The Intelligence Service is a Psychedelic Garage Punk band from Vancouver, Canada. Disturbed vocals and chainsaw guitars coupled with riffy organs and analog synth drones sit atop melodic bass lines and driving drums — The Intelligence Service will tear your face off.
They have worked on two albums with punk guru Chris Woodhouse – the famed producer/collaborator of Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, FUZZ, and Wand. Their first album, Transgressors, was released in 2017 and received praise from reviewers and audiences, drawing comparisons to The Velvet Underground, The Black Angels, Moon Duo, and Suicide. Transgressors, reached #5 on the 30 Top Albums at WRSU (NY & NJ), and was played on KEXP, KEXP Music That Matters Podcast, KALX, WZBC, WFMU, WVFS, CITR (Nardwuar the Human Serviette), and other radio stations across the USA, Canada, and EU. Transgressors charted across Canada on College radio stations, was on rotation at CBC Radio 3, and made many “Best of 2017” lists in the USA and Canada. On stage they have supported renowned acts such as Ty Segall & The Freedom Band, The Mystic Braves, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Cosmonauts, Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel, VHS, and Duotang.
Their sophomore concept album, Beatrice’s Guitar, will be released in the fall of 2019, quickly followed by their third full-length album in the winter.