Vancouver band ACTORS will bring its infectious sound on tour across the US in September. The coast-to-coast run includes slots on all three Cold Waves Festivals (New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles), as well as shows with Bootblacks, Soft Kill, and more.
ACTORS on tour:
Sep 15 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater - Cold Waves Festival
Sep 16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar - Murder of Crows Festival
Sep 18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox w/ Bootblacks
Sep 19 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Wills w/ Bootblacks
Sep 20 - Columbus, OH @ The Summit w/ Bootblacks
Sep 21 - Detroit, MI @ Small's w/ Bootblacks
Sep 23 - Chicago, IL @ Metro - Cold Waves Festival
Sep 27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall - Batcave SLC
Sep 28 - Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial w/ Creux Lies
Sep 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 - Cold Waves Festival
Sep 30 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex - Part Time Punks w/ Trisomie 21, Soft Kill
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 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."
Much more than a "retro" act, ACTORS' music stands on its own, full of life and unforgettable hooks. ACTORS' songs are glistening bangers: slamming beats propel warm layers of synth, guitar, and vocals. 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, pushing music forward via a deep knowledge of the past.
Watch ACTORS' latest video, for the song "Slaves":
Listen and buy ACTORS' latest album, It Will Come to You:
"Vancouver’s brilliant post-punk and new-wave quartet ACTORS continue their flair for sonic cinematics... The atmosphere quivers with singer Jason Corbett’s crooning reverb augmented by shivering guitars and stark synths."
"Addictively dancey, uplifting and melancholy sounds... Beautiful, dark music."
"Eighties-style post-punk... Marrying influences from metal in the post-punk style."
Photo by Kira Clavell