Tuesday, October 06, 2009

They Might Be Giants Science Contest

I've been listening to They Might Be Giants for a long while, ever since Flood in fact, quite possibly the quintessential TMBG album of all time. A few years ago (gosh, it's hard to believe it's been that long) I wrote about The Else, the last adult orientated album the group released. Since then, they released Here Come the 123's last year, and just last month Here Comes Science, both of which were marketed to be kids albums. Looking back at what I wrote about The Else still sticks in my head, its overall feel was fairly straight forward and lacking the quirkiness that had been so much a part of their earlier work. Thankfully, they've returned to their old antics on this new one.

On it, they tackle a subject that they first visited with their Why Does The Sun Shine? EP, the title track of which is quite possibly my favorite TMBG track of all time. John and John (or should I call them John squared) quickly scoot through nineteen tracks all about science, everything from dinosaurs to planets to cells to the scientific method (and a remixed-revamped version of that favorite song I mentioned as well as a follow-up: Why Does the Sun Really Shine?). As such, the subject matter is geared for older children than their last few kids albums which focused on letters and numbers, but even if you're not a lab rat, the zaniness here is sure to pull you in. To top it off, there's a companion DVD with some crazy videos that go along with the album's tracks.

If you want a chance to check out the album, just leave a comment with your name and email address (or email me) and you'll be in the running for a brand new copy. You don't even have to provide proof of a child under 13 in your household to be eligible. I'll pick a winner next Tuesdayish and notify them via email (so make sure to leave yours!).

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1 comment:

Leslie said...

Oh, awesome! My daughter (9) already loves TMBG and has several of their fun/educational songs on her mp3 player already! She'd love this! (And, yes, so would her mom!!)

Thanks for the chance!

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