2013 Archived News

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December 2013[edit]

December 16, 2013
The third and final part of TMBW's interview with Danny Weinkauf has been posted! Big thanks to Danny for doing the interview. Best of luck with the new album!
December 13, 2013
Danny Weinkauf has been interviewed about his new kids' album No School Today, in the the latest episode of Zooglobble's podcast BakeSale. His interview with TMBW gets a shoutout near the beginning.
December 11, 2013
John Flansburgh and Jonathan Coulton recently appeared as guests on the Unprofessional podcast together. They discussed the pope, who will be the next president, JoCo Cruise Crazy, and private jets, among other topics. Check it out!
John Flansburgh was also recently interviewed in London for a podcast called 'Radio Radio'. Hear John reveal stories about "Santa's Beard", "Your Racist Friend", and "Spoiler Alert", and hear him discuss TMBG merchandise, Chumbawamba, Elvis Costello, the UK vs. US 70's punk rock scene, amongst other things. The interview segment begins fifteen minutes into the show. Download/stream at podomatic.com.
December 4, 2013
Help wish Danny Weinkauf a happy birthday today, by donating to his Kickstarter campaign!
And just in time for his birthday, Part Two of TMBW's interview with Danny is now up!

November 2013[edit]

November 29, 2013
Asbestos Records is offering the Factory Showroom and John Henry LPs as a bundle for just $30, with free shipping. Availability is limited, so check it out!
Additionally, a few extra limited-edition holiday sweatshirts are available again, so stop by the TMBG merch store.
November 25, 2013
Part One of TMBW's interview with Danny Weinkauf has been posted! Danny has graciously agreed to answer all of the questions we submitted in a three part interview to be posted over the next few weeks. Check back next week for Part Two, and don't forget to support Danny's new kids' album on Kickstarter!
November 21, 2013
There are three new bundles available from the TMBG merch store, as well as oodles of new merch. Check it out!
The four of TMBG's Elektra albums are being reissued this December in deluxe 2-CD sets ("Flood & Apollo 18" and "John Henry & Factory Showroom") with bonus tracks including b-sides, remixes and the Why Does The Sun Shine? EP. Full info and track listings available at Super Deluxe Edition.
November 20, 2013
London Student has posted an interview with John Linnell.
November 19, 2013
In just four days, Danny Weinkauf has exceeded his goal for No School Today on Kickstarter! But, there's still time to contribute to the album's final stages by purchasing various reward levels on Kickstarter, so don't forget to check it out!
November 18, 2013
To celebrate the upcoming release of his children's album, No School Today, Danny Weinkauf has agreed to conduct an interview with This Might Be A Wiki! From now until Friday at 11:59 PM ET, we'll be allowing fans like you to submit questions for Danny here. Shortly after the deadline, Danny will answer his favorites and we'll post his responses!
November 15, 2013
Danny Weinkauf has started a Kickstarter to raise funding for his new children's album, No School Today, due for release in March 2014. Among the pledge rewards are instruments from Danny's personal collection, including bass guitars featured during They Might Be Giants tours.
November 14, 2013
Slate.com has a short piece on, and embedded video of the "Call Connected Thru The NSA" ringtone.
November 14, 2013
Check out the all-new dannyweinkauf.com, with information and song samples about Danny's forthcoming childrens' album, No School Today.
November 14, 2013
They Might Be Giants' Flood, the new book in the 33⅓ series, is out today. Go here to grab it on Amazon for $11.43!
November 14, 2013
A short twitter interview with John Flansburgh has been posted to hotpress.com.
November 13, 2013
Look out for new holiday items and a sale coming to the TMBG web store tomorrow at 2:00pm EST! Forthcoming items include a garish, faux-sweater holiday sweatshirt and a skateboard with graphics from the TMBG app.
November 7, 2013
London in Stereo has posted an interview with John Flansburgh.
November 6, 2013
An interview with John Flansburgh is up at Subba-Cultcha.
November 5, 2013
RTE Ten has a new interview with John Flansburgh up.

