The new album Astoria from Marians Trench will be released on October 23rd, 2015 on Cherrytree / 604 Records/ Interscope. The Vancouver-based quartet's front man Josh Ramsay describes the album as a loose concept record based around the band's love of 1980s fantasy and adventure films. 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.
Since their 2006 debut album Fix Me, Marianas Trench have had two Certified Platinum albums in Canada, and Ramsay also received a Grammy nomination in 2013 for co-writing and producing Carly Rae Jepsen's breakthrough smash "Call Me Maybe."
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I want to start this review by saying how big of a fan I am of Marianas Trench. I’ve seen them live, met them, and they are my favorite band of all time. With that being said, I am an unbiased critic; if a band I love releases poor material, I’ll be the first to call them out for it. Luckily, this is far from the case with Astoria. On Marianas Trench’s 4th LP, they’ve managed to reference all three previous albums, draw on 80’s influence without ever questioning originality and creativity, and tell the absolutely gut-wrenching story of deep heartbreak and separation in under an hour. While I haven’t listened to this album a ton because it’s a new release, I’ve listened to it enough times to be able to write a solid review. I’ll continue to make tiny revisions and edits as I become more...
Everything about this album is amazing!!! You can hear the emotion in everyone's voice how much heart they put into each song. A lot of bands have albums where there are 1 or 2 songs that are good but with Marianas Trench there is never a bad song. I love that the way they sound on the album is exactly how they sound live and everyone in the band plays a huge part!
Ever since I discovered Marianas Trench in 2012, Ever After has been an album I've consistently listened to, and NEVER gotten tired of. It's incredible - probably the best concept album from front to back I had ever heard. The Way that "Ever After", "Porcelain", and "No Place Like Home" wrap the album together as one consistent opera, referencing other songs is incredible. I had never heard a band do this so well, and I LOVED it. Constantly on repeat.
Needless to say, I was hungry for more. So I listened to Masterpiece Theatre and was, once again, blown away. Same story - the way the songs interluded with each other, transforming 12 separate songs into one incredible sound. It was hard to swallow that this band had made not one, BUT TWO of these phenomenal concept albums. And (in my opinion) that Ever After had improved upon everything Masterpiece Theatre did.
As I got excited about the new album, I let myself doubt, recalling back to all...
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