Take It From Me: Listening Lounge: Recess Monkey's FLYING! CD Review & GIVEAWAY (closed)

June 17, 2011

Listening Lounge: Recess Monkey's FLYING! CD Review & GIVEAWAY (closed)

Recess Monkey’s soon-to-be-released (on June 21st) album FLYING! offers a superhero-inspired collection of songs sure to get you and your kids’ imaginations off on some fun, new adventures!
Let me tell you that I absolutely LOVED this CD!! It is like the quint-essential soundtrack to a kids’ life! It is upbeat, cool, creative, fun, and all things kid! From the true-to-life lyrics to the get off your tush and dance rhythms- this album was an all-around good time for me and my kids! We danced, we laughed, and we totally rocked out! FLYING! has quickly become a favorite in our house and I bet it would with you as well! I am already starting to try and memorize lyrics so that I can sing along to the album.
The FLYING! album was created by three teachers who met while working at the same Seattle school and shared a genuine enthusiasm for a grad school project that morphed into their 2005 debut release--Welcome to Recess Monkey Town. The teachers —Jack Forman, Daron Henry, and Drew Holloway have had great success with their musical creations earning tons of publicity, awards, and more on their albums. Coming from real life children’s experiences, their music is both genuine and relatable!
About the album: “Superheroes usually populate a world of make-believe, but most of the songs on FLYING! are firmly grounded in the everyday, real-life experiences of Recess Monkey as teachers, parents, and (former) kids and graced with the knowledge that an ordinary person can, indeed, transform into a superhero. Think Wonder Woman re-imagined as a five-year-old playground dynamo covered in band-aids, Superman as a “Superkid” who bravely tells the truth and stands up for what's right, or a tribute to one of the greatest superheroes of all time: Grandma!”
This album is not your typical cheesy kiddie stuff- it’s hip, cool, and oh-so-fun! Trust me you and your children will love it!
BUY IT:
SEE THEM LIVE:
You can still catch them…
June 18 - Mt. Baker Center – CD RELEASE SHOW! - Seattle, WA
July 3 - Top of the Park - Ann Arbor, MI
July 16 - World CafĂ© Live at The Queen - Wilmington, DE
July 19 - 23 Wolf Trap Theatre in the Woods residencey - Vienna, VA
July 24 - 25 Long Island Children’s Museum - Garden City, NY
July 26 - The Colonial Theatre - Phoenixville, PA

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I was not compensated for this review. I receive product(s) for free so that I can provide my insight and experience. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

36 comments :

  1. Hi Kristin,

    The Final Funktier - The name of their previous album! :)

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