"Night Owl" - Uncle Dox

Artist: Uncle Dox

Song: "Night Owl"

Album: N/A

Description: I'm a sucker for good jangle-pop song, and the paper-cutout stop-motion video from the Minnesota-based artist that goes along with this celebration of those kids who just don't like their 8 PM bedtime is very cute.

Source: YouTube

"We All Shine" - Play Date

Artist: Play Date

Song: "We All Shine"

AlbumWe All Shine

Description: The title track from Play Date's second album sits firmly in the poppier end of the pop-punk spectrum the New Jersey-based duo, so it's not surprising that this song celebrating nature and our part in it features dancing cacti, pine trees, and sunflowers.  But, man, are those anthropomorphic animals and geographic features -- my favorite are the chorus of mountains -- from director Ellliot Lobell cute cute cute.

Source: YouTube

"Up All Night" - Caspar Babypants

Artist: Caspar Babypants

Song: "Up All Night"

Album: Night Night!

Description: A somewhat abstract but definitely absorbing video, the latest off CB's excellent lullaby album.  Because it's a lullaby album, random lights and rotating owls work better for the song than any typical linear narrative structure...

Source: YouTube

"Sunshine Through My Window" - Play Date


Artist: Play Date 

Song: "Sunshine Through My Window" 

Album: Imagination 

Description: That illustrated elephant on the cover of the band's debut album?  He's real and he's on vacation

Source: YouTube 

"Top of the World" - Helen Austin

Artist: Helen Austin

Song: "Top of the World"

Album: Always Be a Unicorn

Description: I probably would have considered tossing all those random detritus of miniature toys, but in the new video from Vancouver-based artist Austin about looking down from far above they get repurposed for exploration.

Source: YouTube

"Cookie Jar" - Candy Band

Artist: Candy Band

Song: "Cookie Jar"

Album: High Five

Description: I would not have anticipated a video for a song about cookies to be so encouraging about fitness, but here you go, as the Detroit band re-energizes the oft-sleepy original about cookie theft.

Source: YouTube

"Five Little Leprechauns" - Peter Apel

Artist: Peter Apel

Song: "Five Little Leprechauns"

AlbumFred's Back!

Description: A simple felt and flannel board-based video to accompany a simple St. Patrick's Day-themed song.  I don't think preschoolers are required to wear green in order to watch this, but they probably will be anyway.

Source: YouTube