Carpool Playlist: Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys

Silly, cheery songs for your next playdate

bubble ride!


Visiting a farm? Nope. Just listening to the latest album from Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys.

The song on the Boston band’s exuberant new album, Bubble Ride, is an Afrobeat/rap jam about animal conversations — which should give you an idea of just how silly and fun things get.

There’s a little bit of everything in Trien’s third release, including ’70s-style folk, klezmer-like slow verse, and rockabilly. Add nicely harmonized lyrics about tickling, yo-yos, and other giddy topics, and you have the perfect soundtrack for your next playdate.

Feel free to go animal.

Available at cdbaby.com, $10 for MP3, $15 for CD. Find more information at vanessatrien.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Vannesa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys