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After being a destination for the purchase of great family music for years, Amazon has officially entered into the Kindie realm with exclusive new albums from THE POP UPS and LISA LOEB. GREAT PRETENDERS CLUB is the fourth album from Brooklyn Duo, THE POP UPS, while NURSERY RHYME PARADE! is the fourth children's album from singer/songwriter LISA LOEB. Both albums are available for unlimited ad-free streaming to Amazon Prime Members right now, while physical and MP3 versions are also available for order and pre-order, respectively.

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Wednesday, August 12 2015 23:41

Watch: THE POP UPS - "C is for Cat"

We all know that "C is for Cookie" (something my pal Cookie Monster always reminds us), but Brooklyn Kindie rockers THE POP UPS would like to make sure that kids know that "C is for Cat" as well. Actually, it's just the latest in their "Box of Crayons" alphabet series, and THE POP UPS give kids a lot of "C" words in a fun little package to crank up with the permission of a grownup. See their new music video below, and look for more on their YouTube channel!

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When it comes to Kindie (that's legit indie rock for family-friendly audiences), Jason Rabinowitz and Jacob Stein, collectively known as THE POP UPS, are one of the best acts anywhere. This Brooklyn duo has been covered extensively here on THE ROCK FATHER, prolific producers of quality jams that have been the basis of two GRAMMY-nominated albums, and have secured them slots on the YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE Tour. Today comes the launch of THE POP UPS' new webseries on YouTube, making it's debut with five videos. New content will begin rolling out weekly on June 10th, but in the meantime, check out "Robot Dance" below, along with all the details on what you'll find in their new series...

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Last night, just as The 57th Grammys were getting rolling on CBS, I was stepping off a plane at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, just in from the Disney/ABC #McFarlandUSAEvent in Los Angeles. Had I jockeyed my schedule around, I could've stayed in L.A. a bit longer to attend the ceremony at the Staples Center (a couple offers had been extended), but there was just no way for it to work out. My personal relationship with the annual award show is a rocky one - loving it as a celebration of music on one hand, while looking at it as an extravagant relic of years' past on another - bestowing the coveted Gramophone trophy upon artists and releases that often are far from the "best," and sometimes miss-the-mark to create curiosities of legendary proportions (hat tip to JETHRO TULL, here). For the public (and even many artists), the "how" of these nominations and awards is often muddied by a lack of understanding as to the process of culling the nominees... which I will explain as simply as possible.

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This Tuesday, August 19, Brooklyn kindie stars THE POP UPS will release APPETITE FOR CONSTRUCTION (pre-order: Amazon | iTunes), their third full-length effort, and the follow-up to 2012's excellent, GRAMMY-nominated RADIO JUNGLE (reviewed here). To mark the impending release, THE POP UPS have partnered with THE ROCK FATHER to debut "Block House" as part of their #10Songs10Days promotion. With a deliciously-80s synth-pop groove, "Block House" is a celebration of building a mighty tower of alphabet blocks - a time-honored tradition for kids everywhere. The third track on the album itself, "Block House" fits perfectly into a collection of songs that are "dedicated to the simple joy of making things with family and friends." Stream it below...

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Rock Father's Day 2014 is this weekend, and in the spirit of giving, eight top artists from the family music world are offering up some new and classic tracks as FREE DOWNLOADS, now through June 18. There's brand-new cuts from the forthcoming new records by BRADY RYMER, THE NOT-ITS! and RAFFI... along with favorites by THE POP-UPS, SUZI SHELTON, SUGAR FREE ALLSTARS, LUCKY DIAZ and ERIC HERMAN. Stream the entire set below, or head to this spot for a download.*

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