Look Mexico

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Look Mexico
Look Mexico.jpg
Look Mexico (left to right): Matt Agrella, Gary Battreall, Ryan Smith, Ryan Slate
Background information
Origin Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
Genres Indie rock, math rock, emo
Years active 2004–present
Labels Lujo Records (2004-2009)
Suburban Home Records (2009-2010)
Adeline Records (2011-present)
Website http://www.lookmexico.net
Members Matt Agrella
Ryan Slate
Ryan Smith
Gary Battreall
Past members Jared Fowler
Micah Vandegrift
Dave Bumsted
Tyson Kuhlhoff
Joshua Mikel
Dave Pinkham
Alex Gooding
Nick Chambers

Look Mexico is a rock band from Tallahassee, Florida. The band is composed of Matt Agrella, Ryan Slate, Ryan Smith, Gary Battreall, and Ben Kirsch. Since their inception in 2004, Look Mexico have released two full length albums and four EPs, touring extensively in their support.



In the summer 2004, singer/guitarist Matt Agrella and former guitarist Dave Bumsted formed Look Mexico, shortly followed by Joshua Mikel on the drums. In the course of a few months, they tried out a number of bassists (Jared Fowler/Micah Vandegrift) before settling on Tyson Kuhlhoff, who remained in the band until spring of 2008. During this time, they recorded their first EP, So Byzantine, which was released in mid-2005.

This Is Animal Music[edit]

In 2006, they followed up with a second release entitled The Crucial EP. Shortly after its release, guitarist Dave Bumsted departed the band and was replaced by Ryan Slate, former lead singer and guitarist of the now defunct local Tallahassee act, Mosey. They then recorded their first full length album This Is Animal Music, which was released in July 2007 by Lujo Records.

After spending much time on the road, Look Mexico inducted Ryan Smith in 2008 to take up the bass guitar and added multi-instrumentalist Dave Pinkham to their lineup.[1]

Gasp Asp - EP[edit]

On September 1, 2008, the band released the Gasp Asp EP in conjunction with Lujo Records as a digital download available on iTunes.[2] as well as Emusic[3] The EP was released in late 2008 as a limited edition 7" by Tiny Engines.[4]

To Bed To Battle[edit]

After working on the album the better half of 2009, Look Mexico released To Bed To Battle on March 23, 2010 through Suburban Home Records. The album was produced by the same team seen on Gasp Asp with Phil Martin and August Hansen handling the controls and drum engineering. Upon Joshua Mikel's departure, Alex Gooding stepped in to tour in support of the LP and soon was named the new drummer.


Studio albums[edit]


  • So Byzantine (2005)
  • The Crucial EP (2006)
  • Gasp Asp (2008)
  • Real Americans Spear It (2011)



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