Alt-rockers They Might Be Giants have a knack for putting the stuff of schoolbooks to song in memorable ways. Their song "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" was actually a cover, but I'd guess that their version is the one that sticks in your head.
Today, TMBG's latest album, "Here Comes Science," dropped drops Sept. 8 on iTunes and Amazon, and it looks like a few of the tracks (Meet the Elements, Solid Liquid Gas) are chemistry-related. The new CD-DVD is a science-themed childrens' album, in the spirit of their recent releases "Here come the ABCs" and "Here Come the 123s."
Enjoy the video for the song "Electric Car"- the band released it early last week. Just don't expect the lyrics to have any profound insights as to, say, whether the Chevy Volt's mpg is as high as advertised. This is a childrens' album, after all.
UPDATE: I just visited Amazon's website this morning, and it looks like there is a new release date- Sept. 8. Not sure why the last-minute change. Will update iTunes info when I can check iTunes.