Face the Music (EP)

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Face the Music
Marianas Trench - Face the Music the EP.jpg
EP by
ReleasedMay 10, 2013 (2013-05-10)
ProducerJosh Ramsay
Marianas Trench chronology
Ever After
Face the Music
Something Old / Something New
Professional ratings
Review scores
Melodic4/5 stars [1]

Face the Music: The EP (also known as Face the Music) is the title of the second extended play released by Canadian pop-rock group Marianas Trench. Featuring popular songs from the group's most recent album, Ever After (2011), the EP marks Marianas Trench's first official US music release.[2] It was first released May 10, 2013 in New Zealand before being released in North America later that month, and was distributed through 604 Records, Cherrytree Records, and Interscope Records.

Critical reception[]

Alter the Press! rated the EP 3.5 stars out of 5, with reviewer Cara Friedman writing that the record is "worth it just for the two acoustic versions," as they are "the most unique" and a possibly-unexpected change of pace from the pop and electronic influences of their studio recordings.[3] Allison Sternall of Confront Magazine was also positive, giving the EP a 4/5 rating. She noted that the tracks chosen "showcase [the band's] ability to create a great radio hit," but also felt the record could have benefited from the inclusion of a slower ballad to give listeners a "better-rounded introduction to the band's music as a whole."[4]

Track listing[]

All tracks are written by Josh Ramsay.

1."Desperate Measures"3:45
2."Haven't Had Enough"3:31
3."Haven't Had Enough" (Acoustic version)3:30
4."Fallout" (Acoustic version)4:12
Total length:14:58

Chart performance[]

Chart (2013) Peak
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[5] 43

Release history[]

Country Date Format(s) Label(s)
New Zealand[6] May 10, 2013 Digital download Interscope Records
United States[7] May 14, 2013 Digital download, CD Interscope Records, Cherrytree Records
Canada[8] CD Interscope Records, 604 Records
May 17, 2013 Digital download


  1. ^ Wippsson, Johan (May 26, 2013). "Marianas Trench - Face the Music". Melodic. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  2. ^ Payne, Chris (April 24, 2013). "Marianas Trench's Josh Ramsay On Band's U.S. Breakthrough, Crafting 'Call Me Maybe'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  3. ^ Friedman, Cara (June 18, 2013). "ATP! Album Review: Marianas Trench - Face the Music: The EP". Alter the Press!.
  4. ^ Sternall, Allison (May 15, 2013). "Face the Music EP by Marianas Trench". Confront Magazine. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Marianas Trench Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Face the Music – The EP by Marianas Trench". iTunes Store NZ. Apple Inc.
  7. ^ US references:
  8. ^ Canada references:
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