2018 Archived News

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December 2018[edit | edit source]

December 24, 2018

"Mrs. Bluebeard" is up with a new music video as Dial-A-Song's final track of 2018. Check it out on dialasong.com, YouTube, or on the phone at 844 387-6962.

December 18, 2018

Please, give it up for Mr. Curt Ramm! Dial-A-Song is taking you back to "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)", now streaming on dialasong.com, YouTube, or over the phone at 844 387-6962.

December 14, 2018

Shuffle Function is playing They Might Be Giants all day today on KMSU to celebrate James Ensor's death. Listen at 89.7 FM on your southern Minnesota radio dial, or stream it live from almost anywhere in the world at http://kmsu.org. Both Flansburgh and Linnell call in to chat and answer questions from time to time as well! Request songs and submit topics for the Johns to talk about on Twitter and Facebook.

December 11, 2018

John Flansburgh was interviewed by Sam Ash Spotlight.

"Re-PETE Offender", the final track from The Escape Team has been released on Dial-A-Song. Listen on dialasong.com, YouTube, or over the phone at 844 387-6962

December 10, 2018

TMBG's two brand-new albums, My Murdered Remains and The Escape Team, are officially out today! Get your copies directly from the band. A special release of demos from John Henry is also available.

December 5, 2018

Who's gonna get the door? The latest Dial-A-Song track, "Courage The Cowardly Dog", is now up on dialasong.com, YouTube, or over the phone at 844 387-6962. Someone better get the door.

November 2018[edit | edit source]

November 28, 2018

You’ve got a problem. The latest Dial-A-Song track, "I Am A Ring", is now up on dialasong.com, YouTube, or over the phone at 844 387-6962.

November 21, 2018

The latest Dial-A-Song track, "Door To Door Minotaur", is now up on dialasong.com, YouTube, or over the phone at 844 387-6962.

November 14, 2018

The latest Dial-A-Song track, "Dunkin Of Course Of Course", is now up on dialasong.com, YouTube, or over the phone at 844 387-6962.

November 7, 2018

C'mon! The latest Dial-A-Song track, "Ampersand", is now up on dialasong.com, YouTube, or over the phone at 844 387-6962. Dot dot dot dot dot dot dot dot. Exclamation point!

November 1, 2018

Danny Weinkauf was interviewed by The Long Island Herald.

October 2018[edit | edit source]

October 30, 2018

Car pulls up. Someone gets out. The latest Dial-A-Song track, "I've Been Seeing Things", is now up on dialasong.com, YouTube, or over the phone at 844 387-6962.

Also, Danny Weinkauf was interviewed by Geek Dad, and John Flansburgh shared why he's voting with Billboard.

October 26, 2018

John Linnell talks about The Mundanes and more in the Providence Journal.

October 23, 2018

Down by Dial-A-Song, there's a new track released, called "Gudetama's Busy Days", now available through dialasong.com, YouTube, or over the phone at 844 387-6962. Also, John Flansburgh was interviewed by ithaca.com.

October 22, 2018

John Flansburgh was interviewed by Metro.

October 21, 2018

John Flansburgh was interviewed by Beatroute, The YY Scene, and The Cap Times, and Music Planet, and, along with John Linnell, by Pop Fugitives.

October 16, 2018

Everyone stand up. Listen to "The Poisonousness", the latest Dial-A-Song track, now up on dialasong.com, YouTube, or over the phone at 844 387-6962. This will save us.

October 13, 2018

John Linnell was interviewed on The Strange Brew podcast. John talks about, "The Communists Have The Music and his songwriting. This podcast interview features John talking about a selection of key They Might Be Giants tracks."

October 2, 2018

The latest Dial-A-Song track, "Flo Wheeler", is now up on dialasong.com, YouTube, or over the phone at 844 387-6962.

September 2018[edit | edit source]

September 25, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track "Thankful For Your Service" has been quartered within your ear canal. You can express your gratitude now on dialasong.com, YouTube, or over the phone at 844 387-6962.

September 21, 2018

"The Communists Have The Music" has been released on streaming services, with "I've Been Seeing Things" debuting as its B-side. Both songs are now available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music and YouTube.

September 18, 2018

The latest Dial-A-Song track, "Lake Monsters", is now up on dialasong.com, YouTube, or over the phone at 844 387-6962.

September 18, 2018

27: The Most Perfect Album, which includes TMBG's song "3rd Amendment," is out today. Check out the TMBG track on YouTube.

September 11, 2018

The latest Dial-A-Song track, "The Communists Have The Music", is now up on dialasong.com, YouTube, or over the phone at 844 387-6962.

September 4, 2018

Dial-A-Song makes its triumphant return with "Applause Applause Applause." Check it out on dialasong.com or YouTube, or get the old-school over-the-phone experience at 844 387-6962.

August 2018[edit | edit source]

August 23, 2018

The More Perfect podcast will be releasing the compilation album 27: The Most Perfect Album, featuring songs about each of the 27 Amendments to the US Constitution, on September 18. TMBG is contributing one of the songs. Read more about the project here. TMBG's song will be about the Third Amendment.

July 2018[edit | edit source]

July 24, 2018

New Dial-A-Song release: "John Postal"! This new Escape Team track is now up on dialasong.com, YouTube, and at 844 387-6962.

July 17, 2018

The latest Dial-A-Song track, "Best Regrets", is now up on dialasong.com, YouTube, or over the phone at 844 387-6962.

July 10, 2018

Song 28 of this year's Dial-A-Song series, "Unctuous Robot", is here! It is available for streaming on YouTube, available for subscribers at dialasong.com, and available to telephonists at 844 387-6962.

