Marcy Playground

Before Marcy Playground released “Sex and Candy” 1997, I didn’t know you could say “sex” on the radio, let along smell it or compare it to candy. The lethargic rhythm and the puzzlingly naughty lyrics about devious stares and disco lemonade were all so deliciously forbidden to me, a 12-year-old product of a conservative Christian household. 13 years later, Marcy Playground’s recent efforts (a full-length last year, a rarities disc to come later this year) will never match their 90s success, but that sedated song has stood the test of time. Anyone over 20 can imitate frontman (and Evergreen State College alum) John Wozniak’s sleepy purr of “I smell sex and cannn-dy, yeah.” And it’s probably still the laziest song to ever hit the Top 40. With Theory Of Flight, Van Eps, Amsterdam, The Taphandles. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Sun., June 13, 7 p.m., 2010

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