They Might Be Giants are proving that Neil Young isn’t the only musician who can sing about cleaner transportation. The quirky band is releasing a CD/DVD album Tuesday called Here Comes Science that is geared towards kids and teaching about things like the periodic table and Roy G. Biv, a mnemonic device for colors in the visible spectrum.
The song “Electric Car” is sung by Robin Goldwasser, so if you’re hoping to hear the duo ofJohn Flansburgh and John Linnell belt our lyrics like “No diesel, steam, or gasoline, Let’s take a ride in an electric car, Happiness resides in an electric car” you’re out of luck. We ought to be able to trust the Johns to get their car info right, though: Jamie Kitman, who’s been managing TMBG for over 20 years, writes car review articles for Automobile Magazine and he’s a columnist for BBC’s Top Gear magazine.
Here Comes Science is the third educational children’s album from TMBG, following 2005’s Here Come The ABCs and 2008’s Here Come The 123s. One of the band’s early hits was “Why Does The Sun Shine?” and a song of the same title – as well as one called “Why Does the Sun Really Shine?” – is included on the new record. Bill Nye would be proud. Watch and listen to “Electric Car” with your kids after the jump. Thanks to Megan for the tip!
It’s Friday: They Might Be Giants ask “How can you deny an electric car?” originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Fri, 28 Aug 2009 14:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.