2008 Archived News

From This Might Be A Wiki

December 2008[edit]

December 31, 2008
After nearly two years of off-and-on again work, our They Might Be Giants article has been completely overhauled! Many thanks to Lucretius, Valerie, and all the others who helped us with this daunting task!
December 26, 2008
They Might Be Giants came in at #9 on Billboard's Year-End Top Kids Artists of 2008 (based on album sales). Congratulations, guys!
December 23, 2008
A Philadelphia Weekly interview with John Flansburgh was in today's edition. The interview and article is mainly a 10,000 foot view of the band's career. Flansburgh also discusses the disintegration of the CD store and the decline of the music industry, due to file sharing.
December 20, 2008
There's a new episode of Theynow available. Listen now or update your feed reader.
December 20, 2008
TMBG has started a direct RSS feed for show information. Subscribe and receive the very latest show information automatically. It's amazing!
December 19, 2008
TMBW.Net gets a mention in an interview with Preston and Steve on WMMR. (Thanks to all our Myspace friends who dropped us a note about it.)
December 18, 2008
Phrequency has posted an exclusive interview with John and John (and Marty). Check it out!
December 3, 2008
Congratulations to They Might Be Giants for their Grammy nomination for Here Come The 123s!

November 2008[edit]

November 27, 2008
A news article from The Free-Lance Star offers some tidbits from John Flansburgh regarding the two upcoming They Might Be Giants albums. On Here Comes Science, John says the album will tackle "more controversial issues, like evolution—pretty much everything," and that the band had to hire a scientific consultant for the project. Regarding the next adult album, "I think this next rock album... my ambition for it is to blend more of the home-recording techniques that we presented in the '80s with modern sounds. I'd like to make a more insane-sounding record, to be perfectly honest." The article also states that TMBG was "basically cut out of" providing the soundtrack for the upcoming film Coraline, but that the songs they created for the project will be released eventually.
November 18, 2008
New bundles have been added to the TMBG Merchandise Store, along with some new TMBG shirts, just in time for the holidays. Pick up a bundle or two today -- Remember, the more you spend, the more you save!
November 16, 2008
Here Come The 123s was voted as the #3 Kids and Family Album of the Year in the 2008 Fids and Kamily Music Awards. The awards are judged by critics, writers, radio programmers, and others involved in the music industry.
November 12, 2008
A Pushing Daisies Soundtrack is slated to be released on December 23. Included on the soundtrack will be the show's version of "Birdhouse In Your Soul". (If you missed it the first time, you can watch the appearance on YouTube.)
November 8, 2008
On Sunday November 23rd at 12:15 am, the Drinky Crow show (for which TMBG composed the theme song) will make its regular series debut on Adult Swim.
November 6, 2008
Music critics Pitchfork Media have compiled a book called The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present. According to several online sources, TMBG's Birdhouse In Your Soul makes the list of the best songs from 1987 - 1990.

October 2008[edit]

October 29, 2008
This year's special Halloween (and Election Day) edition of They Might Be Giants Podcast, Podcast 37A, has been released. Download it now or at your leisure!
October 25, 2008
Before yesterday's show in Northampton MA, Ella Childs from the kids' radio show "Spare The Rock, Spoil The Child" interviewed both of the Johns. The full, unedited interview is up on sparetherock.com. (The full interview is approximately 12 minutes long).
October 14, 2008
A couple of weeks back, Asterisk Animation posted an in-depth blog entry about the makings of their video for the Venue Song, Trees.
October 11, 2008
TMBG fans! It's time to bust out your Sharpies! Happy They Day!
October 8, 2008
Here Come The 123s has won a "Silver Honor" at this year's Parents' Choice Awards, in the "Music" category!
October 2, 2008
TMBW.Net now has a Twitter feed that you can use to track upcoming TMBG shows. Check it out!
October 1, 2008
Ready your sharpies! They Day is only eleven days away!

