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Live Music During Coronavirus: Which Artists Are Streaming?

Need a live fix? Look no further than this list of artists who are doing daily—or less occasional—streams through social media and YouTube.
Jolie Lash / March 21, 2020

Coronavirus: Here’s Every Musician Who Has Canceled Tour Dates So Far [UPDATING]

The coronavirus scare is starting to impact everyday life, and that now includes the music industry. Since the outbreak, a number of artists have canceled…
SPIN Staff / March 5, 2020

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Coronavirus: Here’s Every Musician Who Has Canceled Tour Dates So Far [UPDATING]

The coronavirus scare is starting to impact everyday life, and that now includes the music industry. Since the outbreak, a number of artists have canceled…
SPIN Staff / March 5, 2020

They Might Be Giants’ Flood Turns 30: Musicians Extol the Landmark Album

Two weeks into the 1990s, two Brooklynites named John released a clever, eclectic, blissfully quirky collection of 19 tracks called Flood on Elektra…
Chris Harris / January 15, 2020

Which They Might Be Giants Album Is the Best?

They Might Be Giants are nothing if not versatile. Over 22 studio albums, the Brooklyn duo have covered musical styles as diverse as alt rock, synth…
SPIN Staff / January 15, 2020

They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh Reflects on Flood 30 Years Later: “It Was an Exciting Time”

When John Flansburgh was 29, he and John Linnell—collectively known as They Might Be Giants—released their third full-length album, Flood, what’s considered to…
Chris Harris / January 15, 2020

They Might Be Giants’ Whimsy Feels Boundless on Flood

This review was originally published in the February 1990 issue of SPIN. We're republishing it here in celebration of Flood's 30th anniversary in January 2020.
Ira Robbins / January 14, 2020

Stream I Like Fun, the New Album From They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants have released their new album I Like Fun. Their 20th full-length release, the album features the band's previously-released title track and…
Rob Arcand / January 18, 2018

Video: They Might Be Giants – “I Like Fun”

They Might Be Giants are preparing to drop their 20th album (!) on Friday, titled I Like Fun. While a certain sense of joyfulness has always…
Drew Salisbury / January 17, 2018

They Might Be Giants’ New Surprise Album, ‘Phone Power,’ Is Available Now

The only artist who releases music at a freakier clip than They Might Be Giants is Future, though Brooklyn's finest don't need any performance-enhancing cocktails.
Dan Weiss / March 8, 2016

They Might Be Giants Make a Free-Thinking Anthem (For Kids!) on ‘Or So I Have Read’

They Might Be Giants' sense of humor is so warped and apropos of nothing that it makes perfect sense that they've sustained equally successful…
Dan Weiss / October 21, 2015

They Might Be Giants Look Back on Every Album They’ve Ever Made

A funny thought occurs during a comprehensive, 90-minute interview with They Might Be Giants' John Linnell and John Flansburgh in the dressing room of Philadelphia's…
Dan Weiss / May 4, 2015

Stream They Might Be Giants’ Career-Spanning Retrospective ‘Idlewild’

Following last year's release of their 16th album, Nanobots, oddball indie-rock godfathers They Might Be Giants return to survey the past decade plus with their…
Brandon Weigel / May 23, 2014

Meet They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh’s Murderous Cats, Symphony Sid and Suzzy

My wife and I got both of our cats relatively recently. Our previous set of cats lived to impossibly old ages. I guess we've had…
Kory Grow / March 4, 2013

Hear They Might Be Giants’ Shifty ‘Lost My Mind’

Tireless art-poppers They Might be Giants have stuck around as long as SPIN has — we said they were "so far off the beaten path…
Christopher R. Weingarten / January 22, 2013

They Might Be Giants, ‘Join Us’ (Idlewild/Rounder)

If you only heard it inthe shower and couldn't make out the puckishlyrical twists or compositional tics, this clever Brooklyn duo's 15thstudio disc might bemistaken…
Barry Walters / July 19, 2011