“Oh my god, They Might Be Giants is underrated. That’s the best band of all time. Better than the Stones, better than the Beatles, better than Oasis, and better than Crosby, Stills and Nash.” – Open Mike Eagle, Pitchfork “Over/Under”
“The crowd’s enthusiasm for the fresh material is unmatched even when the band proffers what is perhaps their most-loved song, “Birdhouse in Your Soul”… “ – Rolling Stone
“Now a band for 30 years, John Linnell and John Flansburgh are one of rock’s all-time most quixotic successes” – SPIN
“Perfect pop music can come from anywhere and can go anywhere. They Might Be Giants have demonstrated this for a quarter century…” – The New Yorker
“Catch them if you can — their live shows always deliver.” – USA Today
GRAMMY award-winning alternative rock legends They Might Be Giants have released their new album track “Last Wave”. The band will release their new album I Like Fun on January 19 followed by a massive world tour as well.
128 Beats Per Minute: Diplo’s Visual Guide to Music, Culture, and Everything In Between with foreward by Alexander Wang and photos by Shane McCauley
How Diplo begins his book:
“Seven years, thirty-two countries, sixty thousand photos, and a million miles later, here is what we’ve been doing.”
From private beaches in Barcelona to a music studio in Jamaica, 128 Beats Per Minute is a photographic journey through the life of Grammy nominated and one-half of Major Lazer, DJ/producer Diplo. The stunning photography by former assistant to Annie Leibowitz, Shane McCauley, captures the excitement and vibrant mood as they travel from country to country and party to party, complete with a foreword by the CFDA/Vogue award winning fashion designer, Alexander Wang.
Chapters are divided by country, from Israel to Trinidad, and Russia to Asia – complete with a playlist as well as Diplo’s impressions of the culture and people: “Every city has its own cultural movement, history, fashion, and art-all of which is constantly evolving into something different.” Not only a DJ and producer, Diplo also founded the label Mad Decent, which has brought Brazilian baile funk, Angolan Kuduro, and other unknown music to clubs around the world and has been honing his literary chops while writing a column for Vanity Fair online. 128 Beats Per Minute is Diplo’s tour of the world and offers a glimpse into the people, places, and music that inspires him.
The book is set to drop in April via Universe Publishing.
Click image to go check out Weatherall's remix of "Sun God"
Cut Copy’s stellar Zonoscope was just nominated for the Best Dance/Electronica Album Grammy. Andy Weatherall’s remix of the album’s closing track, “Sun God,” brings out the track’s seductive groove and whispers. The “Sun God” single, with two remixes by Andrew Weatherall, will be available in digital and vinyl formats on Jan 24th. This is the band’s first Grammy nomination and bookends a phenomenal year that saw the band play to rapturous audiences across the globe including a thundering Coachella set and headlining slot at Austin City Limits.
The Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 12th at Los Angeles’ Staples Center and will be televised on CBS that same day at 8 pm EST / 7 PM CST. Zonoscope is Cut Copy’s 3rd and most ambitious work yet. It was released by Modular Records this past February and was met with critical raves ranging from Rolling Stone to Pitchfork. Recorded over a 6 month period in a warehouse space the band rented in Melbourne, Australia and mixed in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Deerhunter), Zonoscope paints a mesmerizing picture, conjured by a band at the height of their powers.
Listen/download: Cut Copy – “Sun God” (Andrew Weatherall Remix)