Marina will be the first tell you that "the stakes on this record are they highest they've ever been," for her "...and not for any professional or financial reason. The stakes are high because I put everything, personally, into it. There isn't anything to hide behind on this album."
Felony Flats marks a major leap forward for the Portland, Oregon-based singer/songwriter. The self-produced album sees Marina joined by some of the Pacific Northwest's finest musicians, including guitarist Cody Votolato (Blood Brothers), bassist Jeff Bond, drummer Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse, Mister Heavenly), and Blitzen Trapper's Eric Earley, who contributes additional piano and guitars. A carefully crafted collection of twinkling pop gems, Felony Flats is built around Marina's deft melodic sensibility and wryly humorous lyrical point of view. The record is strongly heartfelt, thanks in part to the tenderness of Marina's vocal style and the personal nature of her lyrics. Highlighted by songs such as "Notice Me" and "You Are Invisible," Felony Flats is both richly textured and deeply personal, a remarkable musical journey chronicling loss and love in all their many permutations.