?
so who’s good for nothing?
so hard to finish
there’s nothing to force
you’ve still got some Wite-Out
and all of the girlfriends’ buyers remorse

did you say out loud that YOU THINK YOU’VE LOST YOUR EDGE?
man, you never lost your edge
all the lazy boyfriends are preparing to change
they’re staring at the ceiling and preparing to change
all the lazy boyfriends are preparing

begin again begin again
wake up the lazy boyfriends
begin again begin again
we can start at the end


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14 Apr 2015

From TMBG’s upcoming album Glean which arrives 20th April. Video directed by David Cowles and Jeremy Galante.

iTunes | Spotify | Dial-A-Song Direct | get Glean

tape has brightening arm connect
wait that didn’t make sense
self-paint lever itching does
that made even less sense
shaving copter anymore
that’s not even a sentence
weld crat tonsil speep enact
some of those aren’t words

what does it mean?
what does it mean?
I’ll put it in my thinking machine

uncle fourteen marching flame
don’t know what you said
sleep expensive cloud enjoy
still not following
gurb long trom flom dim fim lim

pretty sure that’s gibberish
dog dog dog dog dog dog dog
now you’re just repeating the word “dog”

what does it mean?
what does it mean?
I’ll put it in my thinking machine

cash fog ansel adams mouth
what?
green grape gravy grateful grab
what?
skele­tele­tele­ton
what?
the word for word is word

what does it mean?
what does it mean?
I put it in my thinking machine


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07 Apr 2015

From TMBG’s upcoming album Glean which arrives 20th April. Video fully assembled from original parts created by Chris Smith for TMBG’s live show.

iTunes | Spotify | Dial-A-Song Direct

how thoughtless of me
how dumb can you be?
hopeless, wasn’t that
what you called me and in fact
it was even more true than you knew
where did the end of the rope go?
I forget now, did I let go?
after you left me hanging on your words
which hung down like a rope
where did the end of it go?
I’ll never know

you’re gone, but I’m still there
clawing at the air
now it’s curtains for me
and I’ll spend eternity
doing joyless cartwheels in the void
where did the end of the rope go?
I forget now, did I let go?
long ago you left me hanging on your words
which hung down like a rope from the sky
where did the end of it go?
no one can ever know

where did the end of the rope go?
I forget now, did I let go?
once upon a time you left me hanging from your words
which hung down in the ether like a rope from the sky
wherever did the end of it go?
no one can ever know


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01 Apr 2015
They Might Be Giants announce new album “Glean” as Dial-A-Song continues every week throughout 2015

2015 is already a landmark year in two-time Grammy winners They Might Be Giants‘ illustrious career. With the return of their Dial-A-Song service, the band have been posting a new track and accompanying music video every week to unanimous exclamations of joy from fans old and new.

Every Tuesday throughout the year a new song is posted via www.dialasong.com, TMBG’s “Particlemen” YouTube channel and on their free smartphone apps.

In celebration, the band is releasing GLEAN on 20th April via Lojinx in Europe and on 21st April in the US on their own Idlewild imprint. It includes 16 songs direct from these first weeks of their Dial-A-Song service. The range of these recordings is truly staggering. From the manic violin-driven ‘Music Jail, Pt. 1 & 2‘ to the bluesy grinding of ‘Underwater Woman,’ Glean comprises some of They Might Be Giants’ most vital work of their 30+ year career. With the album, TMBG’s sound is in equal turns as rocking, surprising, effervescent, and truly original as they have ever been. The highly anticipated album is produced with long-time collaborator Pat Dillett (St. Vincent, Mary J. Blige, David Byrne, Donald Fagen, etc), and comes hot on the heels of 2013’s fan-favourite Nanobots.

From the world’s first downloadable album to audio and video podcasts to smart phone apps, They Might Be Giants’ career has always been one of unlikely innovation. And now their most notorious innovation, Dial-A-Song, has been revitalised for 2015. Originally launched in 1983 from John Flansburgh’s Brooklyn kitchen via a consumer answering machine, Dial-A-Song let listeners in on the latest and greatest from the band years before their career took off on a international level.

In February the band announced a video contest for the lead single ‘Erase’, to be judged by Black Francis of the Pixies. As the 7th April deadline approaches, it’s sure to elicit spectacularly original results and the 3 winners will each be handsomely rewarded with a $1000 cash prize.

Pre-order Glean: https://www.lojinx.com/releases/they-might-be-giants/glean

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01 Apr 2015
They Might Be Giants Glean

They Might Be Giants Glean, on Lojinx 2015 is already a landmark year in two-time Grammy winners They Might Be Giants‘ illustrious career. With the return of their Dial-A-Song service, the band have been posting a new track and accompanying music video every week to unanimous exclamations of joy from fans old and new.

