Wednesday, August 25, 2010

CD review and giveaway (closed): Flannery Brothers- The New Explorers Club

Congrats to my winner: Shannon
 
As I've mentioned here before, we do most of our listening to music in the car. That's generally the best time for me to get everyone's opinions on a CD- when they're captive in the car with me! But for some reason, I decided to listen to my newest kids' CD at home, and I'm so glad I did.


Here's some information about the Flannery Brothers and their new CD, The New Explorers Club:
Winners of thirteen prestigious awards, including the Lennon Award for Best Children’s Song in the 2008 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, the Flannery Brothers are known for their engaging, easy-going, “jam session in our living room” style of family music.  With influences ranging from Jonathan Richman and The Beach Boys to Harry Nilsson and the Muppets, the band is dedicated to creating musical experiences that are honest, organic, fun, and respectful of kids and their families.

Responding to the overwhelming success of their first two albums, Love Songs for Silly Things and Move Over Lullabies … It’s Time for Wake Up Songs, the Flannery Brothers look ahead with great anticipation to the October 19 release of their third CD, The New Explorers Club.  The New Explorers Club invites everyone in the family to go exploring.  Filled with danceable, clappable, singable, family-friendly rock songs, The New Explorers Club enthusiastically encourages seeking adventure and viewing the world with a fresh perspective.  While songs about submarine diving, kite flying, and pirates might be expected in this context, listeners may be surprised to hear a reggae number about lying down on the kitchen floor or an exciting boogie woogie tune about swallowing a bug!
People, The New Explorers Club rocks! It is not a sitting-down and listening CD, it is a get up and DANCE CD. My foot was tapping within the first few seconds of pressing play, and halfway through the first song I was twirling around the kitchen with Vivian.  I'm not much of a dancer, but this CD made me want to get up and move. The energy continues through the whole album, so your family will absolutely have a blast with this album.  This is an album that combines fun lyrics with really good music.  It's one that I don't mind at all when the songs get stuck in my head and I don't want to scream when my kids ask to listen to it again. That's the sign of truly great music, right there.


This CD will be available online at www.flannerybrothers.com, amazon.com, and iTunes on October 19th.

Who wants to win a copy of this fabulous CD? Open to US and Canadian mailing addresses!

Mandatory entry (must be done for extra entries to count):
Just let me know what lucky child will you give this CD to!

Extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each):
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4. Enter any of my other ongoing giveaways. Leave a separate comment for each.
5. "Like" Flannery Brothers on Facebook. 
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Giveaway will close at 9 PM Pacific time on September 15, 2010. I'll choose a winner with random.org and will email that person who will have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this CD to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

39 comments:

Melissa said...

My son would love to have this CD, and I would give it to him!

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Shannon said...

I would give this cd to my daughter!

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moushka said...

Both of my daughters would enjoy it.

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Quinault said...

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Sarah Osborne said...

I would use it for the little 3-year-old boy I nanny!

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