The Dance Reduction Agents by The Reduction Agents
DYLAN, THE KINKS, THE BYRDS, THE BEACH BOYS AND THE REDUCTION AGENTS? AUCKLAND BAND EARNS ITS PLACE IN THE POP PANTHEON
The Reductions Agents are fronted by the multi-talented James Milne (AKA "Lawrence Arabia"), and also includes fellow Lil' Chief artiste Ryan McPhun (of The Ruby Suns). As well as fronting The Reduction Agents, James played bass and guitar with The Brunettes for several years, and toured with the band on their 2005 support slots with The Shins and Rilo Kiley. He also contributed the song "You Beautiful Militant" to The Brunettes Mars Loves Venus album. The Dance Reduction Agents is a fantastic collection of pop songs, which bear strong comparison to the songwriting of The Kinks' Ray Davies in it's brilliantly observant lyrics and great pop hooks. The album contains a plethora of (should-be) hits, such as "80s Celebration" and "The Pool" (which appeared in the film Eagle vs Shark), "Urban Yard", and perhaps the catchiest song of 2006 "Waiting For Your Love".
Released by Lil’ Chief Records on April 20, 2006