I was driving around with my friend Ashley the other day when she said, “Hey, this band would be awesome for Offbeat Mama.” And I was all, “DO TELL” and she told, and BOOM — I am now a Magic Kids convert.
The Magic Kids aren’t kid’s music per se — they’re just incredibly kid-FRIENDLY, which is a win-win as far as I’m concerned. It’s a little (a lot) poppy, kinda like The Beach Boys if The Beach Boys weren’t so…beachy. The band is from Memphis, which as many of you might know, isn’t exactly bordered by ocean.
Even if you don’t love it, your kids probably will, and it’s better than those CDs of kids singing kid’s music, right? Right. You should check out the song “Hey Boy” (preview it here), and then watch the video for their single, “Superball.”
The Magic Kids are on tour in Europe right now, and making their way back to the States in November. Chances are, they’re visiting somewhere near you, and on top of that, the show will probably be super cheap. It’s wise to go ahead and see them now, before they blow up into some kind of gigantic pop-happy bubblegum bubble and you’re all “Damnnnn, Magic Kids tickets are $40?! And I could have seen them for $5.” (note: I have no idea if it’s only $5 to see them right now or not)
Their album Memphis is $9.99 on Amazon, which is ridiculous (in a good way), so I’d be snapping it up if I were you.
Bonus video: they sang “Wheels on the Bus” in someone’s back yard: