Blues tinged, grunge laden rock ‘n’ roll superstar-in-the-making,SPENCER MARCU, has announced the release of his debut album, “Homemade” today which will be released on Friday, March 25th, 2022. Accompanying today’s announcement is the release of SPENCER’s debut single “Damaged All My Goods” and its official music video which stars SPENCERalongside his uncle, Hollywood actor RAY WISE (Twin Peaks, Robocop, Jeepers Creepers 2). Watch the video below. Stream the track on your platform of choice HERE.
Homemade’ is a savage, grunge meets blues
-inspired explosion of cathartic, purifying rock
and roll. Joining SPENCER on drums is world-renowned drummer Kenny Aronoff (Iggy Pop, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, The Smashing Pumpkins, Brian Wilson, Neil Young). SPENCER played all other instruments and self-produced the album with the help of legendary producers Joe Barresi (Kyuss, Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails) who worked with SPENCER on achieving the phenomenal guitar tone, and Adam Kasper (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, R.E.M., Aerosmith, Soundgarden) who mixed the album.
Speaking on his debut single and new music video, SPENCER MARCU
“The song as seen through the video, is about trying to gain some hard-earned wisdom. It’s about self-reflection and resistance of negative temptations. About overcoming fear and doubt by letting things go. I experience the difficulty and the temptation but then see the irony and humor of it all and, ultimately, return to a more peaceful, familiar and youthful part of my life. It was cool to work with my uncle, Ray Wise
and have him in the video. He’s such a great actor and an even better uncle, so I’m very grateful that he was able to join me in this important part of my career.
“I feel so blessed and grateful to be able to release my first album, “Homemade”. It truly comes from the heart. Achieving the vision for this album wouldn’t have been possible without two great friends. Adam Kasper who mixed the record and of course Kenny Aronoff who is one of the greatest drummers in the world.
I hope everyone loves it as much as I loved making it. With the album finally announced and my debut single released, I’m ready and excited for the next part of my journey.”
- Leave It Alone
- Bad Habits
- We’ll See
- Damaged All My Goods
- No Promises
- Lost In A Zoo
- Coming Or Leaving
- Gypsy Blood
ABOUT SPENCER MARCU: Around 2008, SPENCER MARCU was on top of the world. The LA native was well-liked by his classmates. He was in his early teens, had the attention of several girlfriends. Life was good. Then all of a sudden it wasn’t. “I started experimenting with things, if you know what I mean. It felt like living like a rockstar at 13.”
His rockstar behavior quickly caught up with him and SPENCER’s parents shipped him off to a camp far out into the Utah wilderness where he could, they hoped, reshape the trajectory of his life. Anyone put through the kind of crucible that MARCU endured at such a formative age would almost certainly come out the other end changed. When he finally got back home to LA, he suddenly realized the whole world viewed him differently.
Feeling isolated, MARCU returned to the one place he could always receive salvation: Music. He hasn’t stopped writing since. Music runs through Marcu’s blood. His father is an Academy Award winning songwriter, who earned his Oscar for writing the Dirty Dancing anthem “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Although he didn’t specifically teach him how to write songs, SPENCER’s father would point out chords in songs on the radio and show MARCU how to play them on guitar. Before long, SPENCER was shredding Jimi Hendrix solos off the Woodstock live album, note-for-note.
He had the tools. Now he had something to say. Hundreds of demos, songs and journal entries later, an album began to take shape. The record he produced is called ‘Homemade’. It’s an experience of growth as told through 11 separate tracks.
Whilst he recorded in some great studios (Stagg Street Studios, Megawatt Studios, Kingsized Studios) and was assisted by some of the best record producers on the planet, the feeling of the music remained the most important thing. Thus, half of the album is filled out by the demos SPENCER originally tracked at home.
Homemade’ unfolds like a journey through MARCU’s own experience. It’s filled with searing guitar solos, bombastic choruses and flashes of hard-earned wisdom. Now, on November 19th, 2021, exactly three years to the day that he finished recording the album and checked himself into detox to rid himself of all toxins including toxic habits, relationships and thought patterns, SPENCER has conquered his struggles, he’s happy, healthy and finally ready to share his beautifully authentic and deeply personal 11-track musical biography with the world. In his own words “I have found my way back home. I’m saying the things I wanna say. I’m doing the things I wanna do. I don’t have any more bad habits holding me back. I’ve learned to leave things alone if they’re not working out…music is supposed to be a healing and spiritual experience.”