The Torn ACLs

William Cremin and Miles Ranisavljevic began playing music together in late 2004. Their shared enthusiasm for clear-eyed, carefully-crafted pop music has sustained them through several lineup changes and carried The Torn ACLs into their eighth year as a band.

On the latest album, Make A Break, Make A Move, the ACLs bring the stark rhythms and cascading melodies of their previous work into sharp focus with a newly unified aesthetic. As the title suggests, the new songs lean heavily on forward momentum and physical energy. Imaginary schoolyard chants cling to Casio-damaged sock-hop beats and form a sounding board for the everyday observations of a city-dwelling young adult.

The band's plans for 2012 are to play many shows in many places. [+]