The first time I remember waking up this early in the morning wasn’t from the sugared haze of too much wine, or the screaming of night terrors coming from my son’s head in his bedroom… It was when a new record (RECORD=ALBUM, not SONG singles) was coming out that day. That I wanted. Real bad. I…
"Over three decades as They Might Be Giants, the Brooklyn duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell have developed into a sort of post-modern Flanders & Swann, crafting sharp, witty and entertaining little satires on contemporary mores, set to a dizzying range of styles chosen for humorous emphasis.
On Nanobots, they cram 25 tracks into 45 minutes, ranging from “Call You Mom”, a brisk Sixties rocker, and the quietly threatening secret-service satire “Black Ops”, to “The Darlings of Lumberland”, an infectious, multi-sectioned jazz suite of accordion, sax and bass clarinet. “Tesla” offers a two-minute potted biography of the scientist, while “Sleep” undertakes a complex philosophical discussion of daily renewal in just 38 seconds.
Download: Black Ops; Tesla; Sleep; The Darlings of Lumberland”