Galactic Champions of Joy

by Todd McHatton

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Todd McHatton’s Galactic Champions of Joy is a wickedly addictive bouillabaisse of family-friendly kindie ‘tude and old-school pop geekery, rolled into fine layers and stacked into infinity.
Galactic Champions of Joy is your must-own album of the fall —
Jeff Giles - Dadnabbit

Todd McHatton’s “Galactic Champions of Joy” will reset your expectations for what kid’s music can sound like.
It looks beautiful. It sounds beautiful. It is beautiful. And so are you.
Jeff Bogle - OWTK

Todd McHatton's previous record, Sundays at the Rocket Park, was included on Time Out New York Kids 10 Best Kids Albums of 2010.
Chris Ballew - the awesome force behind The Presidents of the United States of America and Caspar Babypants said about Sundays at the Rocket Park: "This new Todd McHatton album is trippy fantastical brilliant and expansive...like lost b-sides to a "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" single...this sounds like the inside of a child's fertile mind."
Now, start an immediate download of his brand new full length album, Galactic Champions of Joy, in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

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released 21 September 2011

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Todd McHatton California

Todd McHatton’s dense, psychedelic pop is unlike any kids’ music you’ve ever heard. The closest approximation might be a cross between Magical Mystery Tour-era Beatles and Harry Nilsson… About.com
Following the success of his 2011 smash Galactic Champions of Joy, McHatton returns with the furry purple monster from the hit song I Think I'm A Bunny and delivers a brand new psychedelic pop explosion.
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Track Name: Tommy Had A Super Towel
Tommy had a Super Towel / That Super Towel was rockin’ / Sometimes he wore it like a cape / And sometimes he placed it on his noggin /Sometimes he used it to escape / And some said “the way that boy behaves is shocking” / He likes to take it to the lake / He likes to take it to the pool / Some people say that it looks great / And some people say he looks like a fool / And they wonder why he’s always wet / It’s because Tommy has not figured out how to dry himself off with it yet / It’s a Super Towel / Tommy had a Super Towel / Thrown up like a parachute on the bow / Sailin’ over everyone high up in the clouds / How he got it / No one knows how / Tommy had a Super Towel / He took it everywhere and some people turned and looked away / And some people would stop and strangely stare at him / He loved its rectangularish shape / And the way the wonderful wind lifted him up into the air again and again and again / He flies / From place to place to place / He flies / No one knows how or why / They say to stay soaked in space is a waste / But Tommy likes to air dry / It’s a Super Towel / You use it to fly / Tommy had a Super Towel / Thrown up like a parachute on the bow / Sailin’ over everyone high up in the clouds
Track Name: Smiling's My Favorite
Oh smiling’s my favorite / I just can’t get enough of it / Everything’s right when you’re smiling / Inside / We built some stilts / So you could walk along the clouds / You stayed up until / All the stars started to follow you around / Now every time you smile stars go shooting up into the sky / And every time you smile stars go shooting up / Oh smiling’s my favorite / I just can’t get enough of it / Everything’s right when you’re smiling / Inside/ We’re all dancing to / The song of the stars ‘neath the light of the moon / The world of dreams is ours / There’s nothing that you and I and our love can’t do / Now every time you smile stars go shooting up into the sky / And every time you smile stars go shooting up / All these pies in the skies / Filled with smiles and the plans we’ve made / Twisting and turning / We’re learning with each mistake / Slice up the pieces and pass out the plates / Smiling’s my favorite / Sing it again
Track Name: These Random Fields
We draw these lines to define these boundaries - And insist - That they are relevant - Indicating evidence that we exist - But my love for you cannot be confined by these lines and away I steal - Pulsing like a parade - Over these random fields - These random fields - Generate the great expanse in layers that we peel - Hoping for a chance for more - To be revealed - These random fields - We draw these lines to define these boundaries - And insist - That we shine in bits of time as sediment - Left on a list - But my love for you cannot be confined by these lines and away I steal - Because this did not begin in these random fields - These random fields - Generate the great expanse in layers that we peel - Hoping for a chance for more - To be revealed - These random fields
Track Name: Little Money Man
Little money man walking down the street / Says coins come out whenever I sneeze / Eliot walks up and hands him / A handkerchief / He says / Hey money man / Hey money man / Dontcha know it’s cold out / He says, hey money man, hey money man / Take off your coat now / Little money man walking down the street says cash comes out when I cut the cheese / Eliot walks up behind him / With a bag in the breeze / He says / Hey money man / Hey money man / Don’t hold it in now / He says / Hey money man / Hey money man / Just let it go now / If you’ve got spare change I can arrange / A solution or two / Even snot or poo / That’s okay / I’ll be there for you / Little money / Little money man walking down the street / Says sometimes I get a little lonely / Eliot takes his hand and says to him / You know I’ll never leave / He says / Hey money man / Hey money man / I’m followin’ wherever you go now / Hey money man / Hey money man / ‘Cause that’s how we roll now
