Fans of the indie-rock band Best Coast probably would not have guessed that their follow-up studio effort to 2015’s California Nights would come in the form of an album meant for...six-year-olds? That appears to be a case as Beth Consentino and Bobb Bruno plan on releasing their first kid's album titled, Best Kids, which will arrive exclusively on Amazon later this month on June 22, Billboard reports.
The 11-track album was produced by Lewis Pesacov, who had previously worked with the California rock band on their 2010 debut studio effort, Crazy For You. Best Kids will reportedly feature a mix of originals penned by the band with songs titled "Ice Cream Mountain," "When I'm With You" and "Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows," in addition to including childhood classics such as "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" the timeless Muppets classic, "Rainbow Connection." The band also shared Best Kids’ lead single to go with the album announcement earlier this week with a fun garage rock tune titled “Cats & Dogs,” which can be heard in the SoundCloud stream below.
"There is an innocence to my songwriting that fits perfectly with writing songs for kids, so when the idea was presented to me to do an original children's album for Amazon Music, I, of course, said yes,” Best Coast singer/guitarist Beth Consentino said about the project in a statement. “I wanted to make a kid's album not just for kids but also for the parents with cool music taste that might be tired of listening to the same songs off the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack 200 times in a row. Bobb and I wanted to make something with an edge while staying in a kid-friendly lane.”
Best Coast did not detail whether or not a more adult-friendly rock album will also be arriving at some point in the near future. Surely (although well recorded and produced) “Cats & Dogs” won’t be the only bit of new music that the band will be sharing this summer, considering that it has been over three years now since California Nights arrived and helped continue to build the band’s reputation within the indie rock world. Until then, there’s always the chance to turn up the volume and rock out to "Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows."
Best Kids Track Listing:
1. "When You Wish Upon A Star"
2. "Cats & Dogs"
3. "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"
4. "Ice Cream Mountain"
5. "Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows"
6. "Rock A Bye Baby"
7. "If You're Happy And You Know It"
8. "Rainbow Connection"
10. "Favorite Colors"
11. "When I'm With You"