A playlist of cool things for cool kids!

Kids rock! There's no question about it. They are simply much cooler than you and me. This playlist is for those of us just trying to keep up with these mod toddlers and hip preschoolers. It's about promoting children's books, music, and other media that rock just as much as our kids do. Check out something cool for your cool kid.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Songs In the Key of New York

With Songs In the Key of New York, Jeremy Zmuda, Clare Muldaur (Clare & the Reasons) and crew deliver a thoughtful - and tuneful - children's primer celebrating the five boroughs from its famous subway lines to its friendly neighborhood restaurants.  The songs are considerably more wordy and knotty than many children's records, studiously avoiding easy rhymes, and gliding along slantwise with cool, jazzy poise.  But these are bright little pop gems at their core that you and your child will love to hear again and again.  "Taxi," with quintessential New York impatience as its catchy chorus, is a particular charmer. 

Check it out here: http://songsinthekeyofnewyork.com/

And if you love this record, you might want to check out Clare & The Reasons "The Movie" (with guest appearances from Van Dykes Park and Sufjan Stevens).  Clare & the Reasons are on tour now with My Brightest Diamond. 


And if you are more in the mood for some jazz, check out Jeremy's tunes here: