Secretly Canadian

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Secretly Canadian
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Founded 1996
Founder Chris Swanson
Ben Swanson
Eric Weddle
Jonathan Cargill
Distributor(s) Alternative Distribution Alliance
Genre Indie rock, pop, experimental rock
Country of origin United States
Location Bloomington, Indiana
Official website

Secretly Canadian is an American independent record label based in Bloomington, Indiana[1] with offices in Brooklyn, London, Austin, Los Angeles and Paris. Now run by Ben Swanson, Chris Swanson and Darius Van Arman, the current roster includes The War On Drugs, Anohni, Antony and the Johnsons, Tig Notaro, Damien Jurado, Here We Go Magic, and Whitney among others.


Secretly Canadian was started in 1996 by Chris and Ben Swanson, Eric Weddle, and Jonathan Cargill. The label's first two releases were a 7" by Songs: Ohia and a re-issue of an album by June Panic. Weddle later left to form label Family Vineyard, and the remaining trio were joined by Darius Van Arman in 1999. The label joined forces with Van Arman's Jagjaguwar, and the company has expanded rapidly since then.

Tig Notaro was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 and 2017 in the Best Comedy Album category, for the albums LIVE and Boyish Girl Interrupted respectively. The War on Drugs won the A2IM Libera award for Album of the Year in 2015.

Current roster[edit]

Roster veterans[edit]



  1. Here We Go Magic - Be Small (SC322)
  2. Steven A. Clark - The Lonely Roller (SC322)
  3. Cayucas - Dancing at the Blue Lagoon (SC322)
  4. Gardens & Villa - Music For Dogs (SC320)


  1. The War On Drugs - Lost in the Dream (SC310)
  2. Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son (SC295)
  3. Major Lazer - Apocalypse Soon (SC309)
  4. Electric Youth - Innerworld (SC319)
  5. Gardens & Villa - Dunes (SC294)


  1. Major Lazer - Free the Universe (SC292)
  2. Cayucas - Bigfoot (SC256)
  3. Suuns - Images Du Futur (SC260)
  4. Luke Temple - Good Mood Fool (SC266)


  1. Tig Notaro - LIVE (SC277)
  2. Antony and the Johnsons - Cut the World (SC270)
  3. Damien Jurado - Maraqopa (SC250)
  4. Yeasayer - Fragrant World (SC240)
  5. Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship (SC230)


  1. The War On Drugs - Slave Ambient (SC190)
  2. Tig Notaro - Good One (SC234)
  3. Gardens & Villa - Gardens & Villa (SC235)
  4. Richard Swift - Walt Wolfman (SC174)


  1. Antony and the Johnsons - Swanlights (SC215)
  2. The War On Drugs - Future Weather (SC227)
  3. Yeasayer - Odd Blood (SC210)
  4. Damien Jurado - Saint Bartlett (SC192)


  1. Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light (SC194)
  2. Zero Boys - Vicious Circle (SC188)
  3. Magnolia Electric Co. - Josephine (SC185)
  4. Richard Swift - The Atlantic Ocean (SC183)


  1. The War On Drugs - Wagonwheel Blues (SC167)
  2. Damien Jurado - Caught in the Trees (SC175)
  3. Richard Swift - Richard Swift As Onasis (SC173)


  1. Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala (SC160)
  2. Magnolia Electric Co. - Sojourner (SC150)
  3. David Vandervelde - The Moonstation House Band (SC156)
  4. Richard Swift - Dressed Up For The Letdown (SC133)


  1. Magnolia Electric Co. - Fading Trails (SC120)
  2. Damien Jurado - And Now That I'm in Your Shadow (SC145)
  3. Danielson - Ships (SC103)


  1. Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now (SC105)
  2. Jens Lekman - Oh You're So Silent Jens (SC126)
  3. Damien Jurado - On My Way to Absence (SC088)
  4. Magnolia Electric Co. - What Comes After the Blues (SC102)
  5. Jason Molina - Let Me Go, Let Me Go, Let Me Go (SC149)


  1. Antony and the Johnsons - Antony And The Johnsons (SC104)
  2. Jens Lekman - When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog (SC107)
  3. Windsor for the Derby - We Fight Til Death (SC110)
  4. Jason Molina - Pyramid Electric Co. (SC083)


  1. Songs: Ohia - Magnolia Electric Co (SC076)
  2. Scout Niblett - I Am (SC080)
  3. Damien Jurado - Where Shall You Take Me? (SC084)


  1. Songs: Ohia - Didn't It Rain (SC065)
  2. Danielson - Fetch the Compass Kids (SC045)
  3. Swearing at Motorists - Number Seven Uptown (SC032)
  4. Songs: Ohia - Songs: Ohia (SC004)
  5. Jacobites - Robespierre's Velvet Basement (SC055)
  6. Marmoset - The Record In Red (SC035)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Secretly Canadian Artists Cover Each Other On CD". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-10-30. 

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