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-’80s U2 (Boy, October, War) as well as the driving, synth-drenched scores that emanated from that era’s movie screens.
Ahead of the band’s tour (see dates here) we asked Jason Corbett about 3 albums that have been a big influence on him.
Band photo by Kira Clavell.
The Soft Moon – The Soft Moon
I was deep in a YouTube hole one night when I stumbled upon The Soft Moon’s self-titled full length. It’s cold, hypnotic, and somehow invitingly sexy. It feels familiar yet new at the same time. I find myself going back to this album over the years and it’s still just as exciting as when I first heard it. They’re also fantastic live.
Drab Majesty – Careless
I was asked to spin some records at a show here in Vancouver a few years ago. Drab Majesty was on the bill. From the first song I was blown away. I bought the album and told everyone about it. It was on constant rotation for months. Beautiful melodies and wonderful songwriting.
Beliefs – Habitat
This duo from Toronto, Canada should be on your radar. Start with the track ‘1994’ and travel further down the rabbit hole. Gloomy dark vibes that I’ve found very inspiring. My favorite lyric “it’s time to kiss concrete”.