Mailing List Archive/2004-03-23
COMPLETE TOUR INFO AT BOTTOM
A note from Flans: "Thanks to all the Texas people for stuffing into that very hot room in Austin. It was a wonderful night of music and friends new and old. The Barsuk people were tremendous and we want to recommend everyone to their fine roster of artists, and can't express how excited we are for the release of "Indestructible Object." We're still reeling from the bar-b-que and camaraderie. Happy happy to see my old my pal Timothy "Speed" Levitch at SxSW. (Seems like I've got to go to Texas to connect with my favorite New Yorkers...) We're busy in NYC wrapping up the next rock album with P. Dillett and the boys. Very rock. Very band. Pardon our out of date websites, but we'll be on that soon!"
GOING GOING GONE... The fine MP3's of TMBG's Other Thing will be taken down shortly on www.tmbg.com, so please download them at your earliest!
NEW YORKER MARCH L.A. SHOW is SOLD OUT but TMBG FOR THE ROCK AND FOR THE KIDS AT UCLA NEXT MONTH and MORE WEST COAST GIGS! INFO BELOW!
FLANSBURGH CREATES TWO RADIO SPECIALS FOR WNYC
Now Hear This with John Flansburgh airs Friday April 2 and April 9 at 3PM on 93.9 FM Attention New York! Attention the World! "Now Hear This" is a casual and highly subjective survey of the popular music scene, with an emphasis on the best of the new. Host and show creator John Flansburgh, best known as a member of the band They Might Be Giants, is your guide for this unique glimpse inside the multidimensional world of pop music. The show includes live performances, interviews with musicians and songwriters, spotlight on recent releases and reissues, and a special segment called Guilty Pleasure/Hidden Treasure where a celebrity explains their passion for an overexposed song as well as an unknown recording.
NEW TMBG EP INDESTRUCTIBLE OBJECT IS IN STORES APRIL 4. PRE-ORDERS WITH LIMITED EDITION SHIRT AVAILABLE NOW NEW ALBUM OUT THIS SUMMER
BARSUK INFO AND EP PRE-ORDERS AND BUNDLES!
The merry-makers at Barsuk Records have put together some creative bundles to fully tantalize our mailing list folks to grab They Might Be Giants Indestructible Object EP early. While the EP will be in better record stores and on iTunes April 4th, these pre-orders are packed with added value that are designed to help make this EP, along with that Gigantic DVD and perhaps a fresh t-shirt design, part of your new scene!
Check out the beautiful limited edition Barsuk TMBG shirt at the Barsuk site, along with the fine Gigantic DVD offer (which doesn't make so much sense for anyone's business model when you really crunch the numbers...) This is the link. http://www.barsuk.com/object
"Indestructible Object" is a five song EP including "Am I Awake" which is the featured song from the TLC show "Resident Life." The show includes two tracks of They Might Be Giants' Other Thing- the beautiful Beach Boys cover "Caroline No" and an amazing reworking of the classic b-side "Ant" featuring a freak-off between Mark Pender on trumpet and John Linnell that has to be heard to be believed. Preview tracks "Au Contraire" and "Memo to Human Resources" give a glimpse of the upcoming TMBG album coming this summer. +++++ TMBG's song on Homestar Runner....
http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail99.html Yes-it's official. Everyone loves Homestar...
4.16 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
4.17 Los Angles, BA Royce Hall, UCLA rock show http://www.uclalive.org/Event.asp?Event_ID=135 kids show http://www.uclalive.org/Event.asp?Event_ID=98 UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310.825.2101
4.18 Santa Barbara, CA UCSB The Hub For tickets call 805 893 2064.
5.29 Baltimore, MD MD Science Center- Free outdoor show!
7.3 Ann Arbor, MI Ann Arbor Summer Festival http://www.annarborsummerfestival.org/2004/mainstage/artists/tmbg.html
7.30 Brooklyn, NY Celebrate Brooklyn- Free outdoor show!
+++++++++ An interview with Flansurgh about Historic Williamsburg from the NYC magazine L