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On March 5, 2013.

On March 5, 2013, “Idlewild” label released “Nanobots”, the sixteenth They Might Be Giants studio album. It was recorded March – December 2012, at “Patrick Dillett’s studio in Manhattan, “Collyer Brothers Studio” in Brooklyn, “The Governor’s Bluff” in Sullivan County, and was produced by Patrick Dillett.

Personnel:

  • John Linnell – vocals, accordion, keyboards, bass clarinet, contra-alto clarinet, saxophones, programming
  • John Flansburgh – vocals, guitar, keyboards, programming
  • Dan Miller – guitar, piano
  • Danny Weinkauf – bass guitar
  • Marty Beller – drums
  • Stan Harrison – saxophones, clarinets, flute
  • Jon Graboff – mandolin
  • Chris Thompson – vibraphone
  • Jedediah Parish – vocals
  • Robin Goldwasser – vocals
  • Jon Altschuler – engineer
  • Paul Sahre – design
  • Sam Weber – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by John Linnell and John Flansburgh.

  1. You’re on Fire
  2. Nanobots
  3. Black Ops
  4. Lost My Mind
  5. Circular Karate Chop
  6. Call Your Mom
  7. Tesla
  8. Sleep
  9. Stone Cold Coup d’Etat
  10. Sometimes a Lonely Eay
  11. Destroy the Past
  12. 9 Secret Steps
  13. Hive Mind
  14. Decision Makers
  15. Nouns
  16. There
  17. Insect Hospital
  18. Tick
  19. Replicant
  20. The Darlings of Lumberland
  21. Great
  22. Stuff Is Way
  23. Icky
  24. Too Tall Girl
  25. Didn’t Kill Me

On February 16, 2018,

On February 16, 2018, “Matador” label released “Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)”, the eleventh Car Seat Headrest album. It was recorded 2016 – 2017, and was produced by Will Toledo. It is a complete re-recording and reworking of the band’s 2011 sixth studio album, “Twin Fantasy”.

Personnel:

  • Will Toledo – vocals, guitar, piano, mixing
  • Seth Dalby – bass
  • Ethan Ives – guitar
  • Andrew Katz – drums
  • Adam Stilson – various sounds
  • Amanda Schiano di Cola – trumpet
  • Jeff Walker – trombone
  • Degnan Smith – acoustic guitars
  • Adam Stilson – engineering, mixing
  • Jason Ward – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Will Toledo.

  1. My Boy (Twin Fantasy)
  2. Beach Life-in-Death
  3. Stop Smoking (We Love You)
  4. Sober to Death
  5. Nervous Young Inhumans
  6. Bodys
  7. Cute Thing – contains elements of “Ana Ng”, written by John Linnelland John Flansburgh
  8. High to Death
  9. Famous Prophets (Stars)
  10. Twin Fantasy (Those Boys)

On January 19, 2018.

On January 19, 2018, “Idlewild” label released “I Like Fun”, the twentieth They Might Be Giants studio album. It was recorded in April 2017, and was produced by Pat Dillett, John Flansburgh and John Linnell.

Personnel:

  • John Flansburgh– vocals, guitars
  • John Linnell– vocals, keyboards, woodwinds
  • Marty Beller– drums, percussion
  • Danny Weinkauf– bass
  • Dan Miller– guitars
  • Curt Ramm – trumpet
  • Chris Anderson – mellotron
  • Pat Dillett– mixing
  • James Yost – engineering
  • UE Nastasi – mastering
  • Paul Sahre– design
  • Joe Hollier – photography

Track listing:

All tracks written by John Flansburgh and John Linnell, except where noted.

  1. Let’s Get This Over With
  2. I Let My Body
  3. All Time What
  4. By the Time You Get This
  5. An Insult to the Fact Checkers
  6. Bluebeard
  7. I Like Fun
  8. Push Back the Hands
  9. This Microphone
  10. The Bright Side
  11. When the Lights Come On
  12. Lake Monsters
  13. McCafferty’s Bib

On July 19, 2011.

On July 19, 2011, “Idlewild” label released “Join Us”, the eleventh They Might Be Giants studio album. It was recorded 2010 – 2011, and was produced by Pat Dillett, John Linnell, John Flansburgh, Dan Miller, Danny Weinhauf and Marty Beller.

