Friday, February 10, 2012

Marlee Scott Releases New Single for 2012, Train Wreck

Country artist Marlee Scott is releasing her new single, "Train Wreck," to Country radio on Jan. 23 and to iTunes on Jan. 24.

"Train Wreck" is the second single from Scott's forthcoming U.S. debut, due out in spring 2012 through Big Ride Records.  Scott has been recording the album in Nashville with engineer/producer David Kalmusky, who produced the project's first single, "Beautiful Maybe."  In addition to the Country radio single version, a dance remix of "Train Wreck" will also be available for purchase at iTunes on Jan. 24.

"Train Wreck grabbed me right out of the gate the first time I heard it," says Scott.  "The Country/Rock groove and Bluegrass down-home Country chorus had me dancing around my condo!  It brings such a fun tongue-in-cheek outlook on what it's like to fall for the wrong person, but you just can't seem to get enough.  I love making people smile and chuckle and want to sing along, and 'Train Wreck' seems to do it every time."

Nashville songwriting vets Marcus Hummon, Jedd Hughes and Sarah Buxton penned the rhythm-heavy number, with Country superstar Vince Gill contributing backing vocals to the track.
"Canada has had a great history of some of the best music I have ever heard," says Gill.  "My wish for Marlee is to be part of that rich history."

Adds producer Hummon, "Marlee is kind of a dream artist for a writer/producer because she has a lot of courage in choosing her material to record.  There's nothing 'safe' about Marlee, and there is far too much 'safe' out there.  She comes into the studio prepared vocally, but also prepared emotionally, with a strong sense of the story she is telling."

In December, Scott filmed the "Train Wreck" music video with award-winning director Roman White (Taylor Swift's "Fifteen," Blake Shelton's "Hillbilly Bone," Lady Antebellum's "Hello World").

Scott is currently visiting radio stations on a nationwide radio tour in support of "Train Wreck."  In 2011, she visited more than 100 stations in the U.S. and Canada, while maintaining a busy schedule of appearances that included performances at The Breeders' Cup World Championships, the Clemson/Virginia Tech ACC Championship college football game and several MLB baseball and NHL hockey games.

The Canadian-born Scott also launched her "Make It or Bake It" webisode cooking series in 2011 to enthusiastic response.  The humorous videos (view them here) feature the singer sharing and cooking some of her favorite recipes.

Visit for music, tour dates, "Make It or Bake It" episodes and more.

About Marlee Scott:
Big Ride Entertainment artist and Nashville resident Marlee Scott will release her debut U.S. Country album in early 2012.  Her current single, "Train Wreck," was released in January and followed her successful 2011 single, "Beautiful Maybe," and her holiday release, "Someday At Christmas."  A native of Ontario, Canada, Scott was nominated for the CCMA Rising Star Award in 2010 at the prestigious Canadian Country Music Awards.  Her single, "Here to Heaven," was an international success, going Top 20 in Canada and Australia and No. 1 in England, Germany and Holland.  For more information, visit

Introducting Tiny Victories -- Debut EP out Feb 28th

Tiny Victories is excited to announce the release of their debut EP Those Of Us Still Alive, out February 28th via their own BirdDog Records. In celebration of the upcoming release of their first album, they've released the track "Lost Weekend" for free download, available for posting HERE.


"Lost Weekend" provides the perfect introduction to Tiny Victories, showcasing the band's array of samplers, gadgets and live drums, coupled with singer Greg Walter's self-assured vocal melodies. Living up to the band's namesake, the track focuses on small moments of redemption, amplified, with the spirit of a marching band at a funeral.


Those Of Us Still Alive has an uncommonly organic, improvisational feel for electronic music. As Greg explains, "We make simple songs out of complex pieces. Take a melody that works on an acoustic guitar, then orchestrate it with samples that have been reprocessed beyond recognition-like the sound of trash being thrown into a Manhattan dumpster." 


Comprised of Cason Kelly and Greg Walters, the duo formed Tiny Victories in 2010. Prior to their transplant to Brooklyn, Cason spent his early 20s doing social work with inner city kids, while Greg spent six years as a foreign correspondent, covering a war (Russia-Georgia) and two revolutions (Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan).


Previously having shared bills with Hooray for Earth, The Hood Internet, Bear Hands, and Braids, Tiny Victories plans to tour this spring, including a stop in Austin, TX for SXSW.


Those Of Us Still Alive Tracklisting:

1. Mr. Bones

2. Gravitron

3. Lost Weekend

4. Longevity

5. Get Lost

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Chicago-based five-piece rock band Vintage Blue (formerly known as Tanglewood) will be releasing its debut full-length record, Strike The Mics, on February 14, 2012.  The new album is the follow-up to their 2010 debut recording, California Road, a seven-track EP.  For the Strike The Mics sessions, Vintage Blue enlisted producer Jamie Candiloro (The Eagles, Luscious Jackson, Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams), who not only ensured a sparkling, 13-track-strong sonic result, but also drove the band to write their most concise, structurally impactful songs to date.  "Absolutely every ounce of our love of music was poured into Strike The Mics," says singer/guitarist Ben Bassett.  "Our passion was drawn out by our producer Jamie Candiloro who demanded nothing but the best, and found unique, odd and hilarious ways to bring out our talents." 
One of the key factors underlying Vintage Blue's strengths as an original rock act is the dual writing tandem of Bassett and singer/guitarist Ryan Tibbs, who each pen and sing their own respective material.  Both recently single after long-term relationships, Bassett and Tibbs admit that affairs of the heart dominate much of their lyrical content, with a range of emotions from blissful to vitriolic. Bassett's "Speak," the first track that will be released from the forthcoming album, plumbs the idea of recognizing love and not quite being able to get it, while "Just Breathe," another Bassett-penned track, reminds listeners of the importance of letting things fall into place: stepping back, taking a breath, and trusting that things will work. Tibbs' "What Lies" is based on the idea of two people who don't really know each other, yet who are swept up in a beautiful place for a very short period of time.
Vintage Blue—which includes singer/lead guitarist Bassett, singer/guitarist Tibbs, drummer Will Crowden (the grandson of the founder and former owner of Ludwig Drums), bassist Cesar Corral, and saxophonist/keyboardist Matt Zimmerman—formed as the band Tanglewood in Chicago several years ago as a cover band, and as time passed and the group solidified, the outfit started to compose their own original material. Tanglewood then released the aforementioned California Road, a home studio recording. Lineup changes ensued, partly prompting the name change to Vintage Blue, but the core roster persevered. Recently, the band played the House of Blues, Double Door, and Cubby Bear in Chicago, as well as several Chi-Town summer festivals (including Party at St. Mikes, Chicago Ribfest and Taste of River North), and a show is planned at the Mint in Los Angeles on December 3, 2011, further building the momentum toward their next release.
With Strike The Mics, Vintage Blue are eager to share a much-anticipated batch of new material with fans, and bring their eclectic blend of soulful rock to their largest audience yet. Although the band are regulars in the ever-thriving Chicago club scene, a regional tour will follow the release, traveling from Madison, Wisconsin, to East Lansing, Michigan, and then to downstate Illinois, where several band members attended college.
"To a man, Vintage Blue believes the music on our album is truly us," says Bassett.  "It speaks to our lives, our loves and our passion.  We truly love what we gained from the process and look forward to making music for many more years to come. We could not be more excited to have listeners get to know the guys behind the sound."  Agrees Crowden:  "We so excited to get this new material out to the public and truly think there is something unique for every different music fan out there."