Mailing List Archive/2017-09-28
THE INSTANT FAN CLUB OATH
As a TMBG Instant Fan Club member, I am a willing participant
in this secret experiment in human happiness.
When asked about the Instant Fan Club, I shall reply,
“Oh, I don’t know. You must be thinking of some other band.”
The good times are about to return!
They Might Be Giants’ Instant Fan Club
2018 Edition is available now!
Every few years They Might Be Giants do something very special.
We create a fan club service designed to provide a dazzling
array of new music and exclusive stuff. This is what
the Instant Fan Club is about. Why haven’t you
heard more about this amazing service?
Because it’s a secret.
This is our most joyous, deluxe, and ambitious offering ever,
including seventeen physical objects
along with weekly deliveries to your email inbox for the whole year of 2018.
There are also even higher presidential
levels, where you can get custom TMBG ringtones,
commemorative coins, your name included in
the album’s artwork, and more.
And, of course, all US shipping is free free free,
all plastic cards are accepted,
and now PayPal is our pal.
This one-time-only offer starts TODAY and closes on October 31.
When the offer ends, it will not be discussed in public.
OK, LET’S GET THE DETAILS
This $200 value is just $99, That seems like a very good deal.
So when you join the Instant Fan Club members will get…
• OUR BRAND-NEW STUDIO ALBUM, AUTOGRAPHED
Our long-awaited, full-length studio album lands in January.
It’s 100% new recordings They Might Be Giants made at Reservoir Studios
(site of the Flood sessions) and produced with Patrick Dillett. The vibe is
fully where it needs to be. All members will receive a CD
as well as an MP3 or FLAC download.
• A YEAR OF DIAL-A-SONG DIRECT TO YOU
Yes, we are relaunching Dial-A-Song for 2018. Officially it will
be a biweekly project with songs from the new album on alternate weeks,
but as things ramp up, who knows where it will go? Twenty-six or
more unique DAS songs, guaranteed!
• THE ESCAPE TEAM COMIC BOOK
Yes, long-time visual collaborator David Cowles (Mesopotamians,
Science is Real) has created an exclusive comic book
for the Instant Fan Club called The Escape Team.
It’s about twelve misfit mutants escaping
their military-industrial overlords.
• THE ESCAPE TEAM DISC (and download)
You’ll also get an original accompanying disc of Escape Team
songs created by They Might Be Giants. Each month,
a song about the twelve Escape Team characters
will be previewed on Dial-A-Song and the full disc
will go out around the 2018 holidays.
• A DISC (and download) OF ALL DIAL-A-SONG 2018 SONGS
• A DISC (and download) OF DIAL-A-SONG 2015 RARITIES
“I Was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar,” plus “Prepare,”
“Starry Eyes,” “Rock Club,” and all the rest of the epic,
almost-lost-to-time Dial-A-Song tracks from 2015.
• AN EXCLUSIVE INSTANT FAN CLUB T-SHIRT
International graphic-design superstar
Paul Sahre’s latest and greatest!
• A SET OF THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS “LEFTY” GUITAR STRINGS
Custom-made in the USA with your fingers in mind.
You’ll also get these TMBG Instant Fan Club exclusives:
• The new official Instant Fan Club membership card (with the IFC oath!)
• The full-color Certificate of Thank You
featuring John L.’s band photo
• The 2018 Escape Team mini-calendar
• Four Escape Team temporary tattoos
• The new Instant Fan Club embroidered thunderbolt patch
• The new “You Must Be Thinking of Some Other Band” cling sticker
• The new Instant Fan Club button
• A TMBG Instant Fan Club tote bag to carry it all
Don’t forget about the bonus material we aren’t even telling you about!
• An exclusive Best of TMBG Live 2018 download? Maybe… Okay, YES.
• And don’t forget about… No. That will be
a surprise only for the Instant Fan Club!
THE MORE YOU KNOW, THE HAPPIER YOU’LL GET
There are also additional options that let you get the
most out of your membership:
• IFC membership allows you to order additional IFC shirts for your whole family
• IFC shirts are available in sizes for kids, women, and men (up to 5XL!)
• Shipping and handling are totally free for all US members
• You can create a gift membership
Become an Instant Fan Club member for just $99
and get seventeen physical things over a year,
as well as weekly musical surprises in your inbox.
Become an Instant Fan
Club Member Now
Become an Instant Fan Club Super President
for $249 and get all of the IFC offerings
• your actual name included in the new album’s artwork
• the TMBG setlist book, compiled by Mike Buffington
• four Flood-era reproduction FLANS picks
and these Super-President exclusives…
• the Best of 2018 Live CD
• an IFC Super-President t-shirt
• an IFC Super-President coin, designed by Paul Sahre
• an IFC Super-President patch
Become an Instant Fan
Club Super President Member Now
Become an Instant Fan Club Crazy President
for $500 and get all of the IFC offerings,
all the Super President items, plus
• a personalized ringtone by They Might Be Giants
• a top-quality steel-insulated Thermos-brand Crazy President travel mug
• a Crazy President t-shirt
• a 36” x 24” Crazy President poster
Become an Instant Fan
Club Crazy President Member Now
EXACTLY WHY WE PRAISE YOU
They Might Be Giants endures because of the long-term support of you,
our audience. A few years back, we embarked on a special year-long
project called the Instant Fan Club. Our goals were ambitious:
we would create the perfect win-win-win fan-club package,
where people got real exclusives as well as crazy value,
and in return we’d get to continue our musical
careers without kowtowing to outsiders.
While it is no secret that the music industry has crumbled
to dust in recent years, we here at They Might Be Giants are
soldiering on, comforted by the knowledge that our professional future
is secure through the ongoing patronage of the TMBG Instant Fan Club.
We gratefully acknowledge the Instant Fan Club’s continued enthusiasm,
loyalty, and support, which allow this band to stay focused
on creating new recordings without compromise and performing
live shows with world-class production.
HIGHLY PHILOSOPHICAL BUT CRUCIAL BOILERPLATE
FOR ALL FUTURE INSTANT FAN CLUB MEMBERS
Don’t wreck a special thing.
This project is a secret. All participants are expected
to respect that idea. The exclusive material available
through the Instant Fan Club is strictly for the
personal enjoyment of IFC members and IFC members
Instant Fan Club materials are not to be distributed
or resold. Idlewild Recordings will refuse membership to any
persons and to cancel the membership of anyone found to be auctioning,
trading, or reproducing fan-club material online. They Might Be Giants,
Idlewild Recordings, and their management sincerely ask all members
to respect and honor the sanctity of the club and its philosophy.
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