Here Come The 123s/Press Release
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They Might Be Giants Here Come the 123s (Disney Sound; Feb. 5; 2008) TMBG videos on preschool programming block Playhouse Disney and the Disney Channel now HERE COME THE 123s! Kids! Parents! Prepare to be delighted as They Might Be Giants triumphantly return to the world of kids stuff with their new CD & DVD set "Here Come the 123s." The album includes two dozen instantly memorable songs direct from the imaginations of John Flansburgh and John Linnell. Replete with TMBG's notoriously engaging melodies and energized arrangements, even including a production collaboration with the Dust Bros. on the track "Seven," "Here Come the 123s" is destined to become another kids' classic from Brooklyn's GRAMMY® -winning duo. AND HERE COMES THE TMBG VIDEO PODCAST! Many of the videos on the "123s" will be in heavy rotation on Playhouse Disney over the next six months. TMBG will also be launching "They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Video Podcast" in January 2008 at www.tmbg.com and iTunes. A new song with video will be featured every week - the perfect destination for families looking to share a musical moment together right before bedtime. Preview episodes are already on line at www.tmbg.com. The stunning videos were created by a wide array of independent artists and animators in direct collaboration with the band. Both the DVD and podcast episodes are hosted by the John and John puppets, and include appearances by their pals The Deeply Felt Puppet Theater created by Robin Goldwasser. THE STORY OF TMBG's MUSIC FOR KIDS In a singular career, perhaps no turn has been more unlikely than They Might Be Giants' emergence as one of America's most successful creators of children's music. Leading the charge of what is now a full-blown movement of creative musicians looking to save tots (and parents!) from the shrinking world of mainstream children's music, TMBG's kids' projects have become the gold standard of the industry. The alternative rock legends entered the world of kids' stuff in 2002 with their self-styled kids album "No!" The project was immediately met with audience and critical raves, and became an unexpected commercial success. They followed up that effort with a collaboration with fine artist Marcel Dzama on the CD & picture book "Bed, Bed, Bed" (Simon and Schuster), and then joined forces with Walt Disney Records for the album and DVD "Here Come the ABCs." TMBG is already a familiar sound in many kids' daily routines. The band has created many original themes for television including "Higglytown Heroes," "The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse," "The Oblongs," PBS Kids "Share-A-Story," along with their GRAMMY-winning theme "Boss of Me" for "Malcolm In the Middle." They have also appeared on "Blue's Clues" and "Home Movies." BUT WAIT - THERE'S MORE! TMBG AND THE SIMS? Yes! They Might Be Giants have just recorded music for a new edition of multi-million selling video game The Sims to be released early next year. TMBG recorded a new version of Mark Mothersbaugh's theme, along with a re-recording of their own song "Take Out the Trash". In their new version of "Trash", the lyrics are sung in Simlish, the imaginary language of the Sims.