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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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23 Feb 2015
Still Viral After All These Years: They Might Be Giants Offer Free Live Download of ‘Flood’

Decades before there was such a thing as “going viral,” quirky, pioneering college rockers They Might Be Giants were paving the way for the current generation of YouTubers, Vine stars, and Internet pranksters. And they did it totally analog-style.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of They Might Be Giants classic album ‘Flood’, the band and Yahoo Music are premiering a free download of the full album, recorded live in Australia. Read more >>


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19 Feb 2015
They Might Be Giants at 33: We’re (Still) Here, We’re Weird, Get Used to Us

How a pair of misfits reconfigured what it means to be cool and earned one of music’s most unique fanbases.

Amy Rose Spiegel talks to They Might Be Giants on the evening of their sold-out performance at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, the band’s founding fathers John Linnell and John Flansburgh are backstage preparing to present the first of the many ambitious projects they have slated for 2015. Read in full at RollingStone >>


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