In a small house on the remote coast of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in Quebec, a dancer goes wild – exploring every inch…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’s Suuns have announced their new album, Felt. The full-length comes out March 2nd via Secret City Records. Singer/guitarist Ben Shemie says, “This record…Read More
Patrick Watson has been busy on various projects since his 2015 release of Love Songs for Robots. He performed after U2’s Bono at the…Read More
The Barr Brothers will release their new album Queens of the Breakers on October 13th via Secret City Records. starts with a drum pattern…Read More
Suuns are happy to share a brand new remix for Instrument, courtesy of acclaimed producer Redshape. Having released their album Hold/Still last year, this…Read More
Montreal singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leif Vollebekk has unveiled, “All Night Sedans”, the third song from his forthcoming album Twin Solitude (Feb 24/Secret City Records)….Read More
Montreal singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leif Vollebekk has unveiled the second song from his forthcoming album Twin Solitude, set for release on February 24 through…Read More
singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leif Vollebekk has just shared his music video for “Elegy”. The track is the lead single from Leif’s upcoming record Twin…Read More
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
“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