SECRET AGENT hit the scene late 2015 in Mexico City as a PSY SPY INSTRO SURF band featuring RICK DELIZ (Guitars), RACK AGUIRRE (Bass) and ALIS EMERSON (Drums), with special recording guest JUAN J. COVARRUBIAS (Synths). The trio have toured parts of Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States and South America.
SECRET AGENT fuses classic sounds from the golden days of Instrumental Surf, Psychedelia, Post Punk and admiring the distant twang of film scores from Spy movies & Spaghetti Westerns, whilst never forgetting that all essential ingredient of Rock N´ Roll.
In February 2021 the single 'Moros En La Costa' was released on digital platforms. It was recorded at CannaDiablo Studios in Isabela, Puerto Rico during the pandemic, produced by D'Jeleu Javier and out on the band's own label TRIPLE AGENT RECORDS. The single is also featured on a double LP (vinyl) compilation 'Surf You Next Tuesday 2 The Revenge!' on OTITIS MEDIA RECORDS (Texas, USA), to be released April 2022.
In late May 2021, SECRET AGENT recorded the rest of the 'Moros En La Costa' EP at Topetitud Studios (Mexico City), produced by Esteban 'Crunchy' López (Lost Acapulco). They released the 2nd single 'Man In The Middle' on September 24th and 3rd single 'Stasi Romeo' was released December 24th.
'Loaded Gun' was released on February 25, 2022 , a English sung track (with the official video clip), featuring special guest vocalist Daniel Gutiérrez (La Gusana Ciega). Closing out the EP are the instrumentals: 'Kompromat' and 'Honeytrap', to be released Friday May 6, 2022 on their own label. A CD and Cassette release from the label GOLDEN BELIEVERS (GBR) (Manchester, UK) will follow.
SECRET AGENT finished out 2021 touring Mexico and started recording a new EP on FACTORY OF AWESOME RECORDS (Mexico). This new EP will include the instrumental 'Spymaster', a collaboration with Robert Lopez (El Vez) on the Rockabilly-ish tune 'I'm Not A Spy (I'm Your Guy', and 3 additional Post Punk songs with Rick singing for the first time (and n English). Watch for a 2022 release. Plans for a Europe and United States tour to follow in 2023.
Some history of the past, the Debut EP 'Pedro Pistola Piñata Party' was released December 22, 2017 offering instrumental interpretations of retro classic hits produced by Scott Hackwith (Ramones / Spritualized), recorded at Cassette Recordings in Los Angeles, CA., and mastered by multi-Grammy winner Gavin Lurssen (Billy Idol / Reverend Horton Heat) of Lurssen Mastering.
The animated video clip for their debut single 'Peter Gunn Theme’ (a Henry Mancini classic) was created by Alex 'Garbage' Fernández (Los Esquizitos). The singles 'Peter Gunn Theme' & 'Penetration' received media support in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the United States.
In August 2018 they ended their 44 date 'Pedro Pistola Piñata Tour' and by May 2019 they released their 2nd EP 'Mata Hari' consisting of original instrumentals & Spanish vocal collaborations with Vince (Rebel Cats), Marcela Viejo (Quiero Club) and singer/poet Carlos Ann (Bushido). The EP is available thru KAFADAN KONTAK RECORDS (Istanbul, Turkey) and received media support in Europe, South America, Central America, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada and United States.
'A Pair Of Aces' CD was released December 2020 (a compilation combining both EPs and two bonus tracks) on DOUBLE CROWN RECORDS (Washington, USA).
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SECRET AGENT band members proudly endorse:
Gretsch Guitars, Fender Amps, Shure Microphones, Bigsby Vibratos, Timber Tones Plectrums, Clear Tune In-Ear Monitors, VeerKamp (Tama Drums, Remo Heads, Sabian Cymbals, ProMark Sticks, Novation Synths), Coatl Pedalboards, Royal Pedalboards, Kings Of Groove Straps, Raven Picks, Blackvolt Audio, Vans, King Monster/La Marca Del Diablo clothing and S Maderas Percussion.
"Su música instrumental contagia con su ánimo retro futurista."
LA BANDÁ ELÁSTICA
"Seguramente te van a hacer mover los pies, la cabeza o todo el cuerpo."
INDIE ROCKS MAGAZINE
"Transporta a un enfrentamiento en el lejano oeste."
"Desempolvando un sonido retro muy surf, trae una vibra muy chida que sin necesidad de voz te pone a mover el esqueleto."
Ñ ESPACIO ALTERNATIVO
"Un estilo musical llamativo y alucinante."
ROCK EN MEXICO
"Conseguís crear la esencia cinematográfica que pretendéis. Me ha parecido interesante el ritmo con esas cajas de batería sincopadas. Me ha gustado la instrumental, realmente recuerda a pelis de espías así que felicidades por crear esa ambientación que proponéis."
"Me gustó mucho el sonido tan dinámico y clásico de esta nueva propuesta!"
"Me encantó la propuesta musical y este tema en particular, un estilo de rock clásico - que me encanta!"
"Buen drum potente. Buen bajo. Suena prolijo."
