Stream Tanlines’ Surprise Kids’ Music EP Presents

We haven’t heard from the Brooklyn synthpop duo Tanlines since they released their 2015 album Highlights, though band member Jesse Cohen has kept plenty busy with his No Effects podcast, interviewing people like Ezra Koenig and Ed Droste. But today, the band reemerged from out of nowhere with a new EP. And there’s a twist. As the band puts it on Twitter, “Since we’re both stay at home dads now, we thought it would be fun to make this for our kids.” The new EP Presents features a couple of adorable children — presumably the kids of the band members — recreating the cover of Tanlines’ 2012 debut Mixed Emotions. It features the duo’s slinky, strutting version of the kids’ standards “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” “If You’re Happy And You Know It,” “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” “Alphabet Song,” and “Old MacDonald Had A Farm.” The whole thing is just ridiculously endearing, and you can stream it below.

The self-released Presents is out now, and you can buy it at Bandcamp.

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