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Since it’s been a busy time here becoming a Dad for the second time and all, I’ve missed some updates from the Kindie world, so here’s a roundup of some news you should pay attention to. Here’s updates on the latest from Recess Monkey, Hot Peas ‘N Butter, Elizabeth Mitchell, Bill Harley, Hullabaloo, and Swimmers.

swimmersFirst off, this Thursday the world will get their first taste of SWIMMERS, a new project from Ernest Wuethrich. Two tracks from SWIMMERS will be released digitally, and they’re unlike any Kindie Rock you’ve heard so far. Ernest has been a big supporter of The Rock Father website and Facebook, so I was able to snag an early taste. In a nutshell, if Angels & Airwaves made music for kids, this would be it. It goes beyond that, but we’ll talk more on Thursday. For now, LIKE the official SWIMMERS page on Facebook.

Bilingual rockers HOT PEAS ‘N BUTTER have a new video out for “Round the World.” The track comes from their last album, VOLUME 5: BEST OF THE BOWL, but they do have a new record hitting the streets later this summer. CATCHIN’ SOME PEAZZZ arrives on August 28th via Sony Music/Red Distribution.


On July 10, Smithsonian Folkways will release ELIZABETH MITCHELL‘s LITTLE SEED: SONGS FOR CHILDREN BY WOODIE GUTHRIE. The album features re-imagined renditions of 13 kid-friendly Guthrie classics. Check out a pair of songs via this link.

BILL HARLEY and KEITH MUNSLOW have released a new song called “It’s Not Fair to Me.” The song has been getting spins on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live, and is available for purchase via this link.

RECESS MONKEY have just released their new album IN TENTS (it’s sitting here in my review pile), and to celebrate they’ve released a full-length video of the stage show they’ve been performing. Check it out: 


And finally, though I mentioned it the other day, HULLABALOO have officially announced their forthcoming 10th album RAISE A RUCKUS, which will be released on September 4, 2012.

Check these artists out and show them some support. There’s some great music coming out that’s certainly worthy of being shared!

–The Rock Father

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