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Recent News

August 13, 2021

The track list and October 29 release date for BOOK have been announced via BrooklynVegan, Consequence of Sound and Rolling Stone. Additionally, the new single "I Can't Remember The Dream" has been released with an accompanying music video directed by Alex Italics.

July 20, 2021

John Linnell was interviewed on Slate's Spectacular Vernacular podcast, as well as the SiriusXM show Feedback to discuss Roman Songs.

July 2, 2021

John Linnell's new 4-song solo EP Roman Songs, sung entirely in Latin, is now available to download and stream! A matching T-shirt is also available.

June 25, 2021

The song "Pour Poor Me More Please," written by They Might Be Giants, is featured in a new episode of the Apple TV+ animated series Central Park and has been released on streaming services and YouTube.

June 12, 2021

TMBW sends wishes for a sensational 62nd birthday to John Linnell today!

June 1, 2021

They Might Be Giants has released a new single from their upcoming album BOOK, called "I Broke My Own Rule". Check it out on your preferred music service.

May 16, 2021

John Linnell made a guest appearance on the latest episode of the Go Fact Yourself podcast, in a section featuring podcaster Justin McElroy answering They Might Be Giants trivia questions.

May 14, 2021

More than two decades after its exclusive release as the b-side to State Songs single "Montana," John Linnell's song "Louisiana" is now available to stream/download for the first time.

May 6, 2021

TMBW wishes a beautiful 61st birthday to John Flansburgh today!

March 18, 2021

The new They Might Be Giants merch store, featuring pre-orders of the forthcoming fall 2021 album BOOK, has launched at!

February 22, 2021

The podcast If You're Listening, in which guests discuss the music that influenced them as teenagers, has released an episode featuring John Flansburgh discussing Elvis Costello and The Attractions' album This Year's Model, as well as John's early days in London. Listen to If You're Listening here or on Spotify.

February 11, 2021

They Might Be Giants fan podcast Don't Let's Start has released a few episodes in their latest series about Apollo 18, which includes interviews with Laura Cantrell and engineer Edward Douglas. Additionally, This Might Be A Podcast has released an interview with former TMBG bassist Tony Maimone about the song "Snail Shell." Listen to Don't Let's Start here and This Might Be A Podcast here.

November 19, 2020

They Might Be Giants has released an official soundboard recording of their November 29, 2015 show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY, which featured a full set of John and John playing as a duo with a reel-to-reel backing tape. It can be purchased on TMBG's merch store.

November 11, 2020

Tune in November 13 starting at 6am CT to KMSU's annual They Might Be Playing They Might Be Giants marathon! John F. will dial in around 8am CT and John L. will call in around 1pm CT. They are taking advance requests here. Minnesotans can tune in at 89.7FM and everybody else can stream it live at

October 20, 2020

They Might Be Giants has released a new song, "I Lost Thursday", available for a pay-what-you-can donation to support TMBG's live crew and band. Additionally, digital releases of My Murdered Remains and Modern have been discounted to help raise funds. Check out the Crew-Aid sale at TMBG's merch site.

August 12, 2020

They Might Be Giants have recorded a new song, "Who Are The Electors?", for an upcoming CNN television special. The song will air Saturday 8/15 at 10 PM ET during "CNN Special Report – Count on Controversy: Inside the Electoral College", and its video can be seen now at

August 4, 2020

John Flansburgh and John Linnell have announced that they will both have EPs coming out in 2021, the first solo releases by either in over two decades. Flansburgh will be reviving his side project Mono Puff, and Linnell will be recording a project called Roman Songs that includes songs sung in Latin. Instant Fan Club members will be the first to receive digital downloads of both releases, and IFC Super and Crazy Presidents will receive exclusive 10" vinyl EPs of both.

July 24, 2020

John and John were interviewed by Professor of Rock about Birdhouse in Your Soul.

July 20, 2020

They Might Be Giants have announced the 2020 "BOOK Edition" of their Instant Fan Club, which includes the announcement of their 23rd album BOOK, due out in early 2021. Signups are now open at!

July 10, 2020

A very happy birthday on the 10th to the people's drummer, Marty Beller!

June 17, 2020

John Flansburgh and John Linnell participated in a roundtable discussion about Ric Ocasek and The Cars.

June 12, 2020

TMBW sends out wishes for a sensational birthday to John Linnell, who turns 61 today!

June 6, 2020

John Flansburgh is now DJing a regular weekly radio show called Low Stakes on WJFF, Fridays at 9 PM ET. Older episodes can be found in the station archive. Also, the Long Island Herald interviewed Danny Weinkauf.

May 7, 2020

John Flansburgh will be DJing The Secret Show on Catskills radio station WJFF at 10 PM Eastern today. Listen here.

May 6, 2020

TMBW extends warm wishes for a very happy birthday to John Flansburgh, who turns 60 today!

April 30, 2020

They Might Be Giants fan podcast Don't Let's Start has released an interview with Gary Ray, founder of Darinka, the East Village performance art venue that was home to many early They Might Be Giants shows in the mid-'80s.

April 16, 2020

They Might Be Giants has released an 11-song compilation called Modern on their official merch store to help raise funds for their band and crew, due to show postponements related to COVID-19.

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