Los Angeles-based punk icons Strung Out have been churning out high-energy influential music since their 1994 debut record, Another Day in Paradise. Over the course of six more albums, a live record, and assorted B-sides and EPs, the band’s mix of punk and metal has earned them accolades from the indie music scene as well as from their heirs apparent like Avenged Sevenfold, AFI, and Blink-182.
The band has built a solid following from their touring, especially from their appearances on the Warped Tour. Their latest tour is underway with upcoming dates in Santa Barbara on September 5 and 6.
Their new record, Agents of the Underground, promises the same top-notch musicianship and raw power that Strung Out have become known for, without compromising their unique musical vision. The record was produced by a long-time fan Cameron Webb, who also produced records by metal legends Motorhead and indie icons Social Distortion.
Vocalist Jason Cruz said, “With Agents Of The Underground, I wanted to acknowledge the fact that we are still alive and kicking just below the consciousness of the mainstream media and are celebrating our place here in 'The Underground'. Like a resistance movement, we move freely and without boundaries. We say what we feel and do it all our own way, and we've done it all this time without radio, without TV, and without the help of a corporate record label. We are the essence of what the punk rock movement started out as and has strayed so far from. We are living proof that you can succeed by doing things your own way.”
Agents will be released on September 29, 2009 on Fat Wreck Chords.