December 26th, 2012 by Matt
#35: The Head and the Heart @ Forecastle [Original Post] I’d heard a song or two by Head and the Heart going into their show at Forecastle, but I’ll admit that I was really just seeing them because there wasn’t a lot of competition for their time slot at Forecastle. But just like what happens [...]
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December 19th, 2012 by Matt
Bowling Green group Sleeper Agent just shared their own holiday treat with us: they put their 2010 debut album InterroBANG!? up for 99¢ download on Bandcamp I spent the past year loving their album Celabrasion, so here’s a chance for me (and you!) to cheaply double down on my fandom.
July 20th, 2012 by Matt
By about 10 minutes into Bassnectar’s set I had a group of people with me ready to leave Forecastle. I refused to budge until I’d seen most of Sleeper Agent’s set. Given that I live not three hours away from this Bowling Green group, it feels a bit crazy that this was my first time [...]
February 8th, 2012 by Matt
Sleeper Agent just shared their new video for “Get Burned” off their excellent 2011 album Celabrasion. They’re spending a lot of time on the road soon. Pretty much everywhere except their native Kentucky, in fact. Sleeper Agent tour dates after the break.
December 19th, 2011 by Matt
#30: Fishboy – Classic Creeps MP3: Fishboy – Aaron the Afterthought Astronaut I don’t know which I find more impressive: that this album effortlessly weaves witticisms through incredible melody or that the entire album tells a complexly involved story. It’s easy to be dismissive of some pop records, but labels like “simplistic” just don’t stick [...]
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December 14th, 2011 by Matt
Sleeper Agent’s Celebrasion isn’t even a year old, but they’ve already followed it up with this new non-album track. “Not Never” was written to soundtrack a Nike commercial called “Always On.” It’s a great track — and I’d say that even if this group wasn’t from Kentucky. MP3: Sleeper Agent – Not Never At its [...]
December 5th, 2011 by Matt
2011 was (another) odd year for music. It felt like the average quality of albums was raised a bit, but nothing really stood out as a life-changing album or single of the year. Still, there was a lot of great music to be heard. Here’s fifty of my favorite tracks from the year, ranging from [...]
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October 3rd, 2011 by Matt
Sleeper Agent is the next great band out of Kentucky. Their debut album Celabrasion is honestly one of the best rock/pop albums I’ve heard all year. The record’s out now — enjoy the video before making to trip to the record store to snag a copy!
April 13th, 2011 by Matt
Sleeper Agent from Bowling Green are out on tour with their neighbors Cage the Elephant. After hearing this track, I know we need to bring them to Lexington for a great rock show. Seriously, fellow Kentuckians, if you aren’t proud of our state by now then I give up. MP3: Sleeper Agent – Get It [...]