We’ve updated our Terms of Use to reflect our new entity name and address. You can review the changes here.
We’ve updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Somebody Come and Play

by The Martyrs

  • Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

    If you wish to download this song for FREE, click 'Buy Now' and enter '0' in the 'Name Your Price' box.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

    You own this


  • Full Digital Discography Full Digital Discography

    Get all 60 Sleeping Brothers Records releases available on Bandcamp and save 90%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Dictator, Gargoyles, The WebTV Recordings, Stuck in Sayville, American Bridge, Somebody Come and Play, Mudlarking, Apple Pie ep, and 52 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      $19.40 USD (90% OFF)

    You own this



"Somebody Come and Play" marks the return of The Martyrs. Chris, Jim and Mike (sans aloof lead singer Paul -- who last appeared on 1998's "Corner Room") haven't recorded together since 2002. Through the magic of digital recording and the internet, the fellas are rocking out once again. The first single off the forthcoming as-yet-unnamed album is fittingly a Joe Raposo tune (a major influence). You know it from Sesame Street. If you don't, you're too young to be interested in us. For you nerds, Chris started building the track in GarageBand before The Martyrs invested in PreSonus Studio One where they finished it off. Jim once again provides a tremendous solo. Enjoy!

And now, the world-renowned Martyrs. The band that started it all. Formed in 1987 by four young lads (not to be confused with the Beatles, despite both groups’ propensity for bad haircuts) from Long Island, NY, The Martyrs quickly became legends (just ask them!). Tolerated with saintly perseverance by Mrs. O'Shaughnessy (immortalized in their classic "Rock and Roll Mom"), the boys (Jim O'Shaughnessy, Chris Dal Ceredo, Paul Saur & Mike O'Shaughnessy) rocked out as they learned the chords and harmonized until they understood harmony. What a racket. They recorded steadily until 1991, until college and a collective diaspora resulted in solo acts, duos and supergroups. They performed live twice (and a graduation party and a comically disastrous open mic night). Two albums in the late 90s were followed by with a few singles in later years. They never broke up. The Martyrs had no idea they could transmit their music out of the basement and thus never tried. They were a few years too soon for the 90s DIY scene, though I doubt that would have changed anything.


released November 16, 2020
Written by Joe Raposo.

Performed by
Chris Dal Ceredo: Guitar, bass, lead vocals
Jim O'Shaughnessy: Guitar solo
Mike O'Shaughnessy: Bell harp, backing vocals

Recorded in New York and Oregon in 2020.
cp2020 The Martyrs
Sleeping Brothers Records




Sleeping Brothers Records Portland, Oregon

Semi-fictional netlabel reissuing homemade albums from the catalog of Long Island's 90s tape label Big Casserole Records as well as releasing new music from same old guys & gals. Check out the hiss! NY/OR/CA.

contact / help

Contact Sleeping Brothers Records

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this track or account