They Might Be Giants share tour dates and a spooky new video with Nick Offerman

Everybody seems to love Nick Offerman, but nobody loves Nick Offerman like the stringy-haired man in a Nick Offerman shrine from this video for They Might Be Giants’ “The Greatest” loves Nick Offerman. Or maybe “love” isn’t the right word for this terrifying Buffalo Bill nightmare, in which a man sews together a Nick…

First Aid Kit, They Might Be Giants, and 5 more albums to know about this week

First Aid Kit delivers more ’70s folk-rock mastery with Ruins, while Porches sputters out on The House and Belle & Sebastian go deeper and darker on the second How To Solve Our Human Problems EP. These, plus Tune-Yards, Shopping, and more in this week’s notable releases.

What song is always stuck in your head?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Behold, an arena of children singing They Might Be Giants’ “Birdhouse In Your Soul”

They Might Be Giants’ 1990 album Flood brims with hits, and while we love “Particle Man” and “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” as much as the next fan, it’s the buoyant, uplifting “Birdhouse In Your Soul” that really makes our hearts flutter (Titus Andronicus’, too, apparently).

How A.V. Club staffers got their offspring to just say no to kids’ music

Our A.V. Club Field Guide To Parenting is designed to guide you toward the best kids’ books, shows, movies, and music, just like we do with The A.V. Club for adults. Every month or so, we will feature a new subject with a few essential pop-culture takes parents should know, saving you from the mountains of kids’ dreck…

Put a little birdhouse in your rhymes: How They Might Be Giants influenced Open Mike Eagle

They Might Be Giants fans are a small, weird, devoted group in 2016. While many people haven’t thought about the late ’80s and early ’90s college rock stalwarts since the first Bush administration, there remains a small, dedicated fan base who just can’t get enough of them. One of those people is Chicago rapper Open…

Check out this sweet fan-made video for They Might Be Giants’ “Good To Be Alive”

For the last 30 years, They Might Be Giants have been known for music videos that are every bit as quirky and inventive as the music they make. That spirit of creativity, it seems, also extends to the group’s ultra-loyal fans. One such acolyte, Ken Pfeiste, has taken the liberty of making his own video for “Good To Be…

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Jon Arbuckle’s loneliness, set to They Might Be Giants’ “Dead”

Poor Jon Arbuckle. Without Garfield, he’s nothing but a sad and lonely man. The website Garfield Minus Garfield has made a point to remove panels of the cat from each cartoon strip, and reposts the results displaying Jon’s horrific existential angst and depression. But YouTuber Jeff Stormer has taken the whole sad…