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They Might Be Giants

Band, *1982 US, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Rock
A.k.a. The Avatars Of They

Alternative/indie rock band that was formed in 1982. The band was started by John Linnell and John Flansburgh, who are still the band's only official members. They were initially accompanied by a drum machine before employing a backing band in 1992. Current backing band members: Dan Miller (2) (guitar since 1998) Danny Weinkauf (bass since 1998) Marty Beller (drums since 2004) Curt Ramm (brass since 2017) Former backing band members (years are approximate): Eric Schermerhorn (guitar 1996-1998) Jay Sherman-Godfrey (guitar 1993-1996) Graham Maby (bass 1996-1997) Hal Cragin (bass 1996-1998) Tony Maimone (bass 1992-1998) Dan Hickey (drums 1997-2003) Brian Doherty (drums 1993-1997) Jonathan Feinberg (drums 1992) Kurt Hoffman (keyboard and woodwinds 1992-1994)

     
Members
PortraitJohn Flansburgh
voc, g *1963 US
PortraitJohn Linnell
voc, key *1959 US
Popular Tracks   
Istanbul (Not Constantinople) on Flood by They Might Be Giants
Birdhouse in Your Soul on Flood by They Might Be Giants
Stuff Is Way on Nanobots by They Might Be Giants
Kiss Me, Son of God on Lincoln by They Might Be Giants
Boss Of Me on Mink Car by They Might Be Giants
Particle Man on Flood by They Might Be Giants
Doctor Worm on Severe Tire Damage by They Might Be Giants
The Communists Have the Music on The Communists Have the Music by They Might Be Giants
Don't Let's Start on They Might Be Giants by They Might Be Giants
Ana Ng on Lincoln by They Might Be Giants

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Some Murdered RemainsThey Might Be Giants2019Album
The Escape TeamThey Might Be Giants2018Album
I Like FunThey Might Be Giants2018Album
My Murdered RemainsThey Might Be Giants2018Album
2018 LiveThey Might Be Giants2018Album
John Henry DemosThey Might Be Giants2018Album
Live in BrooklynThey Might Be Giants2016Album
Phone PowerThey Might Be Giants2016Album
Dial-A-Song Radio Network Partners Intro SongsThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Whole Lot Of GleanThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Contrecoup (Live Radio Version)They Might Be Giants2015Single
Daily Show OpenThey Might Be Giants2015Single
NameThey Might Be Giants2015Single
GleanThey Might Be Giants2015Single
ECNALUBMAThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Spy (Original Dial-A-Song Version)They Might Be Giants2015Single
Vote Or Don'tThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Hello Mrs. WheelykeThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Bills, Bills, BillsThey Might Be Giants2015Single
TMBG Have This ThingThey Might Be Giants2015Single
And Mom And KidThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Summer BreezeThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Impossibly NewThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Starry EyesThey Might Be Giants2015Single
AaaThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Sold My Mind To The KremlinThey Might Be Giants2015Single
The Cap'm (Live In Studio)They Might Be Giants2015Single
Underwater WomanThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Particle Man (Live At Nola Studio)They Might Be Giants2015Single
Tesla Remix Project - Studio CatThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Let Me Tell You About My OperationThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Hate The VillanelleThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Music Jail, Pt. 1 & 2They Might Be Giants2015Single
EraseThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Madam, I Challenge You to a DuelThey Might Be Giants2015Single
No CopsThey Might Be Giants2015Single
AnswerThey Might Be Giants2015Single
I Was Dancing In The Lesbian BarThey Might Be Giants2015Single
I'm A CowardThey Might Be Giants2015Single
End Of The RopeThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Thinking MachineThey Might Be Giants2015Single
The Velvet ApeThey Might Be Giants2015Single
UnpronounceableThey Might Be Giants2015Single
