"What stands out the most about the record is the raw, undeniable sense of pure rock. No EDM, no modern trendy hipster antics, just straight up solid alternative rock. “Side Work” is perhaps the strongest song on the record, a very radio-friendly track with squealing lead guitar that could be played anywhere from Open Air CPR to KTCL." - Tim Wegner, Colorado Music Buzz
"For over a decade now, musician Joe Norris has been performing and recording as Spies! And he’s taken the moniker to heart.
A spy is adept at blending in, and a crowd can be excellent camouflage. While there are currently three or four dedicated members, Norris has worked with an estimated 20 musicians since Spies! inception. He says that he is interested in how songs can be transformed by different settings, as in studio and live, as well as different players. While he may use anything available in the studio, like cellos and glockenspiels, live the music is stripped raw, laid bone-bare on the stage.
The result is an impressive musical diversity that completing disregards genre, though the music is largely radio-ready guitar rock." - Josh Johnson, Reverb
released May 27, 2014
Recorded in Denver, CO & Virginia Beach, VA by Spies! Mixed and mastered at Whiskey Bear Studio by Chris Kendrick.