Friday, September 23, 2011

Actors&Actresses' "ARC" Available for Pre-Order


A message from our friends at Mylene Sheath Records...

"It's once again pre-order time!!! This time around we love the long time labor of love by Actors&Actresses ARC: Arrows Remix Compilation. We describe our sentimental feelings about the project below in the bio, so we're going to keep the intro short and sweet here. But on this one we've decided to allow everyone to download the 14 track digital version of the album for FREE from the band's Bandcamp page! You can stream or download the entire thing and if you dig what you hear, please feel free to pre-order the 8 track LP version. We'd all appreciate it, a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into coordinating this effort! The LP pressing is EXTREMELY limited, as only 207 records were pressed. Of those 98 are on thick, solid black vinyl and 109 are on translucent gold with black streaks. But we're rambling, so lets get movin'...

All the pertinent info is below... also, we'll be hanging out and dorkin' it up on the message board at 10:00PM TONIGHT! So if you have any questions about Actors&Actresses, or the LP in particular, head over HERE and we'll be glad to answer you. So come chat!!! Now lets get this pre-order on!!

Digital Version Track Listing:

1.Murder [Strangled In Bed remix by Arms and Sleepers] 05:22
2.Quiet! [Circling Above the Silence remix by New Rochelle Rotary Club] 03:43
3.Hello Tornado [OHMission remix by Aspect Deletion] 05:03
4.Hello Tornado [Funnel Cake remix by Brian Pensinger] 06:14
5.Quiet! [Soft Labor remix by Workforsleep] 06:17
6.Hello Tornado [HELL TORN remix by Insomnia Device] 06:04
7.Quiet! [The Monitor remix by ::thinkstandard::] 05:47
8.Murder [Swift Kills remix by The Atlas Ladder] 02:59
9.Quiet! [Quiet Spirals remix by Brian Pensinger] 04:39
10.Law of Entropy [ThermodynaMIX remix by Insomnia Device] 04:45
11.Law of Entropy [Halls of Entropy remix by Mono City Vibe] 03:43
12.Quiet! [Whispering While Drowning remix by FluID] 05:45
13.Hello Tornado [Entrocephalicy remix by Innerhorse] 04:45
14.Hello Tornado [Greetings Greensburg remix by Workforsleep] 05:30

LP Version Track Listing:

SIDE A

1.Murder [Strangled In Bed remix by Arms and Sleepers] 05:22
2.Quiet! [Circling Above the Silence remix by New Rochelle Rotary Club] 03:43
3.Hello Tornado [OHMission remix by Aspect Deletion] 05:03
4.Hello Tornado [Funnel Cake remix by Brian Pensinger] 06:14

SIDE B

5.Quiet! [Soft Labor remix by Workforsleep] 06:17
6.Hello Tornado [HELL TORN remix by Insomnia Device] 06:04
7.Quiet! [The Monitor remix by ::thinkstandard::] 05:47
8.Murder [Swift Kills remix by The Atlas Ladder] 02:59

"25 months of work, 11 contributing artists, 7 different cities represented, 1 album reinterpreted. The Arrows Remix Compilation, or ARC, is a diverse collection of remixes by a group of artists that each bring their own unique vision to some of the most revered songs originally recorded and released on 2009's Arrows. Arrows was Actors&Actresses debut full length, and first release for The Mylene Sheath. Upon it's release some two and a half years ago, critics applauded the record, with The Big Takeover going so far as to say you'd be "levitated by cascading guitars and mysterious moods..." and Short and Sweet NYC claimed "the songs come alive by a sort of rare instrumentation and care in handling that proves itself righteous over and over". The band was an instant favorite among the other bands on the label, a "bands' band" in the truest sense of the term.

So shortly following the release of Arrows, Andy Schiller (guitar) approached us with the idea of having some of their label-mates and some of their other friends from around the country try their hand at reinterpreting a few select tracks from the album... and see what they came up with. Having never been involved with a project like that, we all decided to try it out together and see if we could pull it off. The results came in slow and steady, and what could have become a logistical nightmare was actually handled much like an Actors&Actresses song itself - patient, methodical, intelligent and rewarding. Contributions from label-mates like Steve Molter of Beware of Safety or ::thinkstandard:: as he appears here, Philip Jamieson of Caspian performing under The Atlas Ladder moniker, and Will Benoit of Constants, contributing under his New Rochelle Rotary Club alias, give the album a family vibe as they refashion their respective tracks with passion and care. Good friends Arms & Sleepers make a stunning appearance to lead off the album, getting things in stride early, and after that each unique and carefully sequenced track keeps things intriguing and diverse throughout.

With so many different styles and so many different approaches, the album is exciting to listen to just to see how the next person will handle the track - and thankfully it's mind blowing across the board. It's amazing that so many people can hear the same album in so many different ways, and that's the beauty of music - we all interpret it uniquely and personally. And given the opportunity, we try to explain to others what we like about a certain song or album, using words to describe the feeling. The 11 artists on this album had the opportunity to explain that feeling by using the music to create more music, and now it's almost like you get to climb into their heads and listen to what they hear when their brain processes these tracks. Honestly, we'll be the first to admit that we were slightly skeptical about the release would come together at first, but now that we've heard it from beginning to end, many times, we're definitely as proud of this album as anything else we've released on the label. It opened our minds, and ultimately that's the mark of any accomplished collection of songs. But I suppose we're rambling here, why don't you listen to the tracks yourself? The entire 14 track digital release is available for free download on the bands Bandcamp site [link above or stream below] and the first 8 tracks are also available on LP format. Artwork design, direction and layout was handled by N.Shumaker for Northerlightsindustries.com and were printed on thick 20pt SBS board jackets. Hopefully you'll all enjoy the project as much as we have in watching it come together, and we're so proud to finally be releasing it for everyone that has had a hand in making it a reality."

CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN ULTIMATE PRE-ORDER PACKAGE!

This is a customizable pre-order package where you can pick and choose your own add-ons! This package automatically includes the black vinyl of ARC (limited to 98 copies) and from there you can pick and choose what else you'd like to add to it! You can add the other color of ARC (translucent gold vinyl w/black streaks, limited to 109), or any of the colors from the We Love Our Enemy 12" or the grey/clear swirl version of the Arrows LP, all at a discount! VIEW DETAILS / PURCHASE HERE!

BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO ADD ANYTHING ON, CHECK OUT THESE STAND-ALONE OPTIONS!

So there are the ordering options and the free download for the pre-order! These will ship VERY SOON, no seriously - like SUPAH quick! We'll of course keep everyone completely up to date as they begin shipping!

Please spread the word of the pre-order AND the tour dates as far as possible into all four corners of the world and the parallel internet universe. We honestly appreciate it and depend on word of mouth more than you know! Much love! Talk soon! And many, many, maaaaaaaaaaaany thanks!!!

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