Continuing the tradition of emotionally brutal hardcore for which Boston is known (See American Nightmare, HopeCon, etc), Actor / Observer strike a balance between heavy breakdowns and post-hardcore melodicism. The group is about to drop a limited-edition 7-inch, One Another, on November 17th via Ben Weinman's Party Smasher Inc. — and today Actor / Observer has teamed up with Revolver to premiere "Well Being," from that release.
The cut starts with the supremely wet-with-reverb guitars that play out like an aching post-rock tune, while vocalist Greg Marquis alternates between brutal neck-vein bulging screams and emotionally harrowing cleaner moments, making way for dramatic heaves and retreats in the name of post-hardcore. Fans of Thrice and Quicksand will recognize the approach, and welcome it with open arms.
ACTOR / OBSERVER 2017 TOUR DATES
11-7 Altoona, PA The Anvil
11-8 Buffalo, NY Sugar City
11-9 Elyria, OH Blank Slate
11-10 Kalamazoo, MI Shakespeare's Pub
11-11 Bloomington, IL The Bubble Bowl
111-13 Burlington, VT Friend's of John's Basement
11-14 Pawtucket, RI The Met
11-15 Oakdale, NY Shaker's Pub
11-16 Brooklyn, NY Gold Sounds
11-17 Boston, MA Hardcore Stadium