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Brooklyn-based Children's Musicians THE POP UPS have released a very cool music video for their new single Box of Crayons. The song comes from their new album, RADIO JUNGLE, which will be available next Tuesday - April 3. You can see the video below, or check it out on YouTube where it's also featured on the shiny and new...
The Rock Father™ has just learned that Parents’ Choice® Silver Honor Award-winner HOPE HARRIS will release ''a lively new adventure into the world of art'' with the May 22 release of Picasso, That’s Who! (And So Can You!). Since we chose my daughter's middle name based on one of the artists homaged on this album, we'll definitely be giving it a...
Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star just hit The Rock Father™ with news that their 64th collection of ''lullabies for all ages'' is now available, with LULLABY VERSIONS OF DAVID BOWIE arriving on iTunes and other digital retailers this week. The 12-song collection reworks some of Bowie's biggest hits into instrumental versions suitable not only for your baby's nursery, but...
I've posted an unusually large number of stories focused on the music of THE SMITHS this month, that it almost seems like overkill. No, not the thrash metal band ''Overkill,'' but a little too much. But, this news is just too good not to share.  First off, those interested in introducing THE SMITHS to their infants might be interested...
Updated 3/20/12 - An attorney and a member of Jason Mraz' management team contacted me about this album tonight, wrongfully accusing me of distributing unauthorized music. This is a news item - just as there are many other news items on this site. Making an assumption without research is foolish. The Rock Father™ is a music-centric ''Daddy Blog &...
Last year, LEGO duplo released a series of 11 songs under the LEGO DUPLO JAMS banner. Inspired by British Pop and performed by a ''preschool Dad,'' the tracks are designed to be a companion for playtime - especially when paired with the popular LEGO duplo blocks. A study conducted between May-June 2011 was released alongside the 'JAMS and presented...
I'm curious what Morrissey thinks of this, if only because Morrissey is an interesting and often-polarizing guy: THE SMITHS are the latest band to get the lullaby treatment courtesy of Rockabye Baby! The twelve-track set was announced today via Facebook, and will be issued on April 24th, 2012. The Rock Father™ has the full tracklisting below - and just...
Yo Gabba Gabba! has recently been posting some new videos online from some past episodes, and this one is too good not to share with readers of The Rock Father™. Back on March 9, 2010 (yes, two years ago today), the mighty WEEZER made an appearance on the 'Bugs' episode of Season 3 for a furry performance of a...
Indie children’s musician Sukey Molloy has announced that April 24th will see the release of her third CD, I Am Happy! with Sukey Molloy.  From the Official Press Release:With a focus on age-appropriate material that encourages participation, Sukey Molloy’s music is just right for the youngest listeners. Her voice has a happy, reassuringly intimate presence that draws children into a safe...
I'm not sure how accurate the depiction is, but IFC's PORTLANDIA is a great show, and it's become what I (and many others) think of first when hearing of anything coming out of Portland, Oregon. That said, independent musician and Portland resident MO PHILLIPS is gearing up for the release of his third album of family-friendly tunes, with MONSTER...