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First emerging in the early ’80s, They Might Be Giants were compelling, confounding, and arguably without precedent. They remain, 30 years after the fact, relics of a period in which underground rock’s largely regional character incubated success stories from gifted weirdos across the country. Just as sunbaked desert days helped to produce the druggy haze… More »

Whether you experience Christmas as a spiritual curative or a wretched crucible likely depends upon your capacity to enjoy the Yuletide season’s truly disassociate spirit of insanity. Most of us may consider ourselves largely inured at this point to the curiously redundant recurring color schemes, the unnaturally oppressive nighttime lighting and deeply strange rituals, the… More »

Self-titled albums are one thing. But when a band names one of its songs after itself — or, alternately, when a band names itself after one of its songs — it’s a pretty big deal. The song itself comes off looking something like a mission statement, an encapsulation of everything that the band means. When… More »

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The SpongeBob Musical Includes New Music By David Bowie, Dirty Projectors, The Flaming Lips, & More

SpongeBob SquarePants is making its way to Broadway. According to Entertainment Weekly, a musical based on the popular long-running Nickelodeon series will debut in June…
James Rettig | August 31, 2015 - 3:37 pm

They Might Be Giants – “You’re On Fire” (Video)

The Johns (Flannsburgh and Linnell) behind They Might Be Giants have just put out a music video (directed by Hoku Uchiyama and Adam Bolt) for…
Miles Bowe | September 5, 2013 - 4:26 pm

They Might Be Giants – “You’re On Fire” (Stereogum Premiere)

Veteran nerd-rock heroes They Might Be Giants return next month with a new album, their 16h, called Nanobots. The duo recorded the LP at the…
Tom Breihan | February 21, 2013 - 12:20 pm

They Might Be Giants Do Conan

Fans of dorkily comedic things, take note: Nerd-rock veterans They Might Be Giants were on Conan last night, and it's hard to imagine a more…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2012 - 2:28 pm

They Might Be Giants – “Electronic Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Nerd-rock kings They Might Be Giants have a new rarities album called Album Raises New And Troubling Questions out, and one of its tracks is…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2011 - 9:56 am

Under The Influence: They Might Be Giants Join Us

Indie pop institution They Might Be Giants' most recent record, Join Us, is a jump back to the group's formative, hyper-alliterative rock and its most…
Corban Goble | August 29, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Titus Andronicus Cover “Birdhouse In Your Soul”

The last time we checked in on A.V. Club’s Undercover series, Baths opted to take on the recently departed LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends.” Here,…
brandon | April 12, 2011 - 3:00 pm

They Might Be Giants – “Can’t Keep Johnny Down”

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…
brandon | April 6, 2011 - 2:58 pm

TMBG Write A Tiny Song For Coraline, Visit Conan Again

The Johns have contributed a track, "Other Father Song," to the stop-motion film Coraline, which is based on Neil Gaiman's book of the same name.
brandon | February 18, 2009 - 11:48 am

Dunkin’ Donuts Runs On They Might Be Giants

TMBG has been consistently penning Munchkin-sized ditties for Dunkin' Donuts since 2006. The two most recent ads to feature the Giants -- "All Night Blowout"…
brandon | June 12, 2008 - 1:35 pm

New They Might Be Giants Video – “Mesopotamians”

What happens when your band comes from a lost civilization? Navigating a charcoal cityscape on an empty tank with one piece of gum, Sargon, Hammurabi,…
Stereogum | October 2, 2007 - 12:22 pm

New They Might Be Giants Video – “I’m Impressed”

Can always count on TMBG for watch worthy (if kooky) videos. So let's make it a double feature. First up: "I'm Impressed," a period piece…
Stereogum | September 25, 2007 - 4:43 pm

New They Might Be Giants – “Careful What You Pack”

If the Johns' keep the course, They Might Be Giants could give the Stones a run for longevity (though, for their sake, hopefully not Mick…
Stereogum | August 10, 2007 - 11:03 am

New They Might Be Giants Video – “With The Dark”

With the help of vid “creator” Mizushima Hine, TMBG craft this stop-animated cautionary tale of protest, revolt, and alterna-pop intrigue. Seductively serenading as it may…
Stereogum | June 11, 2007 - 2:30 pm

New They Might Be Giants – “Take Out The Trash”

It's been 25 years since They Might Be Giants was born, and we still listen to the quirky duo every night (who do you think…
Stereogum | April 27, 2007 - 2:29 pm

Top 10 Songs About Wonderful Cities

There’s nothing better than having a good song about your hometown. The folks at put together a list of their “Top 10 Songs About…
Stereogum | January 24, 2007 - 1:31 pm