October 2013[edit]

October 22, 2013
Danny Weinkauf will be releasing a children's album, tentatively scheduled for early 2014. Watch this space for more information.
October 21, 2013
Toyota Motor Corporation released a new commercial, Toyota's 100 Cars for Good, featuring a new song by They Might Be Giants. Watch it on Youtube.png !
October 18, 2013
There's an interview with John Flansburgh in the Albuquerque Journal, and one with John Linnell in the Pensacola News Journal.
October 18, 2013
The tmbw Wiki gets an enthusiastic shout-out over at theymightbegiants.com!
October 17, 2013
John Flansburgh talks Nanobots and short songs in this interview with Orlando Weekly.
October 15, 2013
Radio station WFDD has posted an interview with John Linnell.
October 10, 2013
The Winston-Salem Journal has posted an interview with John Linnell.
October 9, 2013
There's a new interview with John Linnell up at Metro Pulse.
October 8, 2013
They Day comes but once a year, and this year it's on a Friday. Get your sharpies ready!
October 3, 2013
Happy birthday to Dan Miller!

September 2013[edit]

September 25, 2013
For the next 48 hours the TMBG store is having a two-for-one sale on shirts. Check it out!
September 18, 2013
Marty Beller talks about his collaboration for A Single Ride in this interview with Dance Enthusiast.
September 17, 2013
A couple of weeks ago John Flansburgh appeared on WAMC's quiz show Any Questions? As their first repeat guest, he is given questions with repeat words as the answers. Listen here.
September 14, 2013
TMBG has once again made its way onto the Main Page of Wikipedia, with a "Did You Know..." fact about "You're On Fire"!
September 8, 2013
The Johns appear in the "Guest List" segment of The Dinner Party Download episode 211. Appearing at 8:12, they list their favorite short things. Also, find out how Linnell "cake-tops" Flans.
September 5, 2013
With little fanfare, They Might Be Giants has released a music video for "You're On Fire", directed by Hoku Uchiyama and Adam Bolt. Watch it on Youtube.png !

August 2013[edit]

August 9, 2013
The Village Voice has posted an interview with The Johns in which they describe some of the places in New York that are most significant to them.
August 7, 2013
There's a new interview with John Linnell up on Gothamist.

July 2013[edit]

July 31, 2013
The Asbury Park Press posted an interview with John Linnell today.
July 19, 2013
Penny Black posted an interview with John Linnell a few weeks back. Linnell discusses Nanobots and the band's continuity, among other things.
July 12, 2013
They Might Be Giants are featured on the front page of Wikipedia today, in the "Did you know..." section. One of the factoids discusses "Purple Toupee"!
July 10, 2013
Happy Birthday to the King of the Drums, Marty Beller!
July 3, 2013
The Sodajerker podcast has recently interviewed John and John about the songwriting process. You can download the episode here.

June 2013[edit]

June 21, 2013
33⅓ has posted an interview with the authors of the new book They Might Be Giants' Flood (available November 13).
June 18, 2013
Last week, the San Francisco Appeal interviewed John Flansburgh, which we are just now getting around to posting.
June 12, 2013
Happy birthday, John Linnell!
June 9, 2013
The Columbian has published an interview with John Flansburgh.
June 7, 2013
The official music video for Black Ops, directed by Craig J. Clark, has been released on YouTube.
There's an interview with John Linnell in Salt Lake Magazine.
June 5, 2013
The Colorado Springs Independent has an interview with John Flansburgh.
June 3, 2013
There's an interview with John Flansburgh in the Shreveport Times.
June 2, 2013
The Iowa City Press Citizen has published an interview with John Flansburgh.
May 31, 2013
Coloradodaily.com has published an interview with John Linnell.
May 30, 2013
Omaha.com has published an interview with John Flansburgh.
May 24, 2013
TMBG appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight and performed two songs. Watch "You're On Fire" as part of the episode here (beginning at 37:35), and the bonus web performance of "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" here.

