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ON THE BRIGHT SIDE is here!

July 17, 2015

Our third release defines the word “bright” on multiple levels, ranging from wacky and hopeful songs describing the life of an elementary school age child to songs that explore the intricacies of grammar. Now dive in, dance along and have some fun!

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ON THE BRIGHT SIDE coming July17!

June 25, 2015

With tremendous excitement, the award winning Minneapolis-based kindie band The Bazillions looks ahead to the July 17th release of their third album of upbeat, jangly pop tunes infused with brainy lyrics, clear learning goals, and catchy energy, On The Bright Side

On The Bright Side defines the word “bright” on multiple levels, ranging from wacky and hopeful songs describing the life of an elementary school age child to songs that explore the intricacies of grammar. Moving adroitly from topics like what superheroes do in their spare time to the “best friend” letters Q and U, The Bazillions show influences from The Beatles, The Hollies, Big Star, Fleetwood Mac, and other masters of the world of pop music. Their songs are essentially story-based.  Even the “educational” songs succeed in presenting narratives and painting pictures for listeners to visualize as they hum along.

Get your copy today at any Bazillions live show, or pick up a copy online and in stores July 17th!

Rock The Cradle 2015!

April 7, 2015

Rockin’ Video Collection DVD on Amazon!

January 29, 2015

You can now pick up your copy of The Bazillions Rockin’ Video Collection on Amazon.com!

The Bazillions on The Friday Zone!

January 28, 2015

Here’s just a few episodes of the Emmy Award-winning PBS show The Friday Zone, featuring three of our music videos! Find out more at fridayzone.org

Go Tucker Elementary!

January 15, 2015

Have a great time singing PREPOSITION!

Go Wildcats!

The Bazillions on joinhighbrow.com!

January 12, 2015

We’re very excited to be one of many fantastic educational artists featured on a great new web site from across the pond called Highbrow. Please make the time to check it out and consider subscribing!

Rockin’ Video Collection DVD!

October 27, 2014

On sale now!

Get ready to rock! These videos have received nearly 1.5 million YouTube views in homes and classrooms around the world, and now you can own the complete collection ad free! DVD features optional English subtitles for reading and language learning. Makes a great gift for kids, families, and teachers everywhere!

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Bazillions on BatteryPOP! Go get popping!

September 17, 2014

We’re thrilled to announce that our videos are now available for viewing on BatteryPOP! a great new place to watch videos just for kids and families, absolutely FREE!

Here’s how it works — to support a video or artist, all you need to do is create an account (which is actually pretty fun — they have all sorts of cool nicknames and avatars to choose), go to your favorite video and POP IT!

We’re counting on you, Bazillions fans! Go get popping!

Thanks for your support!

Bazillions on Storyboxfamily.com ad free!

September 2, 2014

If you’re looking for ad-free family entertainment, check out https://storyboxfamily.com/. The subscription-based web site features a wide range of family-friendly content, including the music videos of The Bazillions!

My Friend Perimeter…

July 14, 2014

Check out our latest video, “Perimeter Around The Area!”

One more video to go in the Kickstarter-backed Rockin’ Video Collection!

“Triangles” is LIVE!

June 12, 2014

Check it out here!

Great photos from Icehouse!

April 9, 2014

Live @ Icehouse April 5th!

March 22, 2014

Catch The Bazillions LIVE Saturday April 5th 11AM at Icehouse in Minneapolis, part of the Kids’ Concert Series hosted by 89.3 The Current. Get the details here!

“Silent e” premieres this Sunday!

January 22, 2014

We are thrilled to announce the debut of “Silent e” — the first of our new Kickstarter-funded videos — this Sunday January 26th! We will also premiere the video live as part of PBS Kids Writers Contest kickoff at Mall of America, 1PM Sunday. Get the details here!

WE DID IT! Thank you backers!!!!

September 28, 2013

Thanks to our 203 Kickstarter backers, we raised $11,458 and can begin production on four new videos — Silent e, Prefix or Suffix, Triangular Triangles, and Perimeter Around The Area — which will complete our Rockin’ Video Collection! Our goal is to complete the videos by the end of the year. These videos will be available streaming on YouTube, Roku, and our web site, as well as available for purchase on DVD. We are exploring the possibility of selling our videos on iTunes or other digital formats.

