“Go for the Moon” Andrew and Polly CD Review
Dynamic children’s music duo Andrew & Polly are releasing their fifth album, “Go for the Moon” later this month (September 27th). I received an advance copy to review.
I first heard Andrew & Polly at an event at Children’s Book World several years ago. I enjoyed their music and was happy to see them at other events around Los Angeles. Local to the Westside (Venice/Santa Monica) area of L.A., Andrew & Polly didn’t have to travel far to obtain sounds of the Pacific Ocean, included in this latest album. Other fun sounds include: a choir, a remixed JFK speech, and a musical saw. I was pleased to hear the familiar voice of one of my other favorite children’s music artist, Mista Cookie Jar, collaborate in the song “Chair School”. Other album collaborators include: GRAMMY winner Lucy Kalantari, and Mike Phirman.
The CD starts off with their version of the hit Smash Mouth tune, “All Star”, which my 6-year old also recognized. I giggled at the all too familiar feeling from the song “Mom’s Name”, where parents have a difficult time remembering the actual names of one another. “Chair School” is a hilarious song with a fun but important lesson for young children.
The album is definitely creative, with an eclectic mix of songs, sounds, and vocals. If you’re a fan of Andrew & Polly, you’re sure to enjoy this CD. If you haven’t heard of them before, listen to their album Ear Snacks: Songs from the Podcast first.
Go for the Moon will be available at CDBaby, www.AndrewandPolly.com, and at Andrew & Polly’s live shows.
Andrew & Polly “Go for the Moon” CD Release Concert in Santa Monica
Sunday, September 22, 2019
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
McCabe’s Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405
Full info (including ticket pricing) here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1311428252360435/
About Andrew & Polly
Andrew & Polly are award-winning music makers and the hosts of Ear Snacks, a Parents’ Choice® Gold Award-winning podcast for young kids, which is part of Amazon Free Time’s first offering of nutritious media for families and was named one of the 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Common Sense Media. Their seriously catchy earworms (“Grapes,” “Dancing Pants“) and inventive re-imaginings of classic favorites (“Forever Young,” “Ghostbusters“) are smart, quirky, and full of heart. Andrew & Polly’s music plays regularly on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live, and Ear Snacks airs weekly on the same channel.
Disclaimer: I received an advance release of the CD to review for WestsideMommy.com. No monetary compensation was exchanged for this post. All opinions are honest and 100% my own.