In celebration, the band is releasing GLEAN on 20th April via Lojinx in Europe. It includes 16 songs direct from these first weeks of their Dial-A-Song service. The range of these recordings is truly staggering. From the manic violin-driven ‘Music Jail, Pt. 1 & 2‘ to the bluesy grinding of ‘Underwater Woman,’ Glean comprises some of They Might Be Giants’ most vital work of their 30+ year career. With the album, TMBG’s sound is in equal turns as rocking, surprising, effervescent, and truly original as they have ever been. The highly anticipated album is produced with long-time collaborator Pat Dillett (St. Vincent, Mary J. Blige, David Byrne, Donald Fagen, etc), and comes hot on the heels of 2013’s fan-favourite Nanobots.

Read more and pre-order here >>


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31 Mar 2015

They Might Be Giants Dial-A-Song Week 13, “I’m A Coward”. Video created by Keira Alexandra and Work-Order. Magic by Mark Mitton.

iTunes | Spotify | Dial-A-Song Direct

I’m a coward
It’s a miracle I dare breathe
Overpowered by the gentlest summer breeze
Even when I close my eyes I like to think that I’m hiding

I need a confidant. A co-conspirator
To turn the tide on my losing side

I’m a coward
Guess I’d best make myself clear
I bet mumbles are what you’d expect to hear

I need a confidant who can see past my faults
And take the time to save me from myself
I need a confidant. A co-conspirator
To turn the tide on my losing side


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24 Mar 2015

They Might Be Giants Dial-A-Song Week 12, “Underwater Woman”. Video created by Mark Marek.

iTunes | Spotify | Dial-A-Song Direct

underwater woman
underwater lady
no one on the shore will ever know what’s in her heart

fiercely alive, will to survive
able to thrive on her own
self contained, properly trained
hydroponically grown

underwater woman
breathing underwater
brushing her hair, eating a pear
no one can tell when she cries
away away away

she scans the ocean floor
with ultrasonic blips
nothing but rocks and sand
and the broken wrecks of ships

underwater woman
underwater lady
no one on the shore will ever know what’s in her heart

laughing uncontrollably, who is she talking to?
holding up a shell like it’s a telephone
frantically digging through a pile of old papers
intently staring at a photograph

underwater woman
breathing underwater
brushing her hair, eating a pear
no one can tell when she cries
away away away


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17 Mar 2015

They Might Be Giants Dial-A-Song Week 11, “Unpronounceable”. Video directed by ITWST.

iTunes | Spotify | Dial-A-Song Direct

time stopped
when you said hello
when you left
the clock began to breathe again
now all I do is think about
the puzzle that remains

your name it is unpronounceable
distorted and illegible
I never figured out what that was
If I couldn’t then I doubt I ever will

rewind the tape, review the blur
never the same, but still obscure
turn up the sound and hear the white noise
zoom and enhance if that were even a
real thing
which it isn’t
stare at the static long enough you’ll
be hypnotized be hypnotized

now I spend
my days and nights
looking at
a depression on the sofa
and over time it flattens out
but I am still depressed

your name it is unpronounceable
distorted and illegible
I never figured out what that was
If I couldn’t then I know I never will

rewind the tape, review the blur
never the same, but still obscure
turn up the sound and hear the white noise
stare at the static and be hypnotized

found
found your sound
wound down and nearly drowned
lying on the ground

your name it is unpronounceable


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10 Mar 2015

They Might Be Giants are returning to their roots as the progenitors of the FREE MUSIC FOR EVERYBODY movement with an exciting and ambitious project.

Every Tuesday in 2015 a new song will be posted for your streaming pleasure via www.dialasong.com and via TMBG’s YouTube channel ParticleMen (subscribe to their YouTube channel to get notice of postings straight away). The new songs will also be posted on their FREE smart phone apps (iOS / Android.)

Week 10 of Dial-A-Song is “Good To Be Alive”.

Directed by Jeremiah Crowell.
Starring Joey Slotnick.
Written by David Cowles and John Flansburgh.
Yeti played by Chris Anderson.

iTunes: http://geni.us/iDAS10
Dial-A-Song Direct at https://drip.fm/dial-a-song-direct

Hello mind. It’s good to be awake again
Spend some time reflecting
Hello hand. We all salute you hand
Five fingers strong. It’s good to have you back again

Hello eye. The complicated eye
Focused so hard on inspecting
Hello leg. Such a shaky leg
Just barely more than decoration

I’m not a motivational speaker
but on this I have arrived
It’s good to be alive
Good to be alive

Hello hand. We all salute you hand
Five fingers strong. It’s good to have you back again

I’m not some mega-church style preacher but my spirit is revived
It’s good to be alive. Good to be alive. Yeah.
I’m not a life coach or some teacher but I think we’ll all survive
It’s good to be alive. Good to be alive. Yeah.

 

 


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