BAND CURRENTLY ON THE ROAD IN SUPPORT OF THEIR FORTHCOMING MOM+POP MUSIC DEBUT, CELABRASION DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 27TH
September 21, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – Bowling Green, KY natives and Rolling Stone “Band To Watch” Sleeper Agent are tied for Number Two Most Added on the Mediabase Alternative Rock Chart with Foster The People and Death Cab For Cutie, and one spot behind Coldplay. The band is currently on the road in support of their forthcoming riotous debut album, Celabrasion, due out physically on September 27th via mom+pop music. The album is already available digitally on iTunes: (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/celabrasion/id446228684) and all digital retailers.
Early champions of the album, SPIN, described the album as, “A dozen deliriously catchy gems… the sound of high fives and Makers Mark spilling from the speakers.” Celabrasion was produced by Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, The Whigs) and reflects the easy camaraderie in the band.
Sleeper Agent specializes in crafting hook-laden scuzzy garage-pop rooted in both soul and Southern rock. Citing the musical influence of The Strokes, The Pixies, T-Rex, and Jay Reatard, the band describes their music as akin to “The Ronettes on speed.” “We just want people to listen to the music and have fun,” says guitarist and vocalist Tony “Tutone” Smith.
In regards to the album’s debut single “Get It Daddy,” My Old Kentucky Blog said, “this raggedy rouser chugs out of the garage firing on all cylinders, crazy legs and rubberneckin like so much foam over the rim, up in your grill with a level of unmitigated joy rarely heard since Jack and Meg got so serious…Keep your good eye on these kids, and good luck getting’ this one removed from the old cranium.”
Recently deemed “Buzzworthy” by MTV, Sleeper Agent is Tony “Tutone” Smith (guitar/vocals), Alex “Kidd” Kandel (vocals), Justin “Keyser” Wilson (drums), Lee “Grizzlee” Williams (bass) Scott “Saga” Gardner (keyboard) and Josh “Junior” Martin (guitars).
Sleeper Agent Headlining Dates
09/24 – Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s Pizza
09/25 – San Diego, CA – Che Café
09/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
09/29 – Portland, OR – Portland State University
09/30 – Eugene, OR – University of Oregon
10/02 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
10/04 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
10/05 – San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar
10/08 – Salt Lake City, UT – Gallivan Center
10/10 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
10/14 – Pensacola, FL – Deluna Festival
Support Dates with Circa Survive
10/16 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
10/18 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
10/20 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground @ Showcase Lounge
10/21 – Northhampton, MA – Pearl Street
10/23 – Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
10/25 – Farmingdale, NY – The Crazy Donkey
10/26 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
1/19 – Miami to Cozumel – The Weezer Cruise