To celebrate the new leg of their tour, the Giants are giving away a free MP3 of infectious Nanobots album cut, “The Darlings of Lumberland.”
As John Flansburgh elaborates, “The song itself is a reference to the Darling Family that were early settlers from around Bethel, New York (and whose name comes up in more than one Catskill mountain graveyard).
At the turn of the last century the area around Bethel was often generically referred to as Lumberland, as lumber was cut and sent down the Delaware water gap to heat New York City.” “The Darlings of Lumberland” was written in collaboration with Stan Harrison, who has played & recorded with the likes of David Bowie (the sax on “Let’s Dance”), Talking Heads, Grace Jones, Duran Duran & Radiohead.
Check out “The Darlings of Lumberland” below.
UK/EU Tour Dates
• 15th November: Edinburgh, UK @ Queens Hall
• 17th November: Belfast, UK @ The Limelight
• 18th November: Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
• 19th November: London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire
• 20th November: Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
• 22nd November: Weissenhauserstrand, Germany @ Rolling Stone Weekender
• 23rd November: Berlin, Germany @ Fesaal Kreuzberg