Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter


Macaroons Sing for Jewish Kids

posted by Esther Kustanowitz

macaroons_cover_4web.jpgA while back, Jewish indie rock fans were thrilled to learn that Adam Gardner (of the band Guster) and Dave Schneider (from the Zambonis, who only write songs about hockey) had teamed up during a recent tour to write “Hanukkah Rocks,” an album of original, comedic Hanukkah songs as a band they called The LeeVees. You can read the entire LeeVees creation story on the JDubRecords website.
This year, the LeeVees – if you recall the history from the first paragraph, themselves a spinoff from Guster and the Zambonis – spun-off another band. The Macaroons, a kids’ band, plays songs that are slightly less sophisticated lyrically, but still sufficiently infectious in lyric and harmonies, as well as rockable.
Or, to quote the band’s Facebook fan page:

The Macaroons love big harmonies, irresistible melodies and a guitar-based sound that recalls eeverything from the Kinks to Queen to the Shins. A spin-off of the critically acclaimed band, The LeeVees, the Macaroons bring the catchy pop-rock with tunes like “Hurry Up And Light The Candle” and “Mezuzah.”

The album, “Let’s Go Coconuts,” is not officially available until spring 2010, but – presumably to try to capture the Hanukkah gift-buying spirit – the album is available on a limited basis until December 18, via the JDubRecords site, which also hosts two sample tracks from the album. I dare you to go listen to it and not sing it the rest of the day. Just try.



Previous Posts

‘Hoovey’ is a Story of Triumph
EchoLight Cinema releases its first world-premier film, “Hoovey” based on the true story of Eric “Hoovey” Elliot from Illinois, a promising high school basketball player, who develops a near-fatal brain tumor.  The family struggles to keep it all together through faith, and the power of the

posted 10:54:51am Jan. 30, 2015 | read full post »

Producers of the ‘The Imitation Game’ Discuss Their Labor of Love
“The Imitation Game” is growing to become the highest grossing independent film overseas and domestically. Nominated for eight Academy Awards, the film has garnered critical claim starring Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays British computer scientist, Alan Turing. The mathematician was instrumental

posted 2:49:27pm Jan. 29, 2015 | read full post »

Powerful Biblical Story Comes to Life in Confessions of a Prodigal Son
[youtube]http://youtu.be/GXpevoqpY2w[/youtube] The choices we make are the stories we tell. Can broken stories have happy endings? Confessions of a Prodigal Son, a new inspirational drama starring Kevin Sorbo (God's Not Dead, Storm Rider, Hercules) and Nathan Clarkson (The Veil, Mayflower 2), is a

posted 9:09:03am Jan. 14, 2015 | read full post »

New Adventure Will Center on Faith
The first Christ-centered romantic adventure film “Beyond the Mask,” will be coming to theaters on April 6th 2015 from Burns Family Studio, and director Chad Burns starting in the year of 1775. The film is about Will Reynolds, a mercenary for the British East India Company on the run. While on t

posted 12:22:51pm Jan. 09, 2015 | read full post »

Jamie Foxx Surprises Movie Audience With a Special Message for His Annie Costar
[youtube]http://youtu.be/dsfFM4OTGS0[/youtube] Jamie Foxx recently stopped by a showing of Annie with his adorable daughter Annalise, to deliver a very important message in honor of his young costar, Quvenzhané Wallis. "Quvenzhané, it's Jamie,” Foxx said with Annalise in his arms. “We want

posted 10:49:57am Jan. 06, 2015 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.