''The Else'' is the twelfth studio album by rock duo They Might Be Giants, released by Idlewild Records in 2007. The album was produced in part by The Dust Brothers, along with Pat Dillett and the band.
''The Else'' was given an experimental release schedule, first available for download through the iTunes Store on May 15, 2007. The CD version was released in stores on July 10, 2007, accompanied by a full-length bonus disc of rare material (on the initial print runs, to be sold separately in the future ). On September 11, 2007, the band released a gatefold vinyl LP of the album.
A video, created by Mizushima Hine, for "With The Dark" was released on the band's YouTube page on June 7, 2007. Two more videos, for "The Shadow Government" and "I'm Impressed" were also later released. A full-length video for "The Mesopotamians" was released on Stereogum.com on October 2. - Wikipedia