They Might Be Giants biography
Their 12th album, The Else, was released July 10, 2007, on Idlewild Recordings (and distributed by Zoí« Records for the CD version), with an earlier digital release on May 15 at the iTunes Store. Advance copies were made available to stations by mid-June 2007. The album was produced by Pat Dillett (David Byrne) and The Dust Brothers (Beck, Beastie Boys). On February 12, 2009, They Might Be Giants performed the song "The Mesopotamians" from the album on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
In the rest of 2007, They Might Be Giants wrote a commissioned piece for Brooklyn-based robotic music outfit League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots and performed for three dates at the event, and covered the Pixies "Havalina" for American Laundromat Records Dig For Fire - a tribute to PIXIES compilation.
The band's 13th album, Here Come the 123s, a DVD/CD follow-up to 2005's critically acclaimed Here Come the ABCs children's project, was released on February 5, 2008. On April 10, 2008, They Might Be Giants performed the song "Seven" from the album on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. In 2009, the album won the Grammy Award for "Best Musical Album For Children" during the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.
The band's 14th album was Here Comes Science, a science-themed children's album. This album introduced listeners to natural, formal, social and applied sciences. It was released on September 1, 2009 and nominated for a Grammy Award on December 1, 2010.
On November 3, They Might Be Giants sent out a newsletter stating "The Avatars of They", a set of sock puppets the Johns manipulate for shows, will have an album in 2012, suggesting another children's album. However, a new adult album titled Join Us was released on July 19, 2011.
On October 3, 2011 Artix Entertainment announced that the band would be performing in-game for a special musical event to commemorate the 3rd birthday of their popular MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds.They were featured in AQ World's special 3rd birthday event as John and John.
In December 2012, the band announced that their sixteenth adult studio album, Nanobots, will be released on their Idlewild Recordings label on March 5, 2013 in the US and on British indie label Lojinx in Europe.
Throughout their career, They Might Be Giants have released 16 studio albums, 13 compilations, 7 live albums, 18 EPs, 5 videos and 6 singles.
- They Might Be Giants (1986)
- Lincoln (1988)
- Flood (1990)
- Apollo 18 (1992)
- John Henry (1994)
- Factory Showroom (1996)
- Long Tall Weekend (1999; digital release)
- Mink Car (2001)
- No! (2002)
- The Spine (2004)
- Here Come the ABCs (2005)
- Venue Songs (2005)
- The Else (2007)
- Here Come the 123s (2008)
- Here Comes Science (2009)
- Join Us (2011)
- Nanobots (2013)
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