Glean – They Might Be Giants


You may already be familiar with two-time Grammy winners, They Might Be Giants from their huge UK hit ‘Birdhouse In Your Soul’, and the brilliant Malcolm In The Middle Theme tune ‘Boss Of Me’. 

From the world’s first downloadable album to audio and video podcasts to smart phone apps, the career of They Might Be Giants has always been one of unlikely innovation.

The band has now brought back their ‘Dial-A-Song service’ for 2015. This service, which began in a Brooklyn kitchen in 1983, sees the band posting a new track and accompanying music video, from their vast catalogue every Tuesday throughout the year, much to the delight of fans old and new. 

The new tracks are posted via, the band’s ‘Particlemen’ YouTube channel, and on their free smartphone apps.

To celebrate Dial-A-Song’s return, the band have released a new studio album ‘Glean’. It came out on 20th April, and includes 16 songs direct from these first weeks of their Dial-A-Song service.  This highly anticipated album is produced with long-time collaborator Pat Dillett who has worked with St Vincent, Mary J. Blige, David Byrne, Donald Fagen, and many more. 

‘Glean’ contains a hugely varied range of recordings, comprising of some of They Might Be Giants’ best work of their 30+ year career, and sees the band as exciting and original as ever. 

For more information about ‘Glean’ and the ‘Dial-A-Song’ service, visit their website.

‘To all The Lazy Boyfriends’ from the album ‘Glean’ by They Might Be Giants:

About the author

Juliet is married with one daughter, a dog and a cat. She grew up in East London, but currently resides in Hertfordshire.

Having spent her formative years in the Mod scene, she has a lot of love for the 60’s...and the music of the Mod Father, Mr Paul Weller.

Juliet has always loved to write and began training to be a journalist, before ill health caused her to put her life on hold.

Two kidney transplants later, she still enjoys all kinds of writing, including poetry, and has had several poems published in various magazines and anthologies. She likes needlecraft, is big on animal rights and loves discovering brilliant new artists that the main stream media may have overlooked.

Last, but by no means least, she has a lot of love for two very talented Irish twins, you may know them as Jedward :)

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