They Might Be Giants have rescheduled their coronavirus-foiled Flood 30th anniversary tour, plotting a new 46-date trek through much of 2021 during which the two Johns will perform their beloved 1990 album in its entirety each night. Check out the new tour itinerary right here.
This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured. Titles from Simple Minds, The Cure, Visage and more.
For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we flash back to 1990 with a segment featuring They Might Be Giants in which the two Johns perform “Particle Man,” then chat with host Dave Kendall about their then-current album Flood and the record’s quirky breakout single “Birdhouse in Your Soul.”
They Might Be Giants are releasing tons of new music lately, thanks to the resurrection of Dial-a-Song, and now they’re giving fans another treat: a free download of a full live performance of their hit 1990 album Flood, performed in reverse order. Plug your email address into the box below, and follow the instructions.
This week’s new releases include the first new album from Black Flag since 1985, plus a Nick Cave live album, reissues from David J, Lemonheads, Ghost Dance and They Might Be Giants, a posthumous collection from Rozz Williams, a new Lou Reed compilation and a long-awaited US Festival DVD.
The four albums quirk-pop duo They Might Be Giants released on Elektra in the ’90s — starting with the group’s platinum-selling Flood, with its hit single “Birdhouse in Your Soul” — are being reissued in the U.K. next month by Edsel Records in a pair of “two-for-one” sets that pads out each disc with a handful of B-sides and remixes.
Depeche Mode today announced it will release its 13th studio album — a 13-track effort titled ‘Delta Machine’ that was produced by Ben Hillier and mixed by Flood— worldwide on March 26, to be preceded by the first single “Heaven,” which will receive its world premiere on Vevo on Feb. 1.
They Might Be Giants is planning a three-night New Year’s bash in New York City this December at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, a run that will find the band spotlighting 1988’s Lincoln and 1990’s Flood, plus playing new songs — and there’ll be horns.
They Might Be Giants recently recorded a new synthy version of the ‘Flood’ classic ‘Istanbul (Not Constantinople)’ for its recently released rarities set ‘Album Raises New and Troubling Questions,’ and now they’ve got a Speak & Spell-starring video to go along with it, too.
In this installment of Milestones, we look at Depeche Mode’s classic ‘Violator,’ released exactly 20 years ago today. The record found the band at its commercial and artistic peak, and even sparked a near-riot in Los Angeles when the band showed up for an autograph session.