May 2013[edit]

May 18, 2013
Triple J's breakfast show interviewed John Flansburgh and John Linnell in the studio promoting their Australian tour. It can be heard on the show's podcast, intro from 17:50, interview from 19:47.
May 15, 2013
An audio interview with John Flansburgh recorded before the band's show on May 9 has been posted on Planet Maynard.
May 15, 2013
Android users, rejoice! The They Might Be Giants app for Android has been released. Go here to get it from Google Play.
May 14, 2013
The 13th Floor has posted an audio interview with John Flansburgh.
May 13, 2013
BigPond Music has published a 10-minute video interview with John Linnell, which includes a discussion about This Might Be a Wiki. Watch it on YouTube.
May 12, 2013
ABC Tasmania has posted an audio interview with John Linnell. And "The Skeptic Zone" has also released this interview with John Flansburgh.
May 8, 2013
The first vinyl pressing of John Henry is now up for pre-order from Asbestos Records, and is a gatefold double LP expected to ship in mid-July.
May 6, 2013
A very happy birthday to John Flansburgh!
May 1, 2013
An interview with John Flansburgh has been posted by The Mercury.

April 2013[edit]

April 30, 2013
The official music video for "Insect Hospital", directed by Hine Mizushima, has been released on YouTube.
All of TMBG's MP3/FLAC albums are on sale for half off at the TMBG Download Store! Get 'em while they are cheap! (Sale ends May 2nd)
April 29, 2013
The extended version of a recent 4ZZZ community radio interview with John Flansburgh (promoting upcoming shows in Brisbane, Australia) can now be heard on YouTube.
Listen to another audio interview with ABC Radio National.
April 25, 2013
Breakaway Recordings will be re-releasing TMBG's first two albums, They Might Be Giants and Lincoln, on CD in Australia. The re-release of They Might Be Giants will include bonus tracks from the Don't Let's Start and (She Was A) Hotel Detective EPs. Lincoln will include the They'll Need A Crane and the unreleased Purple Toupee EPs. Read more here.
April 21, 2013
John Flansburgh has revealed via Instagram that a stop-motion music video for "Insect Hospital" by Hine Mizushima is currently in the works.
theMusic has posted a brief interview with John Linnell.
April 19, 2013
TMBG's management has confirmed that TMBG Clock Radio has been laid to rest, in favor of the They Might Be Giants mobile app. R.I.P.
April 18, 2013
TMBG have recorded an interview & radio takeover for Y-Not Radio, which will air on Friday, April 19 at 1pm & 10pm ET.
April 17, 2013
The Maitland Mercury has posted an interview with John Flansburgh.
April 14, 2013
John Flansburgh's brother, Paxus, has posted a review of a TMBG show that he recently attended on his blog. In the post, he also discusses the song "Hot Cha", which he suggests was written about him.
April 13, 2013
TMBG will perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on May 24th.
April 12, 2013
The official music video for "Nanobots", directed by Liam Lynch, has premiered on Mashable. Watch it on YouTube.
April 11, 2013
The Herald-Journal has posted an interview with John Flansburgh.
April 10, 2013
There's an interview with John Flansburgh in the Charleston City Paper. Tonedeaf also has an interview with John Linnell.
April 9, 2013
The Johns and Marty performed live on The Corner Lounge, on 106.1 'The Corner' FM. They played 4 songs and answered some listener questions via Facebook.
The Johns appeared on Here & Now on WBUR this morning, and you can listen to it here.
April 8, 2013
The Age posted an interview with John Linnell today.
April 6, 2013
They Might Be Giants have created a brand-new Twitter account for their fans in New Zealand, in anticipation of the two shows they'll be playing there this May. Be sure to check it out!
April 5, 2013
There's an interview with John Linnell up on Yahoo!7 today.
April 4, 2013
American Songwriter has posted an interview with John Flansburgh.
April 3, 2013
There are new interviews with John Flansburgh up on the Metro and Richmond Times-Dispatch sites.
April 1, 2013
The Weekly Feed has posted a video interview with They Might Be Giants.

