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Agency of Record albums Are they on a mission? Hell no, they're here quite simply to extinguish the played out ideals of conventional hard rock. The band was formed in 2007 with Jim on guitar, Lemar on bass, Eric on guitar/vocals, and Chad on drums. Out of the depths of New Jersey's overwhelmed rock scene, Agency of Record brings back the truly visceral experience of rocking your face off.
"We sound like the bastard child of Radiohead and System of a Down who was then raised by Refused and Nirvana," states Eric (singer/guitar). Their music goes past the breaking point, stomps out predictability, and simultaneously maintains a serendipitous melody. Totally avoiding the "formula" of what hard rock is supposed to be, their scratched up clangs, driving percussion, and apocalyptic power chords crescendo emotion to a climactic release. They will leave you emotionally drained, breathing heavily, and asking for more. This is their band, this is what they do.
By dismissing the "we sound like" mentality, they allow the band's varied musical influences to develop and converge to their inevitable indigenous conclusion, consequently pushing their sound in a variety of directions. They like it loud, and fast, but the other side of their sound is also tempered by lyrical content that is easy to relate to and reflective of relationships we all experience.
Agency of Record is the real deal and ...