Track Name: Say Hello To My Hippo
Say hello to my hippo / He’s friendly as can be / There really is no reason to hide up in that tree / He’s big and fat and funny / He’s got a lovely smile / He only shops at thrift stores / But he’s got a lot of style / Don’t let his scrunched face fool you / It’s only just pretend / It’s not because he’s angry / It’s because he’s breaking wind / Breakin’ breakin’ breakin’ / Breaking wind / On second thought I’ll join you / There up in your tree / ‘Cause sometimes by my hippo / It’s hard for me to breathe
Track Name: Hauling Stars
I can’t stop my rocket / There’s just too much to do / Everyone’s got a dream so I’ve gotta move / All the stars that’ve fallen / Back up to the sky / Everyone’s got a dream / And this one is mine / Out here hauling stars that have fallen from view / In case you’ve got a dream / That you wanna redo / Out here hauling stars / Never gonna stop my rocket / ‘Cause I’m working for you / Old dreams behind me / Gonna bring ‘round the new / Gonna bring / All the stars that’ve fallen / Back up to the sky / Everyone’s got a dream / And this one is mine / Out here hauling stars that have fallen from view / In case you’ve got a dream / That you wanna redo / Out here hauling stars / I’m going now / I’m nearly gone / Something’s here / My final yawn / And I know / I shoud be lying down / But I’m really diggin’ this record right now
Track Name: Bears Bear Bare Bears
She brought her newborn cub / Out to show ‘em it / She proudly held him up / Right there over them / How come he’s got nothin’ on / But the hair he came in? / Bears bear bare bears / The Bears weren’t aware / They’re only born with hair / And as they looked around / They started to compare / It gave them quite a scare / Though some looked debonair / Bears bear bare bears / Just like the other animals do / Bears bear bears in their birthday suits / Bears bear bare bears
Track Name: Get Down Dream Up
So many times / Been down this slide / Only to find / Another lovely climb / We climb and climb and climb all the time / In the sunshine / Down in the grass there are billions of bugs / With all kind of things that they like to dream up / ‘Cause you can get down / Oh you can get down / Yeah you can get down / So many times / We’ve crossed this line / Only to find / Just another side / We climb and climb and climb all the time / In the sunshine / Each new moment brings a chance for laughter and love / Filled with all kind of things / That we like to dream up / ‘Cause you can get down / Oh you can get down / Yeah you can get down / They all dream up / We can dream up / Anything we want / Oooh just because you’re on top of it / Oh doesn’t mean you can’t get down / ‘Cause you can get down / Oh you can get down / And that doesn’t have to be a low low place / It can actually be any little ol’ place that you want
Track Name: Don’t Stop It Won’t Pop
Could it be just the way you are / Could it be I took it a little too far / ‘Cause here we are on the edge of this bubble blowing and I insist we try / A bigger one / Because we’re having so much fun / Don’t stop it won’t pop / It’s prodigiously immense / Now don’t stop it won’t pop / It’s of momentous significance / Just let me hold you in my arms / In my arms let me hold you in my arms / And let the bubble float us up over our yard / Up up over / Up up over up / ‘Cause here we are on the edge of this bubble blowing and I insist we try / To fly / Because we’re having a good time / Don’t stop it won’t pop / It’s prodigiously immense / Now don’t stop it won’t pop / It’s of momentous significance / Don’t stop it won’t pop / Just because it doesn’t make sense / Now don’t stop it won’t pop / Because this moment is just tremendous / Fly / Could it be just the way you are / ‘Cause you are wonderful / Could it be I took it a little too far / Don’t stop it won’t pop
Track Name: Future On The Road
The rear view mirror is there to let you know - How good you look - When you go - Find your future on the road - And there’s no tellin’ where you’ll roam - When you’re finding you’re own show - Find your future - On the road - You won’t believe it just look around - This wonderful world is filled with sights and sounds - Set to astound - Say don’t look now you’re rising off the ground - The rear view mirror is there to let you know - How good you look - But there’s some things it won’t show - Find your future on the road - And there’s no tellin’ where you’ll roam - Yellow’s slow and green is go - Find your future on the road - You won’t believe it just look around - This wonderful world is filled with sights and sounds - Set to astound - Say don’t look now you’re rising off the ground
Track Name: Dana Wears Dresses
