They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants (TMBG) are the pinnacle of nerd rock. With offbeat lyrics and catchy melodies, they capture the minds of esoteric, offbeat nerds. Oh, and they often bring out an accordion.

You know the statistics are legit 'cause the pie chart is 3D.

Just The Facts

  1. According to their website, They Might Be Giants has been "Installing and Servicing Melody Since 1987."Somewhere in that time, they seemed to have made some music, too.
  2. They won a single grammy for a theme song, and their most successful work has been for children's albums.

How Nerdy are They?

On a scale of 1 to Nertacular, they rank a high Nerdvana.

He probably just wears glasses for street cred.

See that? That's an accordian. It's typically used by either the overweight, leiderhose wearing, the deaf, or guys named Al. There is a reason you don't see death metal bands with accodians. TMBG uses them ALL THE TIME. What's nerdier than a song about the presidents? A song about the presidents played on a f#@$-ing accordian.