Recommended by us on 6th March 2013.
‘The quirky alt.pop duo are currently enjoying a hipster-led popularity resurgence’ – Time Out‘They Might Be Giants helped write the manual for American geek-rock’ – Q ‘The geek-rock likes of Weezer and Death Cab for Cutie owe a debt to this multimillion-selling Brooklyn duo, purveyors or smark-alecky pop tunes.’ – The Times ‘New York duo John Flansburgh and John Linnell have been making irreverent ironic alt-rock for nearly three decades, spawning imitators like Weezer and Ben Folds Five… it’s clear they have lost none of their playful individuality.’ – Daily Telegraph
They Might Be Giants have perfected their deliriously catchy, original sound over the past three decades. The two-time GRAMMY winning Brooklyn originals return with charming wit, electrifying pop melodies and just enough bass clarinet on their 16th studio album "Nanobots". Created at the private studio of their long time collaborator and producer Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Mary J. Blige, Tegan and Sara), Nanobots will be released 11th March 2013 on Lojinx.
Nanobots finds the band in fine form. Blending the band’s signature storytelling, some dueling horns and sly humor, "Call You Mom" is a caffeinated pop gem. Title track "Nanobots" puts a dark cartoonish spin on the world of technology while the call and response chorus and percussive guitar line of "You’re On Fire" dares even the grumpiest wallflower not to dance.
They Might Be Giants’ innovative Dial-A-Song service and imaginative high concept, low budget music videos stood the band apart early in their career quickly rocketing thealternative rockers to mainstream success. Known for recording numerous themes most notably The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and the GRAMMY-winning Malcolm In the Middle theme, the band has 2 platinum albums, 2 gold albums, and have been nominated for 3 GRAMMYs, winning two.
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