What you see here is the artwork for They Might Be Giants’ forthcoming follow-up to 2011′s Join Us. The album is called Nanobots, and it’s slated for a March 5 release on Idlewild. No word yet on the full album’s track list, but John Flansburgh says the album has 25 tracks spanning 45 minutes. However, we know three of those tracks now: “Call You Mom,” “Lost My Mind,” and “Black Ops” can be found on the recently-released preview EP for Nanobots, which can be downloaded from Amazon or iTunes. Listen to “Call You Mom” and “Lost My Mind” below, via SoundCloud:
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
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