April 4, 2018
John Linnell and John Flansburgh formed They Might Be Giants in Lincoln, Massachusetts in 1982, years after first writing songs together in high school. The duo began performing their own music in the New York City area, –accompanied by a drum machine or prerecorded backing track on audio cassette. The band’s unusual subject matter, clever wordplay, and absurd stage props drew a strong local following. Their independent 1986 debut was an instant MTV hit and the 1990 major label debut, Flood, went platinum. The documentary Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) profiled the band.
They Might Be Giants has won two Grammy Awards, including one in 2002 for their song "Boss of Me", which is best known as the theme song of the television series Malcolm in the Middle.
I Like Fun, the 20th album from They Might Be Giants, is out now.