REVIEW IN SKRATCH MAGAZINE!!
"This seven-song EP debut from Southern California artist
Peter Verdell is a slick, catchy package that is sure to turn
heads in the music industry. With a vaguely emo/hard-rock
alternative style and a truckload of biting hooks, this is music
that haunts and inspires. Though up until recently Verdell was
doing solo acoustic sets live, he's finally settled on a
permanent quartet to bring a harder edge to his live shows.
While many young musicians make obvious blunders on debut
albums, it's tough to find any fault with this disc. Perhaps the
only thing wrong with it is that it isn't a full-length album."
- Dug Fredricksen
Skratch Magazine (www.skratchmagazine.com)
Writer and Video Director
extraordinaire Jonathan London played "On Your Hands and Knees"
on his online radio show last Thursday night (idobi.com),
which was sweeet! He's done videos for a
ton of cool bands (including Reggie and the Full Effect, Reel
Big Fish, HelloGoodbye, and The New Amsterdams), so he's pretty
much the man. Let's see what else...ohh I finally purchased my
very own rhodes piano! It weighs about a ton, and is in need of
some serious TLC--but God it is going to be worth it.
Well that's about it for now; check back for some upcoming shows
7-song EP now available HERE! It might be the best $5 you've
spent since like, 1998 or something.
It seems the search for a lead guitarist has come to an end,
with the addition of Matt Wright. The two of us will be playing
a special little acoustic set at BB King's Friday, Feb.
17th--which should be absolutely magical. I believe the EP's
will have arrived by then, so it will be kinda fun to actually
have some music to sell!
Yesterday my songs were mastered by Louie Teran (Snow
Patrol, Phantom Planet, Mean Girls Soundtrack!) and last night I
was finally able to enjoy the fruits of my labor! And what tasty
fruit indeed. In about 3 short weeks I'll have 1000 copies for
you to taste yourselves...all packaged prettily and simply dying
to find their way into your music player of choice. In the
meantime you can check out the 'ol myspace page to hear some of
the new audio--myspace.com/actasif.
Thanks to everyone who came out
the BB King's last week! It was a TON O' FUN, and definitely the
best we've played as a full band. As for new songs...the
recording process has been a little sluggish due to some
unavoidable scheduling conflicts (um...work, school, Halloween
costume planning, Curb Your Enthusiasm, etc). But we have plans
to start the bass this weekend!
New website online!
Come see the new Act As If line-up on July 31st @ Smart City Grinds in Azusa. It's going to be our first show together, come check it out!
Been really busy writing new songs and trying to get a band together…but it’s coming along. Hopefully I’ll be recording some new stuff in August
sometime… check back for details.
Act As If is on a Drive-Thru Records compilation!! Pick it up in our
merch section for
only $10--you won't want to miss out on this!