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
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.
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
Of all the break-up records floating around out there, Basia Bulat’s new Good Advice offering may be one of the more deceptively optimistic sounding…Read More
Eight years after their debut album Parc Avenue (2008), Montreal band Plants and Animals’ have announced their new full-length, Waltzed in from the Rumbling,…Read More
following their two previous albums, 2011’s Zeroes QC & 2013’s Images du Futur, comes Hold/Still, the third studio album from Suuns. In May, SUUNS,…Read More
Singer/Songwriter Patrick Watson’s new video for “Good Morning Mr. Wolf” has debuted today—watch and share it below. The video stars Sophie Desmarais and Louis…Read More
Day 2 of M for Montreal (November 19) centred around Club Soda, a small to medium size venue with a tier of seating on…Read More
Today Thus Owls premieres their new video for the Single “Black Matter”, taken from the band’s EP of the same name, now out on…Read More