The Pop Ups
Release Their Second Collection
of Indie Rock Gems:
“The Pop Ups are Awesome!!!” – Yo Gabba Gabba
The Pop Ups, a hip, Brooklyn based musical duo that the Wall Street Journal called “the goofiest garage band” who “reflect the creativity percolating on the independent children’s music scene,” will release their second CD, Radio Jungle, in time for spring. This ready-for-primetime collection of wildly imaginative and catchy tunes debuts on April 3rd from iTunes, CDBaby and other retailers.
The Pop Ups (Jason Rabinowitz and Jacob Stein) have won critical acclaim for their stage show “PASTA: A Pop Ups Puppet Musical,” which has enjoyed successful runs in New York and Los Angeles, as well as the fall 2011 Yo Gabba Gabba Live Tour. PASTA! is an educational and comic musical adventure through the magical land of Brooklyn. With the audience’s help, The Pop Ups search for the ingredients to make the best (locally sourced) pasta sauce ever. The kid and adult-friendly show features colorful puppetry (created by puppeteers from The Muppet Show, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Dinosaur Rock).
The Pop Ups’ first release Outside Voices took the “kindie rock” world by surprise when it was released in 2010. Critics raved, Sirius-XM Kids Place Live added songs in heavy rotation, and the disc was recognized with a National Association of Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) for best music, was on the ballot to be nominated for a GRAMMY, and made the Top Ten of 2010 lists from The Washington Post, Time Out New York Kids, The Fids and Kamily critics’ poll, kids’ entertainment bloggers Out with The Kids and Zooglobble, and more.
Radio Jungle is an even more polished, sonically cohesive and approachable collection of songs, with themes ranging from where “Bananas” come from, to the artistic potential presented by a “Box of Crayons.” Teachable moments abound, as in the phonemic “Elephants” and the bouncy counting song “Math Rock.” Clearly, The Pop Ups have not forgotten the wonder and sheer excitement of childhood, as evident in their song “Connect the Stars,” and their exuberance and musical prowess shine with every track. Sirius-XM’s Kids Place Live and other kids’ radio shows across the nation have already started spinning these songs in heavy rotation.
The Pop Ups are scheduling a busy spring and summer concert tour, and they’re in the midst of producing their next puppet musical which they’re designing to be a comedic, ecological scavenger hunt in search of color.
I was lucky enough to receive this CD for review on Mommy Ramblings. My kids love music and this music is fun, entertaining and has a great rhythm that has kids dancing and singing along with. Great to play and sing along with on car rides or for listening to while having some free playtime because it will get you grooving right along. If you have not heard of The Pop Ups you can listen to a sample HERE!
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