Last week, I reviewed "Gaia She Knows," the new single from THE HIPWADERS, right here on The Rock Father. While the focus of that release (available digitally, and in the archaic "compact disc" format) is the title track in two versions, the inclusion of a fresh version of "Here Comes Peter Cottontail" as the B-side makes it an Easter 2013 must-have. In just seven days, a six-foot anthropomorphic rabbit will be making his way across the land, dropping off baskets full of Easter joy - but you don't have to wait until then for some Easter rock... THE HIPWADERS are making "Here Comes Peter Cottontail" available as a FREE DOWNLOAD for the next week! Stream it below, then grab it from their Soundcloud page...
Seattle rockers, THE NOT-ITS! are the band behind the recently-released album, KidQuake! - a record that currently holds the title for "The Rock Father's favorite Kids & Family release of 2013." Will it hold through the end of the year? Time will have to tell on that one, but today comes the release of the second video from the album (see the "Busy" first one, here) with "Let's Skateboard."
Chicago kindie rockers POOCHAMUNGAS are prepping to release a new album later this year, and as they move toward unleashing their full-serving of rock upon the masses, the band has issued a new single as a FREE DOWNLOAD. "My Favorite Summer Day (Block Party)" might seem more appropriate for July, but in March it's a tool for "thinking warm thoughts." Stream the track (along with others from the band) and grab your free download in the widget below. You can also click here for a direct link should the widget be slow to load.
I've been meaning to post this for ages, but it's one of those examples of getting so buried in emails that it kept getting pushed down and lost... but it's a FREE DOWNLOAD from GEMINI SYNDROME, and I dig it. The band just-wrapped a tour with MUSHROOMHEAD and has some festival dates booked for the summer, but in the meantime, they'll be heading out with DEVICE for some dates in April. Stream "Pleasure and Pain" below, and be sure to snag the download as well.
This is one of those audio oddities that landed here in my inbox at Rock Father HQ and demands to be shared. Australian rockers CIRCLE have just released their mellow cover of the 1992 WRECKX-N-EFFECT (featuring Teddy Riley) single, "Rump Shaker." Sound intriguing? They've also made it available as a FREE DOWNLOAD, and you can snag it in the soundlcloud player below, courtesy of Monday Records.
AWOLNATION just kicked off their Spring 2013 tour with special guests BLONDFIRE and MOTHER MOTHER along for the ride, and now The Rock Father is giving readers a chance to score a pair of tickets for a show near you. In fact, through the folks at Total Assault and a super-secret group of awesome websites, rock-loving readers from around the net will all have a chance to win. To enter, visit the contest page located here.