OPEN EP release Party October 13

The EP release party for "Open" will be Friday, October 13 at Aztec Brewing Company in Vista.  Marklyn Retzer Band will play a set including playing the songs from the EP in order. The band includes Michael Nieland on drums…

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Fight the single available September 22

Fight, the first single from the upcoming EP Open, will be available on all streaming platforms September 22. The entire EP will be available October 13. This is the link to pre-save Fight.

Shine Through

A couple years ago I wrote and produced a song with Krista Richards for Schoemann Plastic Surgery to communicate their business message. They help their clients to look on the outside the way they feel on the inside, or as…

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Catch Marklyn on Music Makers San Diego Podcast

I recently recorded a podcast episode for Music Makers San Diego where I had the privilege of playing 3 songs and talking about my history with music. I enjoyed digging in to my history of music and Gary Lee asked…

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Make Everything Better

Make Everything Better is now available wherever you stream music online, and also available for download from my Bandcamp page. The song comes from recognition of mistakes I've made in relationships and the desire to keep going through the struggle…

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Everything's Going to Be Okay is available now.

Everything's Going to Be Okay is now available for download and streaming wherever you find music online. 

This song feels good to me. I'm happy and satisfied to have worked with so many great musicians in this project. Alfred Howard…

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Marklyn on Indie Music Podcast

In Episode 217 of the Indie Music Podcast, Doug and Matt interview Marklyn Retzer. Marklyn is an independent recording artist out of the San Diego area. He’s just released new music earlier this month and Doug and Matt talk to…

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Tutu now available

After getting stuck in the last year with everything going on, I wanted to connect with the joyful part of music. Tutu shines out with sparkly, optimistic, acoustic guitar based pop rock sprinkled with harmonies. It’s a playful reminder to…

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We Are San Diego

(I. A. I. O.) We Are San Diego is now available everywhere you find music. The song is my take on a stadium anthem, thinking about stuff that makes me want to get up and sing along. The 4 pillars…

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Dandelion Tattoo is Out Now!

The power of story, the experience of the moments that take us beyond ourselves, take our breath away and leave us finding our true selves. Marklyn Retzer, surfer, guitarist, school teacher, spent the last couple years gigging new material…

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