Life can sometimes feel as uncertain and busy as being in an earthquake. Especially when you have kids—things are humming along and then pow before you know it you’ve been knocked off of your feet and dishes are crashing to the floor. That must be what the kindie rocker band The Not-its! were thinking about when they wrote KidQuake!
The Not-its! are a kindie rock band that take the rock part seriously. Kid-Quake! is the fourth release from this Seattle-based band, and it’s loaded with kid-rocker sound. I think it may be their best yet.
I’ve gotten several requests for music for an older kid crowd—that mid to upper elementary age where kids are trying to find their own sound and musical style, and I would definitely recommend KidQuake! for them (although it’s still equally appreciated by the younger set). The themes on this album with songs like “Let’s Skateboard,” “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” “Full Tilt “and “Participation Trophy” have big-kid rock appeal.
Parents, who may have missed some quality electric guitar and rock and roll sound —reminiscent of the 80s and 90s— while their kids were controlling the car stereo will also enjoy this band.
“Music to be listened to under the supervision of children”
and keep the music playing after the morning carpool line drop off.
Here’s a video from the what may be my favorite track of all “Busy,” it may very well be the anthem of American families today. Take their advice, slow down and don’t find yourselves too busy to check out KidQuake!
Recommended for: Singing Out Loud, Banging on Imaginary Drums, Car (pool) Tunes, School Age Rockers, Rock Loving Parents
Listen to the Not-its! and watch more videos on their website.
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