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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
BLK JKS
Danielson
Here We Go Magic
Foreign Born
Gardens & Villa
Damien Jurado
Jens Lekman
Racebannon
Suuns
The War On Drugs
Throw Me The Statue
Yeasayer

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Top Pops! Taken By Trees – Other Worlds, Southern Shores – New World Explore Tropical Pop

“Pop music shouldn’t always get a bad rap,” says Top Pops!, a recurring selection of pop music highlights across a selection of styles. Two female-fronted records from Taken By Trees and Southern Shores offer their unique spins on tropical-influenced experimental pop and release their records on the same day (October 2) via Secretly Canadian and...Read...
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Yeasayer – Fragrant World Album Review

After their controversially poppy second album, Odd Blood, Yeasayer returns in 2012 with Fragrant World, which has potential to be equally controversial. Beginning at its highest point with a nostalgic coupling of “Fingers Never Bleed” and the album’s second single, “Longevity”, Fragrant World flaunts its best early on. These two tracks, along with the subsequent’...Read...
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Antony And The Johnsons – Cut The World / Future Feminism Music Videos (ft. William Dafoe, Marina Abramovic)

With a drab color palette of greys and and blues, reminiscent of somber films like A Single Man, comes the music video for Antony And The Johnsons’ emotive new track, “Cut The World”. At just under 5 minutes, the music video features some well-known faces and figures, like William Dafoe, Marina Abramovic, and Carice van...Read...
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Whim: Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Jens Lekman MP3 Downloads & Streams

Whim is a weekly collection of media focused on independent rock/pop/garage and everything surrounding it. This week we feature the incredible new Grizzly Bear track, an Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti cover, a brand new Jens Lekman cut and more. So yeah, it’s been an insanely busy week for music junkies. And a good one too....Read...
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Top Pops! Beat Connection, Gardens & Villa + Here We Go Magic MP3 Downloads & Streams

“Pop music shouldn’t always get a bad rap,” says Top Pops!, a recurring selection of pop music highlights across a selection of styles.   Gardens & Villa We’ve covered these Santa Barbara groovesters quite a bit, but their trajectory this year is upwards-bound at an intense and exponentially-terrifying rate! If you haven’t seen them yet,...Read...
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