90’s alternative rockers Marcy Playground are celebrating their 20 year veterancy in the music industry. This year marks the anniversary of their 1997 self-titled debut album, which included the hit single “Sex and Candy”. In celebration of the anniversary, Slow Down Sounds will release the album on vinyl for the first time ever. The album went platinum back in 1997, selling 1.4 million copies, while the radio classic “Sex and Candy” spent a then record 15 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart.
In the interim years Marcy Playground has released four posterior albums “Shapeshifter” (1999), “Marcy Playground 3” (MP3) (2004), “Leaving Wonderland… In A Fit of Rage” (2009), and “Lunch, Recess, and Detention” (2012). The albums demonstrated tremendous periods of creative growth for the group and are recognized as “cult classics” among the band’s dedicated fans. The band has also enjoyed notice by the big screen. Their songs are featured on soundtracks such as Cruel Intentions, Antitrust, Simply Irresistible, Hurricane Streets, as well as many films by writer/director Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back, Zack and Miri Make a Porno).
Marcy Playground has been off the road since the summer of 2012, when they played the inaugural Summerland Tour. The band is looking forward to getting back out on the road this summer. They are planning tour stops across the nation as part of the Rockin’ Roadtrip tour with Fuel, Dishwalla, and more.
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Marcy Playground to release self-titled debut album on vinyl for the first time ever on Record Store Day, April 22nd
Part of the 20th Year Anniversary Celebration
Plans to tour this Summer
RALEIGH, NC (March 22, 2017) – ’90’s alternative rockers Marcy Playground announced today they will mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Marcy Playground, by releasing it on vinyl for the first time ever! Their landmark alternative classic, featuring “Sex and Candy,” will be the inaugural release on Slow Down Sounds, available as an exclusive on Record Store Day, April 22, 2017.
This limited edition pressing will include a bonus 7” single of acoustic covers “Hallelujah” and “The Needle and the Damage Done”.
Marcy Playground also plan to reunite this summer for the Rock’N Road Trip tour with Fuel, Dishwalla, and more. This will be their first tour in 5 years. Dates and cities will be announced soon.
“It seems impossible that our first album came out twenty years ago,” said John Wozniak of Marcy Playground. “We never imagined that “Sex And Candy” would stand the test of time. We are really looking forward to having this album out on vinyl for the first time and hitting the road again this summer. This is gonna be fun.”
“Marcy Playground” went platinum selling 1.4 million copies while the perennial radio classic “Sex and Candy” spent a then record 15 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in 1997! “Saint Joe On The School Bus” and “Sherry Fraser” were follow up singles.
For this release Slow Down Sounds, a new label focused on the vinyl listening experience, used the original 1630 audio source. Kevin Gray mastered the album for vinyl, with plating and pressing done at Record Technology, Inc.
Upon hearing the test pressing John Wozniak exclaimed, “Holy-f*kin’-sh*t guys! It sounds absolutely fantastic! Sounds super punchy. Phenomenal in fact. Couldn’t be happier!”