CELABRASION ITUNES PREORDER NOW LIVE: DIGITAL ALBUM AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON ITUNES AUGUST 2ND
July 6, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – Bowling Green, KY’s Sleeper Agent have announced more tour dates in support of Celabrasion, their mom+pop music debut album. The iTunes preorder for Celabrasion is now live at itunes.com/sleeperagent. Fans that preordered the album at various tour dates and directly from www.sleeperagentmusic.com will receive copies of the album beginning August 16th. Celabrasion will be available through all other digital retailers beginning September 6, 2011.
“Get It Daddy,” the first single from their anticipated album peaked at Number 2 on the FMQB Specialty Radio Chart. It has also been added and is currently being played on radio stations across the country including Q101 (Chicago), WBRU (Providence), KNRK (Portland) and both New York based stations WFUV and WNYE. Esquire recently praised “Get It Daddy” as “two minutes that sound like the most original — and forceful — introduction to a new band we’re likely to hear all year.”
Describing their music as akin to “The Ronettes on speed,” Sleeper Agent make hook-laden scuzzy garage-pop rooted in both soul and Southern rock — all fueled by drummer Justin “Keyser” Wilson’s manic rhythms and the dueling harmonizing vocals of vocalist Alex “Kidd” Kandel and guitarist Tony “Tutone” Smith, who is also the band’s songwriting force of nature. Citing such musical artists as Jay Reatard, The Strokes, Pixies, T-Rex, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin as influences, Sleeper Agent is also influenced by horror and sci-fi flicks, as well as stand-up comedians. “We just want people to listen to the music and have fun,” says Smith. “It’s pretty obvious that’s what we want when you listen to the album.” Produced by Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, The Whigs) and recorded last July at Nashville’s Tragedy/Tragedy Studios, Celabrasion reflects the easy camaraderie in this band.
Influential music blog One Track Mind called the album “a garaged-out take on rock ‘n’ roll in all its many persuasions–T. Rex glam, southern fried rock, and Brit-pop all get equal looks–but the one constant throughout are those deliciously big hooks.”
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).
Check ‘em out and find out why Brian Mansfield from USA Today said Sleeper Agent’s “Celabrasion album is my favorite new noise.” Dates below:
7/19 – Toronto, ON Horseshoe – New Music Night
7/20 – Montreal, QC – Sala Roosa
7/22 – Providence, RI – Radio Show
7/23 – Lancaster, PA – Lizard Lounge @Chameleon Club
7/27 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint
7/28 – Philadelphia, PA – Northstar Bar
7/29 – Buffalo, NY – The Ninth Ward
7/31 – Rochester, NY – Radio Show
8/24 – Wilmington, NC – Gazebo Fields at UNCW