John Flansburgh and John Linnell aspire to make an adult-oriented kids album in the near future. Photo: Shervin Lainez
Coming off their 16th studio album, the alternative indie rock duo They Might Be Giants, have been riding high on a sell-out tour spanning across three continents. With a 31-year career under their belts that hasn't suffered from a breakup or even a hiatus that we can track, John Linnell and John Flansburgh have been triumphant with catchy and quirky songs that have impacted four decades worth of fans. After doing three successful kids albums with Disney (almost ensuring them a new generation of fans delving into their catalog when they hit their teens), the Brooklyn duo has returned to making adult-themed albums on a regular basis, and have almost seemingly returned to their roots with their latest full-length endeavor, Nanobots. SLUG got the opportunity to chat with Linnell over the phone before they come to town this Saturday at The Depot, discussing the tour so far, the new album and creating music, thoughts on the R&R Hall Of Fame and what people can look forward to at this Saturday's show.