Children’s music is usually a dodgy proposition, but Play (DeSoto) is easy to get behind, even if Mudhoney’s “I Like to Make Noise and Break Things” doesn’t sound much different from what they’ve been doing (musically or thematically) since they formed in, oh, 1932. The album, which comes out on iTunes tomorrow and hits stores May 22, features a host of locals (Georgie James, Mary Timony, the Cassettes) and others trying their hands at children’s music; the digital version includes a track from Travis Morrison.
Georgie James and the Cassettes will play a release party for the disc this Sunday, April 22, 3-5 p.m., at the Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo. Tickets are $5 for adults, who must be accompanies by a child to get in; kids under 12 get in free.
(Play, despite coming out on DeSoto, isn’t a benefit for Callum Robbins. But it is dedicated to him. Updates on Robbins are here.)