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Charlie Fink, the band's singer and chief songwriter told the Sunday Times July 6, 2008 that "Shape of My Heart" is "a celebration song, but it's a celebration of loneliness. So you've got that optimism, but there's an underlying melancholy that I think most people understand. The song is like a party for the uninvited."
The band's name is a marriage of the title of one of their favorite films, The Squid and the Whale and Noah Baumbach, who directed the movie.
Charlie Benante of Anthrax
The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.
They Might Be Giants
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.