SECRET AGENT is rumored to have formed in Mexico City late 2015 as a PSY SPY INSTRO SURF band. Suspect agents are RICK DELIZ (Guitars), RACK AGUIRRE (Bass) and ALIS EMERSON (Drums). All their synths are recorded by their special guest Chilean keyboard extraordinaire JUAN J. COVARRUBIAS whose psychedelic sound is a great part of the sound. SECRET AGENT have been spotted touring parts of Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States and South America.
SECRET AGENT fuses classic sounds from the golden days of Instrumental Surf music, injecting Psychedelia and admiring the distant twang of film scores from spy movies & Spaghetti Westerns, whilst never forgetting that all essential ingredient of Rock N´ Roll.
Debut EP 'Pedro Pistola Piñata Party' from late 2017 offers instrumental interpretations of retro SURF classics hits produced by Scott Hackwith (Ramones / Spritualized), recorded at Cassette Recordings in Los Angeles, CA., and mastered by multi-Grammy winner Gavin Lurssen (Frank Zappa / BB King) 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 radio and internet play 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 original collaborations with Vince (Rebel Cats), Marcela Viejo (Quiero Club), and singer/poet Carlos Ann (Bushido). The EP received media support in Europe, South America, Central America, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada and United States.
The 'A Pair Of Aces' CD exclusive was released December 2020 (a compilation combining both EPs and two bonus tracks) on DOUBLE CROWN RECORDS (USA).
In February 2021 the single 'Moros En La Costa' was released on digital platforms. It was recorded at Canna-Diablo Studios in Isabela, Puerto Rico during the pandemic and out on the band's own label TRIPLE AGENT RECORDS. The single is featured on a vinyl compilation on OTITIS MEDIA RECORDS (Texas, USA) to be released early 2022 and is also available thru KAFADAN KONTAK RECORDS (Istanbul, Turkey).
In May 2021, SECRET AGENT recorded the rest of the 'Moros En La Costa' EP at Topetitud Studios (Mexico City) w/ special guest vocalist Daniel Gutiérrez (La Gusana Ciega) on a English sung track ('Loaded Gun') and Esteban 'Crunchy' López (Lost Acapulco) producing. The next single 'Man In The Middle' will be out September 24, 2021 and the band is currently touring Mexico.
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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."
"Hey nice vibe, I like the old-school feeling"
"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"
"Mezcla de coqueteo y fuerza rockera"
"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"
"I like the vibe and sounds"
"I really like the vibe of the song"
"I really like the interesting sound with a bit cosmic vibe!"
"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"
"Dug the whole cinematic vibe. The cowboy yet sci-fi sounds add even more depth. But 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
"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... Keep up the good work"
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"
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"
"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"
"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"
"interesting instrumental lines and I enjoyed the sound overall. The song has a bit of mystery ambient."
"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"
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