A Cloak Of Elvenkind - Marcy Playground (1997)
Marcy Playground were a much better band then their fluke novelty hit "Sex & Candy" let on. John Wozniak's pet project actually predated the sound that people believed Stephen Malkmus created in his post-Pavement career. To listen to the rest of the Playground's major label debut is to hear expert psych-pop with folk undertones. It is never better than this tribute to a boy obsessed with works of fantasy. They would never strike gold again, but almost all of their works are worthwhile. They are also incredibly cheap used on Amazon, so, uh........buy some!!! How can you hate on something with such a blatant Tolkien reference?!!?!
This guy loves it as much as I do! Listen to the care he put in this cover.
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