Owen Pallett is a virtuoso musician that is too dramatic for his own good. Underneath In Conflict, the violinist’s fourth solo record, he explores the difficult concepts of depression, addiction,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.
Montreal/Stockholm band Thus Owls have shared a second track from their forthcoming album Turning Rocks, entitled How, In My Bones via thusowls.com. The song is available as a free download online,Read More
Montreal/Stockholm band, Thus Owls, have premiered the video for their song As Long As We Try A Little. The track is from their upcoming album, Turning Rocks, out on April 8th via Secret City Records. To create the video,Read More
Domino and Secret City today announce the new album from Owen Pallett, In Conflict, on May 13th in North America (May 12th elsewhere). In Conflict,Read More
Suuns’ latest album Images du futur is getting some Hollywood exposure. Their track “2020” soundtracks the new European trailer for Only God Forgives, from the director of Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn.Read More
I recorded most of the tracks for this record on a laptop. The vocals and guitars were recorded by Damian Taylor, who also did all the mixing. He has a great studio and great ears but lots of the experimentingRead More
Today, Patrick Watson shares the new video for “Blackwind” off 2012’s ‘Adventures In Your Own Backyard’. The “Blackwind” video was born out of a video-making competition run by creative group Genaro in partnership with the bandRead More
Montreal’s Suuns have released a second video for their forthcoming sophomore LP, Images du Futur, entitled “2020”. Directed by Montreal based visual artist Sabrina Ratté,…Read More
Diamond Rings has just announced a string of Canadian tour dates in March that will culminate in an appearance at the SiriusXM Indie Awards on Friday March 22nd during Canadian Music Week in TorontoRead More
Suuns have premiered the video for their first single, “Edie’s Dream”. The video follows a mysterious young girl through the woods to “Edie’s” moody soundscape.Read More
Patrick Wolf has unveiled the album artwork and announced the tracklisting for his upcoming acoustic double album Sundark and Riverlight. To coincide with the launch of the album Patrick has released the first video from the albumRead More
Patrick Wolf has announced a North American acoustic tour this fall to celebrate a decade of creating music.The tour will feature Wolf digging deep into his catalogue, re-interpreting his songs in intimate venues starting September 18,Read More