Rolf Conant

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Rolf Conant is an alias used by John Flansburgh for various They Might Be Giants-related art projects and solo projects.

"Conant" is both Flansburgh's middle name and the street he grew up on (Conant Rd, Lincoln, MA), and "Rolf" was chosen because it sounded like a "nice German name." As a home recording enthusiast, Mr. Conant allegedly formed the Hello The Band project with Joshua Fried and contributed lead vocals and guitars on the band's eponymous EP.

Aside from Hello the Band, Flansburgh's Conant alias has been involved with some art direction for TMBG, including the Miscellaneous T and Apollo 18 album artwork. Conant appeared in Art In Context, a 1985 satirical zine by Flansburgh and Bill Krauss. Conant is also given "fake drum" credits on the band Spondee's Hello EP, drum programming credit on the demo version of "What Bothers The Spaceman?" from the John Flansburgh's Mono Puff Hello EP, and photography credits on Mono Puff's Unsupervised and the The Devil Went Down To Newport EP.

In the 2000s, Rolf made appearances in the liner notes for Indestructible Object, The Spine, The Spine Surfs Alone, and in the Here Come The ABCs DVD. After a decade, Conant reappeared as director of the slideshow video for the Dial-A-Song (2015) track "Black Ops (Alt. Version)".