Dana wears dresses when she’s cleaning up the messes / Of all the guests who left us behind / Yes Dana wears dresses / What I don’t mean to suggest is that she doesn’t know how to make up her mind / Go go go go change your clo clo clo clothes / Dana Dana Dana Dana / Dana wears dresses and what you’ll never guess is what she’s gonna put on next / She’s never been into’n what other kids are doin’ / She always wants to look her best / Dana wears dresses / What it is that is impressive is it’s always such a pleasant surprise / Yes Dana wears dresses and she always looks her best / Is it real or is it just a disguise / Go go go go change your clo clo clo clothes / Dana Dana Dana Dana / Dana wears dresses and what you’ll never guess is what she’s gonna put on next / She’s never been into’n what other kids are doin’ / She always wants to look her best
Track Name: Love & Dreams
Hey, it’s on - Just take a minute to sing a song and it can do - Anything you want - With love and dreams there are no problems - Just need a little drums - Yeah just a little drums - A little bass and drums - Hey, it’s on - Just take a minute to sing a song and it can do - Anything you want - With love and dreams there are no problems - Anything can be done - Let’s add some horns - Yeah, let’s add some horns - A whole lotta horns - Hey, it’s on - Just take a minute to sing a song and it can do anything you want - With love and dreams there are no problems - Just keep adding on - Put piano on - And you can sing along - Imagine everything - Filled with love and dreams and you will start to sing - Along with life’s big happy song - Love and dreams
Track Name: This Tree House is a Bargain
The tree house comes with two monkeys / But we may be able to get those cupcakes thrown in / Just let me know where you want them / And when / Or do you need me to tell you what a bargain this is again / This tree house is a bargain / It’s actually already in your yard and / It’d make a pretty good place to hang with all your friends / I’ll even throw the cupcakes in / Here’s a cupcake / And another / And another / Just one more / This negotiating is exhausting / What more can I do beyond covering this place in frosting / The tree house comes with two monkeys / And yes sir / Those are the cupcakes I’ve just thrown in / Now are you ready to trade your comics and your cookies and your candies and your Cat Stevens CDs and your sister’s new violin / Or do you need me to tell you what a bargain this is again / This tree house is a bargain / It’s actually already in your yard and / It’d make a pretty good place to hang with all your friends / I’ve already thrown the cupcakes in
Track Name: For Tea Birds In The Vast Nest
Mrs Tasket unwraps the basket she packed for tea birds in the vast nest / Shining silver, silken lace / And porcelain pots / And seeded cakes / Some things she borrows / Some things she bakes / Some things she asks for / Some things she takes / For tea birds in the vast nest / Good things will fall upon those who wait as Mrs Tasket will kindly state / For tea birds in the vast nest / On winding ladders up she takes her box of saucers, cups, and plates / Her set may chip but never break / She’s always early / Never late / For tea birds in the vast nest / Oh fortune smiles for ten aisles of four birds each in forty styles / In ‘40s styles / In different styles / When the day is done each wing she shakes / Giving all the birdies a heart felt thanks / Call it destiny or fate / Just make a place to celebrate for tea birds in the vastness
Track Name: Yes This Is A New One
Another early Sunday morning / What are you going to do / Gonna make another one / Yes I think it’s time to launch / Spread the love / Show it off / Yes oh yes this is a new one / And I’ve been waiting so so many days / Just to do a new one / Betcha got something too / Something sweet / Something new / Hey have you got a new one / Betcha got / Somethin’ to say / Don’t wait all day / Seems like a lot but it’s not / Give it everything you’ve got / ‘Cause there’s always a way / Anything good is worth exploring / Anything good will do / Gonna make another one / Hey hey / Yes this is a new one / Yes this is a new one / Hey have you got a new one / Then get it done
Track Name: I Think I’m A Bunny
You know what? / What? / I think I’m a bunny... / But you're not a bunny, you're a monster / But I think I’m a bunny / Bunnies aren’t purple / I think I'm a bunny / You're not a bunny / I think I'm a bunny / You’re not a bunny / I think I'm a bunny... / No you're not / I think I'm a bunny / I don't think you're right/ I think I'm a bunny / You're not a bunny / You’re a monster... / But I might be a bunny / You know I could be a bunny / Yeah, I think I'm probably a bunny 'cause, you know, I've got these long ears, you know, and sometimes I like to have a carrot or something, you know / Furry and purple / Covered with purple fur / Furry and purple covered with purple / Furry and oh yeah I'm purple / So, if I'm not a bunny then, you know, what am I? / But you're not a bunny, you're a monster / Yeah, yeah I get that, you keep saying that but, you know, what am I? / You may be not a bunny but you gotta not care about that / Yeah, but I do care about that / I think I'm a bunny / Please don't say that / You're not a bunny / But I think I'm a bunny... / You are definitely not a bunny / I think I'm a bunny yeah / Please you are not a bunny / You're a monster... / You know, maybe I'm a really special bunny, you know with purple fur, and, you know, long purply ears, and you know, just a good overall disposition and everything, you know / I think I'm a bunny / You are a monster / Furry and purple covered with purple fur / Furry and purple covered with purple / Furry and, oh yeah I'm purple