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There's a lot of legit rockers making great music for the whole family these days, and that makes for some exciting options for listeners young and old. You've got members of Harvey Danger and Velocity Girl in THE NOT-ITS!; CASPAR BABYPANTS is really just Chris Ballew from The Presidents of The United States of America; Kay Hanley from Letters to Cleo writes music for DOC McSTUFFINS; fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff wrote music for SUPER WHY!; and the list goes on. Now comes THE SQUEEGEES, a Los Angeles-based band with a couple of high-profile members in Pierre de Reeder (RILO KILEY) and Chris Phillips (SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS), who together with Samantha Tobey (a former "Mommy & Me" music teacher) and crew are gearing-up for the release of their second album of kindie jams, VEGGIE SOUP. Check out their new video, "I Can I Can" below...

TALES FROM THE MONSTROSITY SCROLLS by San Francisco's RAINBOW BEAST & THE ROCK BAND LAND ROCKERS secured it's place as one of my favorite family albums of 2014 even before this year actually began. In fact, it was just shy of a year ago that the February release first entered my ears, and in the time since, the catalog of Rainbow Beast has only grown - fueled by the imaginations of the children who attend the Rock Band Land camps and classes that are presented by the San Fran "creativity school." While monsters and other supernatural creatures have infiltrated the music of Rainbow Beast many times in the past, one recent entry has risen forth to snag a space in the 2014 edition of 31 Days of Halloween here on THE ROCK FATHER. Feast your ears upon "The Ghosts of the Sea" and consider it as a worthy addition to your Halloween Music Playlist this year...

It is officially National Talk Like A Pirate Day here at Rock Father HQ (though I probably will not be talking like a pirate), so I'm gonna share a couple of sea-worthy goodies for all of you, starting with "Pirate Girls" - the new single and music video from THE BOO HOO CREW. Clint Perry and the crew have been cranking the family-friendly Pirate rock for a few years now, so it's just right that they're back with more for 2014. Check out the video below...

The lullaby album of the year has officially hit the streets (and the nursery) as TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE ROCK STAR - LULLABY VERSIONS OF FAITH NO MORE (my favorite band of all-time) is out now. To celebrate this epic collection of 12 FNM classics (and one cover) that have been re-worked into "lush instrumental versions" for baby, the folks at Roma Music Group have teamed-up with THE ROCK FATHER for a giveaway! Three (3) lucky readers will receive a digital download of the new album, with one (1) also receiving a $25 Amazon Gift Card! Enter below...

Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:00

Video Premiere: DANI - "Beauty Land"

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It was just about a year ago when BEAUTY LAND, the fairy tale-inspired debut album from DANI first hit my radar. It’s a little Disney, a little pop-rock, and a lot of fun - a record that mixes styles and is one of a rare few releases of late that successfully pulls off any form of narration. On the title track, the storytelling begins immediately, with Dani laying the somber groundwork for her tale, just before opening into a country-tinged anthem filled with "purple waterfalls and unicorns." Now comes a music video for the track, helmed by Phil Dornfeld (producer of SCARY MOVIE 3, 4, and 5). I'm pleased to debut it this morning, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

Miss Jamie from the FarmReady for a rootin' tootin', yet rockin' good time with your little ones? I'm teaming-up with my friend MISS JAMIE FROM THE FARM for a Fall Giveaway! We're going to get three (3) lucky readers set-up with copies of her debut album, MISS JAMIE'S FARM (available at AmazoniTunes & CD Baby) - a collection of "New Tunes and Farm Favorites" that are perfect for kids preschool to age 7.

Check out the details below, and enter to win your copy, right here on THE ROCK FATHER!

Music cruises or "floating festivals" are all the rage these days, with 70,000 TONS OF METAL, SHIPROCKED, THE WEEZER CRUISE, THE COUNTRY MUSIC CRUISE, BLUES ALIVE AT SEA, and several more genre and artist-specific cruises having hit the open waters over the past few years. Now comes one for the family music crowd with the just-announced MACARONI AND CRUISE, setting sail August 3-7, 2015. 

Over the past few years, I've covered a lot of lullaby tributes to popular artists here on THE ROCK FATHER, but tonight is really special as I'm getting to break the news on what is undoubtedly the lullaby album of the year - Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star: LULLABY VERSIONS OF FAITH NO MORE. Set for release on September 16th (pre-order on iTunes), the crew over at Roma Music Group have reworked a dozen FNM classics into nursery-friendly instrumental jams for baby.  This is an exceptionally exciting release for me, as it's my favorite band of all-time getting the lullaby treatment. Check out the lullaby version of "Falling to Pieces" below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

Fans of LANA DEL REY have three new ways to experience her music this week, as the crew at Roma Music Group have just released a trio of new tributes to the talked-about songstress, starting with LULLABY VERSIONS OF LANA DEL REY (Amazon | iTunes) as part of their popular TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE ROCK STAR series of baby-friendly nursery jams based on 14 of Lana's biggest hits and fan favorites. Check out "Summertime Sadness" and the full tracklisting below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER.

While the folks at Roma Music Group already have LULLABY VERSIONS OF SOUNDGARDEN hitting the streets this Tuesday as part of their TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE ROCK STAR line, they've actually got another EP ready for the nursery that I'd overlooked - LULLABY VERSIONS OF BUSH (Amazon | iTunes). Yes, Gavin Rossdale and the gang are getting six of their most popular hits reworked into nursery-friendly jams for baby. Come to think of it, Rossdale's a father of four and his wife was already lullabied back in 2011 with TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE ROCK STAR: LULLABY VERSIONS OF GWEN STEFANI AND NO DOUBT. Preview "Glycerine" below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

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...

Next Tuesday, the crew over at Roma Music Group will release their latest EP, LULLABY VERSIONS OF SOUNDGARDEN (Amazon | iTunes), an eight-song collection of the biggest hits and fan favorites from the Seattle band, re-worked into nursery-friendly jams for baby. The latest release comes on the heels of LULLABY VERSIONS OF STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and today's release of LULLABY VERSIONS OF CREED (Nooooo!). Check out "Black Hole Sun" (which my oldest daughter says is "So cute!") below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

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