So much news for all Giantfolk!
We sincerely invite folks support the band and pre-order Join Us on mp3, FLAC or vinyl direct from the band's merch site and get the four advance tracks right away! http://merchdirect.com/theymightbegiants (vinyl orders are bundled with the Join Us t-shirt and you get an instant mp3 download of the 4 advance song too)
Also--you can get Join Us advance tracks Can't Keep Johnny Down, Cloisonne, Never Knew Love and Old Pine Box right now and, while it is not crystal clear in the iTunes presentation, you will be able to "complete your album" for $6 when Join Us comes out on July 19th at no additional charge (That way nobody pays twice--a solid deal for everybody there, we think). http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/join-us-advance-tracks/id432020950
Join Us: A brand new They Might Be Giants album for 2011
The blurb: Brooklyn's Ambassadors of Love return with a masterpiece! Recorded over nine months in New York City with producer Patrick Dillett, Join Us is a truly remarkable album. From inspired electronic excursions to blazing barns-stormers with their explosive live band They Might Be Giants is BACK. From the opening chime of "Can't Keep Johnny Down" to the climactic blast of "You Don't Like Me" Join Us is TMBG at their finest.
Complete track listing: Can't Keep Johnny Down, You Probably Get That a Lot, Old Pine Box, Canajoharie, Cloisonne, Let Your Hair Hang Down, Celebration, In Fact, When Will You Die, Protagonist, Judy Is Your Viet Nam, Never Knew Love, The Lady and the Tiger, Spoiler Alert, Dog Walker, 2082, Three Might Be Duende, You Don't Like Me
Pre-order all 18 songs right now on mp3, FLAC or vinyl and get four advance tracks instantly!
JOIN US TOUR : THE FIRST LEG
7/28 Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club - http://bit.ly/join-us-lancaster
7/29 Brooklyn, NY - FREE SHOW Williamsburg Waterfront - http://bit.ly/join-us-brooklyn
7/30 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony - http://bit.ly/join-us-asbury-park
9/8 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place - TBA
9/9 Great Barrington, MA - Mahaiwe Theatre - TBA
9/10 Concord, NH - Capitol Center for the Arts - http://bit.ly/join-us-concord
9/11 Norwich, VT - Upper Valley Events Center - TBA
9/13 Ithaca, NY - State Theatre - http://bit.ly/join-us-ithaca
9/14 Pittsburgh, PA - Byham Theatre - http://bit.ly/join-us-pittsburgh
9/15 Rochester, NY - Harro Ballroom - http://bit.ly/join-us-rochester
9/16 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom - http://tktwb.tw/join-us-cleveland
9/17 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre - http://bit.ly/join-us-detroit
9/20 Cincinnati, OH - Southgate House - http://tktwb.tw/join-us-cincinnati
9/21 Louisville, KY - FREE SHOW WFPK Waterfront Park
9/22 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue - http://bit.ly/join-us-indianapolis
9/23 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre - http://bit.ly/join-us-chicago
9/24 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant -http://bit.ly/join-us-st-louis
9/25 Kansas City, MO - Folly Theatre -TBA
9/27 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom -TBA
9/28 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel - http://bit.ly/join-us-asheville
9/29 Richmond, VA - The National - http://bit.ly/join-us-richmond
9/30 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts - http://bit.ly/join-us-philadelphia
10/1 Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center (early show, songs A-M) - http://bit.ly/join-us-boston-early
10/1 Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center (late show, song N-Z) - http://bit.ly/join-us-boston-late
But what cities are They Might Be Giants playing on this tour that HAVEN'T been announced? Well.
Milwaukee, WI, Minneapolis, MN, Denver/Boulder, CO, Salt Lake City, UT, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA, Anaheim, CA, San Diego, CA, Uncasville, CT / Mohegan Sun, Washington, DC, New York City, Charlottesville, VA, The Carolinas, Atlanta, GA, New Orleans, LA, cities in the state of Texas, Los Angeles, CA
As you might have noticed They Might Be Giants podcast is BACK. Episode 42 went up a couple of weeks back and 43 was posted this week. Download the current episodes or subscribe here and listen to public radio's Cecil Portesque as he spins b-sides, live tracks and the rare and unreleased sounds coming from TMBGs vast musical vault.
They Might Be Giants catalog on iTunes has been updated. Rarities like They Got Lost, The Spine Surfs Alone and The Spine Hits The Road are back. John Flansburgh's two Mono Puff albums are available, and TMBGs excellent Cast Your Pod To The Wind collection is available now as a download for the first time.
John Flansburgh recently appeared on This American Life, discussing both the writing of contract riders, as well as the band's upcoming fall tour. The episode, entitled "Fine Print", can be streamed here.