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
Hello! John F. here. It is a very exciting moment as we embark on this, the 2nd magnificent leg of our US tour. We start with a long run of sold out shows on the West Coast, along with scheduled appearances on WTF and Conan, then trek across the Midwest and Northeast! If you haven’t heard, these are all “An Evening With TMBG” and that means a big night out! We start early with no opening act and play two sets. This expanded set up allows us to include many different songs from our repertoire with new selections from I Like Fun, Apollo 18, and Mink Car joining all the classic TMBG favorites. 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.
2.27 Phoenix AZ http://bit.ly/tmbg0227
3.1 San Diego CA SOLD OUT
3.2 Los Angeles CA SOLD OUT
3.3 San Francisco CA SOLD OUT
3.4 San Francisco CA SOLD OUT
3.6 Eugene OR SOLD OUT
3.7 Seattle WA SOLD OUT
3.8 Portland OR SOLD OUT
3.9 Salt Lake City UT http://bit.ly/tmbg309
3.10 Denver CO SOLD OUT
3.11 Boulder CO SOLD OUT
3.13 Kansas City MO http://bit.ly/tmbg0313
3.14 Omaha NE http://bit.ly/tmbg0314
3.15 Minneapolis SOLD OUT
3.16 Milwaukee WI http://bit.ly/tmbg0316 selling out!
3.17 Chicago IL SOLD OUT
3.18 Louisville KY http://bit.ly/tmbg0318
4.13 New Haven CT http://bit.ly/tmbg0413
4.14 Washington DC SOLD OUT
4.15 Pittsburgh PA SOLD OUT
4.17 Cincinnati OH http://bit.ly/tmbg0417
4.19 Rochester NY http://bit.ly/tmbg0419
4.20 Burlington is SOLD OUT
4.21 Portland ME SOLD OUT
4.22 Albany NY http://bit.ly/tmbg0422
4.26 Northampton MA http://bit.ly/tmbg0426
4.27 Boston MA http://bit.ly/tmbg0427
4.28 Philadelphia is SOLD OUT
Then we get on a jet plane!
9.20 Leeds, UK http://bit.ly/tmbg0920 2nd SHOW ADDED!
9.21 Leeds, UK SOLD OUT
9.22 Cambridge, UK http://bit.ly/tmbg0922
9.23 Bristol, UK http://bit.ly/tmbg0923
9.25 Munich, DE http://bit.ly/tmbg0925
9.26 Antwerp, BE http://bit.ly/tmbg0926
9.27 Amsterdam, NL http://bit.ly/tmbg0927
9.28 Berlin, DE http://bit.ly/tmbg0928
9.29 Hamburg, DE http://bit.ly/tmbg0929
10.1 Koln, DE http://bit.ly/tmbg1001
10.3 London, UK http://bit.ly/tmbg1003
10.4 Manchester, UK http://bit.ly/tmbg1004
10.5 Edinburgh, UK http://bit.ly/tmbg1005
10.6 Dublin, IE http://bit.ly/tmbg1006
Dial-A-Song is back for 2018 and is available on a tremendous number of platforms. The website is www.dialasong.com, and the free Dial-A-Song at for Apple is here http://bit.ly/tmbgiApp and for Droid http://bit.ly/tmbgApp