Personnel:

  • John Linnell– lead vocals, backup vocals, keyboards, bass clarinet,  accordion, saxophones, programming
  • John Flansburgh– lead vocals, backup vocals, guitar, programming
  • Dan Miller– lead guitar, keyboards
  • Danny Weinkauf– bass, keyboards
  • Marty Beller– drums, percussion
  • Stan Harrison– horn arrangement; saxophones; bass flute
  • Curt Ramm – trumpet
  • Dan Levine – trombone
  • Mauro Refosco– percussion
  • David Driver – lead vocal
  • Michael Cerveris– lead vocal
  • Pat Dillett – engineer
  • Jon Altschuler – engineer
  • Greg Thompson – engineer
  • UE Nastasi – mastering
  • Paul Sahre – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by John Linnell, John Flansburgh, Dan Miller, Danny Weinhauf and Marty Beller.

  1. Can’t Keep Johnny Down
  2. You Probably Get That a Lot
  3. Old Pine Box
  4. Canajoharie
  5. Cloisonné
  6. Let Your Hair Hang Down
  7. Celebration
  8. In Fact
  9. When Will You Die
  10. Protagonist
  11. Judy Is Your Viet Nam
  12. Never Knew Love
  13. The Lady and the Tiger
  14. Spoiler Alert
  15. Dog Walker
  16. 2082
  17. Three Might Be Duende
  18. You Don’t Like Me

 

On October 8, 1996.

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On October 8, 1996, “Elektra” label released “Factory Showroom” the sixth They Might Be Giants studio album.It was recorded 1995 – 1996, and was produced by Pat Dillett.

  • Brian Doherty – drums, percussion
  • John Flansburgh – vocals, backing vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • John Linnell – vocals, backing vocals, synthesizers, organs, accordion, piano, Mellotron, clavinet
  • Graham Maby – electric and acoustic bass
  • Eric Schermerhorn – lead electric guitar
  • Amy Allison – vocal sample
  • Steve Calhoon – drums
  • Ron Caswell – tuba
  • Hal Cragin – electric bass
  • Ralph Farris – viola
  • Yuval Gabay – drums
  • Sue Hadjopoulos – congas, percussion
  • Amanda Homi – vocals
  • Gregor Kitzis – violin
  • Julian Koster – singing saw
  • Ron Lawrence – viola
  • Steve Light – vibraphon
  • Mo’ Funky Element – drum break sample
  • Tim Newman – trombone
  • Jim O’Connor – trumpet
  • Jay Sherman-Godfrey – acoustic and electric slide guitar
  • Krystof Witek – violin
  • Lyle Workman – lead electric guitar
  • Garo Yellin – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by They Might Be Giants, except where noted.

  1. Token Back To Brooklyn
  2. S-E-X-X-Y – They Might Be Giants, Hal Cragin
  3. Till My Head Falls Off
  4. How Can I Sing Like a Girl?
  5. Exquisite Dead Guy
  6. Metal Detector
  7. New York City – Robynn Iwata, Lisa Marr, Lisa Nielsen
  8. XTCAdam Ant
  9. Spiraling Shape
  10. James K. Polk – Matthew Hill, They Might Be Giants
  11. Pet Name
  12. I Can Hear You
  13. The Bells Are Ringing

On March 24, 1992.

Apollo_18

On March 24, 1992, “Elektra” label released “Apollo 18”, the fourth They Might Be Giants studio album. It was recorded in March 1991,  at “The Magic Shop” in New York City, and was produced by They Might Be Giants. The album was associated with “International Space Year”, for which They Might Be Giants were declared the official “musical ambassadors” by “NASA”.

Personnel:

  • John Flansburgh– songwriting, vocals, guitars, bass, synth bass, programming, horns, percussion, sound effects
  • John Linnell– vocals, accordion, keyboards, saxophones, clarinet, programming, synth bass
  • Mark Feldman– violin
  • Garo Yellin –cello
  • Jim Thomas –drums
  • Laura Cantrell– vocals
  • Julie Cohen – vocals
  • Peter Stampfel– banjo, vocals
  • Nicholas Hill – vocals
  • Elma Mayer – vocals
  • Brian Dewan– vocals
  • Amy Allison – vocals
  • Edward Douglas IV – engineer
  • Bruce Calder – engineer
  • Brian Pollack – engineer
  • UE Nastasi – engineer
  • Patrick Dillett– mixing
  • Paul Angelli – recording
  • John Flansburgh – design
  • Marjorie Galen – art assistance
  • Ralph Morse– photography
  • Don Uhrbrock – photography
  • Otto Seibold– photography
  • Fred Tomaselli– sculpture

Track listing:

All tracks by They Might Be Giants, except where noted.

