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They Might Be Giants use award winning illustrator for music video

by Paul Cashmere on January 4, 2019

in News

They Might Be Giants have made an animated video ‘The Communists Have The Music’ created by David Plunkert, the award-winning illustrator who did The New York Trump/KKK sailboat cover.

Plunkett’s work has appeared in Esquire, Forbes, GQ, Time, Reader’s Digest and Rolling Stones as well as The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker.

About the cover Plunkett said, “President Trump’s weak pushback to hate groups—as if he was trying not to alienate them as voters—compelled me to take up my pen,” David Plunkert, the artist behind next week’s issue, said. Plunkert seldom takes on political subject matter, but felt moved to do so in light of Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville. “A picture does a better job showing my thoughts than words do; it can have a light touch on a subject that’s extremely scary.”

‘The Communists Have The Music’ was released as part of They Might Be Giants Dial-A Song system. Dial-A-Song is a subscription service for They Might Be Giants fans giving the fans access to new music as it is made. The service costs $30 and will feature over 40 songs in a 12 month period.

They Might Be Giants will tour Australia for David Roy Williams with shows divided by era. They Might Be Giants Brisbane and second Melbourne show have sold-out.

They Might Be Giants Australian dates

Thursday 21nd February – The Triffid, Brisbane

Friday 22nd February – The Triffid, Brisbane SOLD OUT

Saturday 23rd February – Factory Theatre, Sydney
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Sunday 24th February – Metro Theatre, Sydney
TMBG in the 1990s vs 2000s

Wednesday 27th February – Capitol, Perth

Friday 1st March – 170 Russell, Melbourne
TMBG in the 1980s vs 2010s

Saturday 2nd March – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne SOLD OUT
TMBG in the 1990s vs 2000s

Sunday 3rd March – Palais Festival Club, Adelaide Festival

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