They Might Be Giants has announced the release of "I Like Fun", a remarkable 15-track album, available physically and digitally on January 19th 2018. "I Like Fun", jumps with surprises, vitality, and the startling point of view of these Brooklyn originals. Songwriters and band founders John Linnell and John Flansburgh draw on themes of dread, death, and disappointment and set them to their driving, hyper-melodic music. Fresh and sonically adventurous, the band’s command of the studio and the song is in rare form from beginning to end. They have decided to share an early stream of a new album track "All Time What", with Consequence of Sound alongside the witty "10 Fake Things I Love" feature.
TMBG has launched a fan video contest for lead album single "I Left My Body." All entries to be submitted by March 1st 2018. Winners will be announced shortly after that and the winning video will be posted on dialasong.com as well as TMBG's YouTube channel. 1st place winner receives $3,000. 2nd and 3rd place winners each receive $1,000. All 3 winners will get a suite of free software from Red Giant. All judging will be done by the great Open Mike Eagle. Full details HERE.
2018 will also see the return of TMBG's Dial-A-Song service, with weekly installments toll free at (844) 387-6962, www.dialasong.com, and on streaming sites everywhere, featuring new music all year long!
On "I Like Fun", the spotlight is also on the band’s formidable long-standing live lineup; drummer Marty Beller, bassist Danny Weinkauf and lead guitarist Dan Miller. Co-produced with and mixed by Patrick Dillett (St. Vincent, Donald Fagen, The National, Mary J. Blige), the album was tracked and mixed at the brand-new Reservoir Studios—site of the legendary Skyline Studios where TMBG recorded their platinum-selling album Flood.
Check out the new track "All Time What" and the witty feature right HERE.
I Like Fun Available For Pre-Order Physically HERE & Digitally HERE.
Digital Pre-Orders Receive An Instant Download Of “Last Wave” and “I Left My Body”
It is hardly a secret that They Might Be Giants' delivers one of the liveliest shows around, and "I Like Fun", accomplishes the rare feat of capturing that ecstatic intensity. The band will take over stages with an energized live show across the globe in 2018. The album’s release coincides with a world tour that kicks off with a fifty-city trek across the US, then on to Europe, and beyond. Full list of dates here & below.
All shows ages 14+ unless otherwise noted.
12/30 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (18+)
12/31 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (18+)
1/17 Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
1/18 Raleigh-Durham, NC (Carrboro) @ Cat’s Cradle
1/19 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
1/20 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
1/21 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
1/23 Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
1/24 Jacksonville, FL (Ponte Vedra) @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
1/25 Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
1/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
1/27 Tampa, FL @ State Theatre
1/28 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
1/30 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn (18+)
1/31 Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre (18+)
2/1 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ
2/2 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
2/3 Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater SOLD OUT
2/6 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom (18+)
2/7 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue (21+)
2/8 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
2/9 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
2/10 Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
2/11 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
2/27 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
3/1 San Diego, CA (Solana Beach) @ Belly Up
3/2 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
3/3 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
3/4 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
3/6 Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall (18+)
3/7 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre SOLD OUT
3/8 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
3/9 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot (21+)
3/10 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre (16+)
3/11 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
3/13 Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
3/14 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
3/15 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (18+)
3/16 Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theatre
3/17 Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
3/18 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom (16+)
4/13 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
4/14 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
4/15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
4/17 Cincinnati, OH (Covington, KY) @ Madison Theater
4/19 Rochester, NY @ Anthology
4/20 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
4/21 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
4/22 Albany, NY @ The Egg (All Ages — Science, Kids, and Beyond!)
4/26 Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music
4/27 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts