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


“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

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