‘Bad Timing,’ the debut single from Ex Reyes, a psych­soul project by Brooklyn­ based musician Mikey Freedom Hart . . . goes deeper than the surface revelries . ” — The FADER “…Talented Louisiana­ born, Brooklyn ­based multi ­instrumentalist Ex Reyes (that’s Mikey Freedom Hart to the IRS)…”—Noisey

Over the course of his career, Hart has worked closely with a multitude of influential artists including Albert Hammond Jr. , Bleachers,  The Cranberries,  Sia,  Mike D,  Santigold,  Sinkane, Adam Green and more. “Along the path, I was always chipping away at the sound of Ex Reyes,” says Hart, “I set out to make a record as varied, weird, joyful, and honest as the experiences and people who inspired it. I tried to allow any influence in if it wanted in.”
According to Hart, “Ex Reyes comes from the subtle sophistication of the Beach Boys, the weirdness of psychedelic era Temptations ,the sonic experimentation of Phil Spektor and Delia Derbyshire, the free freneticism of dancehall, and the superb oddity of synthesizer­ soaked dollar records, distilled into songs about real shit.”
Ex Reyes’ debut album, Punch Talk— mixed by Daniel Schlett (DIIV, Modest Mouse, Ghostface Killah)—was recorded and produced in a variety of locations around the globe. Based on musical community and the spark of collaboration, it’s the result of many hours spent both with talented friends in unlikely places and alone in even less likely places.
Vocals were tracked in countless hotel rooms, green rooms, tour buses, vans, and a 30­hour ferry ride from the UK to Spain (when avoiding a French transit strike mid­tour with Bleachers). Elsewhere, percussion and guitars were recorded in a shed in Ghana and back­up strings were laid down at NYC’s famed Magic Shop studio—just days after David Bowie finished Blackstar there. Samples from a Greenpoint basement­ jam ­session—tracked by Jake Aron (Chairlift, Grizzly Bear, tUnE­yArDs)—are outlined by pianos captured with iPhone voice memo at LA’s Record Plant. Then a horn section recorded in a woodshop at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and a Hammond B3, belonging to Yoshida’s grandmother, that was taped in her garage in LA.



The Syndicate Acquires Sneak Attack Media

Sneak Attack is excited to announce that we’ve been acquired by entertainment marketing agency The Syndicate and will serve as the company’s digital marketing department. Read all about it in Billboard and please visit us at The Syndicate’s website: www.thesyn.com We look forward to continue to work with all of our amazing clients from within The Syn…

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Sandbox Summit 2018 | NYC #MarketMusicBetter

Learn how to market your music better. Music Ally presents Sandbox Summit NYC; a mix of presentations, panel discussion sessions, and top tips sessions from music industry leaders. On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 Music Ally will be hosting Spotify, UMG, mTheory, and more at this single day conference. Join Sneak Attack founder Marni Wandner alongside some awesome folks from…

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Speakeasy: Music + Tech Mixer in Austin

Join this year’s Austin edition Speakeasy: Music + Tech Mixer with Sneak Attack Media and special guests Music Ally, Lucky Hound Music, DISCO and Endless Riff.  We’re pleased to join FLOOD Magazine‘s FLOODfest again at Cedar Street Courtyard. Come grab a beer with some incredibly awesome folks in the music + music tech industries. More info and RSVP here

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Free Artist Consultation for Indie Musicians!

Attention independent musicians located in NYC: our digital distribution friends at Tunecore will be hosting an Artist Consultation roundtable on March 1 in Brooklyn, and we’re super excited to be a part of it. Join Sneak Attack founder Marni Wandner alongside some phenomenal folks from Spotify, Chart Room Media , Momentum Worldwide and Audiomack for a great…

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