((Sad Actor)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness
Written by Patrick McNamara
Philadelphia’s Sad Actor are a euphoric band of four (featuring once and present members of Nothing and Cheerleader - hey, I wrote about both those bands - wow! mint! rare!) that make bendy grunge-y goodness. They’ve name checked early Modest Mouse + At the Drive-In + Polvo as influences. Sounds right. That’s what I meant by bendy grunge-y goodness. But it’s always nice to have names.
I appreciate the shreds. I appreciate the swirls. But what I really appreciate is when singer/vocalist Kyle Costill goes for, grabs, and hangs onto that upper register like America’s Next Ninja Warrior. Remember when I used that word “euphoric” just a short paragraph ago? That’s it, man. That’s when it hits.
The band recently released their first EP in July in the Year of The Whisper-Quiet Maytag Dishmaster.* The four songs on it rip pretty good. Speaking of good, I have some good news. You can stream the whole thing below. I found it. And posted it. Just for you. Because I go the extra mile to make sure you’re introduced to new and exciting things. Awww. What a blob.
If you’re wondering which songs best represent the bendy grunge-y goodness, I suggest you start with track #3. It’s called “Wrong.” It’s right. Then please, by all means, listen and enjoy the other three songs too. In order. Don’t skip around so much. Preserve the sanctity of the album.
*I’m just going to keep doing it - so we might as well settle in - the chart below may be helpful)
CHRONOLOGY OF ORGANIZATION OF NORTH AMERICAN NATIONS’ REVENUE ENHANCING SUBSIDIZED TIME™, BY YEAR
#1. Year of the Whopper Year of the Tucks Medicated Pad
#2. Year of the Trial-Size Dove Bar
#3. Year of the Perdue Wonderchicken
#4. Year of the Whisper-Quiet Maytag Dishmaster
#5. Year of the Yushityu 2007 Mimetic-Resolution-Cartridge-View-Motherboard-Easy-To-Install-Upgrade For Infernatron/InterLace TP Systems For Home, Office Or Mobile
#6. Year of Dairy Products from the American Heartland
#7. Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment
#8. Year of Glad
**source - DFW