They Might Be Giants: Apollo 18 12"

Asbestos Records


1992's Apollo 18 is They Might Be Giants' fourth full-length effort and the first created with John Flansburgh and John Linnell at the production helm. Both sonically adventurous and musically surprising, alongside the tight pop songwriting that is the band’s trademark ("Narrow Your Eyes," "I Palindrome I:) the texture of impossibly dense, sample-based concoctions enter the picture ("Spider," "The Guitar," "Hall of Heads"). The album reaches a crescendo with the unknowable genre-jumping montage of “Fingertips,” an ever-shifting recording that was initially considered unplayable.
Tags: 90s indie melodic reissues