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The teen pop trio Smoosh play "Dark Shine," another cut from their Bryant Park Project cubicle concert.

RACHEL MARTIN, host:

The band "Smoosh" stopped by the BPP studios this week for Take Your Daughters And Sons To Work Day, and to mark the day we decided to have someone's else's kids to the BPP. These three sisters of the Seattle band, Smoosh. Ozzie, the lead singer and keyboard player is 16, Chloe the drummer, 14, and their new bass player is little sister Maia, who is only 11 years old but she rocks. Here they are performing their song, "Darkshine."

(Soundbite of song "Darkshine")

SMOOSH: (Singing) And if you want it, I hope it's easy. You can try it, when you figure out. And if you want it, I hope it's easy. You can try it, when you figure out.

That there's no easy way out. you know what to say, when you try and you're waiting. Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, aaah. And if you want it, I hope it's easy.

You know what to say, when you try and you're waiting. Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, aaah. And if you want it, I hope it's easy. You know what to say, when you try and you're waiting.

And if you call me on this, I'm right here, I'm right here. And if you call me on this, I'm right here, I'm right here. And if you call me on this, I'm right here, I'm right here. And if you call me on this, I'm right here, I'm right here

Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, aaah. And if you want it, I hope it's easy. And if you want it, I hope it's easy. There's no easy way out.

And if you want it, I hope it's easy.There's no easy way out. And if you want it, I hope it's easy. There's no easy way out, out.

And if you want it, I hope it's easy. And if you got it, I hope it's easy. And if you want it, I hope it's easy. And if you want it, I hope it's easy.

Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh.

MARTIN: That was "Smoosh", performing their song, "Darkshine." The video of their performance at the BPP studios is on our Web site npr.org/bryantpark.

MIKE PESCA, host:

Next up on the show, Daniel Holloway gives us a weekend movie preview. Tina Fey's "Baby Mama" is out, plus Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo. I have got my tickets. This is the Bryant Park Project from NPR News.

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Sister Band Smoosh Rocks Kids-at-Work Day

Sister Band Smoosh Rocks Kids-at-Work Day

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Video: "Dark Shine"

Smoosh "Dark Shine" (200)
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WATCH: Smoosh performs "Dark Shine."

Smoosh is a band of three sisters, all born after Bill Clinton was first elected president, Michael Jordan was in his prime and Nirvana released its ground-breaking album Nevermind.

This week, the Seattle-based trio stopped by the BPP offices, where they performed acoustic versions of two new songs — in a cubicle.

The idea was to mark the nation's annual Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The occasion started as a way to get kids, particularly girls, valuable time in their parents' workplaces. In some quarters, it's considered an unavoidable burden in corporate life.

Some workers complain about being distracted by the noise of youngsters — not to mention the racket of a rock band. Others have been pressed into service entertaining the tots.

The girls in Smoosh are able to entertain not just themselves, but the entire Bryant Park Project office.

Asya, 16, plays the keyboards, sings lead and writes the lyrics. Chloe, 14, plays the drums and also sings. They arrange the songs together. Maia, 11, just joined the band last summer as the bass player.

They may be young, but the trio has already opened for Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie and Sleater-Kinney.