The alternative rock trio Marcy Playground came together on New York's Lower East Side and got their start opening for bands such as Chalk Farm and Toad the Wet Sprocket. The band -- John Wozniak (vocals, guitar) Dylan Keefe (bass) and Dan Reiser (drums) -- took their name from Wozniak's Minneapolis grammar school, Marcy Open School.
Their eponymous debut album was released on EMI in February 1997 and contained the single, "Sex and Candy." Upon EMI's demise, Capitol Records snapped the group up and re-released the album, as well as a video for "Sex and Candy."
Marcy Playground's latest release, Shapeshifter, is slated for a November 1999 release.