Huge thanks again to all our backers! We are so grateful for all of your generous support. Time to make some videos!

UPDATE: Through some last-minute additional funding, we’ll be making a FIFTH VIDEO for the song “No Homework”!

Heads or Tales is a 2013 Parents’ Choice Award Winner!

September 26, 2013

The Bazillions are thrilled to announce that Heads or Tales has been designated a 2013 Parents’ Choice Award winner!

Read the review here!

FUNDED!!! Going for stretch goal of $12,500 for FIVE VIDEOS!

August 9, 2013


Announcing The Bazillions Rockin’ Video Collection Kickstarter Campaign! We’ve got lots of great rewards lined up, including stickers, digital downloads, and the chance to be in a Bazillions video! With your support, we can bring four new videos to kids and classrooms all over the world. Let’s make learning rock!

Bazillions Roku Channel Now Available Worldwide!

July 16, 2013

The Bazillions’ Roku channel is now international. If you’ve got a Roku box and you live ANYWHERE you can watch our videos. Cool. #roku

Similes and Metaphors on Media Macaroni!

July 8, 2013

Check out several great kindie videos (including our very own “Similes and Metaphors”) here in this article entitled “KTV: Kindie Music Television”

 

 

Maja’s Picks — Bazillions at Rhythm & Words

June 4, 2013

The Bazillions at Rhythm & Words (this Saturday, June 8) makes Maja’s picks on The Daily Juggle. Check out the full story here, and get details on the show on our shows page.

“Similes and Metaphors” now on ROKU!

March 31, 2013

Add the Bazillions Roku channel here:

http://www.roku.com/channels/#!details/11025/bazillions-tv

Similes and Metaphors!

March 14, 2013

Metaphor Man and Simile Girl are here to save the day! Get ready to learn your similes and metaphors with the latest Bazillions video, “Similes and Metaphors.”

Reviews of “Heads or Tales”!

January 12, 2013

From owtk.com:

“If you are looking for some strong driving music for your family’s next road trip or 10-minute trek to school in the morning, Heads or Tales is the disc you want right now.”

Read the full review.

From mrjeff2000.blogspot.com:

“It’s not often that you hear kids songs with titles like ‘Similes and Metaphors,’ ‘Triangular Triangles,’ ‘Prefix + Suffix,’ and ‘Perimeter Around the Area.’ But the Bazillions makes the concepts work – and the results are informative and rocking, at the same time.”

Read the full review.

Heads or Tales on iTunes!

November 30, 2012

Heads or Tales is now for sale on iTunes! Click here to get yours now.

Heads or Tales available on CD Baby

November 16, 2012

Heads or Tales is now available on CD Baby. CD Baby also allows you to preview all of the tracks on the album. Enjoy!

Heads or Tales!

November 12, 2012

It’s here! We are thrilled to present our new album Heads or Tales, full of great new tunes to get you singing, dancing, learning, and rocking! Head on over to our music section and give it a listen!

Bazillions on Jitterbug iPad App!

April 7, 2012

The Bazillions join several other great kindie acts on the new iPad app from Jitterbug TV…check it out!

http://www.jitterbug.tv

“Preposition” clears 100K YouTube views!

March 4, 2012

Hopefully we’ve made the world a slightly more grammatically correct place. :) Thanks for watching!

Watch “Preposition” on YouTube

New fan artwork!

January 23, 2012

“Bazillions TV” now available on Roku!

January 2, 2012

We are very excited to announce the launch of Bazillions TV, bringing the Rock-n-Roll Recess to Roku! If you have a Roku box, you’re just a click away from watching The Bazillions’ music videos and live performances on your TV. We’ve got lots of exciting new content planned for 2012, so make sure and tune into Bazillions TV!

Get all the details here!

Photos from St Paul Library!

December 13, 2011

We had a great time at the St Paul Central Library! Check out these photos.

Counting on a Friend Coloring!

