Why is the world in love again? They Might Be Giants have released I Like Fun, a remarkable 15-track album.
I Like Fun jumps with surprises, vitality, and the startling point of view of these Brooklyn originals. Over a year in the making, 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. The results will leave even the most heavy-hearted among us with a renewed sense of wonder. Fresh and sonically adventurous, the band’s command of the studio and the song is in rare form from beginning to end.
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. While the group enjoys a reputation for delivering one of the liveliest shows around, the album accomplishes the rare feat of capturing that ecstatic intensity on disc. 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.
on vinyl - http://bit.ly/ILFvinyl
direct from TMBG - http://bit.ly/ILikeFun or at iTunes - http://geni.us/iILF or at Amazon - http://geni.us/aILF
or in the UK / EU - http://ljx.cc/TMBG_ILikeFun from your local record store - http://bit.ly/RSDilikefun
New show! Two sets! Curt Ramm on trumpet! Favorites! Deep cuts! New songs! More cursing!
All shows are “An Evening With TMBG.” A big night out! We start early with no opening act, and play two full sets. This expanded set up allows us to include many different songs. All the classic TMBG favorites with new selections from I Like Fun, Apollo 18, and Mink Car coming on board. While the show changes almost every night we always make a point to spotlight John L.’s contra alto clarinet as well as the Curt Ramm trumpet. And yes there is a show within a show—we have the Quiet Storm; a set of new arrangements of songs where it’s often quiet but always stormy.
6.15 Lancaster bit.ly/tmbg0615
6.16 Croton-on-Hudson www.clearwaterfestival.org/
6.30 Barcelona www.vidafestival.com/
9.20 Leeds, UK SOLD OUT
9.21 Leeds, UK SOLD OUT
9.22 Cambridge, UK bit.ly/tmbg0922
9.23 Bristol, UK bit.ly/tmbg0923
9.25 Munich, DE bit.ly/tmbg0925
9.26 Antwerp, BE bit.ly/tmbg0926
9.27 Amsterdam, NL bit.ly/tmbg0927
9.28 Berlin, DE bit.ly/tmbg0928
9.29 Hamburg, DE bit.ly/tmbg0929
10.1 Koln, DE bit.ly/tmbg1001
10.3 London, UK bit.ly/tmbg1003
10.4 Manchester, UK bit.ly/tmbg1004
10.5 Edinburgh, UK bit.ly/tmbg1005
10.6 Dublin, IE bit.ly/tmbg1006
10.16 Vancouver, BC bit.ly/tmbg1016
10.18 Calgary, AB bit.ly/tmbg1018
10.19 Edmonton, AB bit.ly/tmbg1019
10.20 Saskatoon, SK bit.ly/tmbg1020
10.21 Winnipeg, MB bit.ly/tmbg1021
10.23 Madison, WI bit.ly/tmbg1023
10.24 Ann Arbor, MI bit.ly/tmbg1024
10.25 Ithaca, NY bit.ly/tmbg1025
10.26 Baltimore, MD bit.ly/tmbg1026
10.27 New York, NY bit.ly/tmbg1027
10.28 Providence, RI bit.ly/tmbg1028
10.30 Montreal, QC bit.ly/tmbg1030
11.1 Ottawa, ON bit.ly/tmbg1101
11.2 Toronto, ON bit.ly/tmbg1102
11.3 Buffalo, NY bit.ly/tmbg1103