Listen As Mike From The Canadian Pop-Rock Group MARIANAS TRENCH Discusses Their Newest Album “Astoria” And Much More!
Posted On 25 Jan 2016
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The Multi-Platinum selling Canadian pop-rockers Marianas Trench recently began the second leg of THE HEY YOU GUYS!! TOUR. It kicked off on January 13th in Sacramento, CA at the Ace of Spades. For tickets, go to www.marianastrench.net.
All Access writer, Leah Adams was at their LA show on Friday, January 15th at the historic Troubadour. It was clear from the moment she entered the venue that Marianas Trench had a lot of devout fans living in Los Angeles! They entertained the crowd with new and old songs that the audience was more then happy to sing along with. It appeared that front-man, Josh Ramsay held the crowd in his hands as they took their cues from it throughout the evening.
Their latest studio album “Astoria” is out now on Cherrytree / 604 Records/ Interscope. The album’s lead single is “One Love” and that video is currently out now. The Vancouver-based quartet’s front man Josh Ramsay describes Astoria as a loose concept record based around the band’s love of 1980s fantasy and adventure films. From that starting point, Marianas Trench was able to channel its musical influences from that era into the new material.
While on the surface that sounds like a lighthearted exercise in millennial nostalgia, Ramsay says the album was actually created under the most challenging personal circumstances he and the band have experienced to date. “This album is about completely falling to pieces, and picking yourself back up again,” he explains. “We took the hardest two years of my life and made it into something beautiful, and our best work to date.”
Since their 2006 debut album “Fix Me”, Marianas Trench have had two Certified Platinum albums in Canada (Masterpiece Theatre and Ever After) and many chart topping hits including “Fallout,” “Haven’t Had Enough” and “Stutter.” In 2013, the band earned a JUNO Award for Group of the Year, adding that accomplishment to their multiple Much Music Video Awards.
Ramsay also received a Grammy nomination in 2013 for co-writing and producing Carly Rae Jepsen’s breakthrough smash “Call Me Maybe.”
Learn more about Marianas Trench in the following All Access phone interview: