I think it’s safe to say that Darah has an exceptional collection of children’s music. We have an itunes playlist that just won’t quit, and it plays track after track of absolutely delightful music.
That makes it hard to pick a favorite artist. Very hard. Just short of impossible, I’d say. But somehow, even in the face of so much awesome music, Darah has a top pick.
It’s Caspar Babypants. I reviewed This is Fun! last year (click here to check out the review if you missed it). Caspar Babypants is led by Chris Ballew, who you may better know as the lead singer for The Presidents of the United States of America.
On August 16th, Chris and company will be releasing their fourth children’s album called Sing Along! We’ve been singing and dancing along with this album for a few weeks now, and it is just fantastic! The songs are unique but memorable and the topics are so much fun. I love the great take on the classics Ring Around the Rosie and Ba Ba Black Sheep, as well as the original songs like Helicopter and Bad Blue Jay.
Part of Darah’s love for Caspar Babypants stems from their wonderful collection of music videos on Youtube. I asked Chris if videos were in the works for some of the new material, and he said yes! Now that’s music to this mama’s ears!
Included with my review copy of Sing Along! was a letter from Chris explaining some of the inspiration behind this new album. I thought I’d share a bit of what he had to say with you:
“I began the process of making this fourth album by listening to a bunch of call and response tunes based on old African folk melodies and work songs from early American history. I love how the next line in the song was like an invitation to the listener to sing along and get right into the fabric of the song. I found it to be a super satisfying form to write in and it will most certainly appear on future albums as well.”
“I make this music to help families sing together and relax and opn up and endure stressful times with humor and grace. I feel like I succeeded in that purpose with this record and I look forward to achieving that feeling again and again.”
I can tell you with certainty that he really did succeed in those areas. This is Darah’s favorite album from her favorite band. Way to go, Caspar Babypants, on rising to the top amongst a slew of other really and truly great artists and albums.
Buy it!: Sing Along! will be available on Amazon , iTunes and babypantsmusic.com on August 16th. Be sure to check it out! You can even pre-order (I think!).
Edit: this giveaway is now closed.
Win it!: One lucky Stuff Parents Need reader will win your own copy of Sing Along! The contest will run until August 13th at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected via Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification before the prize is forefeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
Mandatory entry: Check out the Caspar Babypants Youtube channel and tell me which video you like best. You’ll be so glad to have so much fun new stuff to show your kids! 🙂
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