They Might Be Giants to hit Boston with Nanobots

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With the release of a brand new album, They Might Be Giants are back on the road. The veteran rock duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell will perform a two-night stand at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club next month with shows scheduled for Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4. Tickets for each of the shows, which will also feature openers Moon Hooch, are available through Ticketmaster for $25.

Nanobots, They Might Be Giants’ sixteenth studio effort and follow-up to 2011’s Join Us, was released last week. Recorded in New York with producer Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Mike Doughty), the album contains 25 tracks and runs just under 45 minutes. The video for “Icky” is streaming below.

“We came of age in the time of albums, so we were raised on the notion that songs — when collected together — serve to amplify and support each other when part of a well-considered collection,” said Flansburgh in a press release. “That’s the power of the album. With Nanobots we weren’t making a concept album, but it does have a certain power as a kind of song cycle. These short little tiny songs have a purpose and they make sense when surrounded by the longer songs. There’s a certain mania to this record, a certain energy you get when you include all these hard working miniatures.”

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