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SLEEPER AGENT NEW ALBUM CELABRASION OUT TODAY ON MOM+POP MUSIC

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BAND CURRENTLY ON THE ROAD IN SUPPORT OF DEBUT RELEASE

 

September 27, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – Celabrasion, the new debut album from Rolling Stone “Band To Watch” Sleeper Agent is released today, September 27th on mom+pop music. Hailing from Bowling Green, KY, Sleeper Agent specializes in crafting hook-laden scuzzy garage-pop rooted in both soul and southern rock. To celebrate the new release, the band will headline Los Angeles’ Bootleg Theatre tonight for their record release show.

 

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. 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.

 

Sleeper Agent is currently tied for #2 Most Added on the Mediabase Alternative Rock Chart with Foster The People and Death Cab For Cutie, one spot behind Coldplay.

 

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).

 

Early Praise For Celabrasion…

 

“A dozen deliriously catchy gems… it’s the sound of high fives and Makers Mark spilling from the speakers.”

SPIN

“In their retro paradise, Strokes guitars and Pixies power surges bump up against overheated Sixties-rock riffs, lusty Seventies bubblegum bluster and girl-group cuteness…”

Rolling Stone – 3.5 Stars, Featured in “Buy These Now”

“These co-ed garage-rock saviors-in-waiting offer two minutes that sound like the most original – and forceful – introduction to a new band we’re likely to hear all year.”

Esquire

“The Bowling Green, KY sextet’s coming-of-age track packs in energy, angst and ferocious instrumentation in slightly more than two minutes.”

Billboard on “Get It Daddy”

“Sleeper Agent’s album should come an “automatic favorite band warning” sticker…they are a band you stumble upon in some Southern bar at three in the morning and wonder why they’re not famousyet; a group of kids barely old enough to drink, yet steeped in the glam and gutter of their musical forebears. It’s not polished or glossy, but good guitar rock rarely is.”

MTV Buzzworthy

“Sleeper Agent are about to sneak up on rock ‘n’ roll and take it over… [Celabrasion] is a dreamy, deep collection of tunes that are as hypnotic as they are hook-y. Harmonies…careen with a sunny stomp that exudes indie grit and attitude at just the right moments. They’ve got boundlessness a la The Pixies with a modern panache that makes for one of the best debuts of 2011. It’s unforgettable alternative…”

Artist Direct

 

 

Sleeper Agent Headlining Dates

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

www.sleeperagentband.com

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SLEEPER AGENT #2 MOST ADDED AT MEDIABASE ALTERNATIVE ROCK CHART

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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

www.sleeperagentband.com

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SLEEPER AGENT ANNOUNCE MORE TOUR DATES

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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

itunes.com/sleeperagent

SLEEPER AGENT HIT THE ROAD WITH CAGE THE ELEPHANT AND MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA TODAY

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KENTUCKY-BASED GROUP TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM, CELABRASION, ON MOM + POP MUSIC IN AUGUST

 

May 27, 2011 — Los Angeles, CA —Sleeper Agent will hit the road with fellow Bowling Green, Kentucky natives Cage the Elephant and Atlanta’s Manchester Orchestra beginning today, May 27th,in Houston, TX at the Verizon Wireless Theater. The band will be giving audiences a taste of what’s to come when they release their riotous debut album, Celabrasion, on mom + pop music this August.

 

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. Not only do they cite such musical artists as Jay Reatard, The Strokes, Pixies, T-Rex, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin as influences, they are 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.”

 

The album’s first single “Get It Daddy” has been receiving wide acclaim in recent weeks. 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.” Esquire said “these co-ed garage-rock saviors-in-waiting offer two minutes that sound like the most original — and forceful — introduction to a new band we’re likely to hear all year.”

 

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. “We’ve all been involved in the Bowling Green music scene for years,” Smith says. “As our other bands wound down, Justin and I decided to form another band in which we’d both sing. After a mutiny occurred with that line-up, we asked Alex to join as the new vocalist, allowing Justin to get back to playing drums. After several different musicians sat in for certain shows, we recruited Lee Scott and Josh Martin to fill out the rest of the missing parts.”

 

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).

 

Maybe it’s your turn to “Get It Daddy”… here’s why:

“The just-signed Sleeper Agent are about to be something massive. The Kentucky-based quintet’s playful, Southern fried, boy-vs.-girl power pop is instantly loveable…”
-SPIN.Com

These co-ed garage-rock saviors-in-waiting offer two minutes that sound like the most original — and forceful — introduction to a new band we’re likely to hear all year.”
-Esquire

 

“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.”
-My Old Kentucky Blog on “Get It Daddy”

 

“Rambunctious drums, fuzzed-out guitar, yelped vocals, and a dollop of “Ooh-oooh”s and we’ve got a firecracker of a jam. I have a strong feeling that catching these guys live may be the best way to full soak in the sweat of their southern fried soul-punk. Mmm, mmm, good.”
-The Burning Ear

 

