They Might Be Giant s Announcing New Record + US Tour Dates

They Might Be Giant s Announcing New Record + US Tour Dates

Might_Be_Giants_menuThey Might Be Giants released their new album, Join Us, this summer through Idlewild/Rounder Records. Join Us finds the Brooklyn originals returning to rock and to their singular sensibility that made them an instant phenomenon in the world of alternative rock.

In the many months spent making and then promoting the album, the band recorded several new tracks, not all of which made it onto the album.  The band has compiled the best of these recordings to create a brand new full-length, made up of rarities and many previously unheard tracks. The resulting record is titled Album Raises New and Troubling Questions and will be released via Amazon and iTunes November 1 through Idlewild Recordings. They_might)Be)Giants_promo_4a

If you haven’t had a chance to view the “Can’t Keep Johnny Down” video the band released last week, watch the cinematic behemoth featuring Rip Torn as a hot sauce chugging, bare-knuckled street fighter HERE. Now you can download the brand new “Can’t Keep Johnny Down” (Midnight Sun remix) MP3 where it premiered today with Interview Magazine or HERE.

Album Raises New and Troubling Questions features special extra studio cuts, in addition to a live version of "Cloisonné" only previously heard on the official video for the song, a fantastic remix of "You Probably Get That A Lot" from the Elegant Too, and the band’s infamous appearance on The Onion AV Club‘s “Undercover Series,” performing "Tubthumping" with the AV Club Choir. Fans who download the album from the band’s official website will also receive a pdf with complete images and instructions to make your own life size paper monster hearse. It also includes a 5 free video bonus.
They Might Be Giants are in the midst of an international tour that runs through March 2012. Notorious for their energized live show, you’ll definitely want to catch TMBG live in your city!

Main Image – Credit: Shervin Lainez

“After 30 years, They Might Be Giants retain the virtues that have endeared them to everyone from indie-favouring hipsters to the preschool set… ”
USA Today ***
“As nerd culture and popular culture have become virtually indistinguishable, TMBG is nobody’s secret; for proof, ask just about any kid.”
– NPR

Album Raises New and Troubling Questions Track Listing
Songs
1. O We
2. Authenticity Trip
3. You Probably Get That A Lot (Elegant Too remix)
4. Now I Know
5. Doom Doom
6. Tubthumping (feat. the Onion AV Club Choir)
7. Electronic Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
8. Cloisonné (live)
9. Marty Beller Mask
10. How Now Dark Cloud?
11. Money for Dope
12. The Fellowship of Hell
13. Read A Book
14. Mountain Flowers
15. Havalina
16. 200 Sbemails
17. Boat of Car – TMBG’s “Other Thing Brass Band”
18. Mr. Me – TMBG’s “Other Thing Brass Band”
19. Dirt Bike – TMBG’s “Other Thing Brass Band”
20. Particle Man – TMBG’s “Other Thing Brass Band

Videos
1. Electronic Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
2. You Probably Get That A Lot
3. Can’t Keep Johnny Down
4. Spoiler Alert
5. Cloisonné
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They Might Be Giants Tour Dates
10/28: Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
10/29: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/30: Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theatre
11/1: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
11/2: Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
11/3: Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre
11/4: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
11/5 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
11/6: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
11/8: Vancouver, BC @ Venue
11/9: Seattle, WA@ Showbox SoDo
11/10: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom 
11/11: Arcata, CA @ Van Duzer Theatre 
11/12: San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
11/13: San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
11/16: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11/17: San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
11/26: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
1/27: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Rio Theatre
1/28: Los Angeles, CA (Special Family Show) @ Royce Hall UCLA
1/28: Los Angeles, CA – 30th Anniversary Show @ Royce Hall UCLA
1/29: Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
1/30: Tucson, AZ -@The Rialto Theatre
2/1: Tulsa, OK (Rescheduled from Sept.) @ Cain’s Ballroom
2/2: Dallas, TX @ The Granada Theatre
2/3: Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
2/4: New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
2/7: Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
2/8: Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
2/10: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
2/11: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
2/12: Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
2/14: Charlotte, NC @ McGlohan Theater at Spirit Square
2/15: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
2/16: Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
2/17: Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
3/8: Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theater
3/9: Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
3/10: New York, NY @ Terminal 5

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