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The Actors

San Francisco, California, United States

San Francisco, California, United States
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""A moving combination of heroic vocals, gentle synthesizer tones, and grooving beats.""

"The Actors' latest EP High and Low...is a moving combination of heroic vocals, gentle synthesizer tones, and grooving beats...“Theory of Something” builds its conclusion in charming vocal harmonies...“Through A False Door” follows, quickly exploding in a brilliant burst of guitar hooks and voluminous synthesizer tones...with the lead singer belting out in a powerful high tenor. On the album's most seductive track “First Date,” the singer is able to show off an impressive vocal range, with fantastic harmonies supporting it...Catchy and sweet, High and Low is an exciting EP with plenty of space to discover sounds and hooks within the music that will certainly delight your ears." - Ada Lann, The Deli Magazine, December 2010. - The Deli Magazine (National)


"Best of 2010 SF Bay Area - picked "Through a False Door""

Featured "Through a False Door" in Best of 2010 Bay Area list:

"We’ll be doing plenty of “Best of 2010" retrospectives over the next few weeks, but it seems appropriate to kick off our look back at the past year with a more comprehensive survey of San Francisco Bay Area indie music in 2010...there are so many talented artists in the Bay that there’s no better way to get a taste of things than to just immerse oneself in the music." - The Bay Bridged, December 2010. - The Bay Bridged


""...A capacious synth-pop sound reminiscent of a fusion between Band of Horses and MGMT...""

"With a capacious synth-pop sound reminiscent of a fusion between Band of Horses and MGMT, The Actors filled the spaces between people with their reverb-laden songs. The Actors steadily built a captivating groove so that by the time they got to the most powerful song of the set, “First Date,” the whole room had broken out in dance." - The Deli Magazine SF, Dec 2010 (live review)
- The Deli Magazine SF


""Their enthu­si­asm for the music was infec­tious...it was dif­fi­cult to pull myself away.""

"The band was nice enough (and con­fi­dent enough) to let me hang around and shoot some pho­tos yes­ter­day while they tracked a new song...When I vis­ited Tiny Telephone, spir­its were high. While they were only lay­ing down live basics, the sounds and takes they were get­ting were rich and juicy. Their enthu­si­asm for the music was infec­tious and by the time I started to get famil­iar with the song they were work­ing on, it was dif­fi­cult to pull myself away." - Keith Axline, The Signal and Noise, Dec 2010 - The Signal and Noise


""The band departed with a bravura pass at "Theory of Something," with its holy-shit lyric...""

"The band departed with a bravura pass at "Theory of Something," with its holy-shit lyric, "Everything something nothing/Something nothing, everything"..." - Ron Garmon, SF Weekly, Dec 2010 - SF Weekly


""The Actors are viciously original and worth your listening time.""

"Almost as if they are actively trying to conquer the West Coast music blogosphere, The Actors combine every aspect of pure catchiness, tight structure, and reverb soaked tracks that the current modern music nerd is starving for. But this isn’t piggybacking on the wave of dark synth-rock bands making noise right now, The Actors are viciously original and worth your listening time. With only a 5-song EP (free to download here) and a significant buzz among the Bay Area music scene, the band is on their way to becoming a bit more than they might have expected. Darkly fun music like this doesn’t come around this often, at least not this honest." - Shawn Robbins, Kata Rokkar, Nov 2010
- Kata Rokkar


"Featured "Theory of Something" on podcast"

Radio Orphans podcast 273 - dated September 17, 2010. Played "Theory of Something." - Radio Orphans Podcast


"Featured "Dead Horse Bay" as selected song"

Featured "Dead Horse Bay," September 14, 2010. - Snob's Music


"Played "Theory of Something" on podcast"

Inside My Head podcast - dated October 13, 2010. Featured "Theory of Something." - Inside My Head Podcast


""It’s hard not to love this heavy synth retro-pop. Awesome stuff...""

"It’s hard to make comparisons sometimes without taking away from the uniqueness of the band you’re talking about....It’s hard not to love this heavy synth retro-pop. Awesome stuff, and you can go download it for free at their bandcamp!" - September 10, 2010 - smokeDONTsmoke


""I was pleased to catch wind of The Actors...""

"In slight opposition to my complete overdose on the beachy, shoegaze psychedelic sounds of summer, I was pleased to catch wind of The Actors this morning." - September 15, 2010 - Blalock's Indie Rock Playlist


""Covers all the bases of pop rock...""

"The four-song EP covers all the bases of pop rock, with moments of heavy synth and infectious dance rhythms." - The Bay Bridged, September 2009 - The Bay Bridged


""The vocal melodies are wonderfully structured while the vast variety of keyboard and basslines are layered perfectly.""

"What makes this EP a bit different...is the depth of the record. The vocal melodies are wonderfully structured while the vast variety of keyboard and basslines are layered perfectly...one dance party not to miss." - September 13, 2010 - See The Leaves


""The Actors...are something very familiar and yet you have never heard anything quite like it.""

"The Actors seem to be filling in spaces between...genres, adding their own style and personality, and creating a new sound all at the same time. They are something very familiar and yet you have never heard anything quite like it. "Not A Beast" from The Actors' latest EP, "Foreign Stares", is no exception...a couple of listens and it has been stuck in my head since."
- TSotD (The Song of the Day) (Apr 07, 2010) - TSotD (The Song of the Day)


""What I'm digging about this group is that they can get really upbeat and fast-paced, but at the same time slow it down a bit and jam out.""

"...they definitely have an indie rock sound with a touch of electro. What I'm digging about this group is that they can get really upbeat and fast-paced, but at the same time slow it down a bit and jam out." - Boom Boom Chik, December 2009 - Boom Boom Chik


""The tracks "Heat In The Street" and "The Skydiver" help the band pave their way in 2010.""

"...they make me think more of a re-vamped version of The Cars...the tracks "Heat In The Street" and "The Skydiver" help the band pave their way in 2010." - I Am The Crime, February 2010 - I Am The Crime


""The Actors have what it takes to stand out from the rest of the bands on the scene.""

"...The Actors have what it takes to stand out from the rest of the bands on the scene. One listen to their new, never boring, Anticipate Heat EP makes this fact clear...producing synth-heavy pop rock with confidence and finesse." - The Collegian, October 2009 - The Collegian


""Blasts with rhythm and lightning synth action...""

"...Blasts with rhythm and lightning synth action..."The Skydiver" is one great standout track..." - Frozen Aisle, September 2009 - Frozen Aisle


""I listened to the last track, put the record on repeat and haven't stopped listening to it yet.""

"...every so often one comes across a proper gem of a record, or at least the sort of diamond-in-the-rough demo that hints at greater things yet to come. The Anticipate Heat EP by San Franciscan trio The Actors sits pretty much midway between the gem and rough-diamond categories...I listened to the last track, put the record on repeat and haven't stopped listening to it yet." - Eaten by Monsters, January 2010 - Eaten by Monsters


Discography

"High and Low" EP - September 2010

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Blending synths with guitars and drums, The Actors write reverb-laden songs with strong melodies and swaying beats. Defying indie blogwave convention, all of The Actors' electro-tinged songs are played live by hand - no programming, loops or Ableton anywhere. Their latest EP, "High and Low," is rooted in the emotion and tunefulness of The Cure, The xx, Kraftwerk, and LCD Soundsystem.