WKU Herald Underground: Sleeper Agent Full Performance

Bowling Green’s Sleeper Agent performs for WKU Herald Underground.


1.) Waves

2.) Be Brave

Sleeper Agent burst onto the scene in 2011 with their raucous debut “Celebrasion,” a collection of fuzzy, fast-paced teenage rock anthems. The buzz generated by the band’s first album led to tours with Weezer, fun., Grouplove, Ben Kweller and other respected acts, as well as an appearance at the 2012 Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival.

The southern Kentucky six-piece returns with a more polished sound, a departure from the frenetic brand of garage pop that defined its first album, but they haven’t lost their penchant for sugary sweet melodies and infectious vocals or the desire to raise a little hell.

Their latest effort, “About Last Night”, recalls blurry nights with old friends, awkward mornings after and bouts with bad luck on tour.

“It’s funny because when you’re in it you have to make it fun,” vocalist Alex Kandel said of tour life in an interview with Herald Underground.

Sleeper Agent played acoustic versions of “Be Brave” and “Waves” for Herald Underground, both cuts from their new album.

– Sam Osborne/Herald