Enough with sing-songy kids’ music. How about some adult tunes you can all rock out to in the car?
We asked Stacy Horne, editor/co-founder of MySpoonful.com, a genius new site that takes the late nights and hangovers out of cool music spotting, to curate a road trip playlist with parents (and their little groupies) in mind.
“I Like Giants,” by Kimya Dawson
If you like: Ani DiFranco, They Might Be Giants
Stacy says: Kiddie-like songs actually made for adults.
“Energy,” by The Apples in Stereo
If you like: John Lennon, Pavement, The Kinks
Stacy says: Always crowd-pleasing, sunny pop tunes.
“Holiday,” by Vampire Weekend
If you like: The Clash, Paul Simon, The Police
Stacy says: Indie rock meets joyful, Afro pop-inspired melodies.
“I May Be Big and Scary (but I Am Really Pretty Nice),” by The Dino 5
If you like: Prince Paul, Digable Planets
Stacy says: A hip-hop supergroup geared toward kids but stealthily enjoyed by adults.
“Mornings Eleven,” by The Magic Numbers
If you like: Belle & Sebastian, The Mamas & the Papas
Stacy says: Melodic experimentation mixed with the sweet harmonies of ’60s pop.
“Handlebars,” by Flobots
If you like: The Roots, Eminem
Stacy says: Progressive rap with political consciousness.
Find more new music online at myspoonful.com.
Vanessa Boz just finished an around-the-world trip that took her family of four everywhere from the Atacama Desert in Chile to the Fiji islands, so it’s no surprise her blog is a rich resource of inspired travel ideas. Think your kids can’t handle it? We’re sold on Boz’s take: Stepping out of the routine is harder for you than them.
Photos: Noel Hendrickson / Getty Images; Courtesy of BozAround