Move Over Wiggles, Here Comes Something (Way) Better!

I'm so proud of the direction that Kids Music has taken lately. I'm a "kindie rock" convert. I come from the school of "music snobbery". I was once told by someone that "a lot of people" listened to some specific popular band, to which I replied, "Not people with taste" (one of my prouder moments).

Children's music must be great for me to even consider it. I have found two so far that our whole family will listen to-our first foray into the kid music world was Dan, who Hailey now CHEERS for(!) and then The Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players! Now, we proudly welcome Ellen and Matt into the "Awesome Kids Music" category!

Aren't they just adorable??? They got their inspiration for their album "Best Friends" from their son & to-be sons and some great musical influences. Some have likened their sound to "the Carpenters meets the Pixies". I, on the other hand, hear a mix of some of my very favorites-The Beach Boys, Sloan, Matthew Sweet, and The Ramones.

As soon as I put this CD on for Noel, I was immediately bopping my head along to the music. I thought, "Wow, this is really good!" I was honestly a little surprised, as their look reminded me a bit of The Elephant Show, which I spent hours being tortured with as a babysitter. I was wrong...I'll admit it! Ellen and Matt's songs are kid friendly and parent friendly alike. The CD includes songs about eating your dinner, being an imaginary airplane, and hanging out with your best friend, all set to extremely palatable music that you'll find yourself, as the adult, wanting more of. The song "Best Friend" is so pretty, I actually got choked up listening to it (it's possibly due to being pregnant and full of crazed pregnant hormones). Our whole family loves this entire CD.

"Best Friends" is available from CD Baby and several download sites. Ellen and Matt have joined The Trifecta of awesome Kindie Rock! Go buy their CD and start groovin!!


Anonymous said...

This is really good stuff for kids and parents. They don't sacrifice quality songwriting and melodies to make "kid" music, yet it's still fun and cheery. Love it!