Act As If is an indie/rock band from Los Angeles, CA. They released their first full-length album "There's a Light" in May 2010, and recently released a new 4-song EP entitled "The Iron Is Hot" [Feb 2012]. The band has been featured as 'New and Noteworthy' by iTunes Music and "Fuseworthy" by Fuse TV. Several songs are in rotation on DMX radio (being played in retail nationwide), and have been heard in TV shows across ABC, CBS, MTV, and IFC. Also, they find you (yes, YOU) very attractive.
"It's telling that every song seems short...not because they are, but because you get so into them that time seems to stand still."
- Kick Kick Snare
"With its swoon-worthy mentality, sparkling percussion bits, and dreamy vocals, it's impossible not to fall in love at first spin."
"[Act As If] have a pop sensibility that adheres to a certain purity; their soaring melodies work as a calling card."
- Buzz Bands LA
"The sweet chimes of the xylophone, the weeping electric guitar, and the lightly crashing cymbals will have you snapping your fingers and swaying side to side."
- The Deli Magazine
"I'm a sucker for tracks that build into the ecstasy inducing, money note giving, tsunami sized swell of awesomeness. 'There's a Light' gives me this, as well as many other tracks on the album."
- Dyson Sound
"The tracks are big, they breathe; they swell and fill rooms. The hooks are there, but they're clever – not the nursery rhyme chants that so many pop-inclined musicians fall back on. It'd be exciting enough to hear this kind of music on the second or third album of an established group, but it's something special for a debut that was entirely self-produced and recorded."
- Beat Play
"No matter how many things we let go, no matter how many things that slip from our hands, there is always the next thing. The next bigger thing. That's the vision of Verdell's world."
- Speakers in Code
"With a vaguely emo/hard-rock alternative style and a truckload of biting hooks, this is music that haunts and inspires. While many young musicians make obvious blunders on debut albums, it's tough to find any fault with this disc."
- Scratch Magazine
"Musically it's kinda like The Get Up Kids. Midpaced-to-slow rock jams with a lot of pop elements; acoustic guitars and a motherf*cking xylophone. It's a well played and produced pop record."