The group, which was initially composed of John Flansburgh and John Linnell, burst on the scene in the early 1980s as a duo. They expanded to a full band in the 1990s.
Their music has always been unconventional, and critics had a hard time pigeonholing them into a single genre—they were indie before indie rock was even a category.
The group’s song, “Boss of Me” brought them very close the mainstream. They won one of their two Grammys for the catchy composition, which television watchers know as the theme to Malcolm in the Middle. More recently, they have had success with children’s music. This is their first “adult” release since 2007.
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