‘Hate The Villanelle’, A New They Might Be Giants Dial-A-Song Track About a Dislike of Poetry

In week four of their ongoing 2015 Dial-a-Song project (previously), Brooklyn-based nerd rockers They Might Giants lash out against a very specific form of poetry in “Hate The Villanelle,” along with an extremely minimalist video featuring a closeup of a blinking eyeball.

Don’t hate the villain! Hate the villanelle
With these picky rules and odd jigsaw rhymes
Curses! These verses are my prison cell

Brian Heater
Brian Heater