Did I mention that there were a lot kids’ music releases this summer? If you saw Part One in our review of great kindie releases yesterday, you’ve read—and hopefully heard–of new stuff from Caspar Babypants, Belle & Sebastian and The Hipwaders.
Now, even more great releases of this summer that you’ll want to add to your collection of kids’ music. –Christina
Indie-pop music loving parents with fond memories of jumping around a dark sweaty club while a band rocks out on stage will have a blast pogo-ing around the playroom to egg’s Hard-boiled. Lots of guitar and drums, LA’s Jeff Fuller on the mic, and lyrics that cover everything from eating fruit to taking care of the earth—and, don’t worry, neither are preachy. I also have to give props to this trio for figuring out how to incorporate kids’ voices into some of their songs without making me want to hit “eject.”
Feeling a little punky? Check out Key Wilde and Mr. Clarke’s latest in their six-song Hey Pepito! which even borrows from The Clash’s Janie Jones in Don Mario’s Song. The slower, sweeter Mary the Fairy and It’s So Good take it down to a sway-in-your seat vibe that is mellow like an end-of-summer afternoon.
The louder = better Seattle indie-rock band The Not Its! is back with their third release Tag, You’re It! Check out the lead song, Freeze Tag, as a free download if you need convincing–and get ready to bop your head back and forth. My favorite songs from this CD are of the faster/louder variety, of which thankfully, there are plenty.