John F. here with some crazy news—TMBGs Instant Fan Club has reached the 2500 goal! It just kind of crept up on us so we apologize there was no warning. So, out of regard for the people standing on the sidelines, we are going to run it for one more week, but then go periscope down-so join or don’t but now is the time! If you don’t know what I’m talking about go to www.tmbgifc.com and see what it’s all about.
Greetings from John F. of They Might Be Giants!
In 2015, Dial-A-Song means a new song every week from us. Of course there are many free ways to hear these songs, but if you want them the moment they are released every week (and why wouldn’t you?) and want them forever (and why wouldn’t you?) get an annual subscription!
Dial-A-Song Direct is here. It’s just $30 for 52 songs direct to your in box, and if you slide in your friends email instead of your own, you have just given the coolest holiday gift to the TMBGer in your life.
The link? https://www.drip.fm/dial-a-song-direct
This project is possible through a new music subscription site called DRIP (which we say stands for “Dial-A-Song Recordings is Perfect”) It’s a clean interface and a very sturdy delivery system (And for you lossless folks, DRIP also quite handily also allows you to get the tracks in the format of your choice.)
They Might Be Giants announce residency in Williamsburg, Brooklyn begins in January, first show is sold out
After the January Music Hall show sold out instantly, we got the idea. Play the last Sunday of the month in 2015! So, each show is a different set, drawing on our illustrious 30 year career. The shows start relatively early and it’s “An Evening with” so getting to school or work the next morning shouldn’t be a total drag. The next four months shows feature a different theme, all the favorites, as well as BRAND NEW SONGS from the Dial-A-Song project.
master link to the Bowery ticket page
JANUARY Sunday 1/25 is SOLD OUT
FEBRUARY Sunday 2/22 Songs from the First Album http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/e…
This show focuses on the band’s landmark debut album, often referred to as the “pink album.” It introduced the classics “Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head” and “Don’t Let’s Start” and established the band as innovators at the forefront of the alternative rock scene.
In 2013 They Might Be Giants performed their first album live to a sold out house at Royce Hall in Los Angeles, and much of that legendary performance was captured in the First Album Live recording which the band has posted as a free album download on their website. With over 40,000 downloads to date, the recording has sparked much new interest in this most startling of debuts.
MARCH Sunday 3/29 Songs from Flood http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/e…
Tonight’s show focuses on the band’s legendary Flood album. The RIAA-certified platinum-seller introduced the songs “Birdhouse In Your Soul” and the band’s singular cover of the Four Lads’ “Istanbul (Not Constantinople).”
APRIL Sunday 4/26 A Dial-A-Song Celebration, a Record Release Party http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/e…
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS will be performing songs from their brand new album which will have just been released. The album contains a number of songs featured on their Dial-A-Song postings, and a bunch more.
Tonight’s show focuses on the band’s exceptional 2007 release The Else. This album was celebrated as a return to form, with a fully rocking sound that finally captured the power of the group’s live lineup. The Else was recorded in a collaboration with producers The Dust Bros. (Beck, Beastie Boys, Hanson) and producer/engineer Pat Dillett (David Byrne & St. Vincent, Mary J. Blige, My Brightest Diamond).
GET THE FOUR PACK of FEBRUARY-MAY and GET A BRAND NEW COMPLIMENTARY T-SHIRT
These next four shows are VERY different and you are going to want to see them all. To thank you for your participation TMBG will be rewarding show recidivists with a complimentary t-shirt (A $25 value!) at the February show. The band will be introducing three new t-shirt designs momentarily, so have no fear about repeats!
NOTE: This offer is only open to folks that purchase the four-pack ticket offer, and fulfillment will only happen at the February show.
The Instant Fan Club is unlocked at www.tmbgifc.com. A $200+ value for just $98. A pair of tickets, 3 new albums, 52 weeks of downloads, exclusive Live in Berlin DVD, t-shirt + more! Dig.
Coming in April and May! Seattle, LA, SF, San Diego, SLC, Portland OR, Anaheim, Boise, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston, DC, St. Louis, Philly, Madison, Pittsburgh, OKC, Columbus OH, Brooklyn, Cleveland, Albany… and more!