The Else by They Might Be Giants

theelsetmbg.jpgI don’t know when my love of They Might Be Giants started. It might have been thanks to Greg, a friend of mine whom I haven’t spoken to in years. I seem to recall listening to Flood at his house and being hooked. That was at least 15 years ago, and TMBG (that’s They Might Be Giants to those in the know) remain my all time favorite band.

Why?

Their songs have a goofy enthusiasm that I enjoy, which might explain why I am awake at 1:30am listening to their latest effort, ‘The Else‘ (iTunes is playing The Shadow Government at the moment). Over at TUAW I wrote that TMBG were releasing The Else exclusively on iTunes a good while before it would be available in stores. Luckily (?) I couldn’t fall asleep tonight, so I was able to download the album minutes after it was available on iTunes.

I’m digging The Else so far, but it’ll take a few listens for me to have a fully fleshed out opinion of the album. I’m Impressed, the first track, is really groovy.

One response to “The Else by They Might Be Giants”

  1. I’m with you 110 percent Scott. I’ve been hooked on TMBG since my then girlfriend prodded me into picking up the album “Miscellaneous T” back in ’91. Don’t think our shared love for TMBG has had much to do with it, but we’re actually still together 16 years later. Certainly hasn’t hurt, though.

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