As the drabness of winter hangs on, the thoughts of kids (and their parents) turn to sunshine and outdoor explorations. As an unofficial theme song to this run-up to spring, might I suggest "The Cardoons"? It's the first single from Portland's Pointed Man Band forthcoming album Between the Waves and the Cardoons, and the track is a particularly joyful celebration of enjoying youth, not only from the perspective of the young ones themselves, but also their parents. For this, the album's closing track, PMB mastermind Dan Elliott also brought along Jack Forman (Recess Monkey) and Josh Shriber (Josh and the Jamtones) to sing along on the chorus.
"From the firewood / To the neighborhood." Indeed.
I'm pleased as punch to offer up the world premiere of "The Cardoons" today (along with that sweet GIF). Between the Waves and the Cardoons is released on March 3, and you can pre-order the album here. Enjoy the song!