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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 April 10, 1991.

Days_of_Open_Hand

On April 10, 1991, “A&M” label released “Days of Open Hand”, the third Suzanne Vega album. It was recorded in 1990, at “Skyline Studios”, “RPM Studios” and “The Living Room”, and was produced by Anton Sanko and Suzanne Vega. The album won “Grammy Award for Best Recording Package” in 1991.

Personnel:

  • Suzanne Vega– vocal, acoustic guitar, background vocals, Fairlight, hand claps
  • Michael Visceglia – five-string bass, fretless bass
  • Marc Shulman – electric guitar, tiple, electric 12-string guitar, E-Bow guitar, bouzouki
  • Anton Sanko – Hammond C3, Akai S1000, Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, Fairlight CMI percussion programming on 3 11, Voyetra Eight on 5 11, Fairlight,  DX7II, string arrangements, classical guitar, tiple, harmonium, electric guitar
  • Frank Vilardi – drums, rims, brushes, Akai S-1000, shaker, percussion, floor tom, snare drum, cymbal, Blastics
  • Michael Blair – metal percussion, tambourine, wood percussion,  shaker,  orchestral bass drum, Chinese drum, hand drum
  • John Linnell– accordion
  • Shawn Colvin– background vocals
  • Sandra Park – 1st violin
  • Hae-Young Ham – violin
  • Rebecca Young Schatz – viola
  • Maria Kitsoupolos – cello
  • Erik Sanko– fretless bass
  • Hearn Gadbois – dumbek
  • Glen Velez– frame drum
  • Richard Horowitz– ney
  • Percy Jones– fretless bass
  • Philip Glass– string arrangement
  • Tim Baker – violin
  • Barry Finclair – violin
  • Fred Zlotkin – cello
  • Al Brown – viola

Track listing:

All tracks by Suzanne Vega except where noted.

  1. Tired of Sleeping
  2. Men in a War
  3. Rusted Pipe – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  4. Book of Dreams – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  5. Institution Green – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  6. Those Whole Girls (Run in Grace)
  7. Room off the Street – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  8. Big Space – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  9. Predictions
  10. Fifty-Fifty Chance
  11. Pilgrimage – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko

On March 8, 1992.

Frank_black

On March 8, 1992, “4AD” label released the self-titled debut Frank Black solo album. It was recorded in 1992, at “The Clubhouse” in Burbank, and was produced by Eric Drew Feldman and Frank Black.

Personnel:

  • Frank Black – vocals, guitar
  • Eric Drew Feldman – bass, keyboards, synthetics
  • Nick Vincent – rums, percussion
  • Joey Santiago – guitar
  • Dave Sardy – uitar
  • John Linnell -saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Black except track 3, by Brian Wilson and Terry Sachen.

  1. Los Angeles
  2. I Heard Ramona Sing
  3. Hang On to Your Ego
  4. Fu Manchu
  5. Places Named After Numbers
  6. Czar
  7. Old Black Dawning
  8. Ten Percenter
  9. Brackish Boy
  10. Two Spaces
  11. Tossed (Instrumental Version)
  12. Parry the Wind High, Low
  13. Adda Lee
  14. Every Time I Go Around Here
  15. Don’t Ya Rile ‘Em

 

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