Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The Rattles Review & Giveaway...
I was very excited when given the opportunity to review a CD by The Rattles called Rattle On. The Rattles were a "new to us" band and I was pleased to be able to have the kids listen to something new. First of all I wanted a little more information on The Rattles and this is what I found on their website....
“Friends that play together, stay together!” That’s The Rattles’ motto!
And boy is it true! The Rattles - Gus, Kitty, Hal and Sal - have been friends forever, and are now part of the best indie band around! With their manager, Benny, who drives the tour van (Sweet Pea) along with hundreds of roadies - all named Elvis.
How fun! Something else to note is that The Rattles were created by Tony Caio, an award winning animation director, to give children and their parents a non-violent, family friendly musical experience they all can enjoy. Hooray for Tony Caio!
When we headed out for errands the other day I popped in Rattle On for A,W and R to listen to. Right away their ears perked up at the new sounds and W asked me who it was and then asked to see the CD cover. He was blown away that the band members were animated which won mega points from him! The music of The Rattles is in the same vein as They Might Be Giants. It really is music for the whole family. The sound is modern with a bit of rock thrown in....just perfect for cruising around to! Want to hear for yourself? Have a watch and listen here...
Nice right? I think it is totally listenable and the kids really loved it (especially track #6, 1-2-3 Count on Me). The Rattles manage to make kids music a little more adult friendly. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You can purchase Rattle on here on Amazon...
The Musebox is giving one RBM reader a Rattle on CD by The Rattles...thanks Musebox! Here is how to enter...
Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment telling me your child's favorite song to listen to in the car. You must complete this entry for all others to count.
For extra entries:
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6. Enter one of my other giveaways and let me know you have done so = 1 entry per other giveaway entered
7. Tweet, Facebook or blog about this giveaway & let me know where I can find it = 1 entry
8. Comment on one of my non-giveaway posts & let me know you have done so = 1 entry
Please leave a separate comment for each entry don't forget to leave your email so I can notify you if you win. This contest is open to residents of US over 18 years old and will close on November 30th at midnight. The winner will be notified by e-mail on December 1st and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Good Luck!!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with the above mentioned CD for purpose of review. The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.