Friday, August 14, 2009

Back-to-School with The Hipwaders

It's that time of year again when you're putting on those new clothes Mom bought for the first day of school and the kids from "last year" look a little different - older - than they did just a couple of months ago. An unfamiliar classroom, a teacher you're not sure about yet and a whole new routine that feels uncomfortable.

We thought we'd help you out by give you a couple of songs that have that familiar Hipwaders sound but perhaps they too seem a little different.

We recorded these songs in our garage with less than professional equipment but still tried to make it sound as good as possible for the money spent. Which was none. O.k., I did have to waste a few blank cds trying to get the mixes right as possible.

First up is our version of "Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?"

We've been playing this song for a while and Hipwader Nick sings it. He actually sings a song off our forthcoming Christmas disc, too. It's a fun song to play.

Next up is our version of Frances England's, "The Books I Like to Read".

We've also been playing this song for a while and there's a live version of us on YouTube playing this but the sound & video quality is kinda lame but it also kinda rocks.

So download these songs onto your MP3 player and chill out on the bus/car/dirigible during your ride to school and ignore that big kid giving you the stink eye.