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Agent Ribbons

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The story of Agent Ribbons has not one–but many–beginnings, and fashioning some semblance of chronology from their cut-and-paste four-year history is an art project in and of itself. Originally hailing from the shanty-Victorian streets of downtown Sacramento, they now reside in Austin,TX when they aren’t traveling the world and jamming econo.

Agent Ribbons isn’t just a band–it’s a tree house club of post-feminist dreamers trying to find their place in the scheme of things, like a hand-sewn and lovingly-crafted garment in a modern, disposable world. Listening to everything from Eartha Kitt to e Velvet Underground and taking notes from bands like The Shaggs, The Boswell Sisters and The Zombies, they miraculously reconcile seemingly-unrelated genres, sounding something like Girls in the Garage doing the Three Penny Opera. Waxing sentimental over the eerie beauty of all things lost to time, the emphasis is undoubtedly in the lyrics, which favor clever turns of phrase and occasional humor, but never at the expense of the melodic integrity of their catchy, memorable songs.

The band released their most recent album, Chateau Crone, in 2010 on Oakland label Antenna Farm Records. In addition to relentless touring and establishing themselves in their new hometown of Austin, TX, songs from the album have been featured in television shows The Vampire Diaries, Being Human, Cougar Town, and Revenge.

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