They Might Be Giants have revealed details of the follow-up to 2005’s children’s album ‘Here Come The ABCs’.
Entitled ‘The Else’, the album was recorded on both coasts of the US in collaboration with The Dust Brothers, and was a learning experience for both parties.
“They’re electronic musicians unto themselves” says guitarist John Flansburgh.”When you work with them, you see how directly involved they are in the creation of their tracks. We really didn’t know how they worked, when we started. But we ended up collaborating with them on a lot of different levels: We sometimes gave them beats and they created the songs around the beats. Then there were songs that were almost entire tracks that we manipulated. And then there were tracks that we gave to them to tweak and dust up in the way that they do.”
The track listing is:
‘Take Out The Trash’
‘Upside Down Frown’
‘Climbing The Walls’
‘Careful What You Pack’
‘With The Dark’
‘The Shadow Government’
‘Bee Of The Bird Of The Moth’
The band will embark tonight on a ‘secret’ prerelease tour, kicking off tomorrow night in Newmarket, NH.
The dates are:
Newmarket, NH Stone Church (2 shows) (May 3)
Burlington, VT Higher Ground (4)
Northampton, MA Iron Horse (5)
Charlottesville, VA Starr Hill (8)
Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls (9)
Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony (11)
Rochester, NY German House Theatre (12)
New York, NY Joe’s Pub (16)
Las Vegas, NV Orleans Theatre (18)
San Diego, CA Belly Up Tavern (19)
‘The Else’ is released July 10.
–By our New York staff.