Suuns, the touring powerhouse haven’t stopped travelling since the release of Hold/Still, recorded by John Congleton and long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize 2016,…Read More
Secret City Records is a young Montreal-based independent record label and publishing company. It was founded with the knowledge that records are changing, and with a desire to embrace their future while preserving the idea of the “label” as a source of music you (and the artists it houses) can trust. We don’t believe in genres, only innovation and inspiration. We’re excited about the endless possibilities that new media have for music and its dissemination, but we’re also still committed to the physical album as collectible artifact; we believe each album’s packaging should be as much a work of art as the music it represents. We like vinyl.
Our logo is an obvious nod to the urban element in our name; we believe in the cultural wealth of the “city”, but also think that the notion of the city is changing as much as that of the record. Their boundaries are becoming less tangible, more fluid. But they can still be built. So the logo is also more than a building. Or less. It’s the beginnings of one. As a façade, it’s also an affront to the posturing and empty branding behind so much of the music industry — fixated on fabricating fleeting tastes…rather than supporting or helping document sounds that will endure — which is what we think a record label these days should do.
“Elegy” is a bedside soliloquy, of love slipping through fingers and came to Leif while he was riding his bike through Montreal. The meditative…Read More
Basia Bulat delighted her fans this week with the release of a brand new video for the track “Infamous”. Shot while on the road…Read More
Secret City has released a deluxe 10th anniversary compilation album featuring 34 tracks representing a decade of releases, sequenced chronologically, and curated by each…Read More
Charlotte Day Wilson announced today that she will release her debut release CDW on August 26. Wilson shared the news along with her new…Read More
Montreal’s Plants and Animals recently released their first album in four years, Waltzed In From The Rumbling via Secret City Records (Basia Bulat, The…Read More
Canadian folk singer-songwriter, Basia Bulat was first to hit the stage at Metropolis, clad with a shimmery top and a smile that could go…Read More
Suuns released their album Hold/Still in April, the band has not slowed down since. Their full tour dates for the rest of 2016 are…Read More
SUUNS aren’t superstars, and they’re all right with that. Since the release of their first EP back in 2010, the Montrealers have found contentment…Read More
By song structure alone, no one could accuse Plants and Animals of being a high-stress project. Since the tail end of the 00s, the…Read More
Recently Plants and Animals premiered a live video for their single “Stay.” The video was captured at Mixart studios and was directed by Joe…Read More
Plants and Animals are a Montreal-based trio that began playing together as kids, emerged on the international scene in 2008 and have developed a…Read More