  1. Dig My Grave
  2. I Palindrome I
  3. She’s Actual Size
  4. My Evil Twin
  5. Mamma
  6. The Statue Got Me High
  7. Spider
  8. The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) – They Might Be Giants,Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss
  9. Dinner bell
  10. Narrow Your Eyes
  11. Hall of heads
  12. Which Describes How You’re Feeling
  13. See the Constellation
  14. If I Wasn’t Shy
  15. Turn Around
  16. Hypnotist of Ladies
  17. Fingertips: Everything’s Catching On Fire
  18. Fingertips: Fingertips
  19. Fingertips: I Hear The Wind Blow
  20. Fingertips: Hey Now Everybody Now
  21. Fingertips: Who’s That Standing Out My Window?
  22. Fingertips: I Found A New Friend
  23. Fingertips: Come On And Wreck My Car
  24. Fingertips: Aren’t You The Guy Who Hit Me In The Eye?
  25. Fingertips: Please Pass the Milk, Please
  26. Fingertips: Leave Me Alone
  27. Fingertips: Who’s Knocking On The Wall?
  28. Fingertips: All Alone
  29. Fingertips: What’s That Blue Thing Doing Here?
  30. Fingertips: Something Grabbed Ahold Of My Hand
  31. Fingertips: I Cannot Understand You
  32. Fingertips: I Heard A Sound
  33. Fingertips: Mysterious Whisper
  34. Fingertips: The Day That Love Came To Play
  35. Fingertips: I’m Having A Heart Attack
  36. Fingertips: Fingertips”(reprise)
  37. Fingertips: I Walk Along Darkened Corridors
  38. Space Suit

On January 15, 1990.

Flood

On January 15, 1990, “Elektra” label release “Flood”, the third “They Might Be Giants” studio album. It was recorded in 1989, at the “Skyline Studios” in New York, and was produced by They Might Be Giants, Alan Winstanley and Clive Langer.

Personnel:

  • John Flansburgh – songwriting, vocals, guitar, programming, mandolin, kitchen utensils, trumpet
  • John Linnell– songwriting, vocals, accordion, keyboards, saxophones, programming, melodica
  • Alan Bezozi – drum programming
  • Mark Feldman – violin
  • Rick McRae – trombone
  • Frank London, Charlie Sepulveda – trumpet
  • Marion Beckenstein, Joel Mitchell – vocals
  • The Skyline Staff – handclaps
  • Arto Lindsay– guitar
  • Roger Moutenot – whip
  • John Flansburgh, Elizabeth van Itallie – design
  • Helene Silverman – design consultant
  • Margaret Bourke-White– photography
  • Barbara Lipp – art assistance

Track listing:

All tracks by John Flansburgh and John Linnell, except where noted.

  1. Theme From Flood
  2. Birdhouse in Your Soul
  3. Lucky Ball & Chain
  4. Istanbul (Not Constantinople) – Jimmy Kennedy, Nat Simon
  5. Dead
  6. Your Racist Friend
  7. Particle Man
  8. Twisting
  9. We Want a Rock
  10. Someone Keeps Moving My Chair
  11. Hearing Aid
  12. Minimum Wage
  13. Letterbox
  14. Whistling in the Dark
  15. Hot Cha
  16. Women & Men
  17. They Might Be Giants
  18. Road Movie to Berlin

On November 4, 1986.

They Might Be Giants

On November 4, 1986, “Bar/None” label released They Might Be Giants’s self titled debut album, also known as “The Pink Album”. The album was recorded in 1986 and 1986 at “Studio Pass” and “Dubway Studio” in New York, and was produced by Bill Krauss.

Personnel:

  • John Flansburgh- vocals, guitars, bass, harmonica, programming
  • John Linnell- vocals, accordion, keyboards, saxophones, programming
  • Eugene Chadbourne – phoned-in guitar
  • Margaret Seiler – lead vocals
  • Mark Boyer – executive producer
  • Matthew Hill – executive producer
  • Rodney Alan Greenblat – cover art

Track listing:

All compositions by John Flansburgh and John Linnell.

  1. Everything Right Is Wrong Again
  2. Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head
  3. Number Three
  4. Don’t Let’s Start
  5. Hide Away Folk Family
  6. 32 Footsteps
  7. Tolddier Hiway
  8. Rabid Child
  9. Nothing’s Donna Change My Clothes
  10. (She Was A) Hotel Detective
  11. She’s an Angel
  12. Youth Culture Killed My Dog
  13. Boat of Car
  14. Absolutely Bill’s Mode
  15. Chess Piece Face
  16. I Hope That I Get Old Before I Die
  17. Allenation’s for the Rich
  18. The Day
  19. Rhythm Section Want Ad