They Might Be Giants Battle 'Nanobots' on New Album

BY Alex HudsonPublished Dec 13, 2012

Over the years, They Might Be Giants have switched between music for kids and music for grown-ups, and for their latest album, the band will be gearing their poppy alt-rock tunes towards adults. The collection is called Nanobots, and it's due out on March 5 through Idlewild Recordings.

The album was produced by frequent collaborator Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Mary J. Blige) at his private studio. While this music isn't kid-oriented, it looks to be filled with no shortage of youthful exuberance. According to a press release, the album contains "charming wit, electrifying pop melodies and just enough bass clarinet."

Certainly, the single "Call You Mom" could almost pass for a children's song with its garage pop riffs and slightly goofy lyrics. If you've got any kids who enjoy They Might Be Giant, they might well get a kick out of this one. It's streaming below.

This is the band's first album since 2011's Join Us.

To promote the record, They Might Be Giants will be hitting the road for an extensive U.S. tour that doesn't include any Canadian stops. See the schedule here.

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