TMBG at Prospect Park in 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)

After some experiments with children's music, They Might Be Giants are back with the quirky alternative rock they became known for over the last three decades. Their fifteenth LP Join Us comes out this week (7/19) on the band's own Idlewild Records. The album was produced with long-time producer Patrick Dillet. Grab the album's single "Can't Keep Johnny Down" above.

TMBG will head out on an extensive international tour this fall after a few dates at the end of this month, including an in-store at Apple Store Soho on Wednesday (7/20) at 7 PM ("Pick up an admission wristband on July 19"), a free Williamsburg Waterfront show on July 29 with Eugene Mirman, Patton Oswalt, Todd Barry, Kristen Schaal and fellow geek-rocker Jonathan Coulton. Jonathan also opens the band's record release show the next day (7/30) at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ and most of their fall tour.

They Might Be Giants recently stopped by AV Club Undercover to take on Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping," which according to the band is "sort of like a They Might Be Giants song." They invited AV Club staff to join them in the room and sing the song's chorus.

Watch the video and check out all tour dates, album art and tracklist below...

They Might Be Giants - "Tubthumping" (Chumbawamba cover) for AV Undercover

They Might Be Giants covers Chumbawamba

Join Us

1 Can't Keep Johnny Down
2 Cloisonné
3 Never Knew Love
4 Old Pine Box
5 Judy is Your Viet Nam
6 You Probably Get that A Lot
7 In Fact
8 You Don't Like Me
9 2028
10 Let Your Hair Hang Down
11 Three Might Be Duende
12 When Will You Die?
13 The Lady and the Tiger
14 Protagonist

They Might Be Giants -- 2011 Tour Dates
7/20: New York, NY @ Apple Store Soho
7/28: Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
7/29: Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront w/Eugene Mirman FREE CONCERT*
7/30: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony (CD release party)*
9/8: New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place*
9/9: Great Barrington, MA @ Mahaiwe Theatre*
9/10: Concord, NH @ Capitol Center for the Arts*
9/11: Norwich, VT @ Open Air Theatre*
9/13: Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre*
9/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theatre*
9/15: Rochester, NY @ Harro Ballroom*
9/16: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom*
9/17: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre*
9/18: Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection*
9/20: Cincinnati, OH @ Southgate House*
9/22: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue*
9/23: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre*
9/24: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant*
9/25: Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom*
9/27: Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom*
9/28: Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel*
9/29: Richmond, VA @ The National*
9/30: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts*
10/1: Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Center,
(2 shows, 6:30pm & 9pm)
10/28: Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
10/29: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/30: Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theatre
11/1: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
11/2: Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
11/3: Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre
11/4: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot*
11/5 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory*
11/6: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory*
11/8: Vancouver, BC @ Venue*
11/9: Seattle, WA@ Showbox SoDo*
11/10: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
11/11: Arcata, CA @ Van Duzer Theatre *
11/12: San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore*
11/13: San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore*
11/16: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues*
11/17: San Diego, CA @ Belly Up*
11/25: Uncasville, CT @ Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino
11/26: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
* - w/ Jonathan Coulton

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