September 2008[edit]

September 24, 2008
On the heels of Podcast 36A, Podcast 36B has been officially released. Go download it today!
September 23, 2008
The 200th Strong Bad Email has been released, with a contribution from the TMBG. The song (200 sbemails) is available for download at the end.
September 23, 2008
Yesterday's edition of All Things Considered focused on grown-up bands that craft kid songs. Stefan Shepherd from Zooglobble discussed a couple of his favorite bands, with a focus on TMBG. To listen to this episode, check out npr.org.
September 19, 2008
After a day of being previewed on TMBG's Myspace profile, Podcast 36A has been officially released. Go download it today!
September 18, 2008
Now, you can never again have an excuse for not knowing that TMBG was playing in your town! You can get notified of new show dates via email alerts, or you can subscribe to our upcoming show newsfeeds (available in <a href="http://tmbw.net/wiki/index.php?action=ajax&rs=showsFeed&rsargs=rss">RSS</a> or <a href="http://tmbw.net/wiki/index.php?action=ajax&rs=showsFeed&rsargs=atom">Atom</a>). And for any of you developers out there that are developing Web 2.0 apps, feel free to hook in to our <a href="http://tmbw.net/wiki/index.php?action=ajax&rs=showsXMLFeed">XML</a> feed of upcoming shows.
September 17, 2008
Over at Plush You Interviews, there is an interview today with Hine Mizushima. In the interview, she answers a few questions about how she got hooked up with They Might Be Giants, and talks about working on videos with the band, plus she mentions that she is working on another project with them right now.
September 11, 2008
Catch John and John's live performance and interview with Jonathan Clarke on New York's own 104.3 FM, or streamed live from q1043.com, this Sunday (9/14) at 9:00 pm!
September 2, 2008
On November 30 at 7:00pm, TMBG documentary Gigantic will be played at the new 92YTribeca (200 Hudson Street) in New York City. The event will also feature an introduction and Q&A by John Flansburgh and John Linnell! Tickets are $12 each, and available at 92y.org.

August 2008[edit]

August 31, 2008
Laura Cantrell's WFMU show Radio Thrift Shop on August 27 rebroadcast a live performance by They Might Be Giants at the Museum of Television and Radio from October 1997. Listen here (begins at 1 hour, 53 minutes into the audio).
August 24, 2008
A new episode of Theynow is available. Listen now or update your feed reader.
August 23, 2008
John Flansburgh shared his thoughts with the New York Times yesterday on the kind of children's music he would raise his kids on, if he had kids. Check out his recommendations.
August 20, 2008
In an interview with Terry Bartley today, Flansburgh reveals that the band is working on their next children's album, Here Comes Science. In addition, he says, "We'll be doing some rock project in very short order after that, we might do an EP or something". Also available is an audio clip of the interview (begins at six minutes into the audio).
August 15, 2008
Over the past week, IGN Movies has been posting "making of" featurettes about Coraline. The fourth, while discussing John Hodgman's role in the film, includes a song "improvised" by one of his characters; whether or not Hodgman will record his own version at a later date, the featurette version (beginning at 1:22) is sung by Linnell.
August 14, 2008
Billboard and CMJ have confirmed They Might Be Giants will be participating in the 2008 CMJ Music Marathon, October 21st-25th in New York City. (Actual showtime/date to be announced.)
August 14, 2008
Throughout today, Cleveland radio station 88.3 FM WBWC is broadcasting an 18-hour, all-They Might Be Giants marathon, ending at 1:00 am EST. Click here to listen to a live Internet broadcast (RealPlayer required). TMBW would like to personally thank Joe Kenderes for his hard work during the marathon and for hearing out all our insane requests. The entire event was spectacular.

