Monday, August 24, 2009

They Might Be Giants will not stop until they have full dominion over my brood

TMBG's latest kidtastic venture, Here Comes Science, sees it's release on CD/DVD September 22, but three weeks ahead of that (next week!), Amazon and iTunes tag-team with some exclusive physical and digital (respectively) action.

Pre-order via Amazon.

As is the case with TMBG's children-oriented releases, having a kid is optional (but it does enhance the experience). Here's a special sneak peek in the form of an MP3 download and a video (which features Robin Goldwasser on vocals and more endearing animation in the vein of Here Come the ABC's and Here Come the 123's).

Download: "I am a Paleontologist"

Video: "Electric Car"

For a tour, John and John are making a rare appearance West of the Mississippi, hitting both Los Angeles (11/14) and Santa Barbara (11/15) (but still no Seattle... why Johns, why?)

I'm pretty sure that the Cali gigs are going to coincide with an appearance on The Tonight Show, given the band's history with Conan. Tour dates below:

They Might Be Giants Tour Dates
NJ @ Union County Music Fest @ Oak Ridge Park
09/19: Raleigh, NC @ North Carolina Museum of Art
10/01: Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre
10/02: Albany, NY @ Hart Theatre/The Egg
10/03: Albany, NY @ Hart Theatre/ The Egg
10/04: New York, NY @ American Museum of Natural History
10/08: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
10/09: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/10: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
10/11: Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
10/13: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
10/15: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
10/16: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater
10/17: Kutztown, PA @ Kutztown University - Schaeffer Auditorium
10/18: New York, NY @ NYU - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
11/14: Los Angeles, CA @ Royce Hall @ UCLA
11/15: Santa Barbara, CA @ Campbell Hall @ UCSB
11/21: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
11/27: Uncasville, CT @ The Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Casino
11/28: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

1 comment:

rkex said...


Thanks for this! I was a minor TMBG fan back in the day, and now my kids rave about "Boss of Me" when they watch Malcolm reruns. I turned them on to these two tunes and then we watched a few from "123". If they're reaction to "Electric car" is any indication, I think the 7 and 9-year-olds are going to love "Here Comes Science". My 14-year-old, a budding musician, seemed impressed with "Paleontologist". We have our own home-grown kid's rocker here in Davis, CA named Music Matt. It's a genre I'd been unfamiliar with until recently, and I love the concept. Good, clean fun, at least until they go all gangsta on me!