Although we’re holding off on giving any album with an Of Montreal song called “I Just Wanna Have Fun” a G-rating, the rest of the For The Kids Vol. III comp that made headlines last week seems more than kid-friendly, and with a few exceptions (O.A.R.?), ready for discerning children and parents to enjoy together. And now after spending a few spins with the first sounds from the collection to bubble up — Blitzen Trapper’s “New Shoes” — we give the comp a hearty thumbs up for your next family listening session. “Do your new shoes still kinda hurt when you walk / ’cause you break ‘em in, you gotta walk through the park” is a recap of the weighty subject matter, the Blitzen boys rattling off types of footwear (sure to tickle your toddler’s funnybone) while sounding like a hipped-out kids show theme song. After a listen, you’ll want BT to babysit (and hang out with you afterwards).
As bonus goodness, we have yet another of the cavalcade of “Sci-Fi Kid” remixes for your enjoyment. Last time it was Principal Participant’s glowstick-ready makeover, and this time it’s the Recordist (aka the Faint’s Clark Baechle — so you know the scuzzy dance treatment that awaits). That one’s most definitely not for your children, but you oughta love it. Grab ‘em both after the jump.
For The Kids Three is out 10/2 on Nettwerk.