March 2013[edit]

March 28, 2013
The Metrowest Daily News has posted an interview with John Linnell.
March 27, 2013
There's an interview with John Flansburgh up on the Sydney Morning Herald.
March 26, 2013
WRLR 98.3FM's Subterranean has posted an interview with John Flansburgh here.
March 22, 2013
TMBG friend and collaborator (and Hello The Band member) Joshua Fried has a new crowd funding site for the debut album of his "Radio Wonderland" project. The $250 option gets the donator a They Might Be Giants - Joshua Fried Split Single, among other things.
March 20, 2013
The Johns and Marty appeared on KDHX when they were in St. Louis last week. You can listen and see photos on the station's site.
March 16, 2013
There are new interviews with John Flansburgh up at cleveland.com, Riverfront Times, and TribLive.
March 13, 2013
TMBG has posted the first official video from Nanobots, for the song "Icky". Watch it now!
March 12, 2013
John Flansburgh will be the guest editor for Magnet this week. Dig it!
March 8, 2013
John Flansburgh discusses how Hurricane Sandy impacted the recording of Nanobots in a recent interview posted on caller.com. And, there is another interview that has been posted on al.com.
March 7, 2013
The Johns made a list of "the songs that most personally and directly strike them" for the AV Club feature I Made You a Mixtape.
March 6, 2013
TMBG have announced in their recent newsletter they will be touring New Zealand after the Australian tour. Check the Shows page for full details. Additionally, Sam Kogon has posted his interview with John Flansburgh for WERW.
March 5, 2013
TMBG's sixteenth studio album, Nanobots, has officially been released! Buy it from Amazon in [ MP3], [ CD] or [ LP] (pre-order), from iTunes or from theymightbegiants.com. If you are so inclined, you can also pick up the CD at your local record store!
March 4, 2013
TMBG discuss their favorite science songs, in a recent interview with wired.com. Additionally, SPIN has posted an article about Flansburgh's cats.
A few more new items are also available in the TMBG merch store, including blue canary nightlights! Check it out!
March 1, 2013
CFMU's Paranormal Echoes has posted an interview with John Flansburgh.
Democratandchronicle.com has revealed that an animated video is in the works for "Icky". The video, directed by David Cowles, saw a 30-second preview preceding a show at The German House in Rochester, NY as part of a salute to Cowles. It will be publicly released this Tuesday, alongside Nanobots.

February 2013[edit]

