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actors promo2021 byShannonHemmettWith their stunning new album, ‘Acts of Worship’, out now on Artoffact Records, Vancouver post-punks ACTORS have revealed the full album in all its glory, via an exclusive premiere with CVLT Nation.
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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, ‘Acts of Worship’, is an album of driving beats, massive hooks, and dramatic atmospheres - equally melancholy and electrifying, it plays like the soundtrack to an imaginary Michael Mann film.

ACTORS’ Jason Corbett has stated: “It’s about embracing who you are and having the confidence to do what you feel and not be afraid. 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.”

Corbett points to legends who changed the face of pop music in their day - DAVID BOWIE, ROXY MUSIC, DURAN DURAN - as inspirations. The album also sees the debut of new bassist Kendall Wooding; Corbett notes that the current line-up, completed by synth player Shannon Hemmett and drummer Adam Fink, perfectly reflects the balance of masculine and feminine energy contained within the songs.

‘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.

01. Love U More
02. Like Suicide
03. Cold Eyes
04. Obsession
05. Death from Above
06. Killing Time (Is Over)
07. Only Lonely
08. Strangers
09. End of the World
10. Once More with Feeling

Source: Press Release / Photo by Shannon Hemmett

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