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Brooklyn, New York, United States (1982 – present)

They Might Be Giants (TMBG) are an American band formed in 1982 in Brooklyn, New York, United States by John Flansburgh (vocals, guitar) and John Linnell (vocals, keyboards, accordion). During TMBG’s early years Flansburgh and Linnell were frequently accompanied by a drum machine. In the early nineties, TMBG became a full band. Currently, the members of TMBG are Flansburgh, Linnell, Marty Beller, Dan Miller, and Danny Weinkauf. They are best known for an unconventional and experimental style of alternative music. Over their career, the group has found success on the modern rock and CMJ charts. More recently they have found success in the children’s music genre, and in theme music for several television programs and films.
To date, TMBG have released 14 studio albums. Flood has been certified platinum and their children’s music album Here Come the ABCs has been certified gold. The band also won a Grammy Award in 2002 for their song “Boss of Me”, which served as the theme to Malcolm in the Middle. The band has sold over 4 million records.

Linnell and Flansburgh (often nicknamed “the two Johns” or “John and John”) first met as teenagers growing up in Lincoln, Massachusetts. They began writing songs together while attending Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School but didn’t officially form a band at that time.

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