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The Rock Father Musicbot 6000 checking in with a Press Release from The Secret Mountain:

The Secret Mountain has announced the release of the second book-CD in their international collection of soothing songs for family listening. Songs in the Shade of the Flamboyant Tree: French Creole Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes will be available for the first time in North America this summer.

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Imagine Oceania. That’s what The Smashing Pumpkins are asking their fans to do for the 13 songs on their new album Oceania, out June 19 (Pre-Order Now on iTunes) via Martha’s Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution. Longtime fans of the visual arts, including their groundbreaking music videos and memorable album covers/packaging, The Smashing Pumpkins want to inspire creativity and evoke ones personal vision for each song, simply based on the title.

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Musicbot 6000 with breaking news just into Rock Father HQ...

This summer, two of the biggest names in metal, LAMB OF GOD and DETHKLOK, will join forces for a 34-show North American tour kicking off on August 1 in Seattle, Wash. The three-time Grammy® Award-nominated band from Richmond, VA and the world’s most brutal animated death band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse animated series will shred their way through cities throughout in the U.S. and Canada ending September 15 in San Francisco, CA.

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Musicbot 6000, automated assistant to The Rock Father, checking in with an update from THE DARKNESS...

British rock group THE DARKNESS have confirmed they will release their third studio album titled HOT CAKES on August 21 via Wind-up (North & South America) and PIAS (UK and rest of the world). After a seven-year wait, HOT CAKES--produced by the band’s JUSTIN and DAN HAWKINS with long-time collaborator Nick Brine and mixed by Bob Ezrin--will deliver the epic rock anthems and infectious pop choruses the multi-platinum band has become renowned for worldwide.

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JEWEL has been making her mark on the family music genre, with her albums THE MERRY GOES 'ROUND (which I reviewed on The Rock Father™ right here) and LULLABY remaining chart-toppers long since release. Now comes word that the folks at Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star have released LULLABY VERSIONS OF JEWEL, a collection of ''lush instrumental versions of classic lullabies and her most beloved tracks.'' Check out the full tracklisting and a preview stream of the TTLRS version of ''Hands'' below.

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Some News has Arrived at Rock Father™ HQ, and with the family in bed right now (currently 2:30am), The Musicbot 6000 is sharing the news with the press release below. I suspect that James will be reviewing this album in the months ahead.

Official Press Release: Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and children of all ages! Celebrated independent children’s recording group Recess Monkey brings high flying thrills and spills straight from the big top to their circus-inspired, eighth studio CD, In Tents (Monkey Mama, $14.99, for ages 3 – 8, run time 47 minutes. Released June 19, 2012. Distributed by Burnside Distribution Corporation).

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