The Escape Team

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The Escape Team
Studio album by They Might Be Giants
First released December 10, 2018
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Tracks 11 Last studio album I Like Fun
Label Idlewild Recordings Length 23:42 Next studio album My Murdered Remains

The Escape Team comic book
My Murdered Remains getting boxed alongside The Escape Team for shipping in 2018.

The Escape Team is a concept album by They Might Be Giants, consisting of songs about twelve fictional characters invented by John and John. The songs have been initially released during the 2018 iteration of Dial-A-Song.

A comic book was written and drawn by David Cowles and available for the Instant Fan Club in 2018 and 2019. From the official description:[1]

Yes, longtime visual collaborator David Cowles has created an exclusive comic book for the Instant Fan Club called The Escape Team about twelve misfit mutants escaping their military-industrial overlords. PLUS, you'll 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.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 Jackie The Clipper 2:21


2 Chip The CHiP 1:48


3 Burnice 1:54


4 Dr. Sy Fly 2:03


5 Dunkin Of Course Of Course 2:11


6 Mr. Mischief Night 2:10


7 John Postal 2:35


8 Flo Wheeler 2:03


9 Corrupted Lyle 1:37


10 Re-Pete Offender 2:12


11 The Poisonousness 2:55



Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In December 2018, Flansburgh acknowledged, "with all the touring, time ran out on Hair Ned. But there is no doubt he will get his own song in the not so distant future! Ned will not be denied!"[2]
  • This is the first album since Join Us in 2011 to include lyrics in the liner notes.