It won't be released until March 26, but a copy of the new album from Grammy-Nominated Kindie Rockers, MILKSHAKE arrived here at Rock Father HQ this weekend. I really love the cover art of GOT A MINUTE?, the fifth album from the Milkshake crew. In fact, while the cover definitely resembles the modern family (scroll down to see it), the little girl really reminds me of my oldest daughter, Addie. There's even a fold-out poster included that features the same girl driving a little car while surrounded by different adventures. Talk about fitting.
On January 24, families will be introduced to CAT DOORMAN, the alter-ego of Portland indie musician, mom, and artist, Julianna Bright. CAT DOORMAN SONGBOOK (set for release via Night & Day Studios, Burnside Distribution) features a collection of 14 songs (12 of which are original compositions) that are said to "celebrate the uniqueness, potential and power of every child."
They've been called "The Anti-BARNEY," "THE WIGGLES' worst nightmare," and "The World's Most Dangerous Kids Band." Quite simply, the BOOGERS are a Chicago-based trio that cranks out high-energy punk rock for kids (and their grownups) that rules. Having previously written reviews of their 2008 debut, ROAD TO ROCK, and it's 2010 follow-up, LET'S GO!, the release of EXTRACTUM VICTORIS marks the first time that I've been able to review a BOOGERS record upon street date. Out this week on Spire Records, how does album number three stack-up against it's predecessors?
This past May, Evan Curran, a children’s singer-songwriter and kindergarten teacher from Western Massachusetts, released SHIPROCK AND ANCHORDOG, a "rock opera" about two buddies that happen to be dogs. The 21-track adventure in music and storytelling follows the dogs as they leave their desert home in search of a quality food supply, learning valuable lessons along the way. Now, the first music video from the album has arrived with the release of "Blueberries."
With the December 4 release date for their new album, EXTRACTUM VICTORIS fast-approaching, The BOOGERS are back with another new video to showcase their furious brand of family-friendly kindie punk rock. "I Just Wanna Play" is my favorite BOOGERS video thus far, capturing the band in all their RAMONES-inspired glory, throwing down some infectious chords with an underlying message - that Free Play is essential for promoting healthy child development and parent-child bonding, in addition to being FUN. Rock out below!
THE POP UPS are responsible for one of our favorite family-friendly albums of 2012 with their awesome RADIO JUNGLE (review here). Now, being based in New York, the duo caught the effects of Hurricane Sandy (or Superstorm Sandy, whatever you want to call it) first-hand. As such, they've now released a new single and video called "40 Things to Do in a Blackout," and they're donated 100% of proceeds to the relief efforts. While it's not on iTunes just yet (it will be shortly), you can snag it on Bandcamp or Amazon for just a buck. Catch the video below...