Echo Beach, Far Away In Time….Martha & The Muffins Return

2 Dec
After 18 years (18!) Martha & The Muffins return with a new album on February 2nd with Delicate, their first new studio album on their own Muffin Music label. The album was five years in the making and mixed by David Bottrill (who has worked with Peter Gabriel, David Sylvian, Robert Fripp).

Martha and the Muffins emerged from the early punk/new wave/art pop scene in 1977 which was centered around various clubs along Toronto’s Queen Street West and the Ontario College of Art. They catapulted into the spotlight with the song Echo Beach which became a top ten single around the world in 1980. Where have they been? Martha Johnson and Mark Gane spent much of the ’90’s scoring music for various television and film projects. Martha also recorded a collection of children’s music called Songs From The Tree House in 1995, which won a Juno Award for Best Children’s Album. So it is; the new wave/synth pop band that time & fans haven’t forgotten have returned.

Mess – Martha & The Muffins

And for those of you not familiar with the classic Echo Beach….and dig the sax solo!


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