What should you check out during the week of July 5th 2012? How about the new video “Desperate Measures” from Vancouver born band Marianas Trench. When it comes to this band you can always expect something above and beyond what you were anticipating. If you’ve heard of this band or have seen videos from them in the past then you know that the word “unique” is a perfect description for who they are. They have no shame when it comes to dressing up in women’s clothing, participating in aerobics on the beach or acting like life size dolls.
“Marianas Trench is a Canadian pop rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, formed in 2001, consisting of members Josh Ramsay, Matt Webb, Mike Ayley and Ian Casselman. They have released three full length albums, the most recent titled Ever After, released on November 21, 2011, along with 2009′s Masterpiece Theatre and 2006′s Fix Me. Their album Ever After was nominated for a Juno Award.
Lead singer, guitarist, producer, and lyricist Josh Ramsay (born June 11th, 1985) grew up in a musical family, with his mother being a vocal coach and his father owning a recording studio. Ramsay also shared the love of music and started a solo career at the age of 14. He later needed a supporting band and recruited high school friend, Matt Webb. Josh Ramsay attended high school at Magee Secondary School. Together they formed a band named Ramsay Fiction. Later on toward the end of high school Ramsay developed an addiction to heroin, causing him to drop out of school and be late for band practices and shows etc..He later went on to go to rehab where he wrote the song “Lover Dearest”. 
After disbanding Ramsay Fiction, Ramsay and Webb searched for new band mates. Ramsay found drummer Ian Casselman’s wanted ad in the Georgia Straight. Through Casselman, they found Mike Ayley as bassist. Casselman and Ayley had previously played in a band together. The foursome chose the name Marianas Trench for their band. After much perseverance they were signed under 604 Records, owned by Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, and Jonathan Simkin of Simkin Management.
The discography of Marianas Trench, a Canadian pop rock group formed in Vancouver in 2001, consists of three studio albums, two extended plays, ten singles and ten music videos. The band recorded and released their EP in 2002 entitled Marianas Trench containing 7 tracks. On October 3, 2006, the band released their debut album “Fix Me”. It contained the singles “Say Anything” as well as “Decided to Break It” and the hit single “Shake Tramp”. The album was engineered and mixed by Mike Fraser. On February 24, 2009 they released their second studio album, Masterpiece Theatre. The album debuted at number four on the Canadian Albums Chart.”Cross My Heart” became the band’s second song to peak at #1 on both the Much Music Countdown and iTunes Canada Digital Download. “Cross My Heart” was nominated for four MMVAs in 2009 and was certified platinum in Canada. The band’s third studio album, Ever After, was released on November 21, 2011.”