This Seattle-based prolific touring band at the top of the national independent family music scene delivers 13 original and eclectic songs, all with good humor. The title implies originality while also referring to the frosty treats found in grocery stores and ice cream trucks – also known as “novelties.” Kids and families will hear playful wordplay and child-friendly moments.
Why we like it: It is tempting to say that this album is packed with novelties numbers. But that is meant as a compliment. The Seattle-based trio serves up a super set of silly songs here. To quote their opening tune “Every Flavor,” this Novelties is “a tasty symphony” offering treats in a variety of musical styles. While songs like “Sweaty Yeti,” “Show & Tell” “Chasing My Tail” are stand-outs, “Time To Make The Donuts” is the number that is hardest to resist.