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GRAMMY Nomination for Best Children's Album



"the dreamboats of the Kindie music set..."

- Marshall Heyman for The Wall Street Journal National Edition Feb 2013

full article here


"[The Pop Ups] reflect the creativity percolating on the independent children's music scene."

- Katherine Rosman for The Wall Street Journal



25 Best Bands for Kids 2012 - TONY Kids


“The Pop Ups are Awesome!!!” – Yo Gabba Gabba Live



“If Hot Chip and New Order made kids music, they’d be called The Pop Ups”

 Pop Dose


“Nobody makes better modern pop for preschoolers than The Pop Ups”    





Winner of 2 Parent's Choice Awards

"sounds like an outtake from The Muppet Show, and is irresistibly catchy and fun...and sounds like it was sung by Tom Waits doing a Cookie Monster imitation." - Parent's Choice



Radio Jungle features the groove of Chromeo, the humor of Sesame Street, the hipness of Yo Gabba Gabba!

- Warren Truitt,



"these songs sound like what your parents may have listened to in the ’80s...This album will not leave you hanging!"

- Moira E. McLaughlin for The Washington Post



"The future looks bright for the band." - CNN Money



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"Think Radiohead-meets-the-Beatles for kids!...The Pop Ups are a party on a disc!"

-NAPPA Awards



“Brooklyn’s indie darlings of the under-10 set.” – NY Parenting 



"Soothing sounds for late-night stargazing."

- Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine



Kindie Music Critics "Best of" List 2012 and 2010



"The music is so good, you'll forget that it's a children's album."

- Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media 


"If you can’t move your head to ‘Box of Crayons’ we can’t be friends."

- Dan Walsh for Dadnabbit



"The Pop Ups are nothing short of a revelation." 

"Best Children’s CD for dancers: The Pop Ups Radio Jungle"

- Jeff Bogle, Out With the Kids


"fine, pop-infused kid's music that holds the power to compel the little ones into a booty-shaking frenzy."



"leaders of the modern puppet rock movement, these dashing young Brooklyn lads created quite a stir"

- red tricycle TOP TEN 2012



Best Albums of 2012

"Radio Jungle has a little bit of Sesame Street and a lot of musical ingenuity"

- Gregory Keer, Family Man


"I have found myself listening to Radio Jungle all alone in the minivan. Why? Because it’s that good."

 - Minivan Blues