2015 Archived News

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December 2015[edit | edit source]

December 31, 2015

The Aquarian Weekly interviewed John Flansburgh about TMBG's activity in 2015. Read it here.

December 28, 2015

The final Dial-A-Song track is here: Shape Shifter. See the video at dialasong.com or hear it at 844-387-6962.

December 28, 2015

John Flansburgh talked to the Village Voice about TMBG's action-packed year. Check it out here.

December 22, 2015

The penultimate Dial-A-Song track is called "I Love You For Psychological Reasons". See the video at dialasong.com or hear it at 844-387-6962.

December 16, 2015

John Flansburgh was interviewed by music webzine Louder Than War. Read the transcript here.

December 15, 2015

This week's Dial-A-Song is "Long White Beard". See the video at dialasong.com or hear it at 844-387-6962.

December 8, 2015

This week's Dial-A-Song is "I'll Be Haunting You". See the video at dialasong.com or hear it at 844-387-6962.

December 4, 2015

Happy birthday to Danny Weinkauf, TMBG's extra-fab bassist!

December 1, 2015

This week's Dial-A-Song is "I Am Alone". See the video at dialasong.com or hear it at 844-387-6962.

November 2015[edit | edit source]

November 27, 2015

Why? was officially released today. Go out and buy your very own copy!

November 24, 2015

For Dial-A-Song this week you can hear a new song called "Apophenia". View the video at dialasong.com or listen at 844-387-6962.

November 17, 2015

USA Today talked to John Flansburgh as part of an article about entertainers supporting Bernie Sanders.

November 17, 2015

This week, open your eyes to "Daylight", the newest track on Dial-A-Song. View the video at dialasong.com or listen at 844-387-6962.

November 10, 2015

"College Town" is this week's feature on Dial-A-Song. You can hear it at dialasong.com or 844-387-6962.

November 3, 2015

The new song on Dial-A-Song this week is "Elephants", written and sung by Danny Weinkauf. The video is at dialasong.com, or you can listen to it at 844-387-6962.

October 2015[edit | edit source]

October 27, 2015

This week's brand new song on Dial-A-Song is "It Said Something". View the video at dialasong.com or listen to it at 844-387-6962.

October 21, 2015

Why.jpg"Or So I Have Read," the first single from Why?, is now streaming on TMBG's YouTube. Check it out here.

October 20, 2015

ToAForestWAW.jpg"To A Forest" is this week's track on Dial-A-Song. Enjoy it at dialasong.com or 844-387-6962.

October 13, 2015

"Prepare" for week 41 of Dial-A-Song. Hear it at dialasong.com or 844-387-6962.

Also, John Flansburgh was interviewed by drip.fm about the stories behind Dial-A-Song. Read the article here.

October 11, 2015

It's They Day! Get out your Sharpie and show your TMBG fan pride!

October 6, 2015

This week's Dial-A-Song is "Black Ops (Alt. Version)"! Enjoy it at dialasong.com or 844-387-6962.

September 2015[edit | edit source]

September 30, 2015

Jeopardy-9-30-15.jpg"They Might Be Giants" was the correct response in a clue on tonight's episode of Jeopardy!, in the category "The Pro Sports Team & Band Name". The clue read, "Sadaharu Oh? Frank Gifford? Tim Lincecum? They Might Be These". See the clue here.

September 29, 2015

This week's Dial-A-Song is "Moles, Hounds, Bears, Bees and Hares". Hear it at dialasong.com or 844-387-6962.

September 28, 2015

New song from John Linnell just dropped; "Right Before Showtime", a Kickstarter benefit track.

September 22, 2015

Why.jpgTMBG's fifth album for children, Why?, is now available for pre-order at the TMBG Merch Store. The album features 18 tracks and will be released on November 27. Bundles include a T-shirt with Why? artwork and a TMBG yo-yo.

September 22, 2015

This week's Dial-A-Song implores you to "Say Nice Things About Detroit". Listen at dialasong.com or 844-387-6962.

September 15, 2015

This week's Dial-A-Song is "Trouble Awful Devil Evil". Check it out at dialasong.com or 844-387-6962.

September 14, 2015

An early 2016 UK tour has been announced, playing 6 dates from 27 Jan - 4 Feb. Full dates posted by Stereoboard here.

