Why Does The Sun Shine? (EP)/Press Release
For Immediate Release September 3, 1993
Contact: Jill Richmond Press Relations, Hornblow Group USA, Inc. 201/795-9424
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS have a mighty schedule planned for the fall as they hit the road in support of their latest release "Why Does The Sun Shine? (The Sun Is A Mass of Incandescent Gas)"' on a CD-5 and limited edition 7" vinyl.
With their uncanny ability to look the mysteries of the universe in the face and say, "Take a picture, why don't you!", THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS have recorded the long-standing audience favorite "Why Does The Sun Shine". The song was originally from a 1959 educational record called Space Songs. The b-side is a TMBG tribute to southern rock with the group covering the Allman Brothers hit "Jessica".
But wait, that's not all - THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS CD-5 has two more new recordings! The band covers the Meat Puppets "Whirlpool" and throw in the brand new show stopper "Spy", - all on one CD single!
LOOK FOR THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS IN CONCERT THROUGH SEPTEMBER!
The band's all new show will include "The Sun" and "Spy" as well as many other brand new songs to be featured on their upcoming Elektra album. The band recently expanded to a six piece line up, featuring trumpet virtuoso Steve Bernstein. See tour dates attached.
Don't forget it's They Might Be Giants Dial-A-Song's 10th anniversary! Simply call 718-387-6962 to hear unreleased material- a no extra charge call!
And if that's not enough, there is a They Might Be Giants Christmas single in the works, featuring "O Tannenbaum" (in German) and a new album expected out in the spring of '94.
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS FACT SHEET
They Might Be Giants are from Brooklyn, New York
They Might Be Giants' current line up:
John Flansburgh - electric guitar, vocals, glasses
John Linnell - accordion, sax, vocals
Brian Doherty - (former member of the Silos) drums, glockenspiel
Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu) - bass
Kurt Hoffman (ex-Ordinaires, currently leader of Band of Weeds) - sax, keyboards
Steven Bernstein - trumpet
1993 Why Does The Sun Shine CD5 (it's like a 4 song ep only silver and small), Elektra
1992 The Guitar ep, Elektra
I Palindrome I ep, Elektra
The Statue Got Me High ep, Elektra
Apollo 18 lp, Elektra
1991 Miscellaneous T (b-side compilation), Bar None/Restless
1990 Istanbul (Not Constantinople) ep, Elektra
Flood lp, Elektra
1989 They'll Need A Crane 12", Bar None/Restless
1988 Lincoln lp, Bar None/Restless
1987 (She Was A) Hotel ep, Bar None/Restless
Don't Let's Start ep, Bar None/Restless
1986 They Might Be Giants lp, Bar None
1985 They Might Be Giants 23 song cassette, TMB Music
Everything Right Is Wrong 7", TMB Music
They Might Be Giants have been touring as a full band since the Spring of 1992.
TMBG performed over 150 shows in both 1992 and 1990.
They have toured Japan twice, Europe at least 5 times, and are in a state of constant touring in the U.S.
Total David Letterman appearances: 3
Total Tonight Show appearances: 2
Total Today Show appearances: 1
First television appearance: The Joe Franklin Show, 1985