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Secretly Canadian is an American independent record label based in Bloomington, Indiana. It was started in 1996 by Chris and Ben Swanson, Eric Weddle, and Jonathan Cargill, and is associated with sister labels Dead Oceans and Jagjaguwar. Chris Swanson also runs the Jagjaguwar label along with Darius Van Arman; the two labels had worked closely together before Jagajguwar’s offices moved to Bloomington to work alongside Secretly Canadian’s. 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 also 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, Hometapes, K Records, Lovepump United, Suicide Squeeze Records, Temporary Residence Ltd., and Western Vinyl.

Secretly Canadian musicians (past and present) we have covered include:
Antony and the Johnsons
Here We Go Magic
Foreign Born
Gardens & Villa
Damien Jurado
Jens Lekman
The War On Drugs
Throw Me The Statue

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