I Like Fun

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I Like Fun
They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 19, 2018
RecordedApril 2017
GenreAlternative rock
Length40:58
LabelIdlewild
ProducerThey Might Be Giants, Pat Dillett
They Might Be Giants chronology
Phone Power
(2016)
I Like Fun
(2018)

I Like Fun is the twentieth studio album from New York City-based alternative rock band They Might Be Giants, released on January 19, 2018.

Background[edit]

The band began recording on April 3, 2017,[1] at Reservoir Studios (former site of Skyline Studios),[2] using the same studio space the band used to record Flood.[3] In October 2017, the band confirmed the album was scheduled to be released January 19, 2018, along with the return of their Dial-A-Song service.[4]

The album's track listing was revealed on October 23, alongside an early download of the track "I Left My Body".[5]

Release[edit]

Before the release of the full album, 3 songs, with 1 having a music video, were uploaded to YouTube, with their uploads to iTunes following shortly afterward. The songs were, in order of release, "I Left My Body" (October 23, 2017),"Last Wave" (December 1, 2017), and "All Time What", the one with the music video (January 3, 2018).

I Like Fun was available for pre-release streaming on January 11, 2018.[6] The album was released physically and digitally on January 19, 2018.

After the release of the full album, as part of Dial-A-Song 2018, They Might Be Giants is continuing to release more videos for each of the songs.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by They Might Be Giants, except as noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Let's Get This Over With"3:07
2."I Left My Body"2:36
3."All Time What"2:29
4."By the Time You Get This"2:17
5."An Insult to the Fact Checkers"2:34
6."Mrs. Bluebeard"2:43
7."I Like Fun"3:00
8."Push Back the Hands"3:01
9."This Microphone"2:36
10."The Bright Side"2:29
11."When the Lights Come On"3:17
12."Lake Monsters"2:56
13."McCafferty's Bib"2:35
14."The Greatest" (They Might Be Giants, Christopher Albert Anderson)1:48
15."Last Wave"3:24

Personnel[edit]

They Might Be Giants

Additional musicians

Production

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 108

References[edit]

  1. ^ Giants, They Might Be (30 March 2017). "We formally start recording our next album on Monday. Until then...pic.twitter.com/w60zrxgCRK". Twitter. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  2. ^ "ABOUT". Reservoirstudiosnyc.com. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  3. ^ "I Like Fun Download". They Might Be Giants. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  4. ^ "They Might Be Giants Preview New LP With Jovial Power-Pop Song". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  5. ^ "I Like Fun by They Might Be Giants on Apple Music". Itunes.apple.com. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  6. ^ "First Listen: They Might Be Giants, 'I Like Fun'". Npr.org. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  7. ^ "They Might Be Giants Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2018.