Mary Lyn Maiscott

Angel Tattooed Ballerina

by Mary Lyn Maiscott

Released 2017
Mostly Maiscott Music
Released 2017
Mostly Maiscott Music
The guitar-driven "Angel Tattooed Ballerina" tells the gritty, moving story of a transgender teenage runaway, with vocal and instrumental performances to match.
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“Angel Tattooed Ballerina” was inspired by a story in The New Yorker, “Netherland,” by Rachel Aviv, as well as the photograph by Aunia Kahn that appears as the album art, which was designed by C.G. Reeves. The track was recorded at Mercy Sound Studios in NYC by Nick Miller, who arranged the music and played all the instruments. Marty Linz provided stratospheric background vocals in the "angel" interlude.

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Tiny Stars

by Mary Lyn Maiscott

Released 2015
Mostly Maiscott Music
Released 2015
Mostly Maiscott Music
Ranging from tenderness to grittiness, this singer-songwriter delivers two ballads—one called “hauntingly beautiful” by Vanity Fair—and a rocker with a literary bent and mean guitar!
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All tracks were produced by Nick Miller at Mercy Sound Studios in NYC. Nick played or programmed all instruments with these exceptions: Joan Chew on violin for "Alexander/Isabella" and "Tiny Stars"; Graig Janssen on piano for "Tiny Stars." Nick also produced Mary Lyn’s song “Time,” on her EP "Crucified," a Vanity Fair Twitter pick.

The photos and design in the "Tiny Stars" album packaging are by C.G. Reeves.

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Alexander / Isabella

by Mary Lyn Maiscott

Released 2014
Mostly Maiscott Music
Released 2014
Mostly Maiscott Music
Called "hauntingly beautiful" by Vanity Fair, this tender, transporting rock ballad was inspired by the deep but troubled friendship of superstar designer Alexander McQueen and offbeat fashion icon Isabella Blow.
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Released as a single in 2014, “Alexander/Isabella” will also appear on the EP "Tiny Stars," coming out in December 2015. Vanity Fair linked to the single in connection with its article "Designed for Destruction" in August 2014. Mary Lyn wrote the song after reading about maverick designer Alexander McQueen and his close friend Isabella Blow, a well-known style maven. At the Metropolitan Museum exhibition of McQueen’s work, “Savage Beauty,” Mary Lyn took copious notes on his …
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Crucified

by Mary Lyn Maiscott

Released 2014
Mostly Maiscott Music
Released 2014
Mostly Maiscott Music
Songs that blend thoughtful lyrics--in one case metaphysical and erotic, in the other poetic and poignant--with haunting melodies sung by a powerful voice that's been called both angelic and dark. A Vanity Fair Twitter pick!
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"Crucified (La Petite Mort)" was inspired by my husband, Robert Rosen (author of "Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon" and "Beaver Street"), who appears on the cover in a photo taken in London. (I'm on the cover too; the silhouette is based on a photo of my shadow.) The music was arranged, played, and produced by Terence Dover (Céline Dion, Avril Lavigne) at Hotbed Studios; the vocals produced by Freddie Katz (Patti …
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Blue Lights

by Mary Lyn Maiscott

Released 2007
Mostly Maiscott Music
Released 2007
Mostly Maiscott Music
Catchy melodies and literate lyrics in original songs from acoustic folk to all-out rock, along with a few surprising covers.
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Mary Lyn Maiscott grew up—in West Virginia and Missouri—with a love of words and a love of music. Her mother dreamed of writing a book (though she never did), and her father collected drums, maracas, and record albums of nearly every type. Mary Lyn switched from poetry to songs in her 20s, developing a style of thoughtful lyrics wed to catchy melodies. She’s played such clubs as CBGB’s, the Bitter End, …
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Mary Lyn Maiscott
Mary Lyn Maiscott