They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants
Event on 2012-12-31 21:00:00
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They Might Be Giants

How many times has a band's 15th album been one of their best? The answer is four. And one of them is Join Us, the new album by They Might Be Giants. Join Us finds John Flansburgh and John Linnell on a creative roll, making music that positively swarms with energy, invention, and an impeccable grasp of the miraculous synergy of words and music.

To understand where this artistry comes from, it helps to remember They Might Be Giants' beginnings: as a key part of the early '80s explosion of visual art, music, and performance art that put New York's East Village on the cultural map. But while most cutting-edge rock at the time was bruising and nihilistic, the two Johns were making Dadaist, truly post-modern pop, forming a branch of underground music whose membership consisted entirely of themselves. "We're fully aware of the musical worlds both to the left of us and to the right of us — we've heard avant garde music, we've heard popular music," says Flansburgh. "That's given us the notion that we can be as original as we can be and still make worthwhile songs."

at Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 N Sixth Street
Brooklyn, United States

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