"Me gusta la colaboración que hacen ya que son artistas de dos países distintas y por lo tanto dos culturas e influencias distintas... Contrastan muy bien y destaca mucho el ritmo pegajoso de la canción...
La idea de esta canción luce muy interesante ... me gusta la mezcla de sonidos que haces"
"Mezcla de coqueteo y fuerza rockera... Excusa hermosa para gozar que pocos sonidos nos pueden llevar al máximo de placer mental."
"Bien grabada y producida"
"Geniales riffs y un ritmo desafiante"
"Excelente producción y mezcla de sonido"
"Très bon titre, le thème est super intéressant. Je pense que vous pouvez trouver des opportunités dans la synchro... Bonne démarche"
"L'ambiance est chouette, le coté psyché aussi"
ANOTHER WHISKY FOR MR BUKOWSKI
I like the sci-fi lead melody a lot! Really nice sounding production as well."
"Cool and retro fun"
"Shifts in energy really keeps it dynamic."
"I enjoy the unique vibe the song gives off."
VALENTI SAN JUAN
"Loving the surf rock energy! The performance was stunning"
"Good rhythm section, mysterious mood"
"Nice atmosphere and production is good"
"Cool ideas and nice atmosphere...
Exciting performance and energetic sound"
"I like the vibe and sounds"
"I really like the vibe of the song"
"Production was definitely on point. The spooky modulated synth is a real treat too. Creates quite the atmosphere. The western yet sci-fi setting sounds very cinematic...
The main synth, at least the one playing the lead melody, with loads of vibrato, is super satisfying... I enjoyed this thoroughly!!
"really catchy rock beat"
"This Mexican act provide dark, dank, early 60s surf rock, mixed with everything the best Tarantino soundtrack should offer !!!"
JANGLE POP HUB
"Really cool surf sound"
MODERN MUSIC MAKER
"Awesome job with the performance and recording. Really good musicians."
"I love your vocals! Great vibe. You are very talented"
"Nice and bright melody, with a well pronounced guitar sound. The vocals are mesmerizing, nice to listen to, they are pleasant in their own way and very good.It's a well done song"
"That is wild and unrestrained stuff and for me the kind of surf rock that would have Tarantino licking his lips for future soundtrack material"
"Really like the cinematic vibes of the song. I think it's a good vocal performance as well"
"I really liked the solid guitar riffs here and the imaginative lyrics"
"really energetic and driving, had a strong instrumental line and emotional vocals"
"Nice combination of surf and a retro vibe"
DARK AND DIRTY ROCK
"well produced and well structured"
"Liking the heavier parts and
The riff is pretty cool as well.
I like the vocals. Good tone and delivery. Everything seems to sit in the right place mix wise"
TOP INDIE ALT
"I like the surf rock 60s vibe and the energy, the interpretation and sound are fine"
"Very cool playing on this track! Really bailing the guitar tones as well"
LO FI MUSIC
"Nice track, loved the garage rock vibes"
"Nice track and vibe!"
"I dig the song and composition, the lyrics are fun and catchy "
GIVE IT A SPIN
"The hooking touch of the confident vocals coupled with the rich guitars delivered a really enjoyable piece overall"
"really cool bassline and well done overall"
"reverb soaked Link Ray inspired surf rock grotto full of 60s spy thriller/Tarantino theme tunes it's surf with soul, sizzling with woozy whammy bar dives!"
LEMON FIRE BRIGADE
"Pretty fun surf-rock track"
"Great production and guitar riffs"
CRAFTING ROOM RECORDINGS
"It's catchy, groovy and has some really cool parts... Tiene sonidos muy chill e ideas molonas"
"Great groove, awesome interplay and beautiful effects, great talents!"
"Very cool and spooky vibe. I like that synth... Cool production and energy too. I like the tremolo guitar a lot. Cool sound...
The organ tone is a 10/10 and the spooky synth fits in so good. Also guitar tone is superb... I dig the voice and guitar sound"
MAGIC FROG COMPANY
"I love the almost creepiness that comes through with the organ... I feel like it makes this track so full of drama which is great. You guys nailed it! I love the almost extra-terrestrial feel of this track... "I really like the drama of this track""
GIRL AT THE ROCK SHOWS
"Some pretty cool effects and surprising elements in there. created an interesting and suspenseful atmosphere, but still a pretty uplifting and energetic vibe. "
"Such an alluring introduction."
"Cool sounds. I enjoyed the groove and the vibes a lot."
"Great performances by the band"
"Nice atmosphere, something like from a James Bond movie or horror in some cases"
"Cool vibe and strong guitar riffs... A very good indie rock vibe and I really like the melodic guitar... Your indie rock sound is very good and I really like the fresh beat and energetic riffs here... Wish you a lot of success!"
"Guitars are great on this and the drumming. Would sit perfect in a
FRESH SOUNDS BY LEG PUPPY
"Nice bass sounds in this one."
GOBI DESERT COLLECTION
"We are positive about the surf rock sound of this... Well produced and we appreciate the band's creativity...
