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About They Might Be Giants

Alt-rock band They Might Be Giants started out as an guitar/accordion duo that grew a cult following across decades spent navigating pop culture peaks and niche subcultures. ∙ In the mid-’80s, they started their signature Dial-A-Song service—a rotating selection of tracks on an answering machine that anyone could call—which was consistently updated through 2008. ∙ The group’s first two LPs—their 1986 self-titled debut and 1988’s Lincoln—established their college rock cred with the radio hits “Don’t Let’s Start” and “Ana Ng.” ∙ They broke through to the mainstream with 1989’s Platinum-certified LP Flood and its smash-hit single, “Birdhouse In Your Soul.” ∙ “Boss of Me”—the theme song to the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle—won the band their first Grammy Award in 2002, for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. ∙ At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Here Come the 123s—their third children’s album and 13th studio LP overall—was awarded Best Musical Album for Children. ∙ During the 2020 Presidential race, the band released “Who Are the Electors?”—their Schoolhouse Rock!-esque take on explaining the US Electoral College through song.

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