Movers 11th Album BLUE SKIES Drops on June 18 

"Blue Skies" is the 11th album from the Emmy-winning rockers Imagination Movers, a New Orleans-based group on the verge of celebrating 22 years of creating music for kids and parents to enjoy together. The 12 tracks oscillate from silly to sincere while featuring the Movers' usual catchy choruses, inspired wordplay, and robust pop rock arrangements.

Boosted by their eponymous Disney+ television show, the Movers continue to happily hold the banner for quality indie children's music that can exist on a playlist alongside bands like Wet Leg, Twenty One Pilots, Circa Waves and Middle Kids.

The new album's first single, "Ice Cream Sandwich," is a pop-punk confection with a call-and-response section as sweet as its subject matter.

Propelled by a vocal choir, mandolin, uke, and acoustic guitar, "Road Trip" is a sonic postcard evoking feelings of driving down curvy country highways as the sun peeks over the horizon.

"Summer Campers" is a "shout-along" song perfect for kids and counselors to chant during rowdy assemblies.

Add songs like "Jetpacks," "Cuckoo Bird," and "Big Feelings" to the mix and you get a collection that reveals a group still operating at the peak of its powers.

The project began in 2002 in New Orleans. Six years later, the “Imagination Movers” television series began its three-season international run on the Disney Channel, helping the band cultivate a global audience via the airwaves and persistent live touring.

The Movers — Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche and Scott “Smitty” Smith — perform concerts around the world and continue to create new music and videos. Notably, recent appearances at Lollapalooza and other festivals have attracted as many college-age fans as youngsters. 

The band’s new songs, meanwhile, have landed near the top of the Billboard charts. The novelty track “Watermelon Meow Meow,” for instance, is about to surpass 20 million streams on Spotify. And the Movers’ entire audio and video catalog has racked up hundreds of millions of streams and views on Spotify, Youtube and other platforms.

Several new songs from “Blue Skies” have landed on Spotify and Apple Music playlists, and “Ice Cream Sandwich” has joined countless other Movers songs in rotation on SiriusXM’s Kid’s Place Live.

It’s clear this 22-year-old project is flying high … with plenty of “Blue Skies” ahead.

Movers on Great Day Louisiana 

During their Great Day Louisiana Segment, New Orleans-own WWL-TV featured Mover Scott and Mover Rich to discuss the album Coveralls: Songs from the Imagination Movers. Hear the Movers talk about how they album came to be, hearing their songs re-imagined by other bands, and what's next. 

Coveralls: Songs from the Imagination Movers Getting Press 

With over 20 years of entertaining families, the Imagination Movers, comprised of four friends from New Orleans, have made hit music, toured around the world, and appeared on their Emmy-winning TV show, which you can watch on Disney+.

As forerunners of alt music for families and kids of all ages, Imagination Movers made it their musical mission to be treacle free, equipped with three chords and a desire to create an age and developmentally appropriate rock show, replete with flying toilet paper, vortex cannons, ginormous balloons, and confetti.

Over that time, they have met and influenced many other musicians and bands, some of who even grew up listening to early albums or watching the TV show. The Movers decided to ask these fellow artists to record and contribute Movers songs to a new album, “Coveralls” (not only a take on song covers but a reference to the blue jumpsuits the Movers are known for wearing).

The compilation of artists includes indie-pop groups Royal Teeth and GIVERS, ska band Mustard Plug, the Brooklyn-based alt band Laundry Day, Canadian shimmer pop Soul Push, surf rockers One South Lark +The Durbulence, along with the rootsy, Celtic-influenced sounds of Carbon Leaf. 

See what The Offbeat had to say.

Read the review by EartotheGroundMusic.

Mover Skateboards Have Arrived 

Volatile Skateboards has teamed up with the Imagination Movers to bring you the first officially licensed skateboard deck. Made from 100% Canadian maple. The boards are available in 3 sizes: 8.0 - 8.25 - 8.5 

The design appeals to Mover fans & Thrashers, young and old. 

Boarders will be stoked by the black and white-checkered pattern adorning their future ride. Very Movers ska! Plus, there are gnarly cartoon bigheads of each Mover. Rich, Scott, Dave, & Smitty have even signed their names. 

Available as a deck or a complete skateboard.

Note: Pre-orders for complete skateboards come with a <1-minute personalized video shout out from a Mover of choice. All pre-orders will also receive a code to redeem for 12 unreleased Mover tracks.

Don't miss out - put your brain bucket on and catch some air with this one-of-a-kind Mvr sk8board.

Pre-order yours NOW.

Award-winning Mover Smitty 

Did you know Mover Smitty is an award-winning duck carver? 

He received multiple accolades yesterday for his superior craftsmanship from the Louisiana Wildfowl Carvers & Collectors Guild showcase. 

Way to go, Smitty. 

Quack. Quack.

Mover Rich in the News 

New Orleans Magazine recently interviewed Mover Rich about his upcoming solo performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Check out the Q & A here.

Happy To Be Here Debuts in Billboards Top Ten 

Movers Debut in Top 10
The Movers wanted to share that Happy To Be Here has officially charted on Billboard’s “Kids Audio” chart and has debuted in the top #10. Keep the party going. 

If you haven’t listened to the EP, please have your own listening party.

Leaves Fall Down Receives National Recognition 

Leaves Fall Down Patch

The Movers' beautiful ode to the season of Fall, Leaves Fall Down, received the Honorable Mention award in the 26th Annual USA Songwriting Competition. After being named one of ten finalists in the Children’s category only two songs received an award, and Leaves was one of those two. The song is also in rotation on SiriusXM Kids Place Live.  

Please consider streaming the tune using your platform of choice or simply say, “Alexa, please play Leaves Fall Down by the Imagination Movers.”