Marcy Playground To Release ‘Lunch, Recess & Detention,’ Featuring New And Previously Unreleased Recordings And B-Sides
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Marcy Playground has partnered with EMI Music for the release of Lunch, Recess & Detention, a collection of new recordings (Lunch), previously unreleased gems (Recess), and B-sides (Detention) spanning the band’s entire six-album career. To be released digitally on June 26 and on CD on July 17, Lunch, Recess & Detention includes newly-recorded versions of some of the band’s own songs, including “Sex and Candy,” as well as new Marcy Playground styled covers, including “The Needle and the Damage Done,” “Hallelujah,” and “Whiter Shade of Pale.” The band has written liner notes and track annotations for the new release.
“The call for an album of Marcy extras, b-sides, and rarities began with MP fans on the www.MarcyPlayground.com bulletin boards in and around 2004-2005, but the idea took a back seat to our other album projects, our tours, and all of the other things in our lives… until now, ” said Marcy Playground’s John Wozniak.
Originally recorded as a quirky folk-rock track during the band’s sessions for Marcy Playground 3 (“MP3″), a song titled “Mr. Fisher” took on a reggae-rock flavor during an impromptu jam session in the studio. While compiling tracks for Lunch, Recess & Detention, the band came across this version and completed it for inclusion on the new collection.
Marcy Playground exploded onto the scene in 1997 with “Sex and Candy,” which spent fifteen consecutive weeks at number one on Billboard’s Modern Rock tracks chart. Their self-titled debut album sold an astonishing 1.7 million copies. “Sex and Candy” remains an iconic song that defines the late ’90s.
The band’s two subsequent releases, Shapeshifter (1999) and Marcy Playground 3 (“MP3″) (2004), have gone on to enjoy something of ‘cult’ status among the band’s many loyal fans, and during this time, the band’s music has been featured in such films as ‘Cruel Intentions,’ ‘Antitrust,’ ‘Simply Irresistible,’ ‘Hurricane Streets,’ ‘Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back,’ and ‘Zack & Mira Make A Porno.’ In 2009, the band returned with a new critically acclaimed studio album Leaving Wonderland…In a Fit of Rage and a fan-remixed version of the album from Indaba Music titled Indaba Remixes From Wonderland.
Marcy Playground has continued to tour consistently. This summer, the band is in the line-up for this summer’s highly anticipated ‘Summerland Tour 2012,’ a 31-date trek across the U.S. from late June through the middle of August with Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, and Lit, including stops in Los Angeles (June 29), Phoenix (July 3), Atlanta (July 13), New York (July 18), Boston (July 28), and Detroit (August 2). For confirmed dates and ticket details, please visit www.summerlandtour.net.
MARCY PLAYGROUND: Lunch, Recess & Detention [CD; digital album] --------------------------------------------------------- 1. Shapeshifter - previously unreleased 2. Black Eyed Sue - previously unreleased 3. Whiter Shade of Pale - new 4. Brand New Day (feat. Jesse Dryfhout) - previously unreleased/alternate version 5. Bang Bang Bang - new 6. Comin' Up From Behind - previously unreleased/ alternate version 7. Hallelujah - new 8. Mr. Fisher - new 9. Sex and Candy - new re-recording 10. Bye Bye - previously unreleased/alternate version 11. Crazy Katy - B-side 12. Up and Down - previously unreleased 13. The Plant Song - previously unreleased 14. Special - B-side /bonus track from 'Leaving Wonderland" 15. Rosey Risin' - B-side /bonus track from 'Leaving Wonderland' 16. Ballad of Aslan - previously unreleased 17. The Needle and The Damage Done - new 18. The Angel of The Forever Sleep - B-side 19. Bonus track: Sex and Candy (Disco Superfly Remix) - new
'SUMMERLAND TOUR 2012': Everclear, Sugar Ray, Lit, Gin Blossoms, Marcy Playground ---------------------------------------------------------------- 6/28 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery 6/29 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theater 6/30 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay 7/02 Del Mar, CA Del Mar Fairgrounds 7/03 Phoenix Comerica Theater 7/04 El Paso, TX Socorro Entertainment Center 7/06 Austin ACL Live at the Moody Theater 7/07 Ft. Worth Billy Bob's Texas 7/08 Tulsa, OK Spirit Bank Events Center 7/10 Columbus, OH LC Outdoor Amp 7/11 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavillion 7/13 Atlanta Chastain Park Amp 7/14 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Amp 7/15 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Uptown Amp 7/17 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavillion 7/18 New York Roseland Ballroom 7/20 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center For the Arts 7/21 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 7/22 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook - US Cellular Pavillion 7/24 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Events Center 7/25 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap 7/26 Rochester, NY Sahlen's Stadium 7/27 Atlantic City, NJ Revel Ovation Hall 7/28 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavillion 7/29 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena 7/31 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater 8/02 Detroit, MI Sound Board @ Motor City Casino Hotel 8/03 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena 8/04 Duluth, MN Bayfront Festival Park 8/06 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena 8/07 St. Charles, MO Family Arena 8/11 Laughlin, NV Edgewater Casino
SOURCE EMI Music