“Playing spirited, garage-tinted alt rock, Sleeper Agent unabashedly adore the hook, cramming songs with vocal chants and flamboyant riffs that mercilessly crack their way into your head.”
-CityBeat Cincinnati

 

It’s rare to hear a track in the indie-spectrum that you just KNOW is a hit and ‘Get It Daddy’ is one of those rarities.”
-Heart Strings Engaged

“Right off the bat you get that can’t help but dance around and shake your head feeling from this track. Seductively done, soooo my panties are wet good… Sorry, TMI?”
-Earplugs Not Required on “Get It Daddy”

“The gang harmonies, and explosive nature of the hookladen music is instantly bright and sunny and seems to be a little White Stripe influenced. Its fun music, that you just won’t want to stop listening to.”
-Music Savage

 

“Lead single ‘Get It Daddy’ is decidedly precocious, obnoxious, rambunctious, and fairly ridiculous – and it all works.”
-Sonic Masala

 

“Sleeper Agent are one of the most exciting new acts around, and deserve to be huge.”
-Music Ninja

 

“A garage band opening the tour and making a pretty fun brand of rock n’ roll racket.”
-Austin 360  

 

The band’s upcoming tour dates with Cage the Elephant and Manchester Orchestra are as follows:

May

5/27/11 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater *

5/28/11 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q *

5/29/11 – Dallas, TX – The Palladium Ballroom *

5/31/11 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Theater *

 

June

6/1/11 – San Diego, CA – Soma *

6/2/11- Los Angeles, CA – The music Box #

6/3/11 – Santa Barbara, CA – KJEE at Santa Barbara Bowl *

6/4/11 – Bakersfield, CA – Rockin’ Roots Krab Fest

6/5/11- San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah

6/7/11 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater *

6/8/11 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *

6/9/11 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo *

6/15/11 – Boston, MA – Club 939 ^

6/16/11 –  Vienna, VA –  Jammin’ Java ^

6/17/11- Whitesburg, KY – Summit City ^

6/18/11- Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar ^

6/20/11- Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsey ^

6/22/11 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird ^

6/23/11 – Cincinnati – 20th Century Theatre ^

6/24/11 – Lexington, KY – Busters ^

6/25/11 – Louisville, KY – Headliners ^

6/27/11 – Chicago, IL – Schubas

 

July

7/2/11 – Milwaukee Summer Fest

*With Cage The Elephant and Manchester Orchestra

# With Manchester Orchestra

^ With Company of Thieves

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www.twitter.com/_sleeperagent

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SLEEPER AGENT DEBUT ALBUM CELABRASION TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 16, 2011 ON MOM+POP MUSIC

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“GET IT DADDY” FIRST SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM

Los Angeles, CA – May 9, 2011 – Sleeper Agent announced today Mom+Pop Music would release their debut album, Celabrasion, on Tuesday, August 16, 2011.  “Get It Daddy” will be the first single from this rambunctious collection. My Old Kentucky Blog recently said “this [“Get It Daddy”] 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.”

 

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. Not only do they cite such musical artists as Jay Reatard, The Strokes, Pixies, T-Rex, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin as influences, they are also influenced by horror and sci-fi flicks, as well as stand-up comedians.  Produced by Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, The Whigs) and recorded last July at Nashville’s Tragedy/Tragedy Studios, Celabrasion reflects the easy musical camaraderie in this band.

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).  They are going to kick off a slew of dates at the end of May, and The Burning Ear blog said, “I have a strong feeling that catching these guys live may be the best way to full soak in the sweat of their southern fried soul-punk.”  They’re right.

 

Sleeper Agent Tour Dates (More Dates To Be Announced)

 

May

27th                Houston, TX                           Verizon Wireless Theatre*

28th                Austin, TX                              Stubb’s Bar-B-Q*

29th                Dallas, TX                              The Palladium Ballroom*

31st                 Tempe, AZ                             The Marquee Theatre*

 

June

1st                   San Diego, CA                                   SOMA*

2nd                 Los Angeles, CA                    The Music Box #

3rd                  Santa Barbara, CA                KJEE @ Santa Barbara Bowl*

5th                  San Francisco, CA                 Hotel Utah

7th                  Eugene, OR                            McDonald Theatre*

8th                  Portland, OR                          Crystal Ballroom*

9th                  Seattle, WA                           Showbox Sodo*

20th                Nashville, TN                                    3rd & Lindsey ^

22nd               St. Louis, MO                         Century Theatre ^

23rd                Cincinnati, OH                                  20th Century Theatre ^

24th                Lexington, KY                         Busters ^

25th                Louisville, KY                                    Headliners ^

27th                Chicago, IL                             Schubas ^

 

July

2nd                 Milwaukee, WI                     Milwaukee Summer Fest

 

August

24th                Chapel Hill, NC                     UNC Performance

 

 

*With Cage The Elephant and Manchester Orchestra

# With Manchester Orchestra

^ With Company of Thieves