The Underbirds just released another single from their self-titled album. “Bright Leaf,” expresses gratitude for the special gifts that come into our lives, whether it be that one bright leaf in a dark tree, a white star in foggy dream or a loved one. There also happens to be a killer guitar solo in the middle of this song.
This track is available for download via the Soundcloud link below:
Initially featured on Roberts’ 2003 release, Not Naptime, “Dad Caught Stars,” is a beautiful tale of a father and child sharing a moment under the stars. This song will grab onto your heartstrings as Roberts transforms a special moment into something magical. It’s just precious!
Note: Roberts will have a new release, Recess, out at the end of July. For more information and updates, check out his official site. In the meantime, you can preview and purchase Not Naptime, as well as Roberts’ other albums to date through the official store.
On April 25, 2013, I was lucky enough to attend a Kindie Music Mashup held by Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live in their New York City studio. It was an amazing experience and one that showed off some serious talent. Essentially, the mashup involved pairings of kindie musicians broken up into teams of two. Each team swapped a song and played those songs in each other’s musical stylings.
Mista Cookie Jar was paired up with Dean Jones from Dog On Fleas and covered the popular song “Just Another Finger.” To prepare, MCJ did a bunch of research on this friendly little digit, wrote down some clever lyrics and set it all to a fun kid-hop beat. You can take a listen and download the song for free via the Bandcamp widget below (just hit BUY NOW and enter “0” when you name your price). I think you’ll agree that this opposable ode deserves two thumbs up!
Want to sing along? Check out the lyrics here.
To learn more about the Kindie Music Mashup check out the video below [courtesy of Sirius via YouTube]:
Summer is a comin’ and having a soundtrack to go with it is an absolute must! The good news is that from now until June 1 you can download 13 rockin’ Kindie tracks for FREE. Normally, I would be wary of the number 13, but in this case I can honestly say 13 is a magic number!
Presented by BunchFamily and cleverly curated by Beth Benz-Claus, this list ebbs and flows like a fine mixtape (or digital playlist, in this case) should. You’ll find a variety of styles some of which include Americana, good ole Rock n’ Roll and even some Soul. Check the list and download now before time runs out!
“Wander Round the World” – Key Wilde and Mr Clarke from Pleased to Meet You
“Train Song” – Charlie Hope from I’m Me
“Outshining Nomads” – Dean Jones from When the World Was New
“Slow” – Trout Fishing in America from an unreleased album due out this summer.
“Hard Travelin'” – Alastair Moock (featuring The Okee Dokee Brothers) from an unreleased album due out this summer.
“She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain” – Johnny Bregar from Putumayo Kids American Playground
“Honk Honk” – The Monkey Bunch from Power to the Little People
“My Green Kite” – Peter Himmelman from My Green Kite
“Let’s Skateboard” – The Not-Its! from KidQuake!
“Kilimanjaro” – Shine and the Moonbeams from unreleased album due out this summer
“Turn Around” – Cat Doorman from Cat Doorman Songbook
“Fruit Jar” – Justin Roberts from Pop Fly
“Down at the Sea Hotel” – The Secret Mountain
Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke are offering a FREE download of a song from their upcoming release (set to drop May 21), Pleased to Meet You. “Railroad Medley” is a 3-in-1 megamix of classic train tracks (see what I did there) blended together.
So climb on board and get your free download by clicking on this link.
Three cheers for train songs, a new Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke album and more fun artwork! Hip Hip Hooray!
When you hear the words “let me hit you with some brilliance” you can’t help but tune in. And with good reason. Morgan Taylor of Gustafer Yellowgold and Todd McHatton, creator of the highly popular “I Think I’m A Bunny,” have joined forces to become Underbirds.
Taylor and Mchatton complement each other really nicely which have earned them a place in my heart as vocal soulmates. I am very much looking forward to hearing more from these guys. In the meantime, enjoy their first single, “Brilliance,” which is a great indicator of what is yet to come.
Turn up the holiday cheer with these 10 holiday and seasonal songs. Whether you are going on a trip or bringing the fun into your own home you will definitely find cheer among this timely list of tunes!
This, my friends, is the right list for the job.
Credits include the following (provided by SoundCloud)
1. Nogturne in C Minor by The Jimmies : http://www.gimmejimmies.com
2. Oh, Hanukkah by Randy Kaplan: http://www.randykaplan.com and www.mykazootv.com
3. The Great Dreidel Tournament by Groovy David http://www.groovydavid.com
4. Eat Your Fruitcake by Farmer Jason http://www.farmerjason.com and www.mykazootv.com
5. Untangling the Christmas Lights by Brady Rymer http://www.bradyrymer.com
6. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by The Not-Its! http://www.wearethenot-its.com
7. Under the Tree by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band http://www.luckydiazmusic.com
8. Too Many Presents by Uncle Rock http://www.unclerock.com
9. Frosty the Snowman by Randy Kaplan http://www.randykaplan.com
10. Jingle Bells by Renee & Jeremy http://www.reneeandjeremy.com
Autumn is my favorite season! And, as we just passed the first day of the season, it’s only appropriate that we celebrate with a free download from Joanie Leeds. “Falling” is a celebration of what makes Autumn so special. Leeds grew up Miami and is now living in New York City. As a northerner, Leeds was inspired by the seasonal shift in her surroundings. With a golden tone to her voice, Leeds takes us on a whimsical ride as she falls in love with crackling leaves beneath her feet and the beautiful colors in the trees above her head.
If I were to create a personal soundtrack for Fall, I would want this song playing while running through the leaves and tossing them around with my daughter. It’s just that kind of song.
Grab a free download through the Soundcloud widget below and listen to the song while sipping some apple cider, driving to the pumpkin patch or making pie with the bounty you’ve collected from the orchards.
A FREE Caspar Babypants download and a new video!
The song, “Take Me To The City Dump” was made in honor of the late J.P. Patches. J.P. Patches was a very popular clown and star of The J.P. Patches Show, a long-running and very popular Seattle children’s program. J.P. was a great inspiration for Caspar’s frontman Chris Ballew. In fact, the song was written by Ballew and performed at J.P’s public memorial service. The song is exclusive to this video and will not be on the new album but hey, anytime we can get our hands on some new Caspar stuff it always brightens our day.
Check out the video below and grab a free download of the song here.
Courtesy of [YouTube]