November 21, 2011

1-2-3 You can count on me! Where will Patsy and Angelina be next…at the playground? Bowling? Taking in a movie? You decide! Download the “Counting on a Friend” coloring sheet below:

Download PDF

Send us an image of your artwork and we’ll post it on our web site!

“Counting on a Friend” on OWTK and Zooglobble

Check it out!

OWTK

Zooglobble

“Preposition” clears 50K YouTube views!

November 9, 2011

Helping kids with their grammar all over the world!

Watch “Preposition” on YouTube.

Behind the scenes pics of “Counting on a Friend” UPDATE

November 6, 2011

Check out this gallery of behind-the-scenes pics from The Bazillions’ upcoming stop-motion animated video “Counting on a Friend”. The video debuts following our show at The Beat Coffeehouse, Saturday November 19th at Noon.

UPDATE: in-depth blog at eg design!

“Book Festival Finds” on Proper Noun Blog

October 19, 2011

Check out this nice review of the Twin Cities Book Festival, featuring the Bazillions and more, on Proper Noun Blog.

“Tommy Got in Trouble” top song in September on Wonderground Radio!

September 27, 2011

“Tommy Got in Trouble” was the most played song on Wonderground Radio in September!

See it here on Facebook!

Check out MPR’s Wonderground Radio here!

Bazillions in PiPress

August 5, 2011

In print and online here!

Great new review!

July 17, 2011

From babyology.com.au:

“Every track on The Bazillions first album, Rock-n-Roll Recess, is spot on – from the cheery opening song, Good Morning to the gentle closing track, Goodbye, the group’s rousing harmonies and pop/rock sound is a winner. Add the fact that the songs move beyond the standard serving of animal and alphabet ditties and into hardcore kid territory (macaroni cheese, hotted-up bikes and messy rooms) and I can’t fault it.”

Read the full review here!

Fun Summer Shows

June 19, 2011

Check out our shows page for all our latest summer gigs. This week we’re in Maple Grove twice, and at the Stillwater Public Library. Should be lots of great summer fun!

Catching up after Kindiefest

May 15, 2011

Just a quick note to say again what a great time we had at Kindiefest! We met so many talented, creative, and fun people, and we are very excited to be a part of the kindie universe. We certainly hope that some of these great performers make their way to the Twin Cities soon.

Beautiful Spring and Summer weather is finally here, and we’ve got lots of great shows lined up this summer, so come on out and catch The Bazillions live!

And don’t forget to check out our latest fan artwork here!

Beat Coffeehouse Gig
Rescheduled for May 21st

April 25, 2011

The Beat Coffeehouse gig originally scheduled for Saturday, May 7th has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 21st.

Take me out to the ball game…

March 31, 2011

“Tommy Got in Trouble” makes Zooglobble’s list of baseball songs to celebrate opening day!

Check out the full list here!

Vote TODAY for PREPOSITION in KidVid 2011!

March 18, 2011

Cast your vote here by midnight Eastern time tonight (3/18)!

“Career Day” video on SMCB, Zooglobble, GBK

March 16, 2011

“Preposition” #3 on zooglobble’s best videos of 2010!

March 5, 2011

Our video for “Preposition” comes in at #3 on zooglobble’s best videos of 2010!

Check out the full list here!

Bazillions on Woodbury Patch!

March 4, 2011

Check out the photos and story here!

Thank you all for coming!

February 20, 2011

Wow, what a time we had at Rock The Cradle! Thanks to everyone who braved the snow to come share in a wonderful day of family music and fun. We’ll have photos and videos from the day posted soon, so check back for updates.

Thanks again!

The Bazillions on The Daily Juggle

February 19, 2011

Here’s the lead from The Daily Juggle, described as “The blog for moms in the Pioneer Press newsroom”:

“We’ve got a new favorite band at our house called The Bazillions. They are the latest indie family music band to come out of Minneapolis and their catchy album “Rock-n-Roll Recess” is getting a fair amount of airtime in our kitchen.”

Read the whole post by Maja Beckstrom here.

Holiday Gift Ideas! Available now in our store!