So here's a song (and video) born out of Kindiecomm, the annual gathering of kids' music artists in Philadelphia.
Last year, Jamie Theurich, AKA Jumpin' Jamie, met Danny Weinkauf, bassist for They Might Be Giants and occasional kids musician in his own right, at Kindiecomm. Weinkauf agreed to produce Theurich's first single, which ended up being "Astronauts Love," a look at all of the things (maybe besides space) that astronauts love. It's got an angular pop melody reminiscent of early Elvis Costello, with a la-la-la chorus -- Weinkauf on the instruments, Theurich on lead vocals -- it's a charming slice of kindie pop-rock.
For the video, Theurich recruited French animator Marie Chatelot, who threw in references to the band Weezer (both Theurich and Chatelot are big fans) and a certain little OK Go video you may be familiar with as part of her puppet animation, just as charming as the song itself.
In any case, seeing as Kindiecomm 2016 kicks off today, this seems like the perfect time to release the single and its video, no?
Jumpin' Jamie (with Danny Weinkauf) - "Astronauts Love" [YouTube]