This Is Still It
The Method Actors were among the earliest bands to emerge from the Athens punk/new wave scene that produced the B-52s, R.E.M., Pylon, and many others. Acute's new CD This Is Still It-which R.E.M.'s Peter Buck describes in his liner notes as "a kind of secret history of the Athens scene"-revisits the early years of the legendary duo. Using repetitious grooves and guitars and thunderous drums, they underpinned surprisingly pop, hook-laden songwriting with an angsty racket of barely controlled chaos.