After an incredible year of creativity, posting 52 new songs over the course of 2015, They Might Be Giant announce the release of their new disc PHONE POWER.
The disc includes I Love You for Psychological Reasons and their reworking of Destiny’s Child’s classic Bills, Bills, Bills.
Recorded in a secret location in New York City with Pat Dillett (Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, The National, David Byrne) this album finds the Giants working mostly in the same power-packed configuration as their live line up, with a minimum of production embellishments.
Their bands Dial-A-Song service was revitalised in 2015. Originally launched in 1983 from John Flansburgh’s Brooklyn kitchen via a consumer answering machine, Dial-A-Song let listeners in on the latest and greatest from the band years before their career took off on an international level.
With the return of Dial-A-Song last year, the band posted a new track and accompanying music video every week to unanimous exclamations of joy from fans old and new.
Phone Power follows the release of Glean and Why? in 2015, making it the 3rd, and final, album proper culled from the humungous Dial-a-song catalog.
With a non-stop touring and recording schedule throughout 2015 and into 2016 the band have announced that they’re taking a well-earned break. Following the end of the current US tour, the duo are officially on indefinite hiatus.