Don’t mistake AGENT 51 as just another punk act! These four amped-up ass kickers—and recent Best Punk Band trophy winners at the San Diego Music Awards—come with a clear vision and focus that slashes genre borders and sharpens punk’s creative edge. To put their purpose plain, these young shredders have vowed to put the “rock” back in “punk rock.”
The group’s third album, The Red and the Black (first for Surfdog Records), best demonstrates their artistic vitality by infusing the riff-powered drive of rock’s golden age with an attitude-surging punk punch. Recorded with producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank), The Red and the Black reinvents ‘70s rock glory in a hyperactive pop-punk format where the guitars are fast, catchy, and loud. E-Rock remarks, "We take aspects of punk rock energy and emotion and mix it with good rock grooves and good time feelings. We blend classic influences with today’s punk rock angst."