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Actors& Actresses

"If you’re looking for a pop song, you’ve come to the wrong place. But if you’ve come to be gently lifted aloft, levitated by cascading guitars and mysterious moods...Actors&Actresses aren’t just putting on a show of it. They’re immersed, and you will be too. " — The Big Takeover

"Huge leaps of artistic sonic undulation make Arrows as multidirectional as its title. The other side of this musically poignant release is that the songs come alive by a sort of rare instrumentation and care in handling that proves itself righteous over and over." — Short and Sweet NYC

"It's like huge, post-metal, but with melodic shoegaze vocals and a couple Valium after all the bong rips - slowed down, but still complex. " — The New Scheme

"It’s easy to get lost listening to Arrows. The band relies on slow tempos and beautiful, somber melodies punctuated by haunting noises and held together by barely there vocals..." — Ink Magazine

"It's amazing to hear the depth and complexity that is portrayed on a first release like this..." — Muzik Dizkovery

Scott Bennett: bass/vocals
Andrew Schiller: guitar
David Sumner: drums/media samples




Actors&Actresses are a 3 piece from Kansas City, MO who mix synthetic, pre-recorded and organic sounds to produce alternately chilling backdrops and intense sequences of heavy post rock. While the stage presence of the band is relatively calm, the visual accompaniments filmed and edited by drummer Dave Sumner provide textural kinetics, without actually overpowering the complex rumble the band creates. Triggered samples and treated drum loops roil in the background, while the overpowering down-tuned bass played by vocalist Scott Bennett bursts at the seams. Moving forward and aft through the stereo field, Andrew Schiller’s guitars provide eerie whines alternating with roaring walls of chords. The band can deftly move from a vast downpour to a quite intimate and delicate singularity, often within mere measures. The lean arrangements of the band’s material allow for the players to concoct a sound all their own yet deliver full sets of songs, each one sounding very different from the last. As record reviewers often note, it’s easy to hear where A&A’s influences originate, but they’re somehow able to bring it all within their hazy machinery and make it all seem new again. They have released one EP titled “We Love Our Enemy” in 2005 and a full-length album titled “Arrows” in 2009 through The Mylene Sheath record label of Athens, GA. A remix project for select tracks from “Arrows” called “ARC” is being planned for 2011, with another full-length effort scheduled to appear in 2012.

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