Brooklyn-based Tim and the Space Cadets play songs about the important things in life: pizza parties, snow days, and summer vacations. Songwriters Tim Kubart and Matt Puckett weave their own childhood memories through textured pop tunes, rockers, and lullabies, including their XMKiDS chart-topping single "Superhero."
Their new album, Anthems for Adventure, aims to inspire everyone to turn off their TV’s and computers, and get outside and play. It celebrates adventures as grand as riding a cardboard rocketship to space and as small as giving up an old pair of sneakers for new ones.
The thirteen-song collection takes on familiar and iconic childhood experiences with indie flair, distorted guitars, and lyrics that bridge the gap between innocence and wisdom in a way for listeners of all ages to appreciate and understand, bravely exploring the full spectrum of childhood emotion.
While attending Fordham University, Tim volunteered weekly at a New York City homeless shelter, where he assisted in the nursery. Asked to play the guitar for the shelter’s residents, he composed and performed “The Octopus Song,” and knew it was his calling when he saw the joy on the kids’ faces. Tim then set out to achieve a level of catchy power pop that pleases five-year-olds as well as their 15-year-old siblings.
“I like to say Tim and the Space Cadets isn’t music for kids, it’s music about being a kid,” Tim says, “so kids can relate and everyone else can relive those memories.”
Tim and the Space Cadets are veterans of renowned festivals like Lollapalooza’s Kidzapalooza, and venues like Symphony Space, The Smithsonian Museum, and New York City’s South Street Seaport. Tim’s energy is infectious, and a Space Cadets set is engaging and interactive – a true indie rock experience for families and fans, full of strong musicianship, and a tap dancing sidekick.