They Might Be Giants to play Providence in October

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They Might Be Giants will return to New England this fall as they continue to tour in support of their brand new album, Nanobots. The Brooklyn-based rock veterans led by co-founders John Flansburgh and John Linnell will perform at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence on Thursday, October 10. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Moon Hooch, are available through eTix for $25.

Nanobots, They Might Be Giants’ 16th studio effort and follow-up to 2011’s Join Us, was released in March. The album, which contains 25 tracks and runs just under 45 minutes, was recorded in Manhattan with the band’s longtime collaborator and producer Patrick Dillett (St. Vincent, David Byrne). The video for lead single “Icky” is streaming below.

“We really approached this project with a level of intensity and focus that rivals anything else we’ve ever done,” explained Flansburgh in a press release. “I think the sonics and musicality of what we’ve been doing for the past couple of years are actually quite evolved from where we started, but at the same time we really pared things back. We tried to come at this record with a lot of restraint, to see how minimal we could be with the song arrangements. That was really our challenge this time around. Some of the songs are crazy sparse. It’s kind of amazing to me that it took us sixteen albums to get around to trying some of these ideas. It’s also reassuring to know that you can make music for this long and still uncover these new ideas. There are definitely points in Nanobots that feel like a new direction for us.”

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