Video Premiere: Michael and the Rockness Monsters – Pirate Song

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Make no mistake, I’m a sucker for a good pirate song. So when I get an email about a tune called ‘Pirate Song’, I’m going to give it a listen.

Michael and the Rockness Monsters is a new project from Michael Napolitano, who had previously founded Preschool of Rock. The band’s debut self-titled album will be released on February 26th.

‘Pirate Song’ reached #2 on Kids Place Live over the summer and is now officially getting a formal video treatment. Dadnabbit is proud to premiere the video for ‘Pirate Song’

Michael and the Rockness Monsters is available for pre-order on Amazon or you can go grab ‘Pirate Song’ on iTunes.

VIDEO PREMIERE: The Not-Its! – Dance With Me

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Seattle’s The Not-Its! ask a simple question with the name of their new record: Are You Listening?

If you’re not, you should be.

After a rare 2 year break between records, The Not-Its! are back with a vengeance, full of absurdly catchy pop-punk grooves. Despite an incredible burst of creative energy – releasing their 6th record in 7 years(!) – The Not-Its! are not short on ideas. The band’s sharp and witty lyrics with strong vocals by lead singers Sarah Shannon (Velocity Girl) and Danny Adamson are on full display with Are You Listening?. Songs like “Grandad is a Spy” “Don’t Fear The Dentist” and “Traffic Jam” (which channels Rocket From The Crypt) are just a blast of energy.

Dadnabbit is proud to premiere the video for the first single, “Dance With Me”. The multi-plane video was directed by Chris Looney (who provides insight on the video creation process)

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Are You Listening? will be released Feb 19th and is available for pre-order from Amazon or straight from the band. Starting February 3rd you can pre-order the album on iTunes.

If you happen to live in NYC or Seattle, the band has upcoming shows:
Symphony Space in NYC on Saturday, January 23rd.
The Vera Project in Seattle on Sunday, February 21.

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Video Debut: Renee & Friends – Gather Round featuring Lisa Loeb

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Renee & Friends is just that. Renee Stahl and a bunch of her friends writing and recording songs with producer Rich Jacques for her new album Simpatico.  Her circle of friends on this album include Lisa Loeb, Maya Rudolph, Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket, Colin Hay, Caspar Babypants, Molly Shannon and Jeremy Toback – her partner in crime from Renee & Jeremy. Simpatico will be released August 28th.

First listen: ‘Gather Round’ featuring Lisa Loeb is the lead track off of Simpatico. 

All tracks on the album are originals, except Renee & Maya Rudolph cover ‘Starfish and Coffee’ by Prince, which you can stream via SoundCloud. And Molly Shannon’s song “Happiness” is from the musical “You’re a good man, Charlie Brown.”

You can pre-order the album straight from their website: reneeandfriends.com