Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to The Agency... I discovered this band while shuffling songs on Spotify and I was literally impressed by the quality of their music.
What a music that The Agency… propose us, really incredible!
This band is able to create fascinating atmospheres, twilight music… if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.
Enjoying a sunset sipping some whiskey waiting for a mysterious night where you don’t know yet what will happen, this what I feel while listening to this band.
Everything is possible when you dive into their music, it’s a beautiful harmonic journey with continuous variations. The scenarios change suddenly as if we were in a theater and the director continues to stimulate you with continuous changes of scene.
Refined music, full of subtle nuances perfectly recorded and mixed.
We are faced with a great band and frankly, I don’t understand why this band is not yet in the music Olympus.
On the radio, we are always offered the usual canzonetta while the real music evolves and matures in the undergrowth.
Only there you can find great artists and great songs and maybe that’s what The Agency… want.
They don’t want to be for everyone, they want to be discovered and appreciated by those few who still have the time to stop and listen to music…the real music.
Are you brave enough to venture into the haunted woods?
In the Haunted Woods is The Agency…’s Album Out Now!
Eternal music, compositions of the highest level!
It took a little longer, five years, to record “In the Haunted Woods”, but it is their best material to date. The dystopian electric soundscapes listeners are familiar with are painted even more vividly by the ensemble of players on this record. Now Ben Anderson has joined the band on guitar/percussion, while Scott Wall plays keys on his third “The Agency…” album.
Cousin Dan and Carly McKeith add their voices throughout the record while Andy Turnbull (Monkey Junk Blues Club) weaves guitar across several tunes. Several drummers and percussionists have taken up the drum stool including Andy Carr and Hank Hays. The result is a sonic kaleidoscope with instruments including Bouzouki, Mellotron and Sitar adding rich texture to tales of misanthropy and existential confusion.
Listeners describe the sound of the Agency… as rich and multi-layered with influences including Dylan, Pink Floyd, the Felice Brothers, Mark Lanegan, King Crimson, the National, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, William Shatner, the Velvet Underground and the Wizard of Oz. With literary and media influences as diverse as their electric soundscapes, there is a little bit of something for everyone that fortune sits at The Agency….’s table.