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MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING GROUP MARIANAS TRENCH RELEASE NEW SINGLE
"POP 101" (BARELY FEAT. ANAMI VICE) TODAY, JULY 29TH
Santa Monica, California, July 29, 2014 - Multi-Platinum selling Canadian pop-rock group Marianas Trench are back with their new single, "POP 101" (Barely Feat. Anami Vice). Written by triple-threat lead singer, songwriter and producer, Josh Ramsay, the tongue-and-cheek track instructs fans on how to create a Hot 100 hit while fitting in a myriad of musical references and cues into as many bars as humanly possible. "POP 101" (Barely Feat. Anami Vice) is available NOW on Cherrytree/604 /Interscope.
Listen to "POP 101" (Barely Feat. Anami Vice) HERE.
"A little while back, I did an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit. I ended up getting a lot of hilarious flak about 'Call Me Maybe,' which inspired me to write a list of instructions on how to create a huge pop song," jokes Ramsay. "I basically went on to write lyrics that explain step by step exactly what's happening in the music at that moment. It's meant to illustrate how big artists do their thing, like a magician revealing his secrets to an audience. It definitely pokes a lot of fun but it's also meant as a tip of the hat to those artists. Above all, it's very me - clever, silly and sassy to the core." Click HERE for message from Josh about “Pop 101.”
Marianas Trench was formed in Vancouver, BC by 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 in their home country. Numerous singles from both have surpassed platinum status in Canada. Marianas Trench has built their name on relentless touring and engagement with their fans through social media. They are best known for their chart-topping radio hits "Fallout," "Haven't Had Enough," "Good To You" and "Stutter," as well as their creative music videos. Over the course of their career, the pop-rock quartet has had six videos reach #1 on the MuchMusic Top 30 Countdown and garnered multiple JUNO, MMVA and SOCAN award wins and nominations. This year, they performed sold out shows for crowds of over 300,000 fans in Canada and will continue to tour festivals throughout the country this summer, heading to Australia and New Zealand in the fall. Look for Marianas Trench to tour stateside later this year.
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Founded in 2005 by Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Martin Kierszenbaum, Cherrytree Records has had an indelible impact on Pop Alternative (TM) music from launching the 15 million selling debut album by Lady Gaga in 2009 to guiding the flourishing US careers of Disclosure, Ellie Goulding, Robyn, Feist and La Roux while, at the same time, driving the worldwide successes of electro-hip hop mavericks LMFAO and Far East Movement. In the process, Cherrytree Records and CherrytreeRecords.com have become vital sources for Pop Alternative (TM) music and culture as well as catalysts for artist collaboration and innovation.
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