Mailing List Archive/2006-03-13
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THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS ANNOUNCE APRIL / MAY "BEARDO 2006" TOUR
Cities so far include DC, Baltimore, Asheville, Charleston, Atlanta, Savannah, Nashville, St. Louis, Knoxville, Philly and Albany -- full info at the bottom of this email.
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS PODCAST 5A UP TODAY!
Includes the new tracks: (She Was A) Hotel Detective in the Future, P.S.O.K. (Paul Stanley of Kiss), and Flansburgh singing a new composition It Never Fails written by composers Greenberg & Goldwasser of People Are Wrong!
FLANSBURGH IN PEOPLE ARE WRONG! MARCH 19
PAW returns to a one-night-only reunion of People Are Wrong! at Joe's Pub. Tickets for the second show remain. Get 'em at web.joespub.com/caltool/index.cfm?fuseaction=detail&performanceID=1841 or telecharge.com. The Joe's Pub box office is at 425 Lafayette St., NYC.
TWO NEW FREE MP3s AVAILABLE NOW!
Scroll down for the full scoop...
Ladies and gentlemen-
A few words from John "56k modem" Flansburgh, guitarist of They Might Be Giants:
"Will we be doing new songs? Yes. Songs you've never heard? Yes. Old songs we'd forgotten how to play 'TIL NOW? Yes yes yes. Will Marty "On the Drums" Beller punch the air before we go on stage? Can't promise. Will Dan and Danny unleash their monstrous rock powers on your unsuspecting town? Only if they deem it necessary...
NEW ALBUM COMING LATER
They Might Be Giants are proud to announce we are working on a number of tracks with legendary producers the Dust Bros. (Beck, Beastie Boys, Hanson) and on the entire project with longtime pal/producer/engineer Pat Dillett (Mary J. Blige, David Byrne, "The Spine"). While we are hard at work on the effort, there is no current release date and it will probably take a while to make it perfect.
FREE TMBG SUMMER LIVE PODCAST JUBILEE
The band is doing a full free concert July 1st to celebrate our first 6 months of They Might Be Giants' podcast. The show will take place at the strangely awesome Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Everyone from Boston to NYC should know this is event is "closer than you think" in the words of www.mohegansun.com. The hotel/casino is, in the words of someone who read that Hunter Thompson book, "a mind trip taking you deep into the future of the past." The venue itself, the Wolf's Den, is pretty darn fancy (especially for those of you who see us at other CT haunts) with a very big stage and state-of-the-art sound. It is fully seated without a bad view in the house, with awesome standing room on the perimeter of the venue. Seating is strictly first-come first-served seating, but you are expected to drink and tip well (it is a casino, everybody). We invite everyone within the reach of this email correspondence to get a room and make a weekend of it. Even if you don't gamble, the place is a shrine to eccentric casino architecture. To prepare yourself, may I suggest Learning From Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/026272006X?v=glance. If you do partake in the gambling, beware Marty Beller. He does not lose.
To get to the big show, may we suggest renting a car the TMBG way at www.enterprise.com. Cheap and cheerful they are!
Plans are to record this event and podcast it later. We plan on special guests, presenting some very special material (both brand-new and brand-old) for the event, and putting some of our horn-playing friends to work.
4 REALZ www.myspace.com/theymightbegiants
The fine folks at the home office of TMBG have taken the reins of the They Might Be Giants myspace space, and posted some new stuff there. We want to sincerely thank the street team for starting it all up at myspace and doing such a fine job with it up 'til now. With all our other content-providing duties already keeping us quite busy, hopefully keeping myspace fresh will not overwhelm us!
Hope to see all of you on the tour!"
THOSE BEARDO 2006 TOUR DATES AS PROMISED...
May 02 St. Petersburg, FL at Jannus Landing
May 03 Atlanta, GA at Variety Playhouse
May 04 Savannah, GA at Trustees Theater
May 06 St. Louis, MO at The Pagent
May 11 Knoxville, TN at Sundown in the City - FREE SHOW!
NEW FREE MP3s AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW AND NOT LATER
"(She Was A) Hotel Detective in the Future" is up at tmbg.com/freeTunes.html. The username is tmbg and the password is thespinesurfs.
"P.S.O.K" (secretly titled: Paul Stanley of Kiss") is available for your downloading pleasure at theymightbegiants.com. The track features Jeremy Chatzky, featured bassist on Bruce Springsteen's upcoming "Seeger Sessions" album, on fuzz bass.
This is interesting www.clooves.com/tmbg.htm
This is interesting yet jaw-droppingly obscene. Totally not for kids or prudes!
TMBG.COM SITE NOW TAKES PAYPAL
The store at tmbg.com now takes PayPal along with all major credit cards. Keep our bandwidth and buses rolling when you support TMBG's ecommerce site. Brand new t-shirt designs include 30's Drunk Guy and "Visit Amish Country". Plus there's DVDs of Venue Songs and Here Come the ABCs. To visit TMBG's secure ecommerce site directly click on this link: store.yahoo.com/tmbg-catalog/