“Hyena Motorcade-10,000 Sparrows" "A moody, guitar driven melding of darkwave and post-punk. If you’re a fan of 80’s bands such as The Chameleons or newer bands like The Cinematics, I highly recommend Hyena Motorcade."”
"Specializing in a heady and melodic blend of post-punk, new wave/no wave, and serpentine, blues-kissed alt-pop, West Coast indie rockers Hyena Motorcade formed in Orange County, California in the summer of 2009 around the talents of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Ric Kaley, guitarist Mark Allen, bass player Art Agunod, and drummer Alberto Campos. Drawing inspiration from artists like Bauhaus, David Bowie, Echo & the Bunnymen, Sisters of Mercy, and Joy Division, the group issued a three-song EP shortly after forming, followed by a four-song EP in 2013. As the group gained regional popularity they began supporting acts like the Fixx, Modern English, and Bow Wow Wow, as well as headlining their own shows. In 2014 they announced plans to record their full-length debut, which was to be produced by Psychedelic Furs guitarist John Ashton" ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi ~
"This is a band you should keep an eye on – with tunes this great, they just might be the next Interpol or The Strokes" (Jason Adolf of Jason's Jukebox)
“RadioFlag’s RadioStars Awards ‘Best Music Artist’ Winner; Representing the West Coast, Meet ‘Hyena Motorcade’”
"These guys from Orange County, California are slowly getting noticed, and deservedly so. They make no secret of the fact that they are heavily influenced by bands like The Psychedelic Furs, New Order, The Sisters of Mercy and of course David Bowie"
“HYENA MOTORCADE DEMO CD (Self Produced, 2011) by Mick Mercer With a cellar full of dark rock and gothy influences this band have that cool, slinky guitar deadpan insouciance from Mark Allen, and stricken vocal detachment from Rick Kaley, and if I tell you that the shimmering ‘Shadows’ reminds me strongly of a modern equivalent for Psychedelic Furs you’ll definitely know the fume-laden slow burning emotional picture-shows we’re dealing with; a meticulous rhythm section of Art Agunod (bass) and Nino Agunod (drums) bolstering the dramatically billowing vocals and muted, melting guitar. They also have a smoky song called ‘’Snowflakes’ which unfolds darkly with sweetly sinister lyrics, hypnotic sax and a lethal lounge atmosphere which is even more impressive, as if (early) Mike Scott was really American. It chimes with eerie brilliance. (“Black snowflakes are falling on the cars outside.”) So if you fancy some stately austerity look no further.”