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Sister Band Smoosh Rocks Kids-at-Work Day

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Sister Band Smoosh Rocks Kids-at-Work Day

Sister Band Smoosh Rocks Kids-at-Work Day

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MIKE PESCA, host:

Today is take your daughters and sons to work day. To celebrate we invited someone else's kids to the BPP, the three sisters of the Seattle band Smoosh. Asya, the lead singer and keyboard player, is 16. Chloe the drummer is 14, and their new bass player, his little sister Maia, who is 11. Yes, they're young, but they've opened for, ready for this, Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie, and Sleater-Kinney.

RACHEL MARTIN, host:

Some serious gigs!

PESCA: Yup. We know that the point of take your kids to work day is to teach them what you do, but we set up Smoosh sisters in an office here at the BPP, and we put them to work. It turns out that when you tell an active newsroom that you're going to have a rock band, even if they're adorable 14-year-olds, some people object. NPR reporter Adam Davidson thought a three-piece combo might disrupt normal news day gathering operations here at NPR New York.

ADAM DAVIDSON: I mean, honestly, I'd vote against it. I say let's keep the loudness to reporters talking loudly on the phone. Musical loudness, let's keep in the soundproof studios.

PESCA: OK, how - let's tie this in to bring your daughters to work day. Are you against that?

DAVIDSON: No.

PESCA: You feel like you can't say yes.

DAVIDSON: I feel like I can't say yes.

PESCA: I did offer Adam the opportunity to be cut in the video we made of Smoosh shaking a fist going, stop that noise! But what I really did was we decided to put Smoosh into a corner cubicle where the loud rock music couldn't hurt Adam's ears, and that was a satisfactory enough solution that we roped him into a Smoosh intro.

DAVIDSON: Ladies and gentlemen, the sound stylings of your favorite teen-girl rock triplet, Smoosh!

(Soundbite of song "Great Skies")

SMOOSH: (Singing) The world we know is all right. And what we know is not right. Because we have try to find, because we have to stay all right. Every single day, because we have to try to find, and when we know it is not all right...

As the sky gets grey things don't stay the same. Children run and laugh but they don't play like they used to. As the weekend is over, the right to people only - before they go.

And as I walk away mighty puddles of the rainy day await myself. Stay the same and we're changed. Stay the same and we're changed.

PESCA: That was "Great Skies" by Smoosh. Average age, 13 years, eight months. You can see video of Smoosh playing like it's their job at npr.org/bryantpark.

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