Do you remember Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock kids show, with the lovable Fraggles, Gorgs, Doozers and “Silly Creatures”? If you grew up during the 80’s, there’s a good chance that you do. And it seems as though some bands do too. Recently, the Jim Henson Company quietly released the first two albums in their Fraggle Rock – Shine On compilation — a collection of Fraggle Rock covers performed by Thee Oh Sees, Red Fang, City Lights, and more. A third disc is on its way sometime in the near future, which includes a contribution from Animal Collective.
But for now, let’s look at Brooklyn indie pop band Chalk and Numbers, as they’ve tackled a song on the compilation called “Brave Boy Jump” and present it as their own slice of aural nostalgia. Running surf rock guitar lines and a bouncy, pop-centric beat against singer Sable Yong’s hook-y harmonies, the song is a vibrant and colorful accompaniment to the motivational lyrics and fits perfectly within the wildly off-kilter world of the Fraggles. It’s a song that can get both Muppets and humans dancing in no time — and wastes no time in doing just that.
Beats Per Minutes is pleased to premiere the song, “Brave Boy Jump,” from Chalk and Numbers off the recently released Fraggle Rock compilation, Shine On.