Summer Songs

It’s heating up here on the West Coast and we’ve been spending alot of time in the car searching for cooler places.  As such, we have been racking up a list of some summer songs that take our minds to a better place and off the scorching introduction to summer.

Below is a Spotify playlist of just some of our favorites.  It includes old and new tunes we hope you’ll enjoy.

KidQuake! – The Not-Its! from KidQuake!
The Ground – Underbirds from Underbirds
The Seven Cs – Recess Monkey from Deep Sea Diver
Sailing – Ratboy Jr. from Champions of the Universe
A Bailar – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band from ¡fantastico!
Go! – Alphabet Rockers from Go!
Bikeride (Bonus Track) – Vered from Good Morning My Love
Lazy Raisins – Key Wilde and Mr. Clarke from Pleased To Meet You
Big Wheel – The Pop Ups from Outside Voices
Bully Bully – Shine and the Moonbeams from Shine Your Shine
Sunshine Through My Window – Play Date from Imagination
We Just Wanna Have Fun – Milkshake from Got a Minute?
The Way It Goes – Grenadilla from Can’t Wait
Yes, We Have Rhythm – Lunch Money from Silly Reflection
Little Cloud (feat. Rachel Loshak) – Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights from Bandwagon
I Go – Mariana Iranzi from Hola Hello
Beautiful Mess – Kindiependent from The Happy Birthday EP
Turn Around – Cat Doorman from Songbook
Rain – Paul Spring from Home of Song

FREEBIE: “Railroad Medly” – Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke

artworks-000046881148-dkv5pt-t200x200Key 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!

View This: “One Fat Frog” – Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke

bppig-kwmc31A new video from Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke with a fun twist on counting.  All of the elements that make this dynamic duo so interesting are once again featured in this video: colorful graphics and animation, clever rhyming and a great sense of humor.  There is even a trip to France complete with a French accent as 8 red ants “dance ze night away” on the Champs-Élysées.

Although the title of the video is called “One Fat Frog,”  those familiar with the duo’s existing work will recognize the song as “Counting One To Ten”  from their 2010 release, Rise and Shine (an excellent and highly recommended piece of work).  Listeners not previously acquainted with their work, well, you’re in for a treat.

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Want to hear more?  The 11 Rise and Shine tracks are available for purchase (CD comes packaged with a board book) from Little Monster Records.  The album is also available for purchase or download from Amazon.com and iTunes.

You can also view a video for the single, “Animal Alphabet,” here.

[Courtesy of Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke via YouTube]

View This: “Animal Alphabet” – Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke

“Animal Alphabet” from Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke presents a beautifully illustrated video with all original artwork done by Key Wilde. Once you get past longing for a giant poster of it all, you realize how punk the song is. It rocks and I love the literary approach they take in describing each animal. Although there are many renditions of the alphabet song out there, none have an “…unusual unicorn in his underwear.”  I like how the children chime in at the end of the song singing the alphabet in reverse which is always a fun game to play (even as a grown-up).  After listening to this song, you can be sure your kids will learn their letters with a smile!  Kids 0-4 should get a kick out of this artistically arranged animal alphabet adventure.

You can learn more about Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke at the Little Monster Records site.

Enjoy!

[Courtesy of YouTube]