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They Might Be Giants Share Animated Music Video for “I Like Fun”

They Might Be Giants will release their new full-length studio album I Like Fun physically and digitally this Friday, January 19. Jumping with surprises, vitality, and the startling point of view of songwriters and band founders John Linnell and John Flansburgh, the album draws on themes of dread, death, and disappointment set to driving, hyper-melodic music. Their hilarious and ultra-dark video for album title track “I Like Fun” embodies this epic dichotomy. Created by well known illustrator and animator Joren Cull, the “I Like Fun” video debuted with Uproxx today.

The alternative rock legends have enjoyed accolades from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, Stereogum, Slate, and more. Fans can hear the radical masterpiece in its entirety early, streaming via NPR First Listen and CBC Music First Play. Revered for their command of the studio and the stage, They Might Be Giants launch their world tour today beginning with a fifty-city trek across the US, then on to Europe, and beyond. Full list of dates here & below.

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

 

TMBG has launched a fan video contest for lead album single “I Left My Body.” All entries to be submitted by March 1, 2018. Winners will be announced shortly after that and the winning video will be posted on dialasong.com as well as TMBG’s YouTube channel. 1st place winner receives $3000. 2nd and 3rd place winners each receive $1000. All 3 winners will get a suite of free software from Red Giant. All judging will be done by the great Open Mike Eagle. Full details here.

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. 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.

2018 will also see the return of TMBG’s Dial-A-Song service, with weekly installments toll free at (844) 387-6962, www.dialasong.com, and on streaming sites everywhere, featuring new music all year long!

 

2018 US TOUR
All shows ages 14+ unless otherwise noted.

1/17 Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
1/18 Raleigh-Durham, NC (Carrboro) @ Cat’s Cradle SOLD OUT
1/19 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
1/20 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse SOLD OUT
1/21 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
1/23 Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
1/24 Jacksonville, FL (Ponte Vedra) @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
1/25 Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
1/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room SOLD OUT
1/27 Tampa, FL @ State Theatre SOLD OUT
1/28 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
1/30 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn (18+) SOLD OUT
1/31 Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre (18+)
2/1 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ
2/2 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
2/3 Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater SOLD OUT
2/6 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom (18+)
2/7 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue (21+)
2/8 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
2/9 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
2/10 Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall SOLD OUT
2/11 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom SOLD OUT
2/27 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
3/1 San Diego, CA (Solana Beach) @ Belly Up SOLD OUT
3/2 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
3/3 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore SOLD OUT
3/4 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
3/6 Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall (18+)
3/7 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre SOLD OUT
3/8 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom SOLD OUT
3/9 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot (21+)
3/10 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre (16+)
3/11 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
3/13 Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
3/14 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
3/15 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (18+)
3/16 Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theatre
3/17 Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
3/18 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom (16+)
4/13 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
4/14 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
4/15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
4/17 Cincinnati, OH (Covington, KY) @ Madison Theater
4/19 Rochester, NY @ Anthology
4/20 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
4/21 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
4/22 Albany, NY @ The Egg (All Ages — Science, Kids, and Beyond!)
4/26 Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music
4/27 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts SOLD OUT