Sunday, December 16, 2012

Review + Giveaway: Caspar Babypants 'I Found You'

Seattle Based Kindie Rocker Caspar Babypants, aka Chris Ballew (front man for the Seattle based rock group The Presidents of the United States of America), is at it again.

'Babypants' is set to release  'I Found You',  his 5th studio release since 2009 filled with a meaty 19 fun tracks, on Tuesday the 18th.  He was kind enough to send me an advance copy for review.  I'm glad he did.

'I Found You', like his previous releases, is a peppy and fun filled album full of quirky kid themed songs in the vein of most 'Presidents' songs.  It has a good mix of his version of classic kid songs such as 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' and  'Row Row Row Your Boat' & fun original tunes such as the title track, 'Hobo Baby', 'Yes and No' and the Halloween themed 'Skeletone'

As in previous releases, Ballew enlists other well-known Seattle area artists to help out on this release, notably one of my all time favorite Seattle musicians Steve Turner of Mudhoney and Green River fame, who plays guitar on the song 'Too Dirty to Love'.

All in all, I really enjoyed this release.  In fact it quickly is becoming one of my favorites of his.  And, in the ultimate test of it's effectiveness it took listening to just three songs before Annabelle fell asleep strapped to my chest.  That's worth 5 stars in my book.

As a bonus I have also been given a copy of  'I Found You'  to give away to one lucky reader.  Just leave a comment here telling me your favorite Seattle Band or Musician.  Make sure you leave a valid way to get back in touch with you.

You can get another entry by tweeting the link to this giveaway and mentioning @SeattleDad in the body of the tweet.  I will pick a winner on December 22nd.

As I mentioned I was given a copy of the CD for review, but that did not affect my opinions of the album.



triles said...

Great give-away. My favorite Seattle band is Nirvana. It was a blast seeing Paul McCartney play with the guys at the benefit concert and last night on SNL.

daniel said...

My favorite Seattle band is actually my favorite band - The Young Fresh Fellows. The Fellows are a blend of my two favorite bands, The Beatles and The Ramones. I lost count of how many times I have seen the Young Fresh Fellows. Good stuff.

Jason said...

I'm not well versed in Seattle bands, but my buddy lives up there, and we were in a band called SMH for a time. The tunes were before their time and if we existed 5 years later, Nirvana would have been copying US!!! ( can dream, yeah?)
I've missed visiting here. I'll be back. (in my best Schwarzeneggar voice)


Hey Monkey Butt said...

OoOoOo there are soo many, I loved The Presidents though. Nirvana will and always has to be my favorite!

Portland Dad said...

I would have to go with Fleet Foxes as my favorite Seattle band

Brick Wade said...

Count me one for Pearl Jam. Hit me up on twitter when I win. #wink

James (SeattleDad) said...

Congratulations @Brick Wade, I used and you have won a copy of 'I Found You'. I will let Chris know and he will send that along to you. I just need your mailing information. Thanks to everyone for reading and commenting.