The Golden State
California-based ¿kindie¿ rock group the Hipwaders pay homage to their home state on this catchy album. Part Beach Boys, part Elvis Costello, The Golden State is all about having fun and residing in that carefree California state of mind. Dreams flourish on this album through songs like ¿Bubble Machine¿ and ¿Summer Day.¿ So, come on in. The water¿s warm! The Hipwaders, 2011; CD, $11.97; www.hipwaders.net; ages 3 and up.