Local indie pop rockers The Actors have released their EP Anticipate Heat as a free download for a limited time. The four-song EP covers all the bases of pop rock, with moments of heavy synth and infectious dance rhythms. The EP reminisces the dance pop wave we felt a few years ago, spearheaded by bands like Interpol and Hot Hot Heat, and especially so in the song “The Skydiver.” Also heard in The Actors’ fresh release is the influence of an expanded musicianship, adding on drummer Justin Ward and multi-instrumentalist Dan Leach back in February.

The Actors will be playing Bottom of the Hill September 20 (that’s next Sunday), with Tigercity (NY) and Royal Bangs (TN).