Marianas Trench: The Hey You Guys!! Tour

Marianas Trench: The Hey You Guys!! Tour (9:00 PM)

Mainland (8:00 PM)

Fri, January 15, 2016

7:00 pm

Adv Tix $26.00 / Day of Show Tix $29.00

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Marianas Trench: The Hey You Guys!! Tour - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Marianas Trench: The Hey You Guys!! Tour
One of Canada’s most successful bands of the past decade, Marianas Trench have built their name on relentless touring and engagement with their fans through social media. They are best known for their chart-topping radio hits including "Fallout," "Haven't Had Enough," "Good To You," “Cross My Heart” and "Stutter," as well as their creative music videos. Over the course of their career with 604 Records, the pop-rock quartet have had six videos reach #1 on the MuchMusic Top 30 Countdown and garnered multiple JUNO, MMVA and SOCAN award wins and nominations. This summer the band will be performing dates throughout North America, giving audiences a sneak peak at material from Astoria.



Marianas Trench was formed in Vancouver, BC by triple-threat lead singer/songwriter/producer Josh Ramsay who received a Grammy nomination in 2012 for his production and co-writing of Carly Rae Jepsen’s pop gem break-through “Call Me Maybe.” Marianas Trench has released three full-length albums in Canada with the last two – Ever After and Masterpiece Theatre – being certified platinum. Numerous singles from both have surpassed platinum status in Canada. In 2013, the band won a Juno for Group of the Year and released their Face the Music EP on Cherrytree Records in the USA.

Marianas Trench’s previous Canadian release, Ever After in 2011, was a 54-minute continuous track with 12 distinct parts. Ever After was more than just a musical album; it was a conceptual theme linking all aspects of the project such as the musical narratives with written stories, with videos, and with each live performance.

Marianas Trench is currently hard at work in Josh Ramsay’s studio, fine-tuning the songs that will make up the band’s fourth studio album, Astoria, set to be released late 2015. The first single off Astoria will be available early fall. The band employs endless layers of style and emotion into every song, piecing together subtle intricacies to form one cohesive piece.
Mainland - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Mainland
Ecstasy and sorrow, post-punk and pop, east and west -- all those times when you're caught in the middle, there's Mainland. They are the soundtrack to moments of freedom and darkness.

Taking a nod from society's fellow black sheep (think David Lynch, William Eggleston, and Depeche Mode), Mainland returns with a collection of new tunes and an enigmatic call to arms. A diverse mix of vintage aesthetics and modern pop songwriting/production, Mainland draws from a range of influences to form one unifying anthem loud enough for all of life's outcasts.

Led by enigmatic frontman Jordan Topf (Vocals, Guitar) and comprised of Corey Mullee (Guitar, Synth), and Alex Pitta (Bass), they arrived with their 'Girls Unknown' EP (2013) and followed soon after with their second independent release, the 'Shiner' EP (2014) produced by Jim Eno of Spoon. Describing late night tales of gritty New York City streets, Mainland quickly gained a name for themselves with praise pouring in from tastemakers like NYLON, SPIN, Interview Magazine, The Fader, Consequence of Sound and Rolling Stone. Meanwhile, the band kept busy securing opening spots with Melanie Martinez, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and X Ambassadors.

Following the success of the 'Shiner' EP, the band signed to 300 Entertainment (ASTR, Highly Suspect, Young Thug, etc.), packed their bags and traveled west to the hills of California. Armed with their 35mm cameras, and void of inhibitions, the boys left behind the comfort of their home studio to record with producer Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros) at Fairfax Recordings (formerly Sound City).

The result is an expansive collection of tracks, including their new single, "Outcast" -- a disenchanted tale that was born (surprisingly) under the bright, shining lights of Los Angeles. "I was walking around Rodeo Drive, estranged from NYC..." muses Topf. "Maybe it was my current outlook on the struggles I was facing, but I was reflecting on moments where I'd felt like an outcast in life and in a new city like Los Angeles. A city of sunshine and broken Hollywood dreams."

"Going into this album we became infatuated with iconic British bands like The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, The La's, etc. We love the way those bands mask well-crafted pop songs with poignant lyrics, adds Topf. And with those influences, the record is a stunning juxtaposition of dark and light. We wanted to combine our California roots with dark synth bass tones, melancholy subject matter of late 1970s New York and post punk era English pop music to create our own voice."

From the eclectic bell hits of "Destination Weddings," to the sombre rolling tones of "A Bit Out of Time," Mainland's new release is a journey through life's fun and melancholy moments -- the ones that you'd probably like to forget, but never will; they are your purgatory. They are all the beautiful places you've been, all the strange places you are bound to end up, and everywhere in between.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change