The Hornet

Codename: Carter represents the clandestine underbelly of rock. For these five Denver-based songwriters, there could be no rest until their new identities had been processed for their most ambitious mission yet. Their signature 1960s-toned guitar onslaughts are pushed into unexpectedly modern territory by a progressive rhythm section, creative lyrics, and the vintage-spy-cinema sounds of a harpsichord, Farfisa organ, Rhodes electric piano, growling sax, and trumpet. Their self-titled debut LP was released to vinyl in May 2016.