July 2008[edit]

July 31, 2008
This evening on Adult Swim, you can catch the 2004 episode "Camp" of Brendon Small's show Home Movies, which guest stars They Might Be Giants. John and John sing songs made for the show including "Taste The Fame" and a few other songs at a performing arts camp that Brendon and his friends must endure.
July 29, 2008
The Rock The Net compilation, which features TMBG's We Live In A Dump, hits stores today. Pick up the CD from Amazon or download it.
July 24, 2008
tiny inventions has posted a blog entry about the making of their new video for "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)". You can see the production art, storyboards, and some of the rough animations. Definitely worth checking out, if you've ever wondered how a video gets created.
July 23, 2008
There is a brand spankin' new video for They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast featuring the music video for "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)."
July 21, 2008
According to The Disney Music Block Party Tour website, TMBG will replace Barenaked Ladies on the Disney Music Block Party Tour for the Long Island dates of August 22nd-24th. (BNL withdrew after band member Steven Page was arrested on charges of cocaine possession.)
July 13, 2008
Congratulations to Dan Miller who was recently married! The New York Times has two articles about the bride and groom: The first about the couple, including an mp3 of a song that Dan wrote for her; and, the second about his bride's search for the perfect wedding dress.

June 2008[edit]

June 30, 2008
If you're feeling the economic crunch of inflationary gas and food prices and can't bring yourself to plunk down $35 each on tickets to the Disney Music Block Party, website MomLogic is giving away tickets via a contest! Go here to register for the July 27th show, and here for the tickets for July 30th.
June 30, 2008
If you missed TMBG's performance of Seven on Conan O'Brien a few months back, it will be rebroadcast this Tuesday night (July 1st).
June 28, 2008
A new episode of the They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast has been released and includes videos for "Can You Find It?" and "The Secret Life Of Six." According to a message at the end of the video, the podcast will be taking a break until the fall. Download today's episode here.
June 24, 2008
Tomorrow (June 25th) is the last day that you can sign your 6-8 year old up for (rock) music classes with John Flansburgh:
Rockstars: It's time to set your dance pads, guitar grips, and fret buttons aside. This July, get your real rock on at 826NYC. In four sessions - with the help of experts John Flansburgh and Patrick Daughters - we will dance, revolutionize, and rock the music video world with actual singing and dancing. By the end of this summer, you'll have written and recorded an original song and music video.
Check out 826nyc.org to sign him or her up today! Thanks to Hine Mizushima for the find, via her blog.
June 21, 2008
TMBW.Net is helping to organize the first fan-made TMBG tribute album in ten years! The theme (as suggested by Asa Pillsbury on alt.music.tmbg), is a tribute to the unreleased songs of Dial-A-Song. If you're interested in contributing a track, head over to the signup page today!
June 20, 2008
A new episode of the They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast has been released and includes videos for "Go For G!," "I Am A Robot," and "Eight Hundred And Thirteen Mile Car Trip." Download it here.
June 12, 2008
TMBW.Net would like to wish John Linnell a happy 49th birthday today!
June 7, 2008
Friday's episode of the They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast features "Nine Bowls Of Soup" and "Robot Parade." Download it here.
June 2, 2008
PBS Kids has begun airing their new fitness-friendly campaign featuring TMBG's song "Kids Go!." You can listen to the song on pbskids.org (bottom left corner of the page).

May 2008[edit]

