I saw a flyer for The Toadies playing at Republic posted on a telephone pole a few weeks back and it was like I was suddenly walking into an acquaintance I hadn’t seen since ’95 and forgot existed.
Then this morning I get an e-mail saying Marcy Playground has “just been announced” for the venue. Not attempting to hide the band’s questionable relevence the venue decided to address those accusations head on in the e-mail (accents mine)…
Everyone knows Marcy Playground’s hit single “Sex And Candy”, which topped Billboard’s charts at #1 for fifteen consecutive weeks in 1997 (breaking the record at the time), but what many people don’t know is that Marcy Playground have been in the studio for years crafting their keenly-anticipated new record, Leaving Wonderland…In a Fit of Rage, which the band and critics call “their best work yet”. Free from Capitol records and artistically pure as always, the new record is still melodic modern rock for which people know and Love Marcy Playground, but it’s also a record that “digs deep, taking the listener on an exhilarating and satisfying emotional and musical rollercoaster ride”. Their show at Republic will be no exception, promising a bit of nostalgia and a lot of great new tunes.
I did like “Sex and Candy” back in the day and the follow up “Sherry Frasier” but damn, 12 years is a long time to be off the radar.
Coming soon to Republic: Helmut, Candlebox, Catherine Wheel, Folk Implosion, Dishwalla and Our Lady Peace. Not really.