Marsha and the Positrons | Positronic

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Positronic

by Marsha and the Positrons

Fun kindie rock songs about science and how the world works that are catchy, easy to sing along with, and make you want to dance! Meanwhile, the science is fact-checked and spot on, so kids (and even adults) learn while you listen, sing, and dance along.
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1. Explore the World
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2. Giant & Colossal Squid
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3. Birdsong
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4. Hey Pluto
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5. Positrons
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6. The Ore Song
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7. A Better Way
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8. Meow, Meow, Achoo
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9. The Monarch Butterfly Song
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10. Something New
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11. Alien in an Ambulance
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12. Now
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Positronic is the first full-band album by Marsha and the Positrons. The album features a number of celebrated and Grammy-nominated kindie (kids independent) artists. Legendary children’s performer, Barry Louis Polisar (5-time Parents’ Choice Award winner, featured on the Juno soundtrack), lent his voice to "Giant & Colossal Squid" a fun and upbeat song that teaches about the title creatures while suggesting dance moves for the listener to do while on land, and also to "Alien in an Ambulance” a new twist on the alphabet song that pairs a creature and a vehicle for each letter of the alphabet while telling a story about friends that like to use their imaginations together. Lori Henriques (Grammy-nominated artist) played piano for "Birdsong" a jazzy call-and-response that takes us through the seasons as we imagine singing along with the birds. Billy Kelly (Grammy-nominated artist) played guitar and sang backup vocals on "The Ore Song" a punk-inspired song about the homophones ore-oar-or with a subtle message about friendship, a simple but catchy singalong chorus, and an invitation to dance. Billy Kelly also did the colorful retro-style graphic design for the album artwork and band logo.

Like Marsha Goodman-Wood’s award-winning debut solo record, Gravity Vacation, this record contains fun songs about science and how the world works. “Positrons" is about the sub-atomic particle the band is named after — and was fact-checked by two NASA scientists! "Hey Pluto" is about Pluto's change in status from a planet to a dwarf planet, how it might feel about that change, and about not being defined by your label, all with a 60’s rock flair. The rockabilly-sounding “Meow, Meow, Achoo” was inspired by Marsha’s cat who actually has allergies and sneezes often, and provides a parallel for kids with allergies. The cover of kindie artist Lucas Miller's terrific "The Monarch Butterfly Song" about the life cycle of the monarch and it’s migration pattern features Ford Combs’ fantastic flamenco-esque guitar stylings and the brass of the record’s accomplished producer and indie rocker TJ Lipple (Aloha). Another cover on the record is a kid-version of indie rock band, Mates of State's "Now" switching up the subject matter to make the song about crossing the street, but without skimping on the indie rock experience as the strains of Ford’s electric guitar feedback close out the record.

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