Act As If (band)

Act As If (band)

Act As If
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Indie rock, Indie pop
Years active 2006-present
Labels Unsigned
Website www.actasifmusic.com
Peter Verdell
Diego De La Rosa
Chad Hines
Jessica Burgan

Act As If is an American Indie rock quartet from Los Angeles, California led by singer/songwriter Peter Verdell.


Act As If was formed in 2006 by lead singer Peter Verdell. After quitting his job in A&R at Drive Thru Records, Verdell went on tour drumming for Andrew Ripp. He wrote, produced and self-released his debut limited edition EP More Birds With Fewer Stones in 2009. Shortly thereafter, Verdell began working on There's A Light, his first full length record, which was released on iTunes in 2010. Mixed by Nick Baumhardt (Thousand Foot Krutch The Class of 98), and mastered by Troy Glessner (Death Cab for Cutie, Pedro the Lion), the record was written and produced by Verdell, who also performed all drums, guitars, piano, synths and vocals.

In an interview with Anti Music, Verdell discusses the meaning behind the music: "I think the general message (and maybe the general theme of our album), is that when things seem to be falling apart, or someone we love doesn't love us back—we can still find light, or joy, or hope—if we choose to look for it."

Music Without Labels says: "There’s a longing that haunts the record and ties it together sonically and emotionally, but the tracks never blur. The group even sticks the landing with “Hit the Ground,” which sports a hook that comes in second only to the album’s opener 'There’s a Light.'"

There's A Light was deemed Fuseworthy by Fuse TV, and Absolutepunk.net has featured tracks from the album on their site.

Songs from There's A Light have been placed on episodes of MTV's The Buried Life, and Jersey Shore.


Act As If has played with artists including The Daylights, Barcelona, and Stacy Clark.



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