May 31, 2008
If you haven't already, go check out yesterday's episode of the Friday Night Family Podcast, featuring "Even Numbers" and a rendition of "I Am Not Your Broom."
May 28, 2008
If you're stumped as to what to get your dad for Father's Day this year, John Flansburgh has some great gift ideas for you, in an article posted on Etsy.com. Gifts range from a $1.52 squirrel card to a $15,000 mechanical dragonfly, which your dad is sure to enjoy.
May 28, 2008
The Disney Music Block Party Tour site has pushed its launch date back to May 30, but we have word from Disney that TMBG will only participate in the first two cities of the tour: Toms River, NJ and Columbia, MD. Tickets will go on sale this Friday on Ticketmaster.
May 27, 2008
Billboard has posted an article about this summer's Disney Music Block Party Tour. The article includes the tour dates, but also caveats that "artist lineups will vary by market". Of note also is that Barenaked Ladies will join the tour for two shows on Long Island. Tickets will go on sale this Friday on Ticketmaster, but, again, it is currently unknown if TMBG will be participating at every show. More information to follow as soon as the Disney Music site is updated.
May 23, 2008
A video featuring The Puppet Johns entitled "May Day" has been uploaded to YouTube. It features the Johns singing an original parody of The Beatles' 1967 classic "With a Little Help from My Friends". The song contains various children's jokes sung to the familiar melody.
May 23, 2008
Hot on the heels of "Podcast 35A" is this week's episode of the Friday Night Family Podcast, featuring "E Eats Everything" and "Apartment Four." You can download it here.
May 22, 2008
The long-awaited They Might Be Giants "Podcast 35A" has been released! Rejoice for a brief moment, and then head over to iTunes or download it from tmbg.com!
May 21, 2008
According to a recent Myspace blog post by John Flansburgh, a video for the band's newest song, "Ballad Of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)," is currently in the works.
May 20, 2008
A new episode of Theynow has come out, featuring clips from TMBG's America Runs On Dunkin' ad campaign, as well as performances from March 2007's TED Conference. You can download it from theynow.com!
May 20, 2008
"Ballad Of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)" (from the Disney Music Block Party compilation) hits stores today. You can also download it from iTunes.
May 16, 2008
Tonight's episode of the Friday Night Family Podcast features the video for the song "Zeroes," as well as jokes for the whole family. Download it here.
May 15, 2008
TMBG will be joining several other children's music artists this summer on the Disney Music Block Party Tour. More information will be released on Friday, May 23rd. (Thanks to GiantsOnline for the heads-up.)
May 15, 2008
TIME Magazine featured a short article on the band's foray into the world of children's music. Check it out!
May 14, 2008
Starting June 2nd, PBS Kids will begin airing a new video called Kids Go!, featuring music by They Might Be Giants. According to the press release, "A downloadable extended version of the music video will be available at pbskidsgo.org, accompanied with a printable and customizable dance sequence. The extended version will also play in movie theaters across the country as part of a partnership with Kidtoons, an organization that arranges weekend G-rated movie screenings for kids and their parents."
May 12, 2008
A new They Might Be Giants Dunkin' Donuts advertisement, "Moving," has begun airing. Watch it on YouTube.
May 11, 2008
On Thursday, May 22nd, John Flansburgh will be the guest auctioneer for the 826NYC Art Show, an auction to benefit children's literacy programs. Among the artists featured will be Marcel Dzama. For more information, visit 826nyc.org.
May 9, 2008
After a one-week hiatus, the Friday Night Family Podcast returns tonight with a Mother's Day theme. This week's episode includes "Alphabet Of Nations" and "High Five!."
May 9, 2008
TED has added video of TMBG's March 10, 2007 8:30am TEDtalks2007 conference show. Watch it here!
May 6, 2008
Birthday celebrations are in order as John Flansburgh turns 48 today! Happy Birthday, John!!
May 2, 2008
TMBG will be contributing a new track, "Ballad Of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)," on a new Disney compilation, Disney Music Block Party. The album will be released on May 20th, and is available from Amazon.com. You can also listen to a sample of the song on the Disney Music Website.

