They Might Be Giants have announced the November 12, 2021 release date for their new album and remarkable accompanying art book, both aptly titled: BOOK. Today, the alternative rock legends are thrilled to share the new album track “Super Cool” exclusively on their FREE Dial-A-Song smartphone app (iPhone / Android) which adds a new song every day. BOOK has already pre-sold 10,000+ copies and the project has been making radio waves. Recent explosive dance floor rocker “I Can’t Remember the Dream” has landed at #1 on the SubModern Tracks Chart two weeks in a row and BOOK is #1 on the SubModern Albums Chart!
BOOK finds TMBG expanding their own worldview through multiple mediums while continuing to refine their songwriting craft. A 144-page full-color, cloth-bound hardcover book and brand new full-length album, the project was born through a series of brainstorms with longtime collaborator and graphic design legend Paul Sahre when they decided to team up with Brooklyn street photographer Brian Karlsson. Sahre’s implementation of IBM’s Selectric typewriter adds a striking effect throughout BOOK’s visual component as well. John Flansburgh shares, “Paul took this crude device and showed what you could really do with it creatively, and combined with Brian’s photography it made up the secret sauce for the book.” The 15-song album is classic TMBG, with clever melodies and airtight songwriting that stays in your head long after the final note’s been played.
In addition to the book of BOOK, there will also be standalone audio releases available on vinyl, CD, and even cassette. BOOK on Tape! A very limited production of 8-track tapes sold out instantly. All formats come with a download of the album. Pre-orders are available now. Every pre-order receives an instant download of previous singles “I Lost Thursday,” “I Broke My Own Rule,” “I Can’t Remember the Dream,” current single “Super Cool” and all subsequent tracks as they are shared over the next few months.
Two-time Grammy winners, They Might Be Giants started with a Dial-A-Song service, powered by a lone phone machine out of their Brooklyn apartments. Since then, they have made 23 albums, and have secretly infiltrated your TV with original themes and incidental music to numerous shows and commercials.
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