"Byke" - Baron Von Rumblebuss

Artist: Baron Von Rumblebuss

Song: "Byke"

AlbumSummer-Sonic

Description: This is a fairly lo-fi video, a "condensed shot of our favorite bike ride" in North Carolina's Raleigh-Durham area, as BVR's mastermind Tray Batson puts it.  But its mellow filtered vibe and surprisingly un-sped up visuals match the dreamy song celebrating bike-riding quite nicely.

Source: YouTube

"The Unicorn and Princess Rainbow" - StevenSteven

Artist: StevenSteven

Song: "The Unicorn and Princess Rainbow"

Album: Foreverywhere

Description: Steve Burns wearing a headband with a unicorn horn, Steven Drozd playing 3 instruments at once, and an epic story acted out by, what, 7-year olds?  Psychedelic rock has never been so kindie.

Source: YouTube

"Rolling Down the Hill" - Justin Roberts

Artist: Justin Roberts

Song: "Rolling Down the Hill"

AlbumLemonade

Description: A cute kid playing office, Justin mugging for the camera as he pretends to play Robbie Fulks' guitar solo, and a sweet fiddle-tinged folk song (with a fiddler to boot).  All that and one of my favorite closing lyrical lines in a kindie song this or perhaps any other year.

Source: YouTube

"Make a Circle" - Jennifer Paskow

Artist: Jennifer Paskow

Song: "Make a Circle"

Album: Make a Circle

Description: Sunny, smiling kids and adults to go with a sunny, smile-y song.  Lots of movements to be made along with the music, too.  The video is directed by 17-year-old Claire Jantzen, whose skill in putting together this video at such a young age bodes well for her future success in not only film and directing but probably anything else she puts her mind to.

SourceYouTube

"We Are the Dinosaurs (Dance Remix)" - Laurie Berkner

Artist: Laurie Berkner

Song: "We Are the Dinosaurs (Dance Remix)"

Album: N/A

Description: You know, everything you really need to know about the song is right there in the title.  It's Berkner's modern classic of a song... remixed for the dance floor.  I kinda like it, though I was underwhelmed by the drop.  The preschoolers will probably rave, though.

Source: YouTube

"Dolphin Disco" - The Whizpops

Artist: The Whizpops

Song: "Dolphin Disco"

Album: Sea Blue Sea

Description: Another nifty collaboration between the Montana-based band and their Montana-based friends at SciShow Kids.  This song's a little more information-dense than some of their other (already information-dense) songs about the natural world, so the kinetic typography lyric video format works well.  Did you know there were so many types of dolphin?  I did not.

Source: YouTube

"Somos Amigos" - The Okee Dokee Brothers

Artist: The Okee Dokee Brothers

Song: "Somos Amigos"

Album: Saddle Up

Description: For the final album in their "Adventure Album" trilogy, the Okee Dokee Brothers headed west.  As with their predecessors, this album also features some guest stars, including Carlos Medina y El Trio los Gallos.  "Somos Amigos" is a simple bilingual folk song with a healthy helping of Tejano accordion, all of which is A-OK by me.  There's not much to the video -- the duo and the quartet playing on a bridge that straddles (appropriately, given the subject matter and approach) the Rio Grande (albeit in Colorado) -- but since the Adventure Albums have always been as much about the Brothers meeting others as their own individual adventures, that seems appropriate.

Source: YouTube

"Cast My Vote" - Danny Weinkauf

Artist: Danny Weinkauf

Song: "Cast My Vote"

Album: No School Today

Description: It's election season! A long, long election season! Here's Danny Weinkauf's celebration of the right to vote, along with the tiniest bit of history lesson of how we got to the broad electorate we have today.

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