BIO

​SECRET AGENT

 

SECRET AGENT formed in late 2015 in Mexico City as a PSY SPY INSTRO SURF “Power Trío”.  Suspect agents are RICK DELIZ (Guitar), RACK AGUIRRE (Bass) and ALIS EMERSON (Drums) and have been spotted touring parts of Puerto Rico, Mexico, United States and South America. 

SECRET AGENT fuses classic sounds from the golden days of instrumental Surf music, injecting Psychedelia to admiring the distant twang of film scores from Spaghetti Westerns and sophisticated notes of spy movies, whilst never forgetting that all essential ingredient of Rock ‘N’ Roll.  They are influenced by The Ventures, Dick Dale, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd, Ramones, Lalo Schifrin, Ennio Morricone, among many others. 


Debut EP Pedro Pistola Piñata Party offers instrumental interpretations of retro classics produced by Scott Hackwith (Ramones / Circle Jerks), with special guests Juan J. Covarrubias on Synths and Eric Serrano on Percussion, recorded at Cassette Recordings in Los Angeles and mastered by Grammy winner Gavin Lurssen (Frank Zappa / BB King) of Lurssen Mastering.

 

Released on digital platforms and compact disc December 22, 2017 and animated video clip for their debut single 'Peter Gunn Theme’ (a Henry Mancini classic) was created by Tío Alex "Garbage" (Los Esquizitos). The singles "Peter Gunn Theme" & "Penetration" received radio and internet play in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Denmark and the United States. 

 

In August 2018 they ended their 44 date 'Pedro Pistola Piñata Tour' and by mid 2019 they released their 2nd EP 'Mata Hari' consisting of instrumentals & Spanish vocal collaborations with Vince (Rebel Cats), Marcela Viejo (Quiero Club), both from Mexico and singer/poet Carlos Ann (Bushido) from Spain. The singles "The Spy Who Never Was" & "Desert Mission" has received radio and internet play in Europe, South America, Central America, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, and United States. 

The CD 'A Pair Of Aces' was released end of 2020 (a compilation combining both EPs) on DOUBLE CROWN RECORDS (Washington, USA) and new single 'Moros En La Costa' is out now out on their own label TRIPLE AGENT RECORDS. The single will also be featured on a vinyl compilation on OTITIS MEDIA RECORDS (Texas, USA) in summer 2021 and now also available on KAFADAN KONTAK RECORDS (Istanbul, Turkey).

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, King Monster/La Marca Del Diablo clothing and S Maderas Percussion.

SPANISH BIO

 

SECRET AGENT se formó a finales del 2015 en la Ciudad de México como un 'PSY SPY INSTRO SURF' “Power Trío” conformado por RICK DELIZ (guitarrista), RACK AGUIRRE (bajista) y ALIS EMERSON (baterista). Han ido de gira a partes de Puerto Rico, México,  Estados Unidos y Sudamérica.


SECRET AGENT lleva a sus oyentes a un viaje experimental donde hacen notar sus influencias tanto cinematográficas de películas clásicas de espías y Westerns así como sus influencias musicales como The Ventures, The Ramones, Dick Dale, Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Lalo Schifrin y Ennio Morricone, entre muchos otros.

Su primer EP "Pedro Pistola Piñata Party" ofrece interpretaciones instrumentales de éxitos clásicos. Fué grabado en Los Ángeles y publicado el 22 de diciembre de 2017 bajo la producción de Scott Hackwith (Ramones / Circle Jerks) con los invitados Juan J. Covarrubias en los sintes y Eric Serrano en percusión. Fué masterizado por el multi ganador de Grammys: Gavin Lurssen (Frank Zappa / BB King) de Lurssen Mastering.

 

Cuenta con un videoclip animado y dirigido por el artista visual y guitarrista Tío Alex "Garbage" (Los Esquizitos). Los sencillos de "Peter Gunn Theme" y "Penetration" recibieron difusión en estaciones de radio e internet en Puerto Rico, México, Dinamarca, Canadá y Estados Unidos. 

En agosto 2018 SECRET AGENT finalizó 44 fechas de la 'Gira Pedro Pistola Piñata' y en marzo del 2019 publicaron el segundo EP "Mata Hari", que consiste de temas instrumentales y colaboraciones vocales en español con Vince (Rebel Cats), Marcela Viejo (Quiero Club) de México y cantautor/poeta Carlos Ann (Bushido) de España. Los sencillos de "The Spy Who Never Was" y "Desert Mission" recibieron difusión en estaciones de radio e internet en Europa, Sur América, Centro América, Puerto Rico, México, Canada y los Estados Unidos. 

 

El CD 'A Pair Of Aces' (un acoplado combinando los dos EPs) fue publicado a finales de 2020 por la disquera DOUBLE CROWN RECORDS (EEUU) y nuevo sencillo 'Moros En La Costa' sale viernes 26 febrero 2021 en su propio sello TRIPLE AGENT RECORDS. El sencillo también estará presente en un acoplado de formato vinyl de OTITIS MEDIA RECORDS (EEUU) en el verano 2021 y ya disponible através de KAFADAN KONTAK RECORDS (Turquía).

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QUOTES

 

"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"
INDIGO

"Un estilo musical llamativo y alucinante"
ROCK EN MEXICO

"Cheeky, fun and will definitely get your blood pumping"
SONGMESS

"Strong musicianship and atmospheric tones... Well suited for commercial and scoring avenues"
AMERICAN PANCAKE

"Suave sound, parts spy theme and synth-laden prancing"
OBSCURE SOUND

"Really dark and atmospheric... Sounds like the soundtrack to a game"
PICKY MAGAZINE

"Awesome guitar, creative production and great drums"
TOSSIT

"Moody, evocative tone conjures a superb atmosphere"
VARIOUS SMALL FLAMES

"Gritty psych infused rock outing with some cool guitar texture and really solid production work"
WE ALL WANT SOMEONE TO SHOUT FOR

 

"Dark background and also a killer guitar"

CANAL OFF & SURF MUSIC

 

"Awesome production, I dig the spooky sounds"

DISCO GOTH

 

"Subtle touches of ska traits provides a different edge... There is a nice groove to the whole tune"

XUME MAG

 

"Love the surf rock approach. Guitars are really solid tone-wise"

BLANKET FORT

 

"I like the vibe and sounds"

KIEKU RECORDS

 

"Very nice psychedelic sound, with some surf elements"

MAYWAY RECORDS/ BELGIAN NUGGETS

 

"Would sit perfect in a Tarantino movie"

FRESH SOUNDS BY LEG PUPPY

 

"I like the sci-fi lead melody a lot! Really nice sounding production as well"

HAHA NICE

 

"Enjoyed the atmospheric instrumental and the vibe"

INDIE SOUND

 

"Cool and retro fun"

JSJONVALL

 

"Melody was really catchy and enjoyable. Especially the guitar was great."

LIS WONDERLAND

 

"Shifts in energy really keep it dynamic"

LOFT SOUNDS

 

"It's catchy, groovy and has some really cool parts... Tiene sonidos muy chill e ideas molonas"

JULENA XPE

 

"I enjoy the unique vibe the song gives off"

VALENTI SAN JUAN

 

"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"

VIRTUE

 

"L'ambiance est chouette, le coté psyché aussi"

ANOTHER WHISKY FOR MR BUKOWSKI

 

"Loving the surf rock energy! The performance was stunning"

MICKEY´S WEEKLY

 

"Good rhythm section, mysterious mood"

TONIC GRAIN

 

"Nice atmosphere and production is good"

SPATI PALACE

 

"Très bon titre, le thème est super intéressant. Je pense que vous pouvez trouver des opportunités dans la synchro... Bonne démarche"

WTPL MUSIC

 

"Cool ideas and nice atmosphere"

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