They Might Be Giants Idlewild: A Compilation on LP
They Might Be Giants have pulled off the seemingly inconceivable - they have continued to work, create and evolve musically, artistically and uninterrupted for 30 years. In celebration of the last 10 years of the band’s remarkable run, They Might Be Giants are issuing the 17-song compilation Idlewild. While Idlewild is neither a "best of" nor a “rarities” set, it is an ultra-vivid illustration of the band's prodigious output and singular musical vision. From the spare, folkie chug of "Words Are Like," which originally appeared as part of TMBG’s internet-only collaboration with eMusic back in the dot.com era glory days of 2001, to the propulsive, dance floor groove of "You're On Fire," from last year’s Nanobots release, the scope of Idlewild is as wide as it is beguiling.
Here is a discography of the songs selected for Idlewild: No! ("Clap Your Hands"), They Got Lost ("Certain People I Could Name," "Words Are Alike"), Indestructible Object ("Am I Awake?"), The Spine ("Experimental Film," "Damn Good Times"), The Else ("The Mesopatamians," "I'm Impressed," "Careful What You Pack"), Cast Your Pod To the Wind ("We Live In A Dump," "Brain Problem Situation"), Join Us ("Cloisonne," "The Lady and The Tiger," "Can't Keep Johnny Down"), Album Raises New and Troubling Questions ("Electronic Istanbul"), Nanobots ("Tesla," "You're On Fire").
After years of partnering with various record labels, John Linnell and John Flansburgh founded the independent label Idlewild Recordings in part as a strategy to keep They Might Be Giants' recorded catalog in print and widely available. Since then, Idlewild has released 20 recordings including new albums and re-issues, DVDs, rarities compilations, and vinyl-only releases. Joining forces with their new distributor Megaforce Records, Brooklyn's original alternative rock legends are sure to keep their material in fan's hands for years to come.
They Might Be Giants Idlewild - A Compilation Track Listing:
1. Am I Awake? (Indestructible Object)
2. The Mesopotamians (The Else)
3. We Live In A Dump (Cast Your Pod To the Wind)
4. Experimental Film (The Spine)
5. Cloisonne (Join Us)
6. The Lady and The Tiger (Join Us)
7. Brain Problem Situation (Cast Your Pod To the Wind)
8. Tesla (Nanobots)
9. Certain People I Could Name (They Got Lost)
10. You're On Fire (Nanobots)
11. Damn Good Times (The Spine)
12. Words Are Like (They Got Lost)
13. Can't Keep Johnny Down (Join Us)
14. I'm Impressed (The Else)
15. Careful What You Pack (The Else)
16. Clap Your Hands (No!)
17. Electronic Istanbul (Album Raises New and Troubling Questions)