THE LATEST NEWS:
tour schEduale announced.
They Might be Giants drummer
Marty Beller has produced a new CD by Singer/Songwriter
Adam Bernstein called "Dust
Off the Timeless Night." The CD features special
guests Laurie Berkner, Jack Petruzzelli (Rufus Wainwright/Fab
Faux), Peter Kiesewalter (East Village Opera Co.) and
Available here or iTunes
Might Be Giants song "Bangs"
will be part of Bob Dylan's radio show on XM Radio.
out the intro here
They Might Be Giants have a new podcast they would
like you to hear.
Put the TMBRingtone player on your site and listen to the songlettes whenever you like.
All you need to do is paste this code below on any web page:
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for a preview, go to http://www.x910.com/tmbg.html
SEE 6 NEW VIDEOS FROM "HERE COME THE ABCs"
and share with a friend-this is an emailable player!
IT'S HERE! VENUE SONGS!
CD and DVD set is available now.
Shipping begins in early November. Xmas delivery guaranteed.
As we speak, thousands upon thousand of copies of "Venue Song" are being created at a robotic disc lab in New Jersey. The audio portion proved SO BIG and SO ROCKING that we had to go to a full length CD (who knew Dual Discs allowed far less audio material than regular CDs? Not us!)
"I might be interested-I've hardly done my holiday shopping-tell me more!" you might inquire?
Well, the 35 minute DVD includes eleven, yes eleven, original video clips. TMBG enlisted a small but determined army of creative visual artists to make the visuals. The team includes ColourMovie, the Chopping Block, David Ahuja of Amoeba Labs, Divya Srinivasan and MORE. John and John are both directing clips as well.
The entire song cycle is tied together with an original travelogue narration read by former literary agent John Hodgman in the role of the Deranged Millionaire. (To understand more about the mind of John Hodgman go to a "Little Grey Book Club" event in NYC or pick up a copy of his new book "The Areas of My Experience.")
Bonus DVD material includes Homestar Runner's "Experimental Film" (with restored full fidelity audio for the very first time!), an amazing short of "Bastard Wants to Hit Me" by Lika House that has recently played at a number of animation festivals, "Damn Good Times," and "I'm All You Can Think About"
The Venue Songs CD includes over an hour of music!-and all for the first time on CD! All the new studio recordings of the Venue Songs are included in full CD fidelity. The disc also features rarities "Renew My Subscription," "Love Is Eternity," "Taste the Fame" and “The Bloodmobile” and compiles all the original Venue Song recordings from the 2004 tour recorded by Brian Spieser and Dan Miller and sweeten for sonic pleasure by Pat DIllett in his candy-coated sound chamber.
While this two disc set might be commercially released at a later date, and much of the visual material will be shown on the new TMBG website in crummy reduced form, it is offered now as a definitive copy of all this fine material in one deluxe two-disc set, in full fidelity and uncompressed video.
TMBG's NEW CD AND DVD "HERE COME THE
They Might Be Giants return to the world of family
stuff with a brand new CD of songs and a DVD of animations
entitled “Here Come the ABCs” Get
the physical thing at all retail stores, or at Amazon
right now for a startling price. The MP3 download
is available only here.
INK BIG DEALS WITH SIMON AND SCHUSTER AND DISNEY
TMBG have hardly given up on the non-electronic world. Following up on the enormous
success of their kids’ album, "No!," TMBG recently completed
their first DVD project "Here Come the ABCs" for Disney Sound in conjunction
with the Giants' own imprint Idlewild. "Creating the DVD was an ideal scenario
for us, and the experience was quite different than what one might
expect. Disney Sound guaranteed complete creative control up front on both the
music and the visual components on the disc. John and I created our visual team
from many artists within our community of creative friends. There
were no conference calls with strangers-no consultants. I have to give props
to Disney Sound for letting us be our natural selves. Disney Sound is doing things
in a new and very artist-oriented way. This is hardly our first major label relationship,
or the first time we've worked with Disney, but making this DVD has been an amazing
experience," says John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants. The DVD will be released in February, but segments will be aired on the Disney Channel before the holidays.
Click here to see clips from "Here Come the ABC's."
TMBG is also back with prestigious publishers Simon and Schuster for two more
picture book-and-CD sets following their recent "Bed, Bed, Bed" collaboration
with fine artist Marcel Dzama in 2003. The band will start recording the music
for their next S&S project this winter. It's too soon to announce the titles,
and the visual artist has yet to be decided, but the band assures us the project
will be "darker and more Edwardian." Officially it’s a project
for children, but "for older, more Edwardian kids."
NEW ITUNES LIVE TRACKS OUT NOW
TMBG have a new and updated itunes page including extraordinary
selected live tracks from their recent shows (warning
to completists: some may appear on 2004 live CD coming
this fall) Also available a la carte at itunes-TMBGs
newcover of the 1840 campaign song smash hit "Tippiecanoe
and Tyler Too"
JOIN TMBGs MAILING LIST AND ENJOY THE EXCLUSIVE FREE MP3 SERVICE
Sign in at tmbg.com right now and recieve three new MP3s including specially selected "venue songs" written at and about the various rock venues TMBG performed at on "The Spine Hits the Hiway" Tour. You will also recieve emails directly from Flansburgh giving you notice of new free stuff as well us upcoming TMBG events. We will need the secret
members only password-and have no fear-if you've forgotten the password the program
automatically drops duplicate email addresses so duplicate away-and please tell
your friends aboutthis unique service!
THE SPINE IS HERE!
TMBG is proud to announce the release of it's10th studio album The SPINE. Available in better record stores everywhere in a deluxe full color package from Idlewilde/Zoe/Universal Records. The Spine is 16 tracks of outstanding new music. It can be purchased directly at tmbg.com bundled with an exclusive EP "The Spine Surfs Alone" To celebrate the release, TMBG has teamed up with the gifted flash animation team at Homestarrunner.com to produce the first online video for the song EXPERIMENTAL FILM.
Click for Experimental Film Video by HomestarRunner.
FLANSBURGH'S TWO RADIO SPECIALS
STREAMING ON WNYC.ORG
Stream a brand new Stephin Merritt song, and get a
free download of the theme to Now Hear This with John
Flansburgh "Hear A New World" sung by Robin "Goldie" Goldwasser.
(It's down the sidebar on the right of the page)
And if you got the plug-ins, you can stream the entire
show-in this week's special Flansburgh visits a Punk
Rock Heavy Metal Karaoke, Stephin Merritt talks with
Flansburgh about his on-going obsession writing love
songs, Matt Stone from South Park reveals his love for
Bel Biv Devoe and Mel Torme, Stew from the Negro Problem
performs live, and Sleater-Kinney and the therapist
who put Aerosmith back together talk to Flansburgh about
Episode two-Flansburgh interviews David Byrne, Mary
Wood: Queen of the Jingles, Mason Jennings plays live,
Anton Fig, drummer from David Letterman, discusses ghosting
on Kiss albums, and Tina Weymouth reads an essay about
the unusual mating habits of punk rock boys at CBGB
in the mid 70s
TMBG and TV. Check
out the Cartoon Network's Home Movies, Diet Dr. Pepper,
TLC's Resident Life, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,
the new Gap Kids campaign, Blues Clues, and Play Doh.
TMBG also provided Lenny Lopate of WNYC with his show's
TMBG have teamed up with Homestar on another song. Check it out!
www.homestarrunner.com (email #99)