Free Moral Agents is the brainchild of Isaiah Ikey Owens (Keyboardist for The Mars Volta). Starting as a solo project and expanding with Isaiah in his decade-long career of collaborations with Mastadon, Sublime, Z-trip, El-P, Saul Williams, and De Facto. FMA has become a collective musical force from Long Beach, CA. Free Moral Agents released their debut Everybody's Favorite Weapon on GSL Records in late 2004. With freestyle moments layered over vibrant melodies, heavy beats and jazzy interludes Favorite Weapon was just the beginning for this side-project.
Out on the road with Mars Volta, Isaiah kept thinking of ways to expand Free Moral Agents. In 2006, FMA reformed from solo-project to six-member group and started improvising new material. With the lineup of Mendee Ichikawa (Vocals), Reid Kinnet (Rhodes), Jesse Carzello (Guitar), Dennis Owens (Bass), Ryan Reiff (Drums) and Isaiah jumping from keyboard to keyboard, FMA has a prolific batch of new material.
In and out of the studio several times in 2007, Free Moral Agents collaborated with Miguel Happoldt (Sublime), Opie Ortiz (Long Beach Dub All Stars), Philieano (Skunk Records), Daedelus & members of Look Daggers to release two EP's. In addition to the studio work, Free Moral Agents played a handful of gigs during CMJ Marathon in New York in addition to southern California shows.