Mailing List Archive/2019-09-27
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS TO PLAY A 30th ANNIVERSARY FLOOD SHOW IN NEW YORK CITY
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS PRESENT 30th ANNIVERSARY FLOOD SHOW
In honor of the album that made them an international act, They Might Be Giants is celebrating Flood's 30th anniversary in 2020 by performing the album, in its entirety, on stages in select cities across the US. The show is "an evening with" and TMBG will play two full sets with their barnstorming live band featuring the show-stopping Curt Ramm on trumpet. How will it be presented? In sequence, in reverse sequence, alphabetical, or mixed into additional repertoire? It could be different on any given night. But, in addition to Flood, the song selection in the “evening with” show will span the band's entire career from early favorites to brand new tracks, as well as the live improvisations that have become a highlight of TMBG shows.
Before Alternative Rock, when rock dinosaurs still roamed the earth, They Might Be Giants crawled out of the primordial performance art scene of the Lower East Side and on to the college rock scene with a series of breakthrough songs and best-selling albums. Vaulted into the national scene by a series of highly creative videos, the band ultimately garnered the attention of the powerhouse major-label Elektra Entertainment. Collaborating with British hit-makers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, as well as emerging indie engineers Roger Moutenot and Patrick Dillett, the band embarked on an album that would leave their lo-fi roots behind in exchange for a sonic adventure to be called Flood. Embraced by critics and audiences alike, the 19-song album would go on to go platinum and garner a clutch of timeless favorites for the band including "Birdhouse in Your Soul," "Your Racist Friend," "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)," "Particle Man," "Dead," and many others.
While we hope these shows sell out instantly, we are optimistic they will sell out, so please don’t wait and create disappointment.
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Sensitively remastered at Sterling Sound by UE Nastasi, this is a project we know many of you have been waiting for.
They Might Be Giants’ eponymous first album is celebrating it’s 33 1/3 birthday and Idlewild Recordings is marking the occasion with a fully remastered vinyl re-issue. Long out of print in any physical format, this vinyl pressing has been a labor of love. The vinyl edition will be especially dazzling –– pressed on 180g opaque pink vinyl(!), these 2000 discs are hand-numbered, include the original lyric insert (with typos removed!), and a smartly reproduced cover all made under the careful guidance of art maestro TS Rogers.
SPECIAL ULTRA-DELUXE LIMITED-EDITION "ALL-OVER" FIRST ALBUM SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!
At last, the legendary first album gets a t-shirt worthy of it’s imagery. Rodney Alan Greenblat’s phenomenal artwork in all its glory in a wild “all-over” design. Be a part of our mobile experiment! It costs a fair bit more to create and manufacture, but we think the results are worth it. We are only going to make this for a few months and quantities will be limited. We are taking pre-orders now and each order will come with an instant download of the newly remastered album.
These custom-made all over designs are only available to us in unisex S-2XL. (As we hope you know by now, we go out of our way to include women, youth, and larger shirts with no extra charges. This is a situation we do not control and cannot improve simply due to the limitations of the vendor. We will work to change this if any opportunity arises.)
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS FAN COMMUNITY RAISES OVER $200,000 TO BENEFIT SEPARATED FAMILIES AND DETAINED MINORS
Some good news in bad times: the final figure of the TMBG benefit shirt for RAICES, aiding separated families + detained minors seeking asylum, is $200,000! Raised by the TMBG fan community, including matching support from Mr. Jeff Lawson, this result is beyond our imaginations. Sincere thanks to all who participated. The shirts are being printed as this posts and should be in the mail this week.
Photo thanks to @gumbylievable on Twitter.
Of course, They Might Be Giants is active on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Spotify, and Tumblr, and John F. Posts photos of his cats and other people's guitars on Instagram.
A NEW LOW STAKES PLAYLIST IS HERE
Brand new: a LOW STAKES Spotify playlist from John F. on They Might Be Giants' Spotify page (https://found.ee/lowstakes). Free form, but thinking about the UK. Dig. Sandie Shaw, Arctic Monkeys, Ivor Cutler, Billy Bragg, Twinkle and more!
Gudetama's Busy Days
Someone has posted a higher rez version of the Apollo 18 promotional clip:
TMBG's MY MURDERED REMAINS IS A COMPLETELY EXCLUSIVE ALBUM JUST FOR FOLKS ON THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS' MAILING LIST. NOT ON STREAMING SITES. NOT FOR “OUTSIDERS."
Get any or all of it direct from They Might Be Giants here: https://found.ee/huiQ.
My Murdered Remains is 16 songs and includes the instant classics “Ampersand,” “The Neck Rolls Aren’t Working,” and “The Communists Have the Music." And if you act right now the instant download also comes with a bonus disc of 16 additional songs, which has been casually dubbed More Murdered Remains. If you order the CD or the vinyl album you will also receive an instant download of all 32 killer tracks.
Chaos is stressing
Organization’s a blessing
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