They Might Be Touring
The two "Johns" are hitting the road again: They Might Be Giants has announced a North America tour to support their just-released CD "The Else."
If you've never had a chance to catch John Linnell and John Flansburgh live in concert, well, then you're just letting the best of life pass right by. The pair formed TMBG back in 1982 strictly as a two-man band (Linnell on guitar and Flansburgh on accordion) but, beginning in the early 90s, fleshed it out by adding other musicians.
Think you've never heard their work? You'd be surprised. The two Johns perform the title song to TV's "Malcolm in the Middle" (the catchy "Boss of Me") and Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and wrote the theme to Disney Channel's "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse." TMBG has produced two children's albums. "The Else" marks their 12th album -- and one of their oddest CD covers ... even by their standards.
The band's tour begins July 18 in New York. Click here to see the announced tour dates so far. No Florida dates yet on the calendar, but we'll keep our fingers crossed. (And yeah, you can bet we'll be trying to get them to join us on the podcast.)
Five favorite They Might Be Giants tunes:
5. Purple Toupee: "I remember the book depository where they crowned the king of Cuba"
4. Fingertips: "I'm having a heart attack"
3. Mammal: "Their names are called. They raise a paw."
2. Ana Ng: "We still haven't walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence"
1. She's an Angel: "Somewhere they're meeting on a pinhead, calling you an angel, calling you the nicest things."