Many comedy shows start out with a trite, cliché introduction to the comedian in the vein of “are you ready to laugh!?” Rock shows usually have some sort of regional play like “Detroit Rock City” or “I <3 You NY,” but there is never a true way to get to the heart of what everyone is looking for.
Do you want to have fun?
Mariana’s Trench embraces this sensibility with a no-nonsense approach to not taking themselves too seriously, which in my mind couldn’t be more fun and heartfelt. Isn’t that what’s most important? This four-piece Canadian power-pop band from Vancouver has no problem video blogging about “taking down Nickelback and Coldplay” in album sales (obviously sarcastic) when their new album Ever After releases November 29th, 2011 and making silly faces, gestures and sarcastically twisted videos promoting their everlasting awesomeness. The band compromised of lead vocalist Josh Ramsey (who closely resembles actor Justin Long), lead guitarist Matt Webb, bassist Mike Ayley, and drummer Ian Casselman, who in an interview with BRM confessed quite simply “we’re just normal guys who love music.”
The band had went on the road with Simple Plan, having ended the tour in New York City at Best Buy Theater the day their third album, Ever After, came out, and picked up again in February. Overall, the band hasn’t played many shows in the U.S. but looks forward to seeing new places and rockin’ new faces (or helping those faces have more fun). Fans and newcomers alike should expect the new tunes to run a wide range of colors and shapes, from seven-minute orchestra Peter Gabriel opuses’ all the way through dancy, upbeat radio-like songs that make you want to embrace your youthful exuberance to the last drop of Red Bull. It’s hyper. It’s kind of crazy and perverse. You’re going to like it.
But most of all…you’re going to have a good time.
Video Courtesy of: http://youtu.be/iTYTcOdDR9w