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- Posted on Aug 31st 2009 11:00AM by Dan Reilly
With the help of Eric Siegel, the Director and Chief Content Officer of the New York Hall of Science, the quirky Brooklyn rockers were able to make sure they got their facts straight while keeping their fun vibe on songs like 'I Am a Paleontologist,' 'Meet the Elements' and 'Electric Car,' featuring Flansburgh's wie, Robin Goldwasser. "Working with Eric was really good because working in a museum is kind of the same challenge as making an album about science," Flansburgh says. "You're trying to figure out the ways of making it interesting and still keeping to the facts. You want it to be funzy-wunzy but it can't be wrong. That's a little bit of a tightrope walk."
As much of the album is intended for an older audience than their previous kids' albums, 'Here Come the ABCs' and 'Here Come the 123s,' Flansburgh thinks it could help middle and high school students study. "'Meet the Elements would have helped me out tremendously in school," Flansburgh says. "The science idea is interesting because it kind of bridges our family audience with our adult audience. We had a couple of songs in the past that touched on scientific themes, notably 'The Sun Is a Mass of Incandescent Gas.' It was kind of familiar territory and it seemed like it fit in with the spirit of the band and there's a lot to be said."
Check out 'Electric Car' below. 'Here Comes Science is available Sept. 1.
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