April 2008[edit]

April 28, 2008
"Podcast 34A" is now available for download! Get it here or on iTunes!
April 25, 2008
This week's Friday Night Family Podcast episode features One Everything and C Is For Conifers. Check it out!
April 24, 2008
A new They Might Be Giants Dunkin' Donuts advertisement, "All Night Blowout," has begun airing. Watch it on YouTube.
April 18, 2008
They Might Be Giants perform live on WJFF in Roscoe, NY, the "best little radio station by a dam site," tonight at 7:30pm EDT. Check it out at wjffradio.org.
April 18, 2008
"Triops Has Three Eyes" and "Letter/Not A Letter" are the featured songs on this week's episode of the They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast. Download it today!
April 17, 2008
"Podcast 33B" is now available for download! Get it here or on iTunes!
April 16, 2008
John Flansburgh was interviewed on Albany's WAMC yesterday. Check it out here.
April 12, 2008
They Might Be Giants performed "Seven" on Late Night with Conan O' Brien last Thursday, and you can view it on both YouTube and NBC's website.
April 11, 2008
"Ten Mississippi" and "Alphabet Lost And Found" are the featured songs on this week's episode of the They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast. Download it today!
April 9, 2008
John and John will be interviewed today on WNYC's program Soundcheck with John Schaefer. Find out more on wnyc.org and listen live at 2pm EDT on WNYC 93.9 FM or streaming! MP3 podcast is available for download here!
April 4, 2008
The newest episode of the They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast (featuring Ooh La! Ooh La! and Pictures Of Pandas Painting) is available to download.
April 2, 2008
Massachusetts kids' radio show Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child has posted an interview with Hannah Levine, the now-12-year-old singer on One Dozen Monkeys and other tracks from Here Come the 123s. She mentions that she will be performing with the band at its Town Hall show later in April. She also discusses her favorite number and color.

March 2008[edit]

March 28, 2008
Podcast 33A is now available for download. Get it through iTunes!
March 28, 2008
The next installment of the They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast celebrates April Fools early with the videos for Fake-Believe and Fake-Believe (Type B). Download it!
March 21, 2008
Tonight's episode of the They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast features "Nine Bowls Of Soup" and The Puppet Johns performing "Older". Download it!
March 17, 2008
Parenting Magazine has an interview with John Linnell in this month's issue. In the interview, he discusses the secret to kids' music, bribing his 9 year-old son, and his other children -- the songs on Here Come The 123s. Check out the article here. And, if you're a slouch who hasn't yet picked up a copy of the 123's, the magazine is giving away 25 free copies in a contest. Enter today!
March 16, 2008
On April 10th, TMBG will be performing a track from Here Come The 123s on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
March 14, 2008
Tonight's episode of the They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast features "I Can Add" and "I Never Go To Work". Download it!
March 13, 2008
"Podcast 32B" of the They Might Be Giants Podcast, an interview episode, has just been released! Get it here or on iTunes!
March 11, 2008
The folks behind the Stuck In The 80s Podcast have an interview with John Linnell in today's edition of The St. Petersburg (FL) Times. TMBW.Net even gets a small mention!
March 8, 2008
John Linnell was recently interviewed by the campus newspaper, The Lance, from the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario. Topics include kids songs vs. regular/grown-up songs and their future projects. Linnell also discusses Dial-A-Song, which he says "mainly just died a technological death". Check out the interview here.
March 7, 2008
Today's episode of the They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast, featuring "Seven" and "Who Put The Alphabet In Alphabetical Order?," has been released. Download it tonight!
March 6, 2008
According to a Pitchfork article, TMBG will be contributing a track to a compilation called Rock The Net: Musicians For Net Neutrality. Joining the Giants will be Wilco, Bright Eyes, the Wrens, Portastatic, and DJ Spooky. The album is slated to be released in June.
March 6, 2008
John Linnell has just been interviewed by the Houston Chronicle in an article titled "Sleeping Giants? Never", and John Flansburgh has been interviewed by The Clarion-Ledger in an article titled "'Giants' might be kids' fare ...."
March 6, 2008
Radio show Spare The Rock, Spoil The Child will be interviewing TMBG and Hannah Levine in the upcoming weeks. They are soliciting questions for both interviews, on their website.
March 5, 2008
John Linnell was interviewed on this week's episode of the Stuck in the 80's Podcast. Topics include: children's music, "geek rock", Dial-A-Song's origins, and the Grammys. Download it here.
March 5, 2008
The cover story interview with Electronic Musician, called "Conversing with Giants" by Geary Yelton, is now online here. There's an extended, uncut interview here, too.

