Tuesday, July 31, 2007

"The Else" Hits Stores!

Since the age of 13 I've been smitten with They Might Be Giants -- and by now I've been a devoted fan for a few more years of my life than I haven't. Suffice to say I was thrilled to finally get my hands on a copy of their brand new album, "The Else," which marks the band's 12th full length studio effort -- and believe me when I say I think I'm kinda in love with it. "The Else" has got a solid rock sound while maintaining the quirkiness and idiosyncratic lyrics which have had fans coming back for two decades now. Although, if it's up to me, TMBG can do no wrong. Flans could probably fart into a microphone for 45 minutes and I'd probably be able to find something redeeming about it.

Bonus! The artwork for the album was done by illustrator extraordinaire Marcel Dzama!

So check out the first video from the new album for "With The Dark" (one of the more mellow tracks) -- masterminded by Mizushima Hine.


TK said...

The sun is a mass of incandescent gas,
A gigantic nuclear furnace!

I always loved the cover they did of that. It still pops into my head periodically and cheers me up. Haven't listened to them in years, though Mrs. TK is a big fan.

litelysalted said...

OMG!!! TK, you have just impressed the hell out of me -- that EP is totally rare! (And, a great song!)

Tell Mrs. TK to pick up the new one, toot sweet!

TK said...

HA! Awesome. That and Flood are the only ones I own, the rest are the wife's.

I'm going out to pick up 300 today, I'll get the cd for her while I'm there.

Tad said...

Thanks for the heads up, I got the new album by the Mesopotamians, but not the bonus.

Joey O. said...

It look a long time for me to warm up to The Else...there's something missing, and it's hard to put my finger on exactly what...

However, I did change my MySpace occupation to 'The Cap'm.'