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-80’s U2 (Boy, October, War) as well as the driving, synth drenched scores that emanated from the era's movie screens. As scene authority Post-Punk.com puts it, the band conjures “cinematic new-wave... that belongs on a Michael Mann soundtrack.”
Frontman Jason Corbett’s rich vocals command with all the passion of a young Bono and the coolness of Peter Murphy. Songs like “L’appel du Vide,” “Slaves,” “Face Meets Glass,” and “Bury Me” are bangers that glisten via 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.
Corbett names David Bowie as a fundamental influence - Bowie’s sense of confidence and creativity are in full effect on ‘It Will Come to You’. But 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.
Opening the show is Plasticstatic. They are an electronic and textural guitar band influenced by dark wave, shoegaze, and post-punk sounds. Some of their notable covers released via various tribute comps (in addition to their own albums) give a good idea the ground they tread: The Cure, Echo and The Bunnymen, Psychic TV, and Love And Rockets… a perfect match on this bill for those who dig their melancholy a bit catchy, and their darkness somewhat dancy.
March 27th, 2019
Doors at 7:00 PM for this ALL AGES event. Lounge doors will open at 6:00 PM for those 21 and over.
Tickets available at www.thedacres.com.$10 advance, $12 at door