They Might Be Giants Offer 48-Hour Half Price Downloads, NEW Video + LIVE on Fallon, 5/24

Performing LIVE on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, May 24!

Brooklyn’s original alternative rockers, They Might Be Giants are currently on tour to support their deliriously catchy new studio album, Nanobots. Today at 10amET marked the start of a 48 Hour Party Sale in the TMBG download store, offering all downloads at half-price till 10amET on May 2, including Nanobots! Currently trailblazing through Australia and New Zealand, the band will make a valiant return to US stages this May! Fans that are not able to make it out to a show can catch the band performing LIVE on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on May 24th.

Nanobots features 45 memorable minutes of electrifying pop melodies, vivid lyrics and just enough bass-clarinet. Today, they reveal Insect Hospital +,”a trippy, animated video by Hine Mizushima for a series of short songs – tracks 13-18, from the album. Watch the “Insect Hospital +” video HEREFeel free to post & share!


Click Image Above To Watch “Insect Hospital +” Video

Nanobots was created at the private studio of They Might Be Giants’ long time producer Patrick Dillett (St. Vincent, David Byrne, Mary J. Blige). It’s available at all digital & physical retailers via Idlewild Recordings, and marks the debut offering through the band’s new distributor Megaforce Records. Known for recording numerous themes – most notably The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the GRAMMY-winning Malcolm In the Middle theme – the band has 2 platinum albums, 2 gold albums and have been nominated for 3 GRAMMYs, winning two. Revered for their energized live show and love of the road, catch the band live on tour!

Perfect pop music can come from anywhere and can go anywhere. They Might Be Giants have demonstrated this for a quarter century…”
– The New Yorker

“Catch them if you can — their live shows always deliver.”
– USA Today

“catchy pop heroics mixed with jingle-length songlets”
 Rolling Stone

“’You’re On Fire” is a catchy and surprisingly toothy power-pop gem”
– Stereogum

“ …echoes Squeeze or their beloved XTC, exploits some pretty dramatic dynamic shifts, and takes a quite literal interpretation of the common idiom.
– SPIN

National Tour Dates
* = w/ Moon Hooch
# = w/ Vandaveer

5/2: Melbourne, AU @ The Corner Hotel
5/3: Melbourne, AU @ The Corner Hotel
5/4: Bendigo, AU @ Groovin’ The Moo Festival Bendigo
5/5: Townsville, AU @ Groovin’ The Moo Festival Townsville
5/7: Brisbane, AU @ The Zoo
5/8: Brisbane, AU @ The Zoo
5/9: Adelaide, AU @ The Gov
5/10: Perth, AU @ Rosemount Hotel
5/11: Bunbury, AU @ Groovin’ The Moo Festival Bunbury
5/14: Hobart, AU @ Wrest Point Show Room
5/17: Wellington, NZ @ Bodega
5/18: Auckland, NZ @ The Studio

US Tour Dates Continue
5/30: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue #
5/31: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall #
6/1: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #
6/2: Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theatre #
6/4: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s #
6/5: Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown #
6/6: Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads #
6/7: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre *
6/8: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot *
6/9: Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theatre *
6/10: Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret #
6/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo #
6/12: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom #
6/14: San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre #
6/15: Anaheim, CA @ HOB #
6/16: San Diego, CA @ Belly Up #

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS: New Quote Snippets from Kerry King and Philip Anselmo

The Merciless Book Of Metal Lists, compiled by Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, is the ultimate look at the world of heavy metal via the ease and convenience of a list. No stone is left unturned here, and I mean no stone. If you think you have a list about metal that isn’t in this book, chances are you’re wrong. Both Jenkins and Abrams have exhaustively researched and brainstormed Merciless and delivered a look at their beloved genre that is informative and fun.”– Iann Robinson, CraveOnline.com

 

THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, written by NYC music scene veterans Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins, is set to be released on April 9, 2013. Touted as being “the most opinionated compendium ever written concerning Heavy Metal”, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS is comprised of 208 jam-packed pages representing all that is glorious across the world of Heavy Metal. The book features dozens of never-before-seen photographs from iconic East Coast photographer Frank White.

 

The foreword for THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS comes from one of the most respected names in the genre, Slayer guitarist extraordinaire Kerry King, with a candid and passionate afterword from Pantera/Down frontman Philip Anselmo.

 

“This book will appeal to metalheads because it’s what they love. They’ll get to laugh at the industry and at themselves. Any information is good information, and metal kids want it.” –Kerry King (Slayer)

 

“I am an unabashed heavy metal fan, and I know as well as anyone, that metal fans can be an extremely loyal lot. But we are a very critical lot too. With each new movement, a new, defiant, outspoken, and sovereign audience is born. Music is older than all of us, so its history is ours to writhe in and absorb.” – Philip Anselmo (Pantera/Down)

 

There are numerous other contributions from key metal luminaries and industry personnel like:

 

Scott Ian (Anthrax)

Gary Holt (Exodus)

Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly)

Katon W. DePena (Hirax)

John Gallagher (Raven)

Danny Lilker (Nuclear Assault/SOD)

Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show)

Jon & Marsha Zazula (Megaforce Records)

Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)

Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica Producer)

ILL BILL (Heavy Metal Kings/La Coka Nostra)

MC Serch (3rd Bass)

Richard Christy (Charred Walls of the Damned/The Howard Stern Show)

Monte Conner (Roadrunner Records/Nuclear Blast Records)

Borivoj Krgin (Blabbermouth.net)

Shaun Glass (Soil/Dirge Within)

Betsy Weiss (Bitch)

 

 

Presented in the form of dozens of factual, random and often outrageous lists, THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS dares to call many out for being the worst instead of being the best. It points out the triumphs, as well as the miserable failures concerning metal, from a diehard fan’s point-of-view.

 

TMBML leaves no stone unturned, often blurring the lines separating fact and hilarity. You want to know about album covers that feature goats on them? What Motorhead icon Lemmy’s warts might tell you if they could speak? The achievements Iron Maiden would never have reached had their original vocalist Paul Dianno remained in the band? Well then, this book is for you.

 

To pre-order THE MERCILESS BOOK OF METAL LISTS, please visit Amazon.com. You can learn more about the book at the official Facebook page or Abrams Books.