Monday Music Review: Deep Sea Diving with Recess Monkey

Monday Music Review:  Deep Sea Diver from Recess Monkey - great summer beach music - Swing Whistle Zing

*Have you entered this month’s giveaway yet?  Scroll to the bottom of the post for details.*

Headed to the beach?  Need some new tunes?  Recess Monkey has got you covered with their summer release of Deep Sea Diver.

With faithful regularity, this kindie band puts out a new album at least once (and sometimes twice) a year and they never fail to disappoint.

I am amazed at how truly talented these teachers from Seattle are to not only write and record new music annually, but to do so around a theme that successively seems to knock the socks off of the last one.

I’ve felt like I’m living in a circus (on more than one occasion) since last year’s release of In Tents; so as a mom who gets regular requests for this band I’ve been anxiously awaiting something new.

So far Deep Sea Diver is supplying me with fresh air while I’m swimming the seas of parenthood.  Parents will enjoy the sophisticated humor and puns of life by the shore found on this album.   While kids will love the familiar themes of childhood at the beach, like playing with a “Beach Ball” on the sand, watching a “Seagull” steal your lunch or imagining life on a “[Tambourine] Submarine.” (Check out the video at the end of the post.)

Let’s face it, no one but Recess Monkey can write about “Fish Sticks” in a way that keeps even parents coming back for more.  This one is a must have for summer.

Recommended for: Beach Loving Families, School Age Rockers, Dancing the Wiggles Out

Deep Sea Diver is available on: AmazoniTunes and CD Baby

Want to know what Recess Monkey’s Drew Holloway is up to on his summer break?  Read last week’s Sounds of Summer interview.

Finally, as promised, here’s a video of “Tambourine Submarine,” one of my personal favorites off of Deep Sea Diver:

Enter the Giveaway-

Don’t forget you have until Saturday to enter this month’s giveaway of a copy of

Listen to the Birdsclick here to enter.  This album makes a wonderful gift.

There’s another great giveaway coming in July, don’t miss it!


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2 Responses to Monday Music Review: Deep Sea Diving with Recess Monkey

  1. Krystal July 8, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    I have to tell you that the videos clinched it for my girls! They were so so about this band until we got to see the videos. My younger keeps asking when are we going to buy Fish Sticks so she can listen to it again. I think I might keep this one for our upcoming road trip. Thanks!

    • Jennifer July 8, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

      Glad you all enjoyed the video preview. This one is definitely a summer favorite!

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