I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar (Lauren Flax Remix)They Might Be Giants2015Single
I Can Help The Next In LineThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Good To Be AliveThey Might Be Giants2015Single
All The Lazy BoyfriendsThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Live In BerlinThey Might Be Giants2015Album
ApopheniaThey Might Be Giants2015Single
I Am AloneThey Might Be Giants2015Single
I'll Be Haunting YouThey Might Be Giants2015Single
DaylightThey Might Be Giants2015Single
College TownThey Might Be Giants2015Single
To A ForestThey Might Be Giants2015Single
It Said SomethingThey Might Be Giants2015Single
ElephantsThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Long White BeardThey Might Be Giants2015Single
I Love You For Psychological ReasonsThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Outboard Part Of ManThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Cloisonné (Vocal Only)They Might Be Giants2015Single
Spare The RockThey Might Be Giants2015Single
OddballThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Tiny DoctorsThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Shape ShifterThey Might Be Giants2015Single
The Mesopotamians (Live In Studio)They Might Be Giants2015Single
We Live In A Dump (Demo)They Might Be Giants2015Single
PrepareThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Black Ops (Alt. Version)They Might Be Giants2015Single
OmnicornThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Another WeirdoThey Might Be Giants2015Single
I Made a MessThey Might Be Giants2015Single
I Haven't Seen You in ForeverThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Flood Live In AustraliaThey Might Be Giants2015Album
I Am InvisibleThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Rock ClubThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Walking My Cat Named DogThey Might Be Giants2015Single
AnswerThey Might Be Giants2015Album
What Did I Do To You?They Might Be Giants2015Single
Dial-A-Song DirectThey Might Be Giants2015Album
Say Nice Things About DetroitThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Moles, Hounds, Bears, Bees And HaresThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Why?They Might Be Giants2015Album
50,000,000 They Might Be Giants Songs Can't Be WrongThey Might Be Giants2015Compil.
Definition Of GoodThey Might Be Giants2015Single
Trouble Awful Devil EvilThey Might Be Giants2015Single
They Might Be GiantsThey Might Be Giants2015Single
GleanThey Might Be Giants2015Album
IdlewildThey Might Be Giants2014Compil.
I Wasn't ListeningThey Might Be Giants2014Single
Got Getting Up So DownThey Might Be Giants2014Single
First Album Live!They Might Be Giants2014Album
John Henry + Factory ShowroomThey Might Be Giants2013Album
NanobotsThey Might Be Giants2013Album
Lost My MindThey Might Be Giants2013Album
Flood + Apollo 18They Might Be Giants2013Album
You're On FireThey Might Be Giants2013Album
Them Ain't Big Eye AntsThey Might Be Giants2013Album
Circular Karate ChopThey Might Be Giants2013Album
Instant Fan Club For Kids! 7"They Might Be Giants2013Single
At LargeThey Might Be Giants2012Compil.
2012 Instant Fan Club 7"They Might Be Giants2012Single
Four CoversThey Might Be Giants2012Single
Can't Keep Johnny DownThey Might Be Giants2011Single
Never Knew LoveThey Might Be Giants2011Single
CloisonnéThey Might Be Giants2011Single
Old Pine BoxThey Might Be Giants2011Single
Join Us* *Four Advance TracksThey Might Be Giants2011Album
Other Thing Brass BandThey Might Be Giants2011Single
Join UsThey Might Be Giants2011Album
Album Raises New And Troubling QuestionsThey Might Be Giants2011Compil.
2011 Instant Fan Club 7"They Might Be Giants2011Single
Tiny Desk ConcertThey Might Be Giants2011Album
Here Comes ScienceThey Might Be Giants2009Album
Here Come The 123sThey Might Be Giants2008Album
I'm ImpressedThey Might Be Giants2007Album
The ElseThey Might Be Giants2007Album
Radio Sampler '07They Might Be Giants2007Album
Here Come The ABCsThey Might Be Giants2005Album
A User's Guide To They Might Be GiantsThey Might Be Giants2005Compil.
