Marianas Trench - Fix Me - 2006 Alt Emo Pop Punk Pic Disc 180 Grm LP

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Marianas Trench - Fix Me


Label: 604 Records
Cat#: SIX05.1
Ltd 180 Grm Vinyl LP Pic Disc
Vancouver, Canada Issue
Genre: Rock, Pop Punk
Style: Alternative Rock
Year: 2006




Tracklist


A1 Say Anything 3:50
A2 Decided To Break It 2:23
A3 September 3:42
A4 Alibis 4:00
A5 Shake Tramp 3:34


B1 Low 4:15
B2 Push 3:24
B3 Far From Here 3:19
B4 Vertigo 3:20
B5 Alive Again 3:27
B6 Skin & Bones 3:56



Companies etc

Recorded At – Mushroom Studios, Vancouver
Recorded At – The Umbrella Factory
Recorded At – The Factory Studios
Mixed At – The Warehouse Studio
Mastered At – Sterling Sound

Credits

A&R – Jonathan Simkin, Kesi Parker
Arranged By [Strings], Programmed By [Keyboard] – Cap'n Dave Genn
Bass, Vocals – Mike Ayley
Cello – Diederik Van Dijk
Co-producer – Marianas Trench
Copyist – Miles Ramsay
Drums, Vocals – Ian Casselman
Engineer [Assistant] – Mike Cashin
Engineer [Second Assistant] – Eric Mosher
Mastered By – George Marino
Mixed By – Mike Fraser
Photography [Cover] – Rebecca Blissett
Photography, Layout – Mark Maryanovich
Producer, Recorded By – Dave Genn
Recorded By – Ian Casselman, Scott Ternan
Technician [Drum] – Randle Clifford
Technician [Guitar] – John Stamos
Viola – Laura Hasthorpe
Violin – Li Yin Wang, Ruth Huang
Vocals, Guitar – Matt Webb
Vocals, Guitar, Written-By, Recorded By – Josh Ramsay


Recorded at Mushroom Studios, Vancouver BC and the Umbrella Factory, Richmond BC. Strings on "Alibis" Recorded at Factory Studios, Vancouver BC
Mixed at Warehouse Studios, Vancouver BC
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York, NY



Mariana's Trench's debut album Fix Me struck me as a more unique, slightly rougher than Masterpiece. A combination of West Coast alt-rock infused with elements as diverse as the Beach Boys and Foo Fighters make this band my personal favourite. Every track on this LP deserves to be a single in its own right and many of them have the 'rock anthem' quality of the best of Coldplay.


I first heard of Marianas Trench via Much Music with their song "Decided to Break It", and I was extremely impressed by the vocal flare the band exhibited(the video is also hilarious), and I figured I'd better investigate further. That took me to their video for "Say Anything", the first single off their debut album, "Fix Me"(604 records). Being fairly impressed by the material I'd heard, I decided to go out and buy the album. Immediately I felt the connection(which is somewhat rare for me, it usually takes a few listens). And though admittedly this music has strong casual appeal and that simple fact may scare some off(I don't know why), I find it impressive how it stands out among the current pop/punk/rock/emo scene.

Firstly, the production is top notch, super high quality in every way. But not fake, these guys are known for their tight live act. This band wasn't glued together by a bunch of record execs, it was relentlessness. There are some entertainers who make music to expand their "brand", and while Marianas Trench intentionally makes music that will appeal to a wide audience, it's all work they believe in.

There is such a thing as sticking to your creative ambition while at the same time, allowing for flexibility; Fix Me proves it. And the music was recorded purely based off of the talent of the band, not software tools. Says Josh Ramsay: ""We didn't do an ounce of that on the record." It's all actual performances; it hasn't been doctored whatsoever. I think that's a big truth about us that not a lot of other bands can say these days." And it's the truth, it's hard to be enthusiastic about a band that you know you just couldn't enjoy live, because they suck without software manipulation.

The entire band is comprised of professional vocalists, as shown in their wicked harmonies. Lead vox' Josh Ramsay pours heartfelt, tortured passion into every lyric in songs like "Alibis" and "Skin & Bones", while Matt Webb joins in for a little fancy vocal matching in "Decided to Break It." There are layers and layers in the production of this record, it isn't sparse or stale like so many other records. But perhaps the greatest thing about Fix Me is that it so successfully combines all the flare of pop and hard rock. Hooks all over the place, almost every song could be a radio success. Not one track here is lacking, it's pure quality musicianship.

Whether you're into "emo", or any pop punk bands in general, you should dig Marianas Trench. If you like rock, I think you'll enjoy this quite a bit.




Marianas Trench - Decided To Break It Behind The Scenes

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Marianas Trench - Say Anything

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Marianas Trench - Push Live

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Marianas Trench - Alibis

this song is so beautiful. it should have been a single

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Format LP
Label 604 Records