February 28, 2013
There are new interviews with John Linnell up today on Seven Days, Buzzine, and The Rumpus. The Rumpus interview also includes an exclusive demo of "The Mesopotamians".
February 27, 2013
UWeekly has posted an interview with John Flansburgh.
February 26, 2013
They Might Be Giants are streaming Nanobots one week ahead of its release via Soundcloud.
February 26, 2013
An interview John Flansburgh was aired on WEXP (LaSalle University AM 1600) on The Pleasure Center at 10:00pm.
Rockland, Maine's WRFR-LPFM aired the second half of an interview with John Flansburgh on the show Jo & Cheech's Radio Hour. Both shows are archived online.
February 25, 2013
Ten years ago today, This Might Be A Wiki was introduced to the world. Since then almost 300,000 edits have been made to over 4000 pages by thousands of users dedicated to building the world's best TMBG knowledge base! Thank you!
The Johns and Marty appeared on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show this morning, discussing the surviving in the changing music industry and performing "Cloisonné," "Birdhouse In Your Soul," and the show's theme song. You can download the appearance here.
February 23, 2013
New items have flooded the merch store! There are three new shirts — one for Nanobots, one for the TMBG app, and one featuring some of the Cryptids from the TMBG playing cards. Also available are a new Nanobots hoodie and various Nanobots-themed bundles. Check it out!
Shoppers in the UK and other parts of Europe can also check out the merch selection from Lojinx, which also includes a few bundles, one of which features a Nanobots poster.
February 22, 2013
The Johns will be doing a signing at 4:00pm at Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis, prior to their show at The Pageant on March 15, 2013.
February 21, 2013
Stereogum has shared "You're On Fire" from the upcoming album, Nanobots.
February 20, 2013
TMBG are doing a panel at SXSW in Austin on March 11th. Details to follow.
February 19, 2013
John Flansburgh was interviewed by General Rockingham's Hollapalooza Party Bus, a St. Louis area radio show. John discussed the meaning behind the snowman burning a pile of cash on the Don't Let's Start EP, responded to a negative review of the Spine, and talked about song styles and live performances. Listen to the interview here.
Rockland, Maine's WRFR-LPFM aired the first half of an interview with John Flansburgh at 8:00pm EST on the show Jo & Cheech's Radio Hour. Part two will air on WRFR next Tuesday, February 26th, at the same time. Both will be available online as well.
February 12, 2013
John Flansburgh appeared as a guest on the Unprofessional podcast, discussing working relationships, disconnecting, and the most important idea of the 21st century.
February 10, 2013
There's an article about the Grammys up at cleveland.com which features some quotes from John Flansburgh about TMBG's wins.
February 9, 2013
Vermont's WRUV aired a phone interview with John Flansburgh today. You can listen and download the interview in full here.
February 8, 2013
John Linnell has written a week-long food diary for New York Magazine's "Grub Street", recounting the meals he's eaten in the last week and his experiences surrounding them.
February 7, 2013
John Flansburgh gave an interview to mlive.com to talk about memories of playing in Detroit and the upcoming album, Nanobots.
February 6, 2013
Shows on They Might Be Giants' headline tour around Australia have just been announced on Metropolis Touring. Check the Shows page for all dates and info!
February 1, 2013
The track listing for the upcoming Nanobots album is now available. The album features 25 songs, including several Fingertips-style short songs.

January 2013[edit]

January 30, 2013
The line-up for Australia's Nation-wide regional music festival, Groovin The Moo has been announced with They Might Be Giants on the bill. John Flansburgh was interviewed on the national alternative music station Triple J during the breakfast show to talk about the festival and more. You can listen to the interview here.
January 23, 2013
They Might Be Giants were the subject of another Jeopardy! clue this evening. The clue, worth $800 in the category "Pronoun-ciation", asked which plural of "he and she" preceded "Might Be Giants" in the name of a "pop music" band. It was correctly answered by contestant Susie.
January 21, 2013
Nanobots EP, featuring "Call You Mom", "Lost My Mind" and "Black Ops", has been released on Amazon and iTunes!
They Might Be Giants have also launched their free iOS app (simply titled "They Might Be Giants"), available on iTunes for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. From the App Store description:
It's They Might Be Giants official and totally free song app. Like TMBGs original Dial-A-Song, the app has a different song every day. The app holds five of the freshest posted tracks at all times, and all are directly linked to iTunes.
January 15, 2013
Bloomsbury has announced that 33 1/3's book on Flood will be published on July 18th. More information is available on the Bloomsbury website. For you early birds, it can also be pre-ordered on Amazon.com for $10.17.
January 14, 2013
Nanobots EP, a digital three-track preview of the upcoming Nanobots album, has been listed on Amazon MP3 for a January 22 release. The EP will feature "Call You Mom", "Lost My Mind" and "Black Ops".
January 8, 2013
John Flansburgh was a recent guest on WAMC's quiz show, Any Questions? Check out how he fared answering trivia questions about famous pairs of Johns or download the mp3.
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