They Might Be Giants bassist Danny Weinkauf will release his debut solo family album this Spring.
No School Today will be released Tuesday, April 29th via Idewild Records. The sixteen-song album includes songs that cover a number of topics. From topics as simple as spelling bees and the four food groups to more in-depth topics such as voting rights and a song about fellow musician Ben Folds, this album runs the gamut. Weinkauf even follows up his hit song ‘I Am A Paleontologist’ (from They Might Be Giants Grammy-nominated album Here Comes Science) with a new song simply titled ‘Archaeology.’ Says Weinkauf of the song’s birth, “Several times after a Giants show, people would come up and tell me how much they liked my “Archaeology” song.They were confusing the title of ‘Paleontologist,’ but I decided to honor them by writing another song.”
Just as interesting an addition to Weinkauf’s new solo family album is a bonus track titled ‘The Kidney That Lived in Four People.’ The song is based on a true story. It was written and recorded with guest Hank Green of the Vlog Brothers.
Green is just one of a handful of guests on No School Today. He also included his own son Kai, daughter Lena, wife Michelle, and fellow family music star Laurie Berkner. She joins Weinkauff on the song ‘Our Love Fits.’
No School Today was an entirely fan-funded album. Weinkauff funded production of his album via Kickstarter. There was such support for No School Today that Weinkauf had reached his support goal in only five days. He ended the campaign with the album being 160% funded. The albums’ release will be preceded with the release of a video for the song ‘Marsupial’ in early April. More videos will be released around the album’s release date.
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