September 8, 2015

This week on Dial-A-Song, find out the "Definition Of Good", at dialasong.com or at 844 387-6962.

September 1, 2015

A new week brings a new Dial-A-Song track: listen to Week 35's selection, "What Did I Do To You?", at dialasong.com or at 844 387-6962.

August 2015[edit | edit source]

August 31, 2015

They Might Be Giants are slated to contribute a new song to the upcoming SpongeBob Squarepants Broadway musical. See more details here.

August 25, 2015

A new week brings a new Dial-A-Song track: listen to Week 34's selection, "I Made A Mess", at dialasong.com or at 844 387-6962.

August 18, 2015

It's time for a new Dial-A-Song track: Week 33 is "Another Weirdo"! You can hear it on dialasong.com or at 844 387-6962.

August 11, 2015

It's time for a new Dial-A-Song track: Week 32 is "Omnicorn"! You can hear it on dialasong.com or at 844 387-6962.

August 10, 2015

John Linnell was interviewed by BBC Radio's Tom Robinson. The interview begins at 35:11.

August 3, 2015

It's time for a new Dial-A-Song track: Week 31 is "I Haven't Seen You In Forever"! You can hear it on dialasong.com or at 844 387-6962.

July 2015[edit | edit source]

July 31, 2015

The Johns talked to BBC Radio Ulster, and John Flansburgh also talked to Entertainment Focus.

July 29, 2015

Hey, kid! They Might Be Giants' Kids Go! is part of the current Humble Music Book Bundle! Pay at least $15 to get the DRM-free e-book and the song and a host of other music related books, comics, and audiobooks with as much as your purchase as you choose going to charity.

July 27, 2015

It's time for a new Dial-A-Song track: Week 30 is a cover of "Walking My Cat Named Dog"! You can hear it on dialasong.com or at 844 387-6962.

July 20, 2015

An old favorite from the original incarnation of Dial-A-Song was released on Dial-A-Song for Week 29: "Rock Club"! You can hear it on dialasong.com or at 844 387-6962.

July 20, 2015

Whilst in London, the band has made appearances on BBC Radio 2 with Dermot O'Leary and BBC Radio London with Robert Elms. They also appeared on BBC Radio Scotland.

July 13, 2015

Look hard for your new Dial-A-Song track, because Week 28 is "I Am Invisible"! You can hear it on dialasong.com or at 844 387-6962.

July 10, 2015

Happiest of birthdays to TMBG's own King of the Drums, Marty Beller!

July 7, 2015

The AV Club's "Power Hour" feature sets out to summarize TMBG's career in an hour-long playlist. See what they picked here.

July 6, 2015

It's time for a new Dial-A-Song track: Week 27 is "The Velvet Ape"! You can hear it on dialasong.com or at 844 387-6962.

July 2, 2015

John Flansburgh shared his favorite spots to grab a bite in the Catskills with Tasting Table. There's also an interview with lighting designer Victor Zeiser about his work on TMBG's tour in Live Design.

June 2015[edit | edit source]

June 29, 2015

For Dial-A-Song this week, TMBG have re-released "And Mom And Kid". Listen to it on dialasong.com or at 844 387-6962.

June 26, 2015

TMBG appeared on Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child. Check it out here.

June 24, 2015

John and John recently were interviewed on KUTX's "This Song" podcast by Bill Childs (host of Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child) to discuss two of their favorite childhood songs. Listen here!

June 22, 2015

Bills, Bills, Bills DASD.png"Bills, Bills, Bills" is this week's brand-new Dial-A-Song release. You can listen to it on dialasong.com or at 844 387-6962!

A video performance of "Bills, Bills, Bills" is also now up on The AV Club Undercover.

June 16, 2015

Summer Breeze DASD.png"Summer Breeze" is this week's brand new Dial-A-Song release. You can listen to it on dialasong.com or 844 387-6962!

June 12, 2015

Linnell then.pngHappy Birthday to John Linnell, who turns 56 today!

June 11, 2015

They Might Be Giants will be touring Australia this November. Known dates have been posted on our Shows page.

June 11, 2015

TMBG appeared on the NPR show Ask Me Another.

June 9, 2015

Hello Mrs. Wheelyke DASD.pngThis week's Dial-A-Song track, "Hello Mrs. Wheelyke" is available for listening on dialasong.com.