Venue SongsThey Might Be Giants2005Album
Experimental FilmThey Might Be Giants2004Single
Experimental FilmThey Might Be Giants2004Album
Indestructible ObjectThey Might Be Giants2004Album
The SpineThey Might Be Giants2004Album
The Spine Surfs AloneThey Might Be Giants2004Album
PrevengeThey Might Be Giants2004Single
The Spine Surfs AloneThey Might Be Giants2004Album
Au ContraireThey Might Be Giants2004Album
Selections From "The Spine"They Might Be Giants2004Album
Gigantic (A Tale Of Two Johns)They Might Be Giants2003Single
Bed Bed BedThey Might Be Giants2003Album
No!They Might Be Giants2002Album
They Got LostThey Might Be Giants2002Compil.
Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be GiantsThey Might Be Giants2002Compil.
Another First KissThey Might Be Giants2002Album
"Mink Car" Retail SamplerThey Might Be Giants2001Album
They Might Be Giants Vs. McSweeney'sThey Might Be Giants2001Album
HolidaylandThey Might Be Giants2001Compil.
2001 Radio Sampler Number 2They Might Be Giants2001Album
2001 Radio Sampler #1They Might Be Giants2001Single
Man, It's So Loud In HereThey Might Be Giants2001Single
The Leonard Lopate Show (Theme)They Might Be Giants2001Single
Mink CarThey Might Be Giants2001Album
Boss Of MeThey Might Be Giants2001Single
Boss Of Me (The Song From The Hit TV Show Malcolm In The Middle)They Might Be Giants2000Single
Working Undercover For The ManThey Might Be Giants2000Album
Best Of The Early YearsThey Might Be Giants1999Compil.
Long Tall WeekendThey Might Be Giants1999Album
LiveThey Might Be Giants1999Album
Direct From BrooklynThey Might Be Giants1998Album
Doctor WormThey Might Be Giants1998Single
Severe Tire DamageThey Might Be Giants1998Album
Then: The Earlier YearsThey Might Be Giants1997Compil.
Then: The Earlier YearsThey Might Be Giants1997Compil.
S-E-X-X-YThey Might Be Giants1996Single
Factory ShowroomThey Might Be Giants1996Album
Live!! New York City 10/14/94They Might Be Giants1995Album
Sleeping In The FlowersThey Might Be Giants1995Single
Back To SkullThey Might Be Giants1994Single
John HenryThey Might Be Giants1994Album
On The EdgeSonic Youth / They Might Be Giants1994Album
AKA DriverThey Might Be Giants1994Single
Snail ShellThey Might Be Giants1994Single
O TannenbaumThey Might Be Giants1993Single
Dr. Spock's Back-up BandThey Might Be Giants1993Album
Why Does The Sun Shine? (The Sun Is A Mass Of Incandescent Gas)They Might Be Giants1993Single
Rip Van Rueben / Moving To The SunXTC / They Might Be Giants1992Single
Apollo 18They Might Be Giants1992Album
The Statue Got Me HighThey Might Be Giants1992Album
I Palindrome IThey Might Be Giants1992Single
The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)They Might Be Giants1992Single
Hey, Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had A DealThey Might Be Giants1991Single
Miscellaneous TThey Might Be Giants1991Compil.
Istanbul (Not Constantinople)They Might Be Giants1990Single
FloodThey Might Be Giants1990Album
Your Racist FriendThey Might Be Giants1990Single
TwistingThey Might Be Giants1990Single
Birdhouse In Your SoulThey Might Be Giants1989Single
Video CompilationThey Might Be Giants1989Album
Don't Let's StartThey Might Be Giants1989Compil.
They'll Need A CraneThey Might Be Giants1989Album
Ana NgThey Might Be Giants1989Album
Purple ToupeeThey Might Be Giants1989Single
(She Was A) Hotel DetectiveThey Might Be Giants1988Single
Lincoln SamplerThey Might Be Giants1988Album
LincolnThey Might Be Giants1988Album
Don't Let's StartThey Might Be Giants1987Single
They Might Be GiantsThey Might Be Giants1986Album
(Put Your Hand Inside The) Puppet Head / InsaneThey Might Be Giants / Joshua Fried1986Single
Wiggle DisketteThey Might Be Giants1985Single
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