Watch They Might Be Giants' Music Video For “The Greatest,” Starring Nick Offerman

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Watch They Might Be Giants' Music Video For “The Greatest,” Starring Nick Offerman

They Might Be Giants have released the music video for their single “The Greatest,” off their most recent album I Like Fun (released Jan. 19 via Lojinx), which made Paste’s list of this month’s best albums. The video features Parks and Recreation star/comedian Nick Offerman lip-synching the lyrics while getting needles stabbed through his body via a look-a-like voodoo doll. Offerman delivers his classic stern-faced look in this charming yet disturbing new video; meanwhile, TMBG are doing what they do best, delivering awesome music while making everyone oddly uncomfortable.

Offerman shared the video on Twitter, commenting in his patented bone-dry tone:

I Like Fun features the long-standing live lineup of band members Marty Beller on the drums, Danny Weinkauf on bass and Dan Miller on lead guitar. Mixed at Reservoir Studios, the album was co-produced by Patrick Dillett. TMBG have released 20 studio albums, starting with their self-titled album in 1986. Since then, the band has become an institution of indie/alternative rock music, and has dished out great singles like “Birdhouse in Your Soul” and “Ana Ng.”

TMBG is currently on tour promoting their most recent album release, selling out shows in cities like Dallas, Los Angeles and Portland, Ore. On top of this, the band has launched a fan video contest for the album single “I Left My Body.” The winner of the contest is said to receive a $3,000 prize and will be announced through dialasong.com and the TMBG YouTube channel. Find full details here.

Watch the new music video for “The Greatest” and find TMBG’s current tour slate below.

They Might Be Giants Tour Dates:

Januaru
31 – Baton Rouge, La. @ Varsity Theatre

February
01 – Austin, Texas @ Stubb’s BBQ
02 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
03 – Dallas, Texas @ The Kessler Theater SOLD OUT
06 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Cannery Ballroom
07 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Vogue
08 – Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall
09 – St Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant
10 -Detroit, Mich. @ Saint Andrew’s Music Hall SOLD OUT
11 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Ballroom SOLD OUT
27 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Marquee Theatre

March
01 – San Diego, Calif. @ Belly Up SOLD OUT
02 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Regent SOLD OUT
03 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore SOLD OUT
04 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
06 – Eugene, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom SOLD OUT
07 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune Theatre SOLD OUT
08 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom SOLD OUT
09 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Depot
10 -Denver, Colo. @ Gothic Theatre SOLD OUT
11 – Boulder, Colo. @Fox Theatre
13 – Kansas City, Mo. @ The Truman
14 – Omaha, Neb. @ Slowdown
15 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
16 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Pabst Theatre
17 – Chicago, Ill. @ The Vic Theatre SOLD OUT
18 -Louisvile, Ky. @ Mercury Ballroom

April
13 – New Haven, Conn. @ College Street Music Festival
14 – Washington, District of Columbia @ 9:30 Club
15 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr Small’s Theatre SOLD OUT
17 – Cincinnati, Ohio (Covington, Ky.) @ Madison Theatre
19 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Anthology
20 – Burlington, Ver. @ Higher Ground SOLD OUT
21 – Portland, Maine. @ State Theatre
22 – Albany, N.Y. @ The Egg
26 – Northampton, Mass. @ Academy of Music
27 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
28 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre of Living Arts SOLD OUT

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