The new album from Future Hits is worth checking out. Today is Forever is excellent indie songwriting for families from Chicago, recorded in both English and Spanish, with bilingual liner notes. REALLY good stuff. Fans of Bill Callahan should take notice.
Lots of new music this week (links below), featuring songs in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, Pi Day, fun with words, songs about dogs and make believe animals.
This is the first time we’ve updated the blog in a really long while but we’re still on the air, playing music for kids and families most Saturdays from 9-10 AM EST on 88.1 FM, WRFL in Lexington KY, or stream live at http://wrfl.fm. If you’re interested in seeing what we play from week to week, you can search for any of the artists below on WRFL’s website, click Amberly’s name in the column on the right, and see what she’s been playing for at least the past year.
Medeski, Martin & Wood– “The Squalb”- Let’s Go Everywhere
Lori Henriques– “How Great Can This Day Be”- How Great Can This Day Be
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers– “Rockin’ Rockin’ Leprechauns”- Roadrunner, Roadrunner: The Beserkley Collection
Gustafer Yellowgold– “Four Leaved Clover”- Year in the Day
The Speks– “Saint Patrick’s Day”- http://www.thespeks.com
Kira Willey– “Making Pie”- Dance For the Sun: Yoga Songs for Kids
Todd McHatton– “Slice of Pie”- Super Audio Sunshine
Tom Tom Club– “Wordy Rappinghood”- Tom Tom Club
Daniel Johnston– “Unpack Your Adjectives”- v/a Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks
Jefrey Au Go Go!– “Peter the Pushy Puppy”- Jefrey Au Go Go!
Future Hits– “A Pet to Protect Me”- Today is Forever
Bears and Lions– “Good Boy”- A Club in the Woods
Bunny Clogs– “Chipantula”- Whales Can’t Whistle
The Short Films– “Pegafox”- Kingdom Animalia
Charlie Hope– “One That I Love”- Songs, Stories and Friends: Let’s Go Play!
Walter Martin– “I-M-A-G-I-N-A-T-I-O-N”- We’re All Young Together
John Upchurch and Mark Greenberg– “Piggy Back Ride”- John and Mark’s Children’s Record