We are excited to announce that today Marina Rocks has released her new album, “Austin to Houston”. After devouring tutorials for audio and video Marina taught herself to record and edit music videos; this effort would result in the release of her fourth album: Austin to Houston and the feel-good music video Joy Ride! The title and many of the songs are informed by and reflect her journey from her native Austin, Texas to her adopted hometown of Houston.
In addition to engineering the recording, Marina sang all the parts and played almost all the instruments. She did enlist the help of some trusted friends on percussion, bass guitar, and pedal steel guitar. Bass tracks were cut by fellow Texans Aden Buebeck and Alex Rodriguez. Percussion by Pat Manske who also mixed and mastered Austin to Houston at his Zone studio in Dripping Springs, Texas. Additional mastering was done by Nick Landis in Austin, Texas.
Grammy award-winning and Austin Music Hall of Fame inductee Lloyd Maines plays pedal steel and is featured on track number four entitled ‘Shine’. The new album Austin to Houston result is a spontaneous and challenging body of work that holds up under repeated listening and stands up to critical comparisons with even the great, recognized practitioners of the songwriting craft. The compositions are shining examples of epic story-telling delivered by the writer/performer with unwavering conviction and a fire-in-the-belly ferocity. The up-tempo selections often deal with social issues. The ballads are natural hidden treasures. Even after you hear them several times and familiarity sets in, the hook-laden ballads still have the power and reach and catch you off your emotional guard. Here are wat Keys & Ch
Keys & Chords (BE) “The cheerful ‘Joy Ride’ is the perfect opening song. It is immediately difficult to sit still on this southern and sunny caput. She keeps our attention in all songs. Marina Rocks has released her most different album. Highly recommended!”