Archive Tag: they might be giants

30 Jun 2014

FREE FIRST ALBUM LIVE DOWNLOAD

They Might Be Giants have a gift for you! The entire first album recorded live on the 2013 tour!

These performances were culled from shows on They Might Be Giants’ 2013 world tour.  John Flansburgh and John Linnell are joined by their stellar band — Dan Miller on the guitar, 

Danny Weinkauf on bass, and Marty Beller on the drums. There is also a guest appearance by the Avatars of They. 

THE STORY OF THE PINK ALBUM

They Might Be Giants’ first album, also known as the “pink album” because of the distinctive pink skyline in Rodney Allen Greenblat’s cover illustration,” was a turning point for both the band and the burgeoning world of indie rock.

They Might Be Giants had been performing in downtown NYC clubs and had become a fixture on the East Village scene where performance art and music flowed together in a vivid late night club scene. In those earlier years, the band was making recordings for their Dial-A-Song service and their demos were actively passed around town. While the album’s release in late 1986 was met with raves from critics (including the rare “A” rating from the Village Voice’s Robert Christgau), with no major label push or immediate radio interest, it seemed destined to settle comfortably into the Miscellaneous T section within a number of months. All that would change quickly when the band collaborated with video director Adam Bernstein, on a series of original clips that would get serious play on MTV…


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26 May 2014

They Might Be Giants‘ album Idlewild is released in the UK & Europe today!

Buy direct from Lojinx for bonus free badges & stickers!

“Idlewild: A Compilation” is neither a “best of” nor a rarities set. It is an ultra-vivid illustration of the bands prodigious output and singular musical vision. From the spare, folkie chug of “Words Are Like”, which originally appeared as part of TMBG’s internet-only collaboration with eMusic back in the dot.com era glory days of 2001, to the propulsive, dance floor groove of “You’re On Fire”, from last year’s Nanobots release, the scope of Idlewild is as wide as it is beguiling.

GET IT HERE: http://ljx.to/idlewild


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28 Apr 2014

1 of 3 OFFICIAL WINNERS of the TMBG “Am I Awake?” music video contest!

Directed, Produced, and Edited by ALEX ITALICS
Cinematography by BRODY ANDERSON

Starring:

News anchors:
DANIEL DAVID HIGGINS
MARK KLUGHEIT
STEVE MCKEE
RAY C. MERRIL

Field reporters:
CARL JOHNSON
ALEX ITALICS

Eyewitness:
MOLLY BATES JOHNSON

Newsmen:
DANIEL GEFFRE
GRANT HUNKER
MIKEY DEAN AGIUS

Police:
BOB FLYZIK
KEITH LOPEZ
JOEY RUDMAN

Passersby:
MARK BIERY
KATE CANNON
PAM WITTENBAKER CRANDALL
SHANE GUNTHER
ADAM NIXON
DANIELLE STEPHENSON
CRYSTAL VALENZUELA
JORDAN MARIE WILSON

Special Thanks to:
ASHLEY NIXON
HUNTER MACPHERSON
DAVID NEFF
EVERETT FORBES
MICHAEL MULCAHY
DAN BATES
HELEN STEPHENSON
DEAN AND MELISSA PORTER

Preorder “Am I Awake?” on the brand new release “Idlewild: A Compilation”


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28 Apr 2014

1 of 3 OFFICIAL WINNERS of the TMBG “Am I Awake?” video contest!

Jack Fields: Writer, Director, Fabricator, Compositor, Roto, Performer
Hannah Miller: Co Writer, Fabricator, Assistant Director, Lead Performer
John Regan: Director of Photography
April Tennyson: Performer, Fabricator
Dan Ballard: Fabricator, Performer
Rachel Wayne: Fabricator, Performer

Get “Am I Awake?” on the brand new release Idlewild: A Compilation


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28 Apr 2014

They Might Be Giants have pulled off the seemingly inconceivable – they have continued to work, create and evolve musically, artistically and uninterrupted for 30 YEARS. During this time, the two-time GRAMMY winning Brooklyn originals diversified into television & film music—often with award-winning results—and have 16 vital studio albums under their belt.

They Might Be Giants Idlewild In celebration of the last 10 years of the band’s remarkable run, They Might Be Giants are releasing Idlewild, a 17-song compilation album named for their own US label, Idlewild Recordings.

“Idlewild: A Compilation” is neither a “best of” nor a rarities set. It is an ultra-vivid illustration of the bands prodigious output and singular musical vision. From the spare, folkie chug of “Words Are Like”, which originally appeared as part of TMBG’s internet-only collaboration with eMusic back in the dot.com era glory days of 2001, to the propulsive, dance floor groove of “You’re On Fire”, from last year’s Nanobots release, the scope of Idlewild is as wide as it is beguiling.

They Might Be Giants‘ album Idlewild will be release on Lojinx in Europe on 26th May and is available for pre-order now.


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