Video Clip of The Week: They Might Be Giants, “Underwater Woman”

Hey, Happy Easter! Since I didn’t have an appropriate Easter-themed music video to post for today, instead I offer up this fantastic clip from one of our very favorite bands to see live, They Might Be Giants! “Underwater Woman” uses incredible word-economy with Leonard Cohen-quality lyrics (“Brushing her hair/Eating a pear/No one can tell when she cries”) to relate the melancholy-yet-captivating tale of a solitary, seemingly human woman who is somehow able to survive living at the bottom of the ocean. Gradually, she completes a psychical metamorphosis to better acclimate to her surroundings. So Sad! So Fascinating!

Animation for “Underwater Woman” is by Mark Marek, whose credits include album covers for Cyndi Lauper and the Rolling Stones as well as Lauper’s “She Bop” video.

TMBG Underwater Woman Still

TMBG are also celebrating the return of their wildly popular Dial-a-Song service with a new song every week by dialing the toll-free number of 844-387-6962 as well as via the web at Dial a Song Dot Com. A new album, Glean, will be released on April 21st with two additional new albums to follow this year! Yay!

TMBG National Tour Dates Through May 31st, 2015 are below. Enjoy!

4/16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
4/17 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
4/18 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/19 Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
4/21 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
4/22 Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
4/23 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/24 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
4/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
4/26 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Dial-A-Song Show)
5/1 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
5/2 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
5/3 San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
5/5 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
5/6 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
5/7 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
5/8 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
5/9 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/10 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/13 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
5/14 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
5/15 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
5/16 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
5/17 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
5/31 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (The Else Show)

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