The Bazillions Carry Kids through the School Year with
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 now!
The Bazillions are the creation of Twin Cities’ parents/educators/singer-songwriters Adam and Kristin Marshall. Literally from their first day on the job at Kenny School in Minneapolis, the couple was writing songs for and with their students. Before long, the kids knew every word to every song, and parents began asking for a CD. So, along with their indie pop band The Humbugs, the Marshalls recorded and released “Rock-n-Roll Recess,” under the new alter-ego band name “The Bazillions.”
With years of indie-pop gigs under their belts, The Bazillions bring their music to the kindie rock stage with a well-honed live sound. But the shows have rapidly and organically grown into a full multimedia experience.
The Bazillions, known for their "pitch perfect twangy indie pop rock," tight harmonies and tangentially educational songs and music videos, are a Parents' Choice and NAPPA Award winning mom-and-pop indie band based in Minneapolis. Led by former teachers and current life partners Adam and Kristin Marshall. They have released three previous award-winning albums: "Rock-n-Roll Recess", "Heads or Tales" and "On the Bright Side". Animated videos on The Bazillion YouTube Channel 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.
The energy on the album is high and appealing to both young and old. The Bazillions perform hundreds of shows around the Twin Cities and beyond, and their videos have been viewed by kids on every continent. The Marshalls live and work in Minneapolis with their two children. They are developing a downloadable "Rock-in-Roll Yearbook" for fans to track their progress through the coming school year, and they will be producing new animated videos.
For more information on The Bazillions check out their website:
In their own words
"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 goal became to create a story where the listener can imagine a child, or themselves, going through the school year and all the events that they might experience. We are still so connected to school life through our teaching experiences and our own children. All of this inspired and informed these songs."
12. Summer’s Here
1. Back At School
2. Take Turns
3. New Pair Of Shoes
4. You Could Be The One
5. That’s My Style
6. Just Another Monday
7. Who What When Where Why
8. Queen Ellen Of The Spelling Bee
9. Wide Open World Of Adjectives
10. More To Be Done
11. Keep Your Identity Safe
12. Summer’s Here
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