Agents of the Sun has been through it all. From touring with national acts and writing three studio rock albums, to partying with celebrities, and damn near killing each other!! Agents of the Sun are back and in the studio working on the follow up album (untitled) to their 2005 release Monarchs of a Fallen Society (Produced by Steve Wright and Mixed by Chad Sexton of 311). Wanting everything about their next release to be right, “Agents” have again acquired the studio expertise of producer Steve Wright (SR-71, DFD, Kelly Bell and many, many more).
Since the release of Monarchs of a Fallen Society, Agents of the Sun also released a 3 track EP, Little pieces left behind (2007). “Little Pieces” yields songs that were recorded during the Monarchs of a Fallen Society sessions.
In an A+ review, The Aquarian raved, "an incredibly strong modern rock band that delivers catchy songs with plenty of thought and oomph." Theprp.com proclaimed Aurora "an album that arrives bearing melodious fruit ripe for the picking" and In Music We Trust concluded, "Agents of the Suns eclectic hard rock mix has the sound that today's radio desires, and they do an admirable job of incorporating it into AURORA and MONARCHS."
Agents of the Sun have become no stranger to the celebrity CD deck. Celebrities such as 4- time Wimbledon champion, Venus Williams, stated; “Lately I've been listening non stop to Agents of the Sun. I have not been able to get into a band this much for years. I feel like me and this band are on the same wavelength." The Agents have also attracted the attention of 311's drummer, Chad Sexton, to an extent where he offered to mix Monarch of a Fallen Soceity. "This band rocks, the more I got to know them, the more excited I became and the more I was blown away by how amazing this record is," states Sexton.
Agents of the Sun landed on DC101’s (Washington D.C., WWDC fm 101.1) annual Chilli Cook Off show in the spring of 2003. “Agents” walked out onto the Chilli Cook Off stage to a dawning audience of 20,000 plus friends and fans. That show inspired the band to start touring nationwide. Leading up to the Chilli Cook Off, Agents of the Sun landed the number 7 spot in the drive time top ten count down on DC101 for a week solid. In the months and years to come after the number 7 spot, Agents of the Sun found their songs being spun in rotation in various radio markets across the US (NC, TX, FL, KS, MD, PA, DE, DC, XM and Sirus).
Late in 2006, Agents of the Sun (and their record label of 4 years) Dcide records parted ways. Dcide (which was sold to Templar/Elixia in early 2007) still houses the bands first two records (Aurora and Monarchs of a Fallen Society). The bands first album "Aurora," has sold out of stock in major retail outlets (Tower Records, Sam Goody, Best Buy) multiple times.
In the past year (2008), Agents of the Sun have acquired new members to fill the shoes of departed members. Tyler Lawerance (former Shallow Deep bassist and McNally Smith College of Music Alumni) auditioned for and impressed the founding fathers of Agents. “Tyler brought the bass sound, musicianship, and the heart the band was seeking”, says singer/frontman, Ray Dobson. Other editions to the band include guitarist Mark Starnes and Sennen Quigley. Starnes, (formerly of Shallow Deep), was approached by the band in early September 2008 and Quigley(Dog Fashion Disco, Soul Mower) Rejoined with the group mid January 2009!
Agents of the Sun are anticipated as one of this years top emerging artists. Metal Express Radio (www.metalexpressradio.com) hails the Agents of the Sun sound as a stripped down Linkin Park or 311 fused with Trapt and Incubus; groovy Rock tunes with a lot of melody and very sing-able choruses. "So Long" sounds like an anthem for the next teen angst movie, and if "Therapy" isnt a Top Ten single, it will be a great mistake on radios part.
Look for the conquests of Agents of the Sun on their myspace tour schedule!
Agents of the Sun have shared the stage with bands such as 311, Trapt, Saliva, Egypt Central, Framing Handley, Sponge, Unwritten Law, Smile Empty Soul, Third Eye Blind, Orgy, Three days Grace, The Roots, Papa Roach, 3 Doors Down and many more
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