Secretly Canadian is an American independent record label based in Bloomington, Indiana.[1] It was started in 1996 by Chris and Ben Swanson, Eric Weddle, and Jonathan Cargill. Their first release was a re-issue of an album by June Panic. Weddle later left and formed his own label, Family Vineyard.

Chris Swanson also runs the Jagjaguwar label along with Darius Van Arman; the two labels had worked closely together before Jagjaguwar’s offices moved to Bloomington to work alongside Secretly Canadian’s.[2] In February, 2007, the partners behind Secretly Canadian and Jagjaguwar, along with Phil Waldorf, former label manager of Misra Records, announced a third sister label, Dead Oceans. The three labels share offices and staff in Bloomington, IN; however, they maintain distinct and separate aesthetic visions.

Secretly Canadian has its own distribution arm, SC Distribution. It was founded in 1997 and currently distributes such labels as Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Dead Oceans, Asthmatic Kitty, Brah Records, Cloud Recordings, Family Vineyard, FatCat Records, Hometapes, K Records, Lovepump United, Monitor Records[disambiguation needed], Mush Records, Post Present Medium, St. Ives, The Social Registry, Sounds Familyre, Suicide Squeeze Records, Table of the Elements, Temporary Residence Ltd., Tomlab, We Are Free, and Western Vinyl.

Watch Exclusive Clip from Antony and the Johnsons and Charles Atlas' TURNING Documentary,

Antony and the Johnsons Share ‘Twilight’ Clip

Described by Antony as “some of the most significant work of my career,” TURNING is a concert film documentary captured during Antony and the Johnsons and Charles Atlas’ tour of Europe during the fall of 2006. TURNING explores the heart and experience of that series of performances. Through its synthesis of Antony’s songs and Atlas’ unfurling video portraiture of the 13 women who performed on stage:

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ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS & CHARLES ATLAS TO RELEASE DVD + CD OF TURNING

Antony and the Johnsons to Release DVD + CD

TURNING – A concert film documentary captured during the critically acclaimed tour of Europe by Antony and the Johnsons and Charles Atlas during the fall of 2006, it explores the heart and experience of that series of performances. Through its synthesis of Antony’s songs and Atlas’ unfurling video portraiture of the 13 women who performed on stage:

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Bear In Heaven Share "Autumn" (Matthew Dear Remix),

Bear In Heaven Share Matthew Dear Remix

Today, Bear in Heaven share the fantastic new remix of their second single,”Autumn,” by the incomparable Matthew Dear. The futuristic take on the already forward-thinking track brings the beat down to a driving, pulsing heartbeat as the song takes on a new life. Bear In Heaven has also just embarked on a big European tour, starting tonight in Brussels, BE at Beursschouwburg:

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Review of Electric Youth's new full length LP 'Innerworld',
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Review of Electric Youth’s ‘Innerworld’

The soundtrack to the noiry action-thriller Drive is often referred to as if it boasted a mixtape’s worth of chilly synth-pop when in actuality, there were only a handful of songs in it outside of Cliff Martinez’s. Those few songs thoughcounted big, and garnered a healthy boost in interest to all of the artists involved (except for maybe Italian composer Riz Ortolani, who you should do yourself a favor:

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