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    Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:39:34

    Marcy Playground to Release "Lunch, Recess & Detention" - It's a collection of new, previously unreleased and B-side songs

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    Sex and candy. Lunch, recess and detention!

    Marcy Playground have 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, a '90s radio phenom, have 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 here.

    Track Listing:

    Shapeshifter – previously unreleased
    Black Eyed Sue – previously unreleased
    Whiter Shade of Pale – new
    Brand New Day (feat. Jesse Dryfhout) – previously unreleased/alternate version
    Bang Bang Bang – new
    Comin' Up From Behind – previously unreleased/alternate version
    Hallelujah - new
    Mr. Fisher – new
    Sex and Candy – new re-recording
    Bye Bye – previously unreleased/alternate version
    Crazy Katy – B-side
    Up and Down – previously unreleased
    The Plant Song – previously unreleased
    Special – B-side / bonus track from 'Leaving Wonderland"
    Rosey Risin' – B-side / bonus track from 'Leaving Wonderland'
    Ballad of Aslan – previously unreleased
    The Needle and The Damage Done – new
    The Angel of The Forever Sleep – B-side
    Bonus track: Sex and Candy (Disco Superfly Remix) – new

    Are you going to enjoy Lunch, Recess & Detention?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    06.20.12



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