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Actors & Actresses

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Actors & Actresses are dedicated to the idea that music can be heavy without being angry, and lush without being boring and aimless.

They began working to create an atmosphere that elevates rather than overwhelms the listener’s senses with a focus on creating a unique visual accompaniment that blends with their music. Soon after their 2004 debut, the band found that using an ideal balance of eerie and comforting sounds pleased a swiftly-growing audience.

Many new fans of the band were surprised that a sound so large and layered could come from just 3 musicians. Scott Bennett anchors the trio with a massive thrum of down-tuned bass diametrically-opposed by his soft alto vocals. Andrew Schiller’s guitars provide a backdrop that moves between subtle harmonic textures and blaring noise. David Sumner guides the roiling mass of sound with precise rhythm constructions from both his kit and banks of samples that give Actors & Actresses an instantly recognizable signature sound.

Their material can be purchased at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/actorsactresses and http://www.mylenesheath.com.

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  • mjk89

    Excuse the spamming fellow post rockers, but I'd urge you to take the time and give a listen to my band at http://weownthesky.bandcamp.com/ thanks in advance for your time!

    17 Aug 2011 Reply
  • jdubs

    Awesome you guys are going to be on the Hum tribute. I was the guy who put in a good word for you. Been listening to Dig to China non-stop, if you guys ever make it down to south Florida, drop me a line.

    19 Aug 2010 Reply
  • explodingnsound

    ACTORS & ACTRESSES are featured on Exploding In Sound's FREE digital compilation "IN CASE OF EVACUATION". Download the 2xCD comp at http://www.explodinginsound.com/2010/06/exploding-in-sound-presents-in-case-of.html also featuring: Maps & Atlases, Open Hand, Me You Us Them, Caspian, We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Twilight Sad, Wintersleep, LaFaro, Imaad Wasif, Red Fang, Helms Alee, Crippled Black Phoenix, Black Helicopter, and many many more.

    10 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Little_Mo

    like

    22 May 2010 Reply
  • EdgesofTwilight

    More people need to listen to this band

    5 Apr 2010 Reply
  • NoComply789

    Came across them & got hold of their album thanks to gimmesound.com; Arrows is pretty enjoyable, will definately keep an eye on this band

    15 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Spacirelei

    Yeah...Please if I didn't just discover this band like..10 minutes ago I would have rewrote the bio.

    5 Sep 2009 Reply
  • DigiDan

    Bad bio, fantastic band.

    28 Aug 2009 Reply
  • DJ_Babycakes

    I think it's pretty special.

    20 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Bonelesss

    wonderful but nothing special...hmm...

    17 Aug 2009 Reply
  • RussianBerries

    Reminds me of a less whiny Aereogramme during the Sleep and Release era. In other words, fucking fantastic.

    16 Jun 2009 Reply
  • OlSpazzy

    Reminds me a little bit of destroyalldreamers

    15 Jun 2009 Reply
  • DJ_Babycakes

    Just received my "Arrows" LP in the post!!! FANTASTIC. Go get it. www.mylenesheath.com

    12 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Scvip

    Группа обалденная))ждемс полноценных альбомов

    10 Mar 2009 Reply
  • ethanbeyer

    good band. saw them live a few weeks ago and they're incredible.

    22 May 2007 Reply

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