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Barenaked Ladies - 25% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Taking their name from a childhood slang term for a naked woman, the Barenaked Ladies are, in fact, five strapping lads from Scarborough, near Toronto, Canada. They were formed in 1988 by songwriters Steven Page (22 June 1970, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocals) and Ed Robertson (b. Lloyd Edward Elwyn Robertson, 25 October 1970, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; guitar/ Read more

Fountains Of Wayne - 19% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The idiosyncratic pop duo Adam Schlesinger (31 October 1967, Montclair, New Jersey, USA) and Chris Collingwood (b. 1968, Pennsylvania, USA) first met on the roof of their college dorm in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in the mid-80s. The idea to collaborate came after Collingwood showed Schlesinger the chords to an R.E.M. song. They were members of a succession of college band Read more

Mike Doughty - 19% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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10 June 1970, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA. Guitarist and singer-songwriter Doughty led the New York-based alternative rock band Soul Coughing from 1992-2000. He had recorded his solo debut during the Soul Coughing years, but Skittish was only sold at live shows after being rejected by the band’s label, Warner Brothers Records. Following the break up of Soul Coughing, and a Read more

Ben Folds Five - 18% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in North Carolina, USA, Ben Folds Five took their name from leader Ben Folds (Benjamin Scott Folds, 12 September 1966, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA; piano/vocals). However, the band turned out to be a trio rather than the quintet that the name implied, the line-up completed by Robert Sledge (b. 9 March 1968; bass) and Darren Jessee (b. 8 April 1971; drums). A ro Read more

Soul Coughing - 18% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in New York City, this experimental US rock band comprised M. Doughty aka Mike Doughty (10 June 1970, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA; guitar/vocals), composer Mark De Gli Antoni (b. 20 June 1962, San Francisco, California, USA; keyboards/samples), Sebastian Steinberg (b. 20 February 1959, New York City, New York, USA; double bass) and Yuval Gabay (b. Israel; drums). Their o Read more

Camper Van Beethoven - 16% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A band for whom the term ‘alternative’ might first have been coined; in fact, principal songwriter David Lowery suggests that is exactly the case: ‘(We) were arguably the prototypical alternative band. I remember first seeing that word applied to us. The nearest I could figure is that we seemed like a punk band, but we were playing pop music, so they made up the Read more

Ween - 16% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This prolific duo from New Hope, Pennsylvania, USA, are as out of step with everything that surrounds them as a modern rock band could ever hope to be. They have their own religion, led by demon god Boognish, and delight in lyrical and musical mischief-making. The core of the band is Gene (Aaron Freeman, 17 March 1970, New Hope, Pennsylania, USA) and Dean Ween (b. Micky Melc Read more

Ben Folds - 15% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Scott Folds, 12 September 1966, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. Singer-songwriter and pianist Folds rose to cult status as leader of the oddly named trio Ben Folds Five, one of the most appealing acts to emerge from the US alternative scene of the 90s. Also featuring bass player Robert Sledge and drummer Darren Jessee, Ben Folds Five made their mark as a scintil Read more

Frank Black - 15% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV, 6 April 1965, Long Beach, California, USA. This US vocalist/guitarist led highly influential Boston-based alternative rock band the Pixies under the name Black Francis. When that band underwent an acrimonious split in 1993, Francis embarked on a solo career as Frank Black. His self-titled debut featured assistance from Nick Vincent (dru Read more

Oingo Boingo - 15% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Based in Los Angeles, California, USA, this new wave band’s prolific, if unspectacular, career was centred on the compositional skills of leader Danny Elfman (Daniel Robert Elfman, 29 May 1953, Los Angeles County, California, USA; guitar/vocals). The band’s history went back to 1972, when Danny’s brother Rick Elfman (b. Richard Elfman, 6 March 1949, Los Angele Read more

Robyn Hitchcock - 14% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Presidents Of The United States Of America - 14% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Seattle, Washington, USA, this alternative rock band broke into the US and UK charts in 1995 with their no-nonsense riff-laden music. Chris Ballew (Christopher Ballew, 28 May 1965, USA; vocals/basitar (two-string bass)) told Billboard that ‘Ever since I was a kid, I’d make up songs about pigs, monkeys, and chickens with my brother. In years of writing son Read more

Cake - 12% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Sacramento, California, USA-based outfit was founded in 1991 by John McCrea (vocals/guitar), a songwriter who had spent the previous decade playing in various bands. McCrea recruited Frank French (drums), Greg Brown (guitar), Vincent DiFiore (17 December 1963, Torrance, California, USA; trumpet, keyboards, vocals) and Sean McFessel (bass), although the latter was soon r Read more

Crash Test Dummies - 11% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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When songwriter Brad Roberts (10 January 1964; vocals/guitar) graduated from the University of Winnipeg, Canada, with an honours degree in English literature, he was still a dedicated student, planning to take a Ph.D. and become a professor. His chronic asthma and penchant for the lyrics of XTC’s Andy Partridge did little to dispel his ‘college geek’ image. Ho Read more

Eels - 11% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Offering a novel twist on the post-grunge and lo-fi norms of American indie rock, Eels hatched in the bohemian Echo Park area of Los Angeles in 1995. The band was the brainchild of E (Mark Oliver Everett, 10 April 1963, McLean, Virginia, USA; vocals, guitar, keyboards), who had previously recorded two acclaimed solo albums for Polydor Records in the early 90s, and drummer Bu Read more


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