Emmy Award Winning Comedian John Mulaney aims to recapture the magic of that bygone television era when children sang songs about their feelings with celebrity guests on funky outdoor sets with John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch, running on Netflix just in time for the holiday season. What's this got to do with Drag City? Well, we've long aimed to recapture the magic of that bygone recording industry era, when funky ad-hoc groups of kids singing topped the charts - this is our big chance at last! So grab the family, dial up to the DSP of your choice and stream the soundtrack album John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch. And don't worry, Christmas will come again sometime in early 2020, when LP/CD editions of the soundtrack becomes available physically.
Who are John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch and what is this album? Well John Mulaney is a 6 ft tall comedian with many credits and two awards and he was born on a humid August night in 1982. The Sack Lunch Bunch is a group of children ages 8-13, born after the turn of the 21st century, and they are each unique human beings with way more talent than Mr. Mulaney. With the brilliant musical chameleon and Emmy nominated composer Eli Bolin, Mulaney and his co-writer Marika Sawyer put together some songs and then were joined by guests like David Byrne, Tony Award winner Andre De Shields, Annaleigh Ashford, Shereen Pimentel and Jake Gyllenhaal from the movie Zodiac! The sonic result is this soundtrack album!
We hope anyone who listens to this is either a kid who digs it, or if you're a grown up and can vote and stuff, that these songs take you somewhere familiar in the garage of your mind, maybe back to that time when you were smaller, had no control over your schedule, lived in fear of tarantulas, but sometimes got to rock out to loud pianos and big bright horns.
The soundtrack for the extravaganza that is John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch launches globally on December 24, 2019 via Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, YouTube, Tidal, Deezer and the rest of the quality digital streaming platforms!