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Barenaked Ladies - 27% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

Ben Folds Five - 23% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Soul Coughing - 21% 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

Fountains Of Wayne - 18% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

Ben Folds - 17% 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

Mike Doughty - 17% 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

Ween - 17% 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

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

Guster - 16% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Reminiscent of They Might Be Giants both in their music style, a bizarre folk/pop hybrid, and their loyal grassroots support, this US trio, originally known as Gus, formed in 1992. The members, Adam Gardner (vocals/guitar), Brian Rosenworcel (percussion) and Ryan Miller (vocals/guitar), met while studying at Tufts University in Boston. The unusual line-up, incorporating two aco Read more

The Presidents Of The United States Of America - 16% 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

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

Weezer - 15% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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‘Post-slacker’ US guitar pop artisans from Los Angeles, California, USA, formed in 1992 by Rivers Cuomo (13 June 1970, Manhattan, New York, USA; vocals/guitar), Matt Sharp (b. 22 September 1969, Bangkok, Thailand; bass/vocals), Patrick Wilson (b. 1 February 1969, Buffalo, New York, USA; drums) and Jason Cropper (b. 27 June 1971, Oakland, California, USA; guitar/voc Read more

Cake - 14% 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

Guided By Voices - 14% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From Dayton, Ohio, USA, Guided By Voices took several years to find favour with America’s alternative rock audience. Although consistently prolific, in truth, their initial obscurity had much to do with some unfulfilling early material that hardly predicted the comparative artistic grandeur of later albums such as 1994’s Bee Thousand and 1997’s Mag Earwhig!

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Robyn Hitchcock - 14% match to They Might Be Giants

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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3 March 1953, London, England. The possessor of a lyrical vision of a latter-day Syd Barrett, Hitchcock made his early reputation with the post-punk psychedelic band the Soft Boys, having previously appeared in various acts including the Beetles and Maureen And The Meat Packers. After the Soft Boys split in 1981, he spent some time writing for Captain Sensible, then formed h Read more


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