10.29.2009

Pick of the Day: Marianas Trench

According to Wikipedia, the Mariana Trench, which is located in the western Pacific Ocean near Mariana Island, is the deepest point on the surface of Earth's crust. Approximately 2500 km long, with an average width of 69 klicks, the trench is located on the boundary between two massive tectonic plates, and at its deepest point plunges to a depth of 11,000 m. Water pressure at that depth is pretty intense -- over 1000 times the atmospheric pressure of 14.7 pounds per inch at sea level.

But enough about geology. Marianas Trench, which headline a concert tonight at Canada Centre (Evraz Place), are a Vancouver based punk band fronted Josh Ramsay. Signed to 604 Records, they released their first full-length CD Fix Me in 2006. Earlier this year they followed that up with their sophomore release Masterpiece Theatre. Off that album, here's the video for their song "Cross My Heart". (YouTube)

Backing up Marianas Trench are the Quebec pop rock band the New Cities. Here's the video for their song "Dead End Countdown" (YouTube)

1 comment:

whyte39 said...

haha, 'punk' is thrown around too loosely these days.