June 2, 2015

Sold My Mind To The Kremlin DASD.pngCheck out "Sold My Mind To The Kremlin," the latest from Dial-A-Song. The track is now available for listening on dialasong.com or at 844 387-6962.

May 2015[edit | edit source]

May 28, 2015

John Flansburgh talked to Cuepoint. Read what he had to say here.

May 19, 2015

Starry Eyes DASD.jpgThe TMBG remake of "Starry Eyes" has been released on Dial-A-Song. Listen on dialasong.com or at 844 387-6962 and then buy it on Amazon!

May 18, 2015

Linnell.jpgJohn Linnell was interviewed by KQED.

May 15, 2015

John Flansburgh talked to NewsOK about Dial-A-Song.

May 14, 2015

Bearded Magazine posted an interview with John Linnell.

May 13, 2015

The Horn posted an interview with John Linnell.

May 12, 2015

ECNALUBMA DASD.jpgDial-A-Song Week 19 brings us a new song. Listen to "ECNALUBMA" at 844-387-6962 or on dialasong.com.

May 6, 2015

Big happy birthday wishes go out to John Flansburgh, who turns 55 today!

May 4, 2015

The Johns take an album-by-album look back at their career for Spin today.

May 4, 2015

Dial-A-Song Week 18 is upon us. Listen to "Glean" now at 844 387-6962 or dialasong.com.

May 1, 2015

TMBG will be taping a performance for Skype Live Studio next Friday in Portland. It will be airing live on Youtube.

May 1, 2015

The Johns were interviewed for the RIYL podcast, and Flans was interviewed by The Five Count and Yahoo Music.

April 2015[edit | edit source]

April 30, 2015
TMBG will be appearing on Conan O'Brien, Wednesday, May 6th. Be sure to tune in!
Today brings us new John Linnell interviews from The Orange County Register and God is in the TV.
Birdhouse In Your Soul featured in Episode 2 of 'Peter Kay's Car Share' which aired tonight on BBC One in the UK. The characters discussed the name of the band and attempted to sing harmony on the chorus. The show is available for a limited time on BBC iPlayer.
April 27, 2015
Check out TMBG's Week 17 Dial-A-Song entry, "Impossibly New", right now at 844 387-6962 or dialasong.com.
April 25, 2015
John Linnell discussed Dial-A-Song and more on Captain Mikey's Private Booty. The interview begins at 35:12 and continues at 130:31.
April 24, 2015
New interviews with John Linnell at digressive_obscenity and Consequence of Sound, and an interview with John Flansburgh by The San Diego Reader.
April 23, 2015
John Flansburgh was interviewed on WGMU. Listen here.
April 21, 2015
Glean makes its exciting debut today! Buy it direct from TMBG right here.
Week 16's Dial-A-Song is "All The Lazy Boyfriends". Listen at 844 387-6962 and online at dialasong.com.
April 13, 2015
Week 15's Dial-A-Song is "Thinking Machine". Hear it on 844 387-6962 and online at dialasong.com.
April 12, 2015
John Flansburgh appeared on Alternative to Sleeping and discussed subjects including the process of putting together Glean and this very wiki. Listen here.
April 7, 2015
Week 14's Dial-A-Song tune, "End Of The Rope" , is awaiting you at 844 387-6962 and dialasong.com.
April 3, 2015
John Flansburgh pulls out his best Springsteen impression for a game on Ask Me Another .
April 2, 2015
The Johns discuss everything from TMBG's relationship to technology to Broadway to books in an interview for Bloomberg.

March 2015[edit | edit source]

March 30, 2015
Week 13's Dial-A-Song is "I'm A Coward"! Listen at 844 387-6962 and online at dialasong.com!
The New Yorker has posted an article about the revival of Dial-A-Song.
March 25, 2015
John Flansburgh was interviewed by The AV Club. Check it out here.
March 24, 2015
Let TMBG take you to the ocean floor with this week's Dial-A-Song track, "Underwater Woman"! Check it out at 844 387-6962 and dialasong.com.
John Linnell was interviewed by John Shear of WMBC (Maryland) recently to discuss Dial-A-Song, "Answer", his 1999 State Songs project and more. Listen here.
March 20, 2015
John Linnell appeared on Alternative to Sleeping last month to discuss Dial-A-Song and more. Listen here.
March 17, 2015
Qxszislplytk! Week 11's Dial-A-Song Direct is "Unpronounceable"! Listen at dialasong.com and 844 387-6962. Fxskslftn!
March 9, 2015
The song for Week 10 of Dial-A-Song Direct is "Good To Be Alive". Listen to it at dialasong.com and 844 387-6962.
March 7, 2015
John Linnell reflects on TMBG's early days for Brooklyn Magazine.
March 2, 2015
Lines, lines, everywhere a line. Week 9's Dial-A-Song Direct track is "I Can Help The Next In Line." Now playing at dialasong.com and 844 387-6962.

