Baby Rock Records is a new label launching like, tomorrow, which puts out lullaby covers of rock favorites, alt, indie, heavy metal, and otherwise. It's a lot of glockenspiel, vibraphone, and mellotron [for years, nothing, then suddenly mellotrons everywhere. what gives?], and for the diehard fan, hearing delicate, instrumental renderings of Queens of The Stone Age might make your head explode.
But until your kid is able to fall asleep listening to the real thing--Radiohead and Coldplay both work their lullaby magic on me as-is, frankly--these albums may be just the ticket. [DT reader Dave has previewed the Radiohead album and says it is actually "really great."] Also coming down the pike in the next few months: Bjork [again, redundant], Led Zep, Metallica, Nirvana, No Doubt, Pink Floyd [ditto], Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure, Tool, and The Pixies. There's also a special assortment for the grandparents: The Beach Boys, The Beatles and The Eagles.
Baby Rock is the lullaby subsidiary of CMH Records, which started out releasing original Blues recordings and moved into cover/tribute versions of rock in almost 31 flavors, including blues, jazz-soul Hammond organ, string quartet, and lounge. So years of experience in the cover version industry, I guess. That's something to look for.
Baby Rock Records hit the market starting Aug. 29. [babyrockrecords.com]