Great energy in this, and very expressively performed by the band"
"Fantastic drums, awesome synth and I love the tremolo guitar...Keep doing what you're doing."
INKFIELDS OF TOSSIT
"The high energy and spooky style makes for another superbly crafted sound here, and one which really pulls the listener into the atmosphere of the track. ... we hope it proves a success. Moody, evocative tone conjures a superb atmosphere."
VARIOUS SMALL FLAMES
"Liked the bass line and the mixing here.
Enjoyed the atmospheric instrumental and the vibe"
"Your sound quality seems really professional and I liked how you built up the song and how the melody progressed, Melody was really catchy and enjoyable. Especially the guitar was great... Professionally produced and I really liked the overall atmosphere you created...
"The energy is really good and intense"
"We liked the way the opening guitar and bass lines really set the tone for this tune as a whole. We appreciated the patience in this song's progression and how defined these layers were within this mix. You've got another really strong atmosphere built up on this track. We loved the confidence in and the way it barreled forward full throttle, the movement in this percussive groove and how the wavering in these guitars as well"
"A nice driving energy...
"A cool riff and really good swagger and passion behind the vocal delivery here"
"Terrific tone. Loving that nasty surf-rock flavor. That reverb sounds like it could swallow you whole. Very cool. Liked this an awful lot. Glad to hear more in the future... Great guitar tone! This was so much fun! Congrats! I think it's a great surf-rock number"
"Dark background and also a killer guitar.
Cool ballad style."
CANAL OFF & SURF MUSIC
"We like the Rockabilly style & the catchy backing vocals, feel good Rock tune"
THE SOUND OF
"Cheeky, fun and will definitely get your blood pumping"
"Strong musicianship and atmospheric tones... Well suited for commercial and scoring avenues"
"Suave sound, parts spy theme and synth-laden prancing... Feels fitting for a psychedelic sci-fi film. Interesting twist at the two-minute turn into '70s swirling nostalgia, the eerie spacey synth in the background sending chills..."
"Really dark and atmospheric... Sounds like the soundtrack to a game"
"Awesome guitar, creative production and great drums"
"Gritty psych infused rock outing with some cool guitar texture and really solid production work...
A groovy indie rock and bluesy rock sound that is quite well delivered and hits pretty hard with some groovy psych nature to it. Well produced and it would fit well in a Tarantino like film...
A lively surfy and Tarantino like rocker with some really sharp and fun guitar licks. On point and full of bite"
WE ALL WANT SOMEONE TO SHOUT FOR
"Awesome production, I dig the spooky sounds"
"Subtle touches of ska traits provides a different edge... There is a nice groove to the whole tune"
"Love the surf rock approach. Guitars are really solid tone-wise"
"Very nice psychedelic sound, with some surf elements"
MAYWAY RECORDS/ BELGIAN NUGGETS
"Nice vibes and good instrumentation...
INDIE MUSIC NATION
"interesting instrumental lines and I enjoyed the sound overall. The song has a bit of mystery ambient... I really like the interesting sound with a bit cosmic vibe!"
"Great use of synths and guitars!...
Great track with a strong vocal combined with the surf guitars"
HOUSE OF BEAUTY
"Cheers for the track. The instruments all work together well to set a specific mood which I dig."
"A good jolly sound to the track."
THOMAS IMPOSTER RECORDS
"Great production here!"
"The track has a refreshingly original production - the sound fuses indie with psychedelic rock well"
"It's a grand pop rock sound with a good vibe"
MUSIC FOR THE MISFITS
"Cool Surf Rock"
"Love the Quentin Tarantino vibe of the intro. Fantastic songwriting and performance by all. I enjoyed this a lot! "
ART GARDEN SOUNDS
"Cool track! The guitars and the drums are driving. Great work here and hope to hear more!"
TEROKIEN AUDIO PRODUCTION
"Really captivating arrangement on this track and vocals"
"Very nice work in recording/mixing"
"Interesting throwback retro kind of energy to it. I like the fast paced bass. It's a cool record"
"Great energy, the instrumentation is well executed"
"Really cool rock vibe, I love the guitars"
ROCK THE PIGEON
"Love the overdriven guitar waves. The dynamic yet hard hitting live kit drumming backbone groove. Soaring melody lines. Imaginative yet immersive lyrics. Thumping bassline low end. Tight backing vocals. Quick flowing arrangement. Honestly fun and well crafted. .. more than enjoyable listen. Props are due!"
MUSIC ON THE MOON
"I like the energy right from the beginning. The bass and guitar have such a nice rhythm to them and flow perfectly together with the vocals. The vocals fit the overall atmosphere nicely and really pop off during the chorus"
"The sound and production quality is on a high level"
NEVER GROWN UP
"Buen rollo rock con cierta fusión de estilos... El coro es genial... ese hammond dandole un ambiente tenebroso"
NO ES FM
"Fun and has got a super upbeat vibe"
SAD CLUB RECORDS
"We enjoyed the track, great song and great production"
COLD SOUL RECORDS
"surf riff was cool "
DIVINE BOVINE RECORDS
"Such a cool track, really loved the instrumentals"
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