February 2015[edit | edit source]

February 24, 2015
Dance along to Week 8's Dial-A-Song Direct track, a cover of Jonathan Richman's "I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar." Now playing at dialasong.com and 844 387-6962.
February 22, 2015
TMBG have just posted a live album for free download, Flood Live In Australia, via a Yahoo interview. The interview also reveals the name of the TMBG's upcoming album, Glean.
February 19, 2015
John Linnell and John Flansburgh discuss TMBG's longevity in Rolling Stone.
February 17, 2015
It's time for Week 7 of Dial-A-Song Direct! The latest song is "Answer," now playing at dialasong.com and 844 387-6962.
February 11, 2015
A 26-minute interview with John Flansburgh that aired this morning on WWLR 91.5 FM (Lyndonville, VT) is now available for streaming here. Flansburgh discusses many topics including the songwriting process, how he describes TMBG to strangers, and phone answering machines.
February 10, 2015
Danny Weinkauf has released a new single with his Red Pants Band called "It's Your Birthday." It is available to download from Amazon or iTunes.
February 9, 2015
Week 6 of Dial-A-Song Direct is here with "Let Me Tell You About My Operation," now playing at dialasong.com and 844 387-6962.
February 6, 2015
John Flansburgh describes his "tour essentials" in Paste today.
February 3, 2015
Dial-A-Song Direct hits its fifth week with "Hate The Villanelle", available at dialasong.com and 844 387-6962.

January 2015[edit | edit source]

January 28, 2015
The Blue Avatar returns with a solo rendition of "Piece Of Dirt". Watch it on Youtube.png
January 27, 2015
"Music Jail, Pt. 1 & 2," this week's Dial-A-Song Direct track, is now available at dialasong.com and 844 387-6962!
There's a brief interview with John Linnell about TMBG's plans for 2015 up on The Brooklyn Paper.
Esquire has posted an interview and a stripped-down studio performance of "Madam, I Challenge You To A Duel".
January 20, 2015
Dial-A-Song Direct week three rolls on ahead with "No Cops" sung by Corn Mo. Check it out on dialasong.com and 844 387-6962.
January 12, 2015
Two Dial-A-Song Direct tracks premiered today: "Music Jail, Pt. 1 & 2" on The Gist podcast, and "Madam, I Challenge You To A Duel" on dialasong.com and 844 387-6962.
Update (1/13): Yesterday's The Gist podcast has been reuploaded, with "Music Jail, Pt. 1 & 2" now replaced by "Madam, I Challenge You To A Duel".
January 10, 2015
John Flansburgh, John Linnell and Marty Beller appeared in-studio during Michael Shelley's two-hour WFMU program this morning to perform a few songs, discuss Dial-A-Song, and premiere a new song. Listen on wfmu.org - the interview begins at 1:00:37, after the song "Erase". A 1 hour podcast version is now available on iTunes containing the interview and live session tracks: [1]
January 8, 2015
Danny Weinkauf has a released a new video for "The Ballad of Ben" from No School Today on YouTube.
January 7, 2015
The Village Voice has posted an interview with John Flansburgh about the revival of Dial-A-Song here.
January 6, 2015
Grantland talks to John Flansburgh about Flood and Dial-A-Song here.
January 5, 2015
The first of 52 Dial-A-Song Direct tracks, "Erase", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available to download from Drip.fm or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.
January 4, 2015
The Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone have published articles about the revival of Dial-A-Song, and the latest episode of Slate's The Gist podcast features an audio interview with John and John about Dial-A-Song.
January 2, 2015
Mix has published an article that interviews Scott Bozack, the band's tour manager, about TMBG's on-stage equipment.
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