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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

SLEEPER AGENT DEBUT ALBUM CELABRASION TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 16, 2011 ON MOM+POP MUSIC “GET IT DADDY” FIRST SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM

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 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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