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-80’s U2 ( Boy, October, War ) as well as the driving, synth drenched scores that emanated from the era's movie screens. As scene authority Post-Punk.com puts it, the band conjures “ cinematic new-wave... that belongs on a Michael Mann soundtrack. ”
Frontman Jason Corbett’s rich vocals command with all the passion of a young Bono and the coolness of Peter Murphy . Songs like “L’appel du Vide,” “Slaves,” “Face Meets Glass,” and “Bury Me” are bangers that glisten via Corbett’s production job: slamming beats propel warm layers of synth, guitar, and vocals. Corbett writes, produces, mixes, and masters all ACTORS music at his own Vancouver studio, Jacknife Sound.
Corbett names David Bowie as a fundamental influence - Bowie’s sense of confidence and creativity are in full effect on It Will Come to You . But much more than a “retro” act, this is music that stands all on it’s own, full of life and unforgettable hooks. Perhaps best described as a “post-post-punk” band, ACTORS belongs in the discussion alongside bands of today like The Soft Moon and Cold Cave who are pushing music forward via a deep knowledge of the past.
ACTORS has toured in the USA, Canada, and Europe, and performed at Terminus Festival 2017, 2018 (Calgary), Out From the Shadows Festival 2018 (Portland), and Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2018 (Leipzig), with upcoming festival appearances at Infest 2018 (Manchester), A Murder of Crows 2018 (Brooklyn), and Cold Waves 2018 (NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles)
Wingtips was officially formed in 2014 by Vincent Segretario after informally having used the moniker for a number of previous experimental solo performances. In 2016, the band released their EP titled "GREYAREA". The album is an androgynous sound of transition; an interpolation of darkly shimmering layers of angular guitar and pulsating darkwave. Sharpening their anthemic rush with an increasing penchant for melody and an atmosphere equally informed by post-punk as sweeping electronica, "GREYAREA" contextualizes new romantic for the post-millennial end times.
With this release, formerly live member Hannah Avalon moves to creative collaborator, contributing to the ethereal come- up of "Glass", and the ecstatic lullaby "Wading". In August 2018, WINGTIPS' new single, “Relativity,” -- their first work in close to two years - was released. Post-Punk.com calls the track "a soaring anthem stepped in mid to late 80s nostalgia whose keyboard driven production is a cross between John Hughes soundtrack cuts from Thompson Twins or OMD, and guitar work reminiscent of The Cure’s Disintegration."
This year will see the debut full-length studio record from WINGTIPS, who have also recently supported bands such as Front 242, Drab Majesty, Zola Jesus, The Twilight Sad, and many more. FRONT 242, DRAB MAJESTY, ZOLA JESUS, and many more.
Entertainment formed in 2002 in Athens, Georgia, influenced by the Doors, Love, Led Zeppelin, Bauhaus, Public Image Ltd, the Cure, Gang of Four, Christian Death, Joy Division, the Birthday Party, dub and krautrock.
After the December 2003 release of their first single "Safe at One" on Atlanta label Stickfigure Records, the band was signed by now-defunct Luminal Records, who released their second single, "Patroness", in 2004. A split 12-inch EP release with Canadian band A Spectre Is Haunting Europe followed in 2006 on Simulacre Media/Adistant Sound.
Entertainment's debut album, Gender, was released in 2008 by Stickfigure, with a remastered vinyl version issued the following year on New York label Duchess Archive. It received extensive critical acclaim and was voted the 2008 deathrock album of the year by Deathrock.com., who said, "Entertainment take [the] dark, post-punk, gothic concept back to the drawing board, removing the complication and dispensing with the miserable pop-sensibilities of the latest crop of 'post-punk' bandwagoners over the past half decade. What they achieve with surrealistic, visually descriptive lyrics, and the opium-den like pace is ultimately parallel to none other than Only Theatre of Pain, oddly enough". In a 2009 live review for Shadowtime NYC, Big Takeover critic Kristin Sollee described Entertainment as: "A slow burn of anarchic pleasures moving between pounding, tribal vigor and creeping, Gothic slither, few bands can make music this cold and abyssal so fiery and enticing".
A North American Electronic band based in Charlotte, NC whose music ranges from Darkwave to the Industrial and Experimental genres. The band performs their live blend of electronic music with an arsenal of synthesizers, samplers and drum machines to create dark distorted beats, vocal/sample effects and warped synth tones which evoke a haunting, psychedelic vibe.
Delphine Coma is a post punk / coldwave / darkwave project by Ashe Rüppe and Amendoa Lizzbeth Tamburri. Their combination of lush atmospheres and harsh noises create entrancing soundscapes that chill to the bone. Delphine Coma combines elements of coldwave, shoegaze, post-punk, and darkwave to create their own unique and entrancing sound.