Puppies, Clocks, and Ducks: New Music from Robbert Bobbert (Robert Schneider)

It's been awhile since I've talked about Robbert Bobbert and the Bubble Machine, but that doesn't mean I'm not looking forward to the debut kids' CD from Apples in Stereo head honcho Robert Schneider. According to Little Monster Records, the Robbert Bobbert CD will drop in "fall 2008."

But we're into instant gratification here, so I'm here to show you how to instantly, er, gratify yourself. First, the quality -- you can listen to another album track at Little Monster's home page. "I Am A Clock" is a sing-songy sing-along ("Ding! Dong! Ding! Dong!") with some fun electronic squiggles thrown in for good measure. There's not much to the song, but those "Ding! Dong!"s are kinda catchy.

And for those of you who are a little more into quantity than quality...
Amberly over at Ages 3 and Up! introduced Schneider when he played a kids' set at WRFL's FreeKY Fest in late April. I think the songs lose something without the studio wizardry, because "I Am A Clock" (the second song in the first clip below) isn't nearly as fun live, solo, and acoustic as on the version above. (Also: Schneider's between-song banter -- totally manic.) But there are songs about puppies, clocks, and gravity here...

... and ducks and friends here.

I liked the last song best, but I'm looking forward to hearing the finished product.