Kids' Compilation of the Year Race Heats Up: For The Kids 3 To Be Released Oct. 2nd

OK, you already know how great I think the DeSoto kids' comp Play is.

But Pitchfork reports today that Nettwerk, headquartered in Canada, and who've already released a couple decent kids music comps in their For The Kids series, is compiling a third installment, to be released October 2nd. The original article has the track listing, which would have to put it in competition with Play on the basis of the artist listing alone: Blitzen Trapper, Mates of State, Hem, Jolie Holland, and others. Of Montreal strikes me as either an inspired or an insane choice -- we shall see. The album nicks the Great Lake Swimmers' awesome "See You On the Moon," from the 2006 Paper Bag Records kids comp of the same name (that would be last year's Canadian kids comp).

These compilations have never really depended heavily on artists working primarily in the kids' music genre for material, and this edition is no exception. The sole kids' music group? The Sippy Cups, who lend their version of "I'm A Believer" off of their Kids Rock For Peas! for the CD.

Tracklisting after the jump. (Yeah, I'm gonna make you click. I'm so mean.)
Of Montreal: "I Want to Have Fun"
Great Lake Swimmers: "See You on the Moon"
Over the Rhine: "The Poopsmith Song"
Rogue Wave: "My Little Bird"
O.A.R.: "Itsy Bitsy Spider"
Barenaked Ladies: "The Other Day I Met a Bear"
Dar Williams: "The Babysitter Song"
The Sippy Cups: "I'm a Believer"
Anathallo: "If You're Happy and You Know It"
The Format: "Does Your Cat Have a Mustache"
Moby: "Very Long"
The Submarines: "My Darling Clementine"
Kyle Andrews: "The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round"
Blitzen Trapper: "New Shows"
P:ano: "Sunny"
Mates of State: "Jellyman Kelly"
Hem: "No Hiding"
MC Lars: "The Lint Song"
Jolie Holland: "Pure Imagination"
Rosie Thomas and Damien Jurado: "As Small as Me"