SECRET AGENT formed in Mexico City 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 special guest JUAN J. COVARRUBIAS (Draco / Búnbury) who is considered to be a very important Psychedelic sound for the band. SECRET AGENT have been spotted touring parts of Mexico, Puerto Rico, United Staes 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, Ramones, Dick Dale, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd, Lalo Schifrin, Ennio Morricone, among many others.
Debut EP 'Pedro Pistola Piñata Party' offers instrumental interpretations of retro classics 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 EP was released on digital platforms and compact disc December 22, 2017 including an animated video clip for their debut single 'Peter Gunn Theme’ (a Henry Mancini classic), created by 'Tío' Alex 'Garbage' (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 19, 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" have received media support in Europe, South America, Central America, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada and United States.
The CD 'A Pair Of Aces' was released December 15, 2020 (a compilation combining both EPs) on DOUBLE CROWN RECORDS (USA) and latest single 'Moros En La Costa', was recorded at Canna-Diablo Studios in Isabela, Puerto Rico, produced by D'Jeleu Javier, and out on their own label TRIPLE AGENT RECORDS. The single will also be featured on a vinyl compilation on OTITIS MEDIA RECORDS (Texas, USA) and also available on KAFADAN KONTAK RECORDS (Istanbul, Turkey).
Mid 2021 SECRET AGENT recorded the rest of the 'Moros En La Costa' EP at Topetitud Studios (Mexico City) with special guest vocalist Daniel Gutiérrez (La Gusana Ciega) on a English sung track ('Loaded Gun') and 'Crunchy' López (Lost Acapulco) producing the EP. The next single 'Man In The Middle' will be out August 2021 and the band is the midst of planning their 2021 Mexico Tour.
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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."
"Un estilo musical llamativo y alucinante."
ROCK EN MEXICO
"Conseguís crear la escencia 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"
"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"
"Dug the whole cinematic vibe. The title of the track is super fitting. 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!!
"I really like the vibe of the song"
"I really like the interesting sound with a bit cosmic vibe!"
"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."
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..."
"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."
"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. "
"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"
"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"
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
INDIE MUSIC NATION
"This Mexican act provide dark, dank, early 60s surf rock, mixed with everything the best Tarantino soundtrack should offer !!!"
JANGLE POP HUB