“Odds & Ends,” the latest from Andrew & Polly (aka Andrew Barkan and Polly Hall), is enjoyable for ears of all ages. The album includes delightful original songs such as “Little Bitta You” and “Please Be Mine” (“I love you ... like a nice warm sweater and a piece of cheddar!”) as well as covers of classics such as Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” (made new with a four-part harmony and electronic percussion) and Ray Parker Jr.’s “Ghostbusters” (contemporized with the suggestion the listener text the phantom nabbers).
Hosts of the podcast “Ear Snacks”, Andrew and Polly’s songs are also featured on Nickelododeon’s television show “Wallykazam!,” so the duo are adept at teasing giggles out of kids.
With liberal doses of silliness, delicious word play, and countless — deftly played! — instruments, “Odds & Ends” is a must!
Odds & Ends CD by Andrew & Polly, $9.99, www.cdbab