Sleeper Agent's "Waves" Is About "Moving on from the Past"; Tony Smith Talks Evolution of the Band's Sound

Sleeper Agent has the media totally awake and paying attention with dilated pupils since their sound was a little scuzzier and more punk. It's gotten nods from Rolling Stone and Spin, being called out as "a band to watch" and "one of our favorite new bands" respectively.

Whether Sleeper Agent is pumping out quick-paced, punk-influenced songs on their older album Celabraison or opting for a deeper, more mature sound on their soon-to-be released About Last Night, these guys and gal have songs suitable for any mood. To get more insight on the evolution of their music and their upcoming show at Culture Room, we spoke with Tony Smith, one of the founders of the band, as well as guitarist and co-vocalist, with Alex Kandel.

We learned about the time Tony got stuck in an elevator, how getting punched in the face can inspire musically, and what Sleeper Agent really thinks about South Florida.

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Natalya Jones