Summer means family vacations. Family vacations sometimes mean car trips. And car trips often mean a battle between parents and kids as to who controls the music. I know that my son and I have at least two two-plus hour trips ahead of us this summer (and that’s only one way!). He tends to like his music, whereas I prefer to sing along to show tunes (geek alert–I know). We usually manage to compromise; however, sometimes we wind up sulking with no music at all.
Then I discovered Recess Monkey. This Seattle-based group is led by three teachers who write smart music that both kids and grown-ups can enjoy. Their latest album, The Final Funktier, is full of fun songs that will have the entire car singing along. All the music is funk and new wave, and songs like “Moon Boots” and “Constellation Conga” will have the kids dancing in their car seats while you groove along in the front. Peace, harmony and good tunes–even traffic won’t scare me now!
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