posted February 19th, 2020

Just as we had promised, Christmas hath return!  That's right, John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch is finally coming to LP/CD on June 19th.John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch is the soundtrack to the Netflix special of the same name where John has recaptured the magic of that bygone television era when children sang songs about their feelings with celebrity guests on funky outdoor sets!

There are probable hits included like "Grandma's Boyfriend Paul," inspired by the breezy piano pop of Carole King's "Really Rosie." "Plain Plate of Noodles" may be a child's existential food lament, but you can still dance to its Three Dog Night-inspired funk. "I Saw a White Lady Standing on the Street Just Sobbing (and I Think About It Once a Week)" is a daydream made of the rich major 7th chords of Laura Nyro layered with the warm flugelhorn that seems to whisper "Burt Bacharach." Calypso, New Orleans jazz, and even the Alan Parsons' Project's "Eye in the Sky" make up the DNA of other Sack Lunch songs. David Byrne lent us his time, his voice, and his whole essence for a song that demands the listener "Pay Attention." Eli Bolin, David Byrne, Marika Sawyer & Mulaney wrote it in 2019, but it's also a nod to a bizarre boy back in the 1980s named John who was thunderstruck by Talking Heads' "Warning Sign" and its command: "Pay Attention, Pay Attention/I'm talking to you and I hope you're concentrating."
The soundtrack for the extravaganza that is John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch is now available for pre-order. There's even an extremely limited quantity of LPs that include a note from John himself! But act fast, these will be gone before you sing along to "Googy's Theme"!

Artists in this story: John Mulaney