Agent Fresco

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Agent Fresco
Agent Fresco @ Eistnaflug 2016 55.jpg
Background information
Origin Reykjavík, Iceland
Genres Alternative rock, alternative metal, progressive rock, progressive metal, math rock, art rock, post-rock
Years active 2008–present
Labels Record Records, Long Branch Records
Website http://agentfresco.is
Members Arnór Dan Arnarson
Hrafnkell Örn Guðjónsson
Vignir Rafn Hilmarsson
Þórarinn Guðnason

Agent Fresco are an Icelandic band that combines pop, alternative, art, metal, and math-rock, formed in 2008, just weeks prior to competing in the Músíktilraunir (an Icelandic version of Battle of the Bands), which they won. Their first release was the EP Lightbulb Universe.[1]

The lead singer is Arnór Dan Arnarson (previously with Rosa - the Danish progressive-rock act from Sorø). Vignir Rafn Hilmarsson plays the electric upright bass, Hrafnkell Örn Guðjónsson the drums, and Þórarinn Guðnason the guitar and piano/keyboards.[2]

In late 2010, Agent Fresco released their first full-length album, A Long Time Listening.[1] Destrier, their second full-length album, followed in August 7, 2015.

Their sound is characterized as a cross between Mew and The Mars Volta.

Awards[edit]

Agent Fresco won a Kraumur Award for their debut EP Lightbulb Universe.

In 2009 they were named best new artist at the Icelandic Music Awards.[3]

They won Rock Album of the Year in 2016 for Destrier, with Arnór Dan also winning Male Singer of the Year.[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • 2008: Lightbulb Universe

Singles[edit]

  • 2008: "Eyes of a Cloud Catcher"
  • 2010: "Translations"
  • 2011: "A Long Time Listening"
  • 2014: "Dark Water"
  • 2015: "See Hell"
  • 2015: "Wait For Me"
  • 2015: "Howls"

Miscellaneous[edit]

Arnór Dan Arnarson was featured in several tracks on the Soundtrack of the 2014 TV Anime Terror in Resonance.[5](Japanese)

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