July 7, 2018

The Johns were interviewed by El Periódico. Also, Danny Weinkauf was interviewed by The Long Island Herald.

July 3, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "Selectionist", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

June 2018[edit | edit source]

June 26, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "Last Wave (Alternative Version)", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

June 19, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "The Neck Rolls Aren't Working", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

Also, TMBG will be re-releasing Lincoln later this year.

June 13, 2018

John Linnell was interviewed by Lior Phillips on the This Must Be the Gig podcast.

June 12, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "An Insult To The Fact Checkers", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962. NOTE: the music video contains strobing animation.

June 12, 2018

TMBW sends out wishes for a swell birthday to John Linnell, who turns 59 today!

June 5, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "Corrupted Lyle", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

May 2018[edit | edit source]

May 29, 2018

"I'm Not A Loser (Demo)", has been released on YouTube to celebrate SpongeBob Squarepants: The Musical being nominated for twelve Tonys, with TMBG included with the nominees for Best Original Score.

May 22, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "The Bullies", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

May 18, 2018

The Johns were interviewed by Angelus News.

May 17, 2018

Danny Weinkauf and his Red Pants Band will be performing Sunday, May 20th at Rockefeller University Caspary Hall in New York City. Tickets are $15 at the door, but can only be bought on the day of the show.

May 16, 2018

WGBH has posted an interview with The Johns.

May 15, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "McCafferty's Bib", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

May 8, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "Mr. Mischief Night", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

May 6, 2018

TMBW sends wishes for a fabulous birthday to John Flansburgh, who turns 58 today!

May 1, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "By The Time You Get This", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

April 2018[edit | edit source]

April 25, 2018

John Linnell was interviewed by The Boston Globe. Also, Saturday's show in Philadelphia will be livestreamed on Youtube at 9 PM EDT.

April 24, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "Dee Dee And Dexter", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

April 24, 2018

John Linnell was interviewed by Mainline Media News.

April 23, 2018

John Flansburgh was interviewed by the Boston Herald and MassLive.

April 18, 2018

John Flansburgh was interviewed by the Burlington Free Press.

April 17, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "I Haven't Been Right Yet", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

April 14, 2018

John Flansburgh was interviewed by The Southington Observer.

April 10, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "Tractor", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

April 9, 2018

John Flansburgh was interviewed by Cincy Music.

April 6, 2018

John Linnell was interviewed by The Newtown Bee.

April 4, 2018

John Linnell was interviewed by EXTRA! Music Magazine.

April 3, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "Burnice", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

March 2018[edit | edit source]

March 29, 2018

TMBG appeared on the podcast WTF with Marc Maron.

March 27, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "This Microphone", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

March 20, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "Tick Tick Tick Tick", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

Also, SportsAlcohol.com has compiled a list of the 40 best TMBG songs, as voted by more than a dozen writers.

March 15, 2018

OnMilwaukee interviewed John Linnell.

March 14, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "I Left My Body", has been released on dialasong.com. This is the winning entry from the video contest. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

Also, John Flansburgh was interviewed by the Wisconsin Gazette.

March 7, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "Chip The CHiP", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962. Also, Conan posted a web-exclusive video of a Quiet Storm set.

March 4, 2018

John Flansburgh was interviewed in Impose Magazine.

March 1, 2018

TMBG performed "I Left My Body" on Conan.

Also, John Linnell was interviewed by the Eugene Weekly.

February 2018[edit | edit source]

February 27, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "Rowboat Mayor", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

February 20, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "Push Back The Hands", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

Also, the Phoenix New Times interviewed John Linnell.

February 13, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "The Bright Side", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

February 12, 2018

TMBG appeared on Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child.

Also, John Linnell was interviewed on The Matt Squared Radio Hour.

February 8, 2018

John Flansburgh was interviewed by the Columbus Dispatch. Check it out here.

February 6, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "Jackie The Clipper", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

February 3, 2018

The Johns appeared on the Cigar City Radio podcast. Listen here.

February 1, 2018

John Flansburgh was interviewed by Nashville Scene.

Also, Marty Beller was interviewed by Modern Drummer Magazine.

January 2018[edit | edit source]

January 31, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "The Greatest", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962. Also, John Flansburgh was interviewed by Billboard. Check it out here.

January 25, 2018

John Linnell wrote an essay about "retro" photography for The Rumpus. Check it out here. There's also an interview with him in the Miami New Times and an interview with John Flansburgh in the Orlando Sentinel.

January 24, 2018

The next Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "Dog", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

January 22, 2018

John Linnell was interviewed by Folio Weekly Magazine. Check it out here.

January 20, 2018

TMBG recorded a Google Talk and in-studio session for Rolling Stone.

January 19, 2018

TMBG's 20th studio album, I Like Fun, is released today! It's available direct from TMBG, from iTunes or Amazon, from Lojinx in Europe, and from your local record store.

January 18, 2018

John Linnell was interviewed by the Post and Courier. Check it out here.

January 17, 2018

The third Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "I Like Fun", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

January 17, 2018

John Flansburgh was interviewed by the Charleston City Paper. Check it out here.

January 12, 2018

John Flansburgh was interviewed by The News & Observer. He also reviewed the history of TMBG for Consequence of Sound.

January 11, 2018

They Might Be Giants are streaming I Like Fun ahead of its release via NPR's First Listen.

January 9, 2018

The second Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "Dr. Sy Fly", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.

January 4, 2018

John Flansburgh shared a list of 10 fake things he loves with Consequence of Sound. Check it out here.

January 3, 2018

The first Dial-A-Song track of 2018, "All Time What", has been released on dialasong.com. The song is also available on YouTube or to hear over the phone at 844 387-6962.
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