For the Canadian band’s latest album, Astoria, Marianas Trench frontman Josh Ramsay envisioned a Pop/Rock concept piece that bowed in the direction of ’80s coming-of-age fantasy/adventure films, particularly The Goonies, whose fictional town inspired Ramsay’s title. Marianas Trench is no stranger to conceptual territory, having already mined that vein with 2009’s Masterpiece Theatre and 2011’s Ever After, but Astoria would prove to be a different sonic animal altogether. Read more about the band in this week's Sound Advice.
Marianas Trench plays Bogart's Tuesday with Secret Someones and Mainland. More into/tickets: bogarts.com .