Premiere: Sleeper Agent “Love Blood”

By One Track Mind on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011  |  1,772 views

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Premiere: Sleeper Agent “Love Blood” Premiere: Sleeper Agent “Love Blood”

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With yesterday’s summer solstice comes the need for some perfect summer songs. Bowling Green, Kentucky septet Sleeper Agent is happy to oblige us with the premiere of “Love Blood,” a power-pop rave up with an anthemic chorus befitting the new season.

Kicking off with a metronomic drum machine track and some quiet keyboard chords, “Love Blood” begins inconspicuously. After introducing the female/male vocal dynamic which will carry throughout the song, there is a squiggly guitar riff buried quietly in the mix that augurs what is about to happen. The song’s chorus comes crashing in like a wave on the rocks, almost demanding handclaps or at least some good head bopping from the listener.

Lyrically, the chorus of “Because our love / Keeps our bodies moving on / Keeps us singing monotone / Keeps our love blood going on,” is slightly inscrutable but it’s so catchy that it doesn’t matter: it will have most people singing along before the song wraps up in under three minutes.

Sleeper Agent formed in 2008 by guitarist/singer Tony Smith and drummer Justin Wilson. Smith rounded out the band’s line-up with friends and fans, including co-vocalist Alex Kandel (whose Debbie Harry style belies the fact that she’s still just eighteen). Mom + Pop Records (home to like-minded souls including Freelance Whales, An Horse, Tokyo Police Club, and Sleigh Bells) will release the band’s debut LP, Celebrasion, on August 16th. It’s a garaged-out take on rock ‘n’ roll in all its many persuasions–T. Rex glam, southern fried rock, and Brit-pop all get equal looks–but the one constant throughout are those deliciously big hooks.

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