They Might Be Giants - Join Us

They Might Be Giants are taking a break from their spate of children’s albums to release Join Us, a collection of songs for adults. Of course, opener “Can’t Keep Johnny Down”’ is still plenty suitable for Junior, too.

Join Us:

01 “Can’t Keep Johnny Down”
02 “Cloisonné”
03 “Never Knew Love”
04 “Old Pine Box”
05 “Judy is Your Viet Nam”
06 “You Probably Get that A Lot”
07 “In Fact”
08 “You Don’t Like Me”
09 “2028″
10 “Let Your Hair Hang Down”
11 “Three Might Be Duende”
12 “When Will You Die?”
13 “The Lady and the Tiger”
14 “Protagonist”

Join Us is out 7/19 via Idlewild/Rounder.

Comments (11)
  1. “Of course, opener ‘Can’t Keep Johnny Down’ is still plenty suitable for Junior, too.”

    Eh, not really.

    I’m really looking forward to this album. The Else was pretty disappointing to me.

  2. Yeah, I think a song about a bitter, rage-filled misanthrope might be a little less appropriate for the kiddies than “D Is For Drums.” Especially when it starts with “All of the dicks in this dick town can’t keep Johnny down.”

    That said, I love this song, and am really looking forward to the new album.

  3. So which of the Johns is the Johnny that will not be kept down? Or maybe they’re referring to their collective John-ness?

    • They don’t do autobiographical songs so it’s probably neither. I’m sure it’s just a placeholder kinda name.

  4. For the love of Pete, if you’re going to embed a track to play, at least use something that has volume controls available. This isn’t the only place I’ve run into that lately, and it’s annoying as heck.

  5. @vonpookie I also thought there was no volume control on here, but then saw (hovering my mouse over it frantically!) that it explains you just need to hold down “control” on your keyboard and use your up/down arrows to control the volume. It works for me, hope it will for you all too. Love the new track and am really hoping “Join Us” is going to overwhelm all we longterm TMBG lovers with joy and all anticipated life-enhancement! Warmest wishes

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