February 2008[edit]

February 29, 2008
It's Leap Day, and this week's episode of They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast has arrived! It features "The Secret Life Of Six" and the puppets singing "Fibber Island", as well as a goodbye song to to the tune of "Glasgow". Linnell also lies about his birthday. Download it here!
February 28, 2008
TMBG was featured in a video interview about the Beacon Theatre show on MSG.com's MSG, NY. Watch the interview here!
February 26, 2008
TMBG is featured on the front cover of the newest issue Electronic Musician. Read the in depth interview on the making of The Else and the bands unique place in electronic music-making (Only available in the newsstand edition).
February 26, 2008
The Sims 2: FreeTime, featuring TMBG's Simlish version of "Take Out The Trash" hits stores today!
February 25, 2008
A copy of the 1985 Demo Tape recently sold for $420 on eBay! See the link here
February 22, 2008
This week's episode of They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast is pirate themed and features "Pirate Girls Nine" and "Z Y X." Download it today!
February 21, 2008
A teaser for Coraline, the new Neil Gaiman film featuring original music by They Might Be Giants, has been released. You can view it here or high-res versions on Gaiman's site here
February 15, 2008
This week's episode of the They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast, featuring "Number Two" and "E Eats Everything," has been released. Continuing with the holiday theme, it features the Puppet Johns dressed as everyone's favorite dead presidents, complete with wooden teeth and a stovepipe hat. Download it today!
February 14, 2008
Here Come The 123s has debuted at #171 on the Billboard 200 and at #9 on the Billboard Top Kid Audio charts.
February 14, 2008
The Electronic Musician has posted a really interesting "interview" with Linnell and Flansburgh called "TMBG's Top 10 List of Unsung and Underappreciated Gear".
February 13, 2008
Kids' music site Zooglobble (whose creator, Stefan, was called "the Greil Marcus of kids' music" in a recent TMBG e-mail newsletter) has posted an interview with Flans about Here Come The 123s and kids' music in general.
February 10, 2008
Here Come The 123s has garnered a brief article on Wired.com. The article mentions the new album and childrens' show dates.
February 9, 2008
An article about TMBG's kids' music enterprise is the lead story in Billboard Magazine's Music section this week (Feb. 16 issue, came out yesterday). Subscribers can access it on billboard.biz, or you can also read it on Reuters.
February 9, 2008
They Might Be Giants will appear on XM Satellite Radio on the channel XM Kids at 9 AM and 5 PM EST today. If you start a 3-day free trial today, you can listen online at no cost!
February 8, 2008
They Might Be Giants appeared today on WXPN World Cafe, conducting a 30-minute interview with a five-song performance. Listen on NPR.org!
February 8, 2008
They Might Be Giants are mentioned in GameSpot and Joystiq articles about the upcoming Sims expansion pack "The Sims 2: Free Time." The game features a "Simlish" version of "Take Out The Trash", and is [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?tag=tmbwnet-20&path=tg/detail/-/B000VSEF52 available from Amazon. The release date is scheduled for February 26th.
February 5, 2008
Here Come The 123s, TMBG's latest children's venture, has been released! Go buy dozens of copies in your store of choice or download it for $9.99 at iTunes! If you've already got your copy, you can check out the TMBW To-Do List, to find out how you can help us fill in the remaining gaps on the wiki.
February 5, 2008
Podcast 32A, featuring previously unheard demos of Hell Hotel and Space Suit, has just been released! A new email has also been sent out, informing us that, among other things, Marty Beller will regrettably be absent from this month's tour due to his new son. Replacing him for the March leg of the tour will be Frank Vilardi, "like Marty, a very monster player."
February 3, 2008
The Dunkin' Donuts commercial "Things I Like To Do," featuring They Might Be Giants, was shown tonight during the Super Bowl!
February 2, 2008
John Linnell was interviewed by Stay Thirsty.
February 1, 2008
The beat-boxing, rapping Puppet Johns host this week's They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast. This week's featured videos are the new One Dozen Monkeys and Flying V from Here Come The ABCs.

January 2008[edit]

January 30, 2008
They Might Be Giants will be taking over Y-Rock On XPN in Philadelphia tonight at 9pm ET. You can listen at 88.5FM in Philly or online at www.yrockonxpn.org. John & John will play some of their favorite songs and a few tunes recorded live in the studio.
January 29, 2008
Everyone here at TMBW would like to congratulate Marty Beller and his wife on the birth of their baby boy, Noah!
January 29, 2008
The band will be appearing on XM Radio's Surface Noise this Wednesday, on Channel "Fred". Apparently, John Linnell and John Flansburgh went to high school with the host, Bill Kates, which should make for some interesting conversation. In addition, the full band with horns will be there, performing in-studio. If you aren't awake at 4am Eastern, you can also catch the show again at noon and 11pm ET. Listen online with a free three-day XM trial!
January 28, 2008
Podcast 31A, the first new TMBG audio podcast since July 2007, has just been released! Alongside it is a new newsletter, which talks about "No!" playing on American Idol, the adult and children podcasts, and the upcoming tour!
January 26, 2008
TMBG appeared on the Leonard Lopate Show Thursday to chat about Here Come The 123s and The Else. Download the MP3 here. (Thanks again to Giants Online for finding it.) You can check out a brief video clip of it here, and catch Linnell sporting an awesome beard.
January 25, 2008
813 Mile Car Trip and D Is For Drums are today's featured videos in the They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast. Download it today!
January 22, 2008
A short clip for a TMBG song titled "Planets" has been released on Colourmovie's website. No more information is known about the song at this time, though it may be connected to the science-related children's album mentioned by John Linnell in today's interview. (Credit to Giants Online for finding the video.)
January 22, 2008
An interview with John Linnell has been published today in The Gothamist. Of note in the article...according to Linnell, he and Flansburgh are working on ideas for the next Disney project, and it will more than likely be about science!
January 18, 2008
The next entry in the They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast is now up for viewing. This episode includes the video for "Nonagon" as well as the video for Here Come The ABCs' "Rolling O."
January 18, 2008
An old They Might Be Giants video interview from May 11, 2007 for G Rock 106.3 is available from grockradio.com. "Asbury Park", "Contrecoup", and "New York City" were performed in the studio.
January 15, 2008
A new track from the upcoming album Here Come The 123s, "Zeroes," has just been added to TMBG's Myspace profile.
January 11, 2008
The next entry in the They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast is now up for viewing. This episode includes the video for "Even Numbers" as well as the video for Here Come The ABCs' "Letter Shapes."
January 8, 2008
They Might Be Giants have recorded two new songs for the Dunkin' Donuts "America Runs On Dunkin'" ad campaign, "Bleachers" and "Steps." Watch the commercials at audioEngine: "Bleachers", "Steps" ("Steps" is mislabeled as a Weight Watchers commercial).
January 5, 2008
John Flansburgh appears in this week's episode of Xavier: Renegade Angel, "Signs from Godrilla," reprising his role as Xavier's computer. Watch the episode on adultswim.com.
January 4, 2008
A new episode of the They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast has been released, this time with a new video for "I Never Go To Work"!
January 1, 2008
Thanks to everyone who appreciated TMBW's Christmas makeover! The good times aren't yet over, though. I've turned the wintery look into a standalone skin called Yuletide, which you can enable in your user preferences. So if you want to pretend it's still December 2007, more power to you. —Gena
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