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Recent News

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.

March 25, 2020

John Flansburgh spoke to Vulture about how the band is coping with cancelled shows due to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 11, 2020

Due to concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, upcoming They Might Be Giants shows originally scheduled between March 13 and April 29 have been rescheduled to September and December. More information is available on Facebook.

March 4, 2020

John Linnell was interviewed on WICB.

February 26, 2020

They Might Be Giants have announced more 30th anniversary Flood shows, including West Coast dates, and 3 shows to celebrate the 19th anniversary of Mink Car in New York. Check them out! Also, Shepherd Express interviewed John Linnell.

February 22, 2020

They Might Be Giants fan podcast Don't Let's Start has released a 2-part interview with Brian Doherty, the first studio drummer in They Might Be Giants from 1993 to 1996. Topics include meeting and touring with John & John, the recording of the John Henry, Factory Showroom and State Songs albums, and the making of the "Snail Shell" music video, among others. Additionally, fan podcast This Might Be a Podcast has released an episode with Doherty about "The Bells Are Ringing".

February 9, 2020

They Might Be Giants debuted a backwards performance of "Sapphire Bullets Of Pure Love" this week during their 30th Anniversary Flood Tour. The performance has been written about in Laughing Squid, Stereogum and Consequence of Sound.

February 9, 2020

They Might Be Giants announced on stage on Thursday that they have been asked by Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard to write a song for his upcoming Apple TV+ series Central Park.

February 9, 2020

The 2020 edition of the They Might Be Giants Instant Fan Club was recently teased in an email newsletter. Coming in the spring, it will feature "two hardbound books, exclusive new EPs, and of course a brand new LP".

January 29, 2020

John Linnell was interviewed by American Songwriter.

January 27, 2020

John Flansburgh talked with The Hartford Courant about the upcoming tour.

January 20, 2020

John Flansburgh spoke to The A.V. Club and Spin about the making of Flood.

December 3, 2019

TMBG have released a brand-new song entitled "Social Media". It is available, appropriately enough, across a variety of social media platforms, including a static video on YouTube.

November 15, 2019

KMSU hosted their annual They Might Be Playing TMBG marathon for the sixth year in a row. The interviews with both Johns have now been posted to YouTube.

November 11, 2019

They Might Be Giants have added a new batch of show dates to their 2020 Flood 30th Anniversary Tour.

We'll meet at the end of the tour. (News archives...)

This Day in TMBG


Events of July 14:

1996 – John Flansburgh marries Robin Goldwasser, who to this day frequently collaborates with They Might Be Giants.


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