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Rock-n-Roll Yearbook

by The Bazillions

Join us we take a musical journey through the school year. We will celebrate many exciting events that happen in room 203 from the anticipation of the first day of school all the way to the last. It's going to be a rockin' year of school!
Genre: Kids/Family: Children's Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Back at School
3:07 $0.99
2. Take Turns
2:12 $0.99
3. New Pair of Shoes
3:03 $0.99
4. You Could Be the One
3:11 $0.99
5. That's My Style
2:17 $0.99
6. Just Another Monday
2:39 $0.99
7. Who, What, When, Where, Why
2:25 $0.99
8. Queen Ellen of the Spelling Bee
3:17 $0.99
9. Wide Open World of Adjectives
2:15 $0.99
10. More to Be Done
3:12 $0.99
11. Keep Your Identity Safe
3:57 $0.99
12. Summer's Here
3:30 $0.99
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Album Notes
One of the most exciting – and anxious – times in a young person’s life is the start of the school year. This fall, The Bazillions provide young students with a soundtrack to carry them through the school year: Rock-n-Roll Yearbook, available on August 25.

The Bazillions, known for their “pitch perfect twangy indie pop rock,” tight harmonies and tangentially educational songs and music videos, are a Parents’ Choice Award winning mom-and-pop indie band based in Minneapolis. Led by former teachers and current life partners Adam and Kristin Marshall, The Bazillions have released three previous award-winning albums: Rock-n-Roll Recess, Heads or Tales and On the Bright Side. Animated videos on The Bazilllions YouTube channel (crafted by E.G. Design) have generated more than 6 million views. Radio shows around the nation – including SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Radio Disney and 89.3 The Current – have been spinning their tunes since the band launched in 2010.

From the first hand-clappy track “Back to School,” the energy remains high on this new album. “New Shoes” express the joys of getting new gym shoes and being able to run faster than ever, and “That’s My Style” celebrates individuality. Learning opportunities arise with “Take Turns” to “Who What Where When Why” and “The Wide Open World of Adjectives.” Some songs are aspirational, like “You Could Be the One” and “Queen Ellen of Spelling Bee.” Sometimes flights of fancy are called for, especially when life seems a little boring on “Just Another Monday.” And “Keep Your Identity Safe” is a poignant ballad about a superhero-style pact between friends as one of them moves away. The album ends with the exuberant “Summer’s Here.”

Appealing to adults, Rock-n-Roll Yearbook is chock-full of musical references, from The Fab Four to The Who, The Monkees and The Clash to bossa nova master Antônio Carlos Jobim‎. Songwriter Adam Marshall grew up steeped in the bright harmonies of 60s bands like The Hollies and The Mamas and the Papas, and his SiriusXM favorites list is topped by the Beatles channel. Kristin Marshall grew up infatuated with harmony. Both of her parents were very musical; her mother sang in a Sweet Adelines group. The two met acting together in a theater group. One day, Kristin started harmonizing with songs on Adam’s demo tape, and he realized that her voice made everything sound better. They formed the indie pop band The Humbugs and moved to the Twin Cities. As they both taught at Kenny Elementary School, they started writing and recording songs and formed The Bazillions, almost as a lark. The project took flight, and today The Bazillions perform dozens of shows each year around the Twin Cities and beyond. The Marshalls live and work in Minneapolis with their two children.

Teachers and parents write to The Bazillions every day to say how they learn from their songs and videos. They’re excited to share Rock-n-Roll Yearbook with fans. “It came together so naturally,” says Adam. “I was writing a bunch of new songs and realized that they corresponded with events during a school year.” Adds Kristin,“Our own memories of our school days are still so fresh. As teachers and performers, we witness first-hand what happens day to day at school. All of this inspired and informed these songs.”

Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner.

"Highly recommended, especially for public and grade school library children's music collections."
~Midwest Book Reviw

"How cool is it that there is a kid’s music album to celebrate the school year?... Not only is their music entertaining, but it is positive and has educational value too. This is fun rock-n-roll for kids, appropriate and something parents can enjoy too!"
~A Nation of Moms

“The band uses the kids’ superhero personas to speak of the memories only best friends can share, and the dedication they have to one another – especially in a time of loss.”
~Theory of a Dad, Man!

“..a soundtrack for the school year. There's a lot of fun, with tracks that explore individuality and change.”
~Motherhood Moment

“Give your child a sandwich and they'll ask you to cut off the crusts. Give your child ROCK-N-ROLL YEARBOOK and maybe they'll ask for guitar lessons.”
~Mr Jeff 2000

".. fun, smart lyrics set to jaunty melodies.... This delightful album will be a great addition to classroom lessons as well as family rockin’ out times."
~Kids Rhythm and Rock

"Oh, how we love the Bazillions! ... guitar-driven tunes and pitch-perfect harmonies, with a touch of twang."
~Minnesota Parent

“The energy on the album is high and appealing to both young and old.”
~Baby Bookworms



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