Martha and the Muffins Celebrate 40 Years with "Summer of Song"

The Toronto musical icons have returned with a new song and video, as well as promises of more anniversary releases
Martha and the Muffins Celebrate 40 Years with 'Summer of Song'
Reaching 40 years in music is no easy feat, yet Toronto new wave icons Martha and the Muffins have done just that. To celebrate the milestone, the group have shared a new song to commemorate their early days, as well as shine a light on the future ahead.

Martha and the Muffins have shared the new track "Summer of Song." It features longtime friend and early Queen Street West music scene vet Owen Burgess, who helped write the track, as well as Houston-based cellist Max Dyer.

Zoning in on that nostalgia even further is the video for "Summer of Song," which features a collection of vintage reel-to-reel video footage. Throughout the clip, you'll see footage from a 1978 Martha and the Muffins show at Toronto's Ontario College of Art, along with images of the band at the Manor Studio outside of Oxford, England, during the 1979 recording of Metro Music, as well as a series of early tour photos.

You can watch the video below and get the audio-only version of the song here.

Besides the new song, the band tell us to expect an 11-song Martha and the Muffins CD ICON compilation fromĀ Universal Music Canada, as well as a two-disc vinyl/CD reissue of the band's classic 1979 debut album Metro Music, complete with bonus tracks.