Daniel Agee and Joshua Carter are Puppies. Originally from Oxford, Ohio, Daniel and Joshua formed Puppies in Nashville, TN in the summer of 2004. In 2005 they released their first album, an EP titled 'outcasts & astronauts'. It was an amalgamation of dream and emo rock, with influences from groups like Pink Floyd and Tears for Fears and the modern edge of the Foo Fighters and Jimmy Eat World. Their lyrics spoke of outcasts and astronauts, the physical, the metaphysical, unnatural fears and of leaving the weight of the world behind. In September of 2005 Puppies was ranked one of the top fifteen bands in the Northeast by Billboard Magazine, TAXI and Disc Makers out of over 1000 submissions in the 2005 Independent Music World Series and are included on Disc Makers' IMWS 'Heavy Hitters' CD-ROM Compilation. In 2006 Puppies joined forces with drummer extraordinaire Christopher McGuire (also an Oxford native) of the Japanese sensation Quruli, John Vanderslice, Mark Mallman and Kid Dakota, to record the follow up to 'outcasts & astronauts'. Puppies released their second album, 'SICK MACHINE', in March of 2007. The release coincided with a performance in Canton, Ohio alongside the Canton Symphony Orchestra, in a concert highlighting the similarities and differences between rock and classical music. '[They] have a clear sense of song structure and delivery...good musical hooks...big lyrical hooks to match and high quality vocals... [they] definitely have [their] own identity amongst all the other stuff that is currently out there.' --TAXI.