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Sweet Treats from the Recess Monkeys

Sweet Treats from the Recess Monkeys

Recess Monkey‘s new album, Novelties, comes out on Friday January 17th! You can stream it, download it, or buy the CD from Amazon.

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“Recess Monkey is a nationally acclaimed trio of teachers – Jack Forman (vocals, bass), Drew Holloway (lead vocals, guitar) and Korum Bischoff (drummer) – who make smart rock and pop music for kids and families. Time Out New York named them as one of the top three family music bands in America, and as USA Today notes, “There are bands you can’t go wrong with, and this is one of them.” The band tours nationally and has appeared at Symphony Space in NYC, World Café Live in Philadelphia, The Getty Museum in Los Angeles and with Teatro ZinZanni and the Seattle Symphony in their home town, among many other venues. Recess Monkey also leads Seattle’s Kindiependent artist collective. Most weekdays, young fans around the world chat with Forman during his “Live from the Monkey House” show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Their previous 12 albums have won numerous awards and international acclaim. To learn more about Recess Monkey visit www.recessmonkey.com and get updates on their Facebook page.”

Do you like donuts? Well, it’s Time to Make the Donuts according to this trio of entertaining rockers. Check out the You Tube video of this song from Novelties as well as its FREE download. You can get the free download until 6/23. It’s only one of the many quirky songs you and your family will love.

“Kids and families will hear playful wordplay in tracks like “Sweaty Yeti” and “Chasing My Tail” while some songs will capture child-friendly moments, whether it’s a “Piggyback” ride or “Time To Make the Donuts.“

Thank you to Sugar Mountain PR for my complimentary album download in exchange for this review.

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Bubble Wrap is Popping Fun!

Eric Herman’s CD ‘Bubble Wrap‘ comes out today! It’s available on iTunes and Amazon. You can also see his YouTube video for  Cowboy Bergaleoukaleopaleous. What a name, huh?

Bubble Wrap is his first CD with The Thunder Puppies. We especially like the songs, Take a Bath, You are What You Eat, and Fun Times. We rock to Eric’s music in the car and laugh at all of his funny lyrics!

And…uh…we really like popping bubble wrap!

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Thank you to Waldmania PR for our complimentary CD in exchange for this review.

Visit the Eric Herman’s website HERE.

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From Waldmania PR:

WEST RICHLAND, WA — Beloved by families nationwide, Eric Herman’s warm and witty music videos have received over 50 millionviews on YouTube; his body of work also includes seven award-winning albums plus an award-winning DVD.  With the June 10 release ofBubble Wrap, a hard poppin’ new family music album by Eric Herman and the Thunder Puppies — Eric’s first album backed by the full compliment of his band — Eric Herman is poised to take his place in the pantheon of today’s kindie music luminaries.

At once memorable, meaningful, and masterful, Bubble Wrap‘s hook-filled songs hit on a variety of issues and experiences portrayed in the life of its kid protagonist — obsessions with bubble wrap and cell phones, hilarious tactical retreats to avoid bath time, the blues of a Monday morning at school, and the supreme joy of an exhilarating theme park excursion, paired with songs about more weighty matters like stage fright, a best friend moving away, and even the death of a parent.

Musically vibrant and diverse, with the inclusion of guest spots by Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet of Trout Fishing in America, Mister G,Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt, Roger Day, and more,Bubble Wrap will inspire repeated pops (into the CD player), much like its eponymous namesake.

Eric Herman’s wife, longtime co-producer, and co-writer, Roseann Endres, died during the creation of Bubble Wrap.  The song “Okay” was being written in the days before she died and finished the day after, and the recording includes the couple’s daughters, Becca and Evee, in the outro. “Okay,” sung from the perspective of a child whose parent is ill or dying, holds deep resonance with Eric’s family.  The indomitable nature of the human spirit also plays a role in the album’s closing song, “Hello.”

Bubble Wrap kicks off with the album’s title track, a driving rock song with an Elvis Costello-type groove that describes a kid’s addiction tobubble wrap popping.  Other highlights include “You Are What You Eat,” a very catchy Latin-influenced number celebrating a variety of foods, and “Take A Bath,” a reggae-flavored ditty about the comical avoidance of bath time that even extends to outer space, graced by contributions fromKeith & Ezra of Trout Fishing in America, Kenn Nesbitt, Mister G,Roger Day, and more.

Eric Herman’s songs and videos have been featured nationally on PBS KIDS, SiriusXM, The Today Show, Fox & Friends, and in the Warner Bros. film, Life As We Know It.  A version of “The Elephant Song” was even covered for a multi-platinum release by Brazilian superstar Xuxa.

Previous releases by Eric Herman include his comedy sketch album,The Incredibly Spaced Out Adventures of Jupiter Jackson (2014,Parents’ Choice Award), Party Animal (2014, NAPPA Award), What a Ride! (2009, Parents’ Choice Award, NAPPA Award), Snail’s Pace(2007, Pearl Award), Snow Day! (2006), Monkey Business (2005), andThe Kid in the Mirror (2003).  Eric’s 2011 DVD The Elephant was honored with a Dove Foundation Award.  He was a John Lennon Songwriting Competiton finalist in 2007 and won the Just Plain Folks Award for Best Children’s Song in 2006.

Bubble Wrap will be available at iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and onerichermanmusic.com.