It is no secret that Rocknoceros is our favorite band. Sure my kids like Laurie Berkner, Steve Songs, and old school Sesame Street mixed with James Brown, Peter Gabriel, the Go Gos, and a little Fergie but Rocknoceros is near and dear to their hearts. Whenever we can, we bring friends like Jessica and her crew to their shows and magically they become Rocknoceros lovers too.
We’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of PINK ever since we caught wind that there would be a third album released in April. Since we are the ultimate Rocknoceros groupies, we scored an advance copy of the CD from my good buddy and lead singer, Coach. Since our copy came a couple of days ago, Little Miss Techie has been listening to it non-stop. In her room, in the car, in the kitchen… She’s working on memorizing every single song to be able to sing them at the CD release party this Saturday. Details below for DC Metro dwellers!
Now we love Rocknoceros’ debut album and their second album, Dark Side of the Moonbounce, but we adore PINK! Why PINK? At Rocknoceros’ live shows, the band always asks fans about their favorite colors, and invariably, the shouts for “Pink!” are overwhelming. So, due to popular demand (especially from their young female fans), the title track of the new CD reflects the rosy color of little pigs, bubble gum and selected flowers known as perennials.
Other songs on PINK! offer a fun mix of Beatles-esque vibes and old-school pop styles. Captain Computer is a big fan of The Train Song. “Gonna Cut My Hair” is the perfect pop tune about good grooming. “Can You Tell Time?” is as fun as it is educational, and the song “Playground” has an inviting alternative rock sound. “Crossing Guard” is a Sgt. Pepper style tune, complete with a horn section, and the album ends sweetly with a touching, hymn-like tune called “Always Tell Your Grandma,” complete with three part harmonies and a pipe organ.
And though we live in Maryland, the tune Virginia is amazing! We recently took a road trip to Charlottesville to visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and drove home Skyline Drive. For Little Miss Techie and Captain Computer to hear about Thomas Jefferson and the other places we visited in the song was very cool!
You don’t have to be local to the DC Metro Area to love Rocknoceros. As the fan base has grown, Rocknoceros has employed a range of technology to reach out and connect with their fans all over the country. Last fall they launched a video podcast, “The Saturday Morning Rocknoceros Podnoceros,” Rocknoceros also uses the power of Facebook, MySpace, Reverbnation, their own website and e-letters to reach out in a personal way. And they can be found on YouTube and XM Radio.
I honestly never thought I’d love a kiddie rock band so much to be able to tolerate them as our primary source of music let alone singing along even when my children aren’t in the car. Is it totally dorky to admit that? If it is, I don’t care. Rocknoceros totally rocks!
PINK! ($15) is currently available for preorder and will be available through iTunes, CD Baby, and Amazon on Saturday, April 18. Until then, you can listen to Rocknoceros’ songs for free on their website.
CD release show details for those in the DC Metro Area: You are invited to Rocknoceros’ PINK! CD release show at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Virginia this Saturday. Shows are at 11 am, 2 pm, and 7 pm. Get your tickets here and see you there!
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