Friday, August 6, 2021

ACTORS - Acts of Worship

ACTORS: Artoffact Records launches pre-orders for Vancouver post-punks' new masterpiece, Acts of Worship

Artoffact Records has launched pre-orders for Acts of Worship, the new album by ACTORS.

Acts of Worship will be released October 1st; pre-order the album now, here:

Stream ACTORS' latest music video – the Natural Born Killers-inspired clip for "Only Lonely" – here:

ACTORS' 2018 album, It Will Come to You, also released on Artoffact, put the band's moody, anthemic style on the map, earning these words from "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."

Three years later, the follow-up is poised to break hearts and set fire to dance floors. Acts of Worship is an album of driving beats, massive hooks, and dramatic atmospheres – equally melancholy and electrifying. "Cinematic" is a worn-out word, but here it is simply impossible not to envision movie scenes unfolding as each track plays.

Corbett points to legends who changed the face of pop music in their day – David Bowie, Roxy Music, Duran Duran – as inspirations. "It’s about embracing who you are and having the confidence to do what you feel and not be afraid," he says. "I made the first ACTORS album without caring about who would hear it. I think people can feel honesty in music whether they realize it or not. The new album is exactly where I wanted to go with ACTORS. It expands on the last album lyrically and sonically. It’s the next step of our journey."

Acts of Worship was produced by Corbett at his own Jacknife Sound in Vancouver; his sonic sculpting is a major component of ACTORS' sound, as well as the sounds of other artists like Bootblacks and SPECTRES. The album sees the debut of new bassist Kendall Wooding and Corbett notes that the current lineup, completed by synth player Shannon Hemmett and drummer Adam Fink, perfectly reflects the balance of masculine and feminine energy contained within the songs.

1) Love U More
2) Like Suicide
3) Cold Eyes
4) Obsession
5) Death from Above
6) Killing Time (Is Over)
7) Only Lonely
8) Strangers
9) End of the World
10) Once More with Feeling

Catch ACTORS on tour across North America throughout the fall.

ACTORS "Take Your Love Tour" 2021:
Sep 9 - San Diego, CA @ Space BAR
Sep 11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
Sep 12 - Los Angeles @ Catch One Underground
Sep 13 - Oakland, CA @ Elbo Room
Sep 14 - Sacramento, CA @ The Starlet Room at Harlow's
Sep 15 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater
Sep 16 - Tacoma, WA @ Elks Temple Spanish Ballroom
Sep 17 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor
Sep 18 - Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Sep 22 - Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz
Sep 23 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe
Sep 24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Lodge
Sep 25 - Detroit, MI @ Small's
Sep 26 - Chicago, IL @ Cold Waves Festival
Sep 27 - Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle Brewing
Sep 28 - Louisville, KY @ Art Sanctuary
Sep 29 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's
Sep 30 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Oct 1 - Philadelphia, PA @ Warehouse on Watts
Oct 2 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Oct 3 - Washington, DC @ Pie Shop
Oct 4 - Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
Oct 5 - Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall
Oct 6 - Asheville, NC @ The Odditorium
Oct 7 - Atlanta, GA @ 529
Oct 8 - Tampa, FL @ Absolution Fest
Oct 9 - Austin, TX @ Elysium
Nov 27 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Dec 7 - San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s
Dec 8 - Dallas, TX @ Dada
Dec 9 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby
Dec 10 - Denver, CO @ HQ

Photo by Shannon Hemmett

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