New Album "The Spine" Now Available
They Might Be Giants bring on the rock in a way they have NEVER brought in before
with the release of their tenth full-length album, The Spine (Idlewild/Rounder/Universal).
This is the Giants' first rock and roll record since the theatrical release of the documentary
"Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns," and the enormous success of their recent children's album, NO!.
The singular sound of Linnell & Flansburgh's work is back. The solid song-craft, lyrical curiosity,
and hyper-inventive style expected from the Johns are elevated to new heights with edgy, tripped-out
impulses. The Spine is testament to how much the band continues to evolve and flourish.
Producer/engineer Pat Dillett, who first worked
with They Might Be Giants fourteen years ago on the now-platinum Flood, lent a hand co-producing
The Spine. Dillett has been been behind the board for an extraordinary array of acts ranging from
David Byrne to the Notorious B.I.G.
America's most original alternative rockers
are living proof of their "do-it-yourself" ethos. John Linnell & John Flansburgh always bring their vivid
brainstorming to life with an incredible range of songs: from the power pop "Experimental Film" and "Prevenge",
to the downright messed-up "Bastard Wants to Hit Me", "Spine", and "Spines". Then there is the very grown-up,
very real melancholy of "Memo to Human Resources" and "I Can't Hide".
TMBG's "The Spine on the Highway" hops the pond to visit our friends in the UK! More stateside September dates coming soon...
8/11 Seattle, WA, Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater
8/12 Vancouver, BC, Richards on Richards
8/13 Portland, OR, 21st Annual Bite of Oregon
8/14 San Francisco, CA, Fillmore
8/15 Santa Cruz, CA, Catalyst
8/17 Anaheim, CA, House Of Blues
8/18 Los Angeles, CA, House Of Blues
8/20 Tucson, AZ, City Limits
9/05 Manchester, UK, Academy II TICKETS
9/06 Glasgow, UK, The Garage TICKETS
9/08 Leeds, UK, Irish Centre TICKETS
9/09 London, UK, Astoria TICKETS