They Might Be Giants have pulled off the seemingly inconceivable--they have continued to work, create and evolve musically, artistically and uninterrupted for 30 YEARS. During this time, the two-time GRAMMY winning Brooklyn originals diversified into television & film music—often with award-winning results—and have 16 vital studio albums under their belt. All the while, TMBG have remained an active live act, touring across America, Europe and Australia in the last year alone. In celebration of the last 10 years of the band’s remarkable run, They Might Be Giants are releasing Idlewild, a 17-song compilation album named for their own label on May 27 via Idlewild Recordings.
While Idlewild is neither a "best of" nor a “rarities” set, is an ultra-vivid illustration of the bands prodigious output and singular musical vision. From the spare, folkie chug of "Words Are Like", which originally appeared as part of TMBG’s internet-only collaboration with eMusic back in the dot.com era glory days of 2001, to the propulsive, dance floor groove of "You're On Fire", from last year’s Nanobots release, the scope of Idlewild is as wide as it is beguiling.
Remaining true to their highly personal mission statement, from the Dial-A-Song days and beyond, They Might Be Giants value their fans above all: they are currently running a video contest for Idlewild track “Am I Awake?,” open to all those up to the challenge! Stream "Am I Awake?" HERE, and more information about the contest + how to submit is available HERE.
Don’t Miss They Might Be Giants Live In DC!
4/26: Washington, DC @ USA Science & Engineering Festival, 1pm
4/26: Washington, DC @ USA Science & Engineering Festival, 4pm