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Martha and the Muffins Ready First New Album in 11 Years

Marthology: In & Outtakes will Include 30th anniversary recording of Echo Beach.

Described as “one of the most innovative of their era,” iconic Canadian artists Martha and the Muffins have announced the release of their new album Marthology: In and Outtakes — available Nov. 5.

Groundbreaking from the start, Martha and the Muffins formed during the early days of Toronto’s punk / new wave / art pop scene in 1977. They were the first Canadian band to sign to a U.K. label, recording their debut Metro Music at England’s The Manor Studio, and would go on to tour and receive more than three decades worth of critical acclaim worldwide.

Since then, the band has released seven studio albums, three of which they co-produced with Daniel Lanois. The songs they worked on together included the groundbreaking singles Women Around The World At Work, Danseparc, Black Stations White Stations, Come Out And Dance and Cooling The Medium. Martha Johnson and Mark Gane, founding members of Martha and the Muffins, have gone into their extensive archives to select 12 rare singles, B-sides and unreleased tracks for Marthology: In And Outtakes.

Marthology: In And Outtakes spans 35 years of recordings including previously limited releases of Summer Of Song, Big Day and Do You Ever Wonder, as well as the 30th anniversary version of Juno-winning single, Echo Beach, as well as never-heard-before songs and alternative versions of album cuts.

For the band’s global audience as well as the uninitiated, Marthology: In And Outtakes offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the original and diverse avenues of Martha and Mark’s songwriting which has defined Martha and the Muffins as a groundbreaking band since it’s formation.

Marthology: The In and Outtakes Track Listing

On A Silent Summer Evening
Summer Of Song
Do You Ever Wonder?
Act Like A Woman
Don’t Monkey With My Love
Talking Through My Hat
Big Day
There Comes A Day
Fighting The Monster (Alt. Version)
Echo Beach (30th Anniversary Version)