“…I’m on the ledge, while you’re so, goddamned polite and composed…”
~Fallout
Marianas Trench, Ever After

Have I ever mentioned how fantastic of a singer I think Josh Ramsay is? Because he is. Marianas Trench is overtly pop, as far as my tastes go, though they’ll get some play in scene crowds on occasion. If I believed in the thing of guilty pleasures, these guys would be it. But that’s a cop-out category in general, you dig something or you don’t and if you’re ashamed of what you like you have self-image issues that run deeper than liking a pop tune. I love driving and singing to this band (poorly, albeit). The part of me that is a total romantic sap is completely sold, packaged and shipped.

(Every now and again, I want to listen to something that doesn’t completely depress the living daylights out of me, believe it or not.)

Their latest effort, “Ever After,” was pretty impressive, vocally and otherwise. It was framed as a concept album….which I have trouble listening before  but eh, creative license, I guess? There’s a lot of fantasy imagery, and in the music videos they pull it out strong. They’re clearly quite creative and drama-minded. But I find it hard to pull out a truly specific narrative other than fairy tales don’t come true unless you try to make them.

Anyway I think the songs are hella-fun, the production is laser-perfect and the vocals/harmonies are soooo good. Lovelovelove. This tune is happier, dance-ier:

“We’ve been stuck now so long,
We just got the start wrong,
One more last try,
I’ma get the ending right.

You can’t stop this, and I must insist,
That you haven’t had enough,
You haven’t had enough,

Stuck now so long,
We just got the start wrong,
No more last place,
You better get your story straight.

You can’t stop this, and I must insist,
That you haven’t had enough,
You haven’t had enough..”

~Haven’t Had Enough 
Marianas Trench, Ever After