They Might Be Giants' great lost album Mink Car has finally returned!
Packed with audience favorites, Mink Car found the band collaborating with multiple producers including a return round of songs with Flood hitmakers Langer and Winstanley. The album also spotlighted the talented production of newcomer Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne) on multiple songs including "Man, It's So Loud in Here." The inserted download card includes "Your Mom's Alright” — a collaboration with M. Doughty (Soul Coughing) previously only available as a bonus track on the Japanese CD release.
Released on 9/11/01, Mink Car was functionally out of print as a CD after the initial copies arrived in stores with financing withdrawn from Restless Records in the panic after 9/11. They were bankrupt just weeks later, and with iTunes and digital music brand new to the scene, the rights to the album would become ensnared in the company’s collapse, and even electronic availability was frozen for over a decade.
The updated digital version of Mink Car now features all 4 bonus tracks from the original Japanese CD release: the Grammy-award winning theme song from Malcolm in the Middle "Boss of Me", the aforementioned "Your Mom's Alright", audience favorite "Robot Parade (Adult Version)", and the Dial-A-Song rarity "MacGyver”.
• Never before available on vinyl,
• limited edition pressing of just 3000 copies
• audiophile 180-gram, opaque white vinyl