Andy Z Releases Grand Scream of Things

The Grand Scream of Things is the fifth studio CD from independent kids’ musician Andy Z. Reminiscent of an old time radio show, Andy Z set out to introduce a new art form for kids ages 8 to 12. The Grand Scream of Things follows Andy Z on Halloween as he and his pet Chihuahua, Reggie, try to find Sandy Witch to return her wand. Created especially for tweens, this album combines narrative with a mixed bag of pop styles, including everything from hip-hop to scat singing. With 10 original Andy Z songs and an array of colorful characters, The Grand Scream of Things, which will be released on October 2, will spark kids’ imaginations this Halloween.

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Ali Mierzejewski

Ali Mierzejewski

Ali Mierzejewski is the editor-in-chief at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider. With more than a decade of industry experience, Ali is a trusted source for parents, gift-givers, manufacturers, retailers, and more on the latest trends and hottest products. Whether you’re shopping for the best toys for kids — or looking for the latest in geek culture and entertainment for yourself — Ali’s expertise has you covered. When she’s not building LEGO sets or unwinding with a puzzle, Ali is obsessing over the latest season of The Bachelor, scrolling through Gritty’s Twitter, or rewatching The West Wing (for the 100th time). She is also a self-proclaimed expert on the history and lore of the entire Bachelor franchise. Ali has been featured on TODAY, The Wendy Williams Show, Yahoo Finance, Fox & Friends, HLN, The Weather Channel, ABC World News Now, and more. You can follow her on Instagram @hashtagtrendy.