"Addictively dancey, uplifting and melancholy sounds... Beautiful, dark music.""
"Drawing from 4AD Records-era post-punk and New Wave... Urgent yet cinematic."
–The Joy of Violent Movement
Vancouver band ACTORS present new single "Face Meets Glass," premiered today via CVLT Nation.
The song appears on ACTORS' debut full-length album It Will Come to You, out March 9th on Artoffact Records.
Listen to "Face Meets Glass," from It Will Come to You, here:
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From Vancouver, Canada, ACTORS electrify with a modern take on post-punk. On debut full-length It Will Come to You, anthemic songs evoke the urgency of early-'80s U2 (Boy, October, War) as well as the driving, synth-drenched scores that emanated from that era's movie screens. As scene authority Post-Punk.com put it, the band conjures "cinematic new-wave... that belongs on a Michael Mann soundtrack."
Songs like "L'appel du Vide," "Slaves," and the freshly-premiered "Face Meets Glass" are bangers that glisten via frontman Jason Corbett's production job: slamming beats propel warm layers of synth, guitar, and vocals. Corbett writes, produces, mixes, and masters all ACTORS music at his own Vancouver studio, Jacknife Sound.
Much more than a "retro" act, this is music that stands all on its own, full of life and unforgettable hooks. Perhaps best described as a "post-post-punk" band, ACTORS belongs in the discussion alongside bands of today like The Soft Moon and Cold Cave who are pushing music forward via a deep knowledge of the past.
ACTORS will be touring the US, Canada, and Europe, throughout 2018.
Mar 10 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw (It Will Come to You album release show)
Mar 22 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Mar 23 - Boise, ID @ Vista Bar
Mar 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club X (Batcave SLC)
Mar 28 - Sacramento, CA @ LowBrau
Mar 29 - Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull
Mar 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ La Cita (Part Time Punks)
Apr 3 - Olympia, WA @ Crytatropa
Apr 4 - Everett, WA @ Obscurus
Apr 5 - Eugene, OR @ Old Nicks
Apr 6 - Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge (Out from the Shadows Festival)
Apr 12 - Vancouver, BC @ Astoria (Verboden Festival)
May 10 - Paris, FR @ Le Supersonic
May 11 - Lille, FR @ Le Bobble Cafe
May 18 - Copenhagen, DK @ Stengade
May 19 - Hamburg, DE @ Gruner Jager
May 20 - Leipzig, DE @ Wave Gotik Treffen Festival
Aug 25 - West Yorkshire, UK @ Infest Festival
Photo by Kira Clavell