Mailing List Archive/2019-11-04

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TMBG ON LIVE FROM HERE WITH CHRIS THILE!November 16th at Town Hall in New York City
We are gonna be on the radio! See the big live broadcast. (It's us with our full band playing a bunch of songs.)

New Haven Flood show – LOW TICKET ALERT FIRST ALBUM IS 33 YEARS OLDIn celebration of They Might Be Giants’ 33rd birthday today, we have re-posted the Don’t Let’s Start video in brilliant HD. Dig this:And as you may know, the album has been lovingly (and intelligently) remastered at Sterling Sound and is available as an instant download here:

The remastered vinyl reissue, with original art and restored lyric insert, has arrived at our warehouse and is shipping momentarily. Expect your order by Nov. 22nd or order it right now and enjoy an instant download to get the party started. It is a limited edition, 180g disc on pink vinyl and it looks exactly like this...FROM THE DESK OF JOHN FLANSBURGH:"When we are putting together tours and albums, I have a saying that I usually kept to myself: "There's the easy way and there's the They Might Be Giants way." The memories I have of our first album are very much in keeping with this misguided credo. Built on top of much of our demo work at Dekalb Avenue and at Studio PASS with Bill Krauss and Alex Noyes, with the promise of a release from Glenn Morrow and Tom Pendergast at Bar/None, we went in with Bill to Al Houghton's Dubway Studio in the impossibly chaotic Music Building near Times Square. There were always new songs and expanding arrangements of old. In the end, even without any practical budget, the first album felt like it took quite a bit of time to finish. The video for Puppet Head was getting spins on MTV late nights and the record's availability opened up the possibility of national touring. Then, right at the moment that it seem like we might be able to return home to something resembling regular life in Brooklyn, the sister station of WDRE in Pittsburgh (whose call letters have turned to dust in my brain) started playing the song Don't Let's Start essentially with no prompting. What then transpired is an unusual but not unfamiliar story of radio stations picking up on this discovery and spinning the track themselves. This radio interest inspired another level of interest from Bar/None many months after the album's initial release. Reunited with Puppet Head director Adam Bernstein, we made another video. It even had a budget, which might have been the biggest surprise of our career up until then. The rest is middle-sized alternative rock history, but the legacy of this project continues on!"LIMITED EDITION FANCY FIRST ALBUM SHIRTS!Rodney Alan Grennblat’s illustration comes to life in this limited edition “all over” first album design. Get it here before it’s gone: This shirt will be delivered on or about Nov. 22.MORE FLOOD SHOWS BOOKED. ON SALE COMING NEXT WEEK.Nine of our ten Flood shows sold out instantly, while New Haven stubbornly lingers on. Because of the overwhelming demand we’ve been organizing some additional dates. These will go on sale the week of Nov. 11. We plan to have a pre-sale code for y’all so you don’t have to battle it out the day of the on-sale. Watch this space for more exciting live show news.
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