Marcy Playground Leaving Wonderland... In a Fit of Rage

Marcy Playground Leaving Wonderland... In a Fit of Rage
Perhaps one of the most underrated bands emerging from the mid-'90s, Marcy Playground's hotly anticipated fourth album is a tribute to the opiate-inspired, alt-rock tradition it once popularized. Born from a place of quirky curiosity about the world, and acted out through bohemian tendencies, the album captures the frustrated, inarticulate teenager in us all. Singer John Wozniak repeats "You could be my girl again" in the final track "Down the Drain," reinventing the coyness and naivety they brought to the indie grunge scene. Socially conscious of the times, aware of the absurdity of the human condition, the album's title gains a little more significant in the track "Gin and Money," which is guitar-heavy and catchy as hell, perhaps making Leaving Wonderlandslightly less commercially obscure than their last two albums. (WOZ)