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Secretly Canadian
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Parent company Alternative Distribution Alliance

Warner Music Group
(Joyful Noise, Wobblyhead, Temporary Residence Ltd. catalogues)
Founded1996 (1996)
Founder Chris Swanson
Ben Swanson
Eric Weddle
Jonathan Cargill
Distributor(s)AMPED/ Alternative Distribution Alliance
(USA) [1]
Outside Music
Genre Indie rock, pop, experimental rock
Country of originU.S.
Location Bloomington, Indiana
Official website

Secretly Canadian is an American independent record label based in Bloomington, Indiana [2] with offices in Brooklyn, London, Austin, Los Angeles and Paris. Run by Ben Swanson, Chris Swanson and Darius Van Arman, the roster includes The War On Drugs, Anohni, Antony and the Johnsons, Yoko Ono, Jason Molina, Tig Notaro, Damien Jurado, Here We Go Magic, and Whitney.


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.



A2IM Libera Awards (US)

  • Secretly Canadian - Label of the Year (2014 finalist)
  • The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream - Album of the Year (2015 WON)
  • Secretly Canadian - Label of the Year (2015 finalist)
  • Whitney Light Upon the Lake - Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2017 WON)
  • ANOHNI HOPELESSNESS - Best Dance/Electronic Album (2017 finalist)
  • ANOHNI " Drone Bomb Me" - Video of the Year (2017 finalist)

Mercury Prize (UK)

Brit Awards (UK/Global)

  • Antony and the Johnsons - Best British Male Solo Artist (2006 nominated)
  • The War on Drugs - Best International Group (2015 nominated)





  1. Joey Dosik - Game Winner (SC363)
  2. Suuns - Felt (SC360)
  3. Makeness - Loud Patterns (SC353)
  4. Damien Jurado - The Horizon Just Laughed (SC365)
  5. serpentwithfeet - soil (SC366)
  6. Stella Donnelly - Thrush Metal (SC371)
  7. Joey Dosik - Inside Voice (SC364)
  8. Steven A. Clark - Where Neon Goes To Die (SC361)


  1. Alex Cameron (musician)Forced Witness (SC336)
  2. Jens Lekman Life Will See You Now (SC339)
  3. Cherry Glazerr Apocalipstick (album) (SC345)
  4. She-Devils – She-Devils (SC347)
  5. ANOHNI Paradise_(Anohni_EP) (SC348)
  6. Yoko Ono Fly_(Yoko_Ono_album) (SC282, reissue)
  7. Yoko Ono Approximately Infinite Universe (SC283, reissue)
  8. Yoko Ono Feeling The Space (SC284, reissue)


  1. Whitney (band) Light Upon the Lake (SC337)
  2. ANOHNI Hopelessness (album) (SC333)
  3. Yoko Ono Yoko_Ono/Plastic_Ono_Band (SC281, reissue)
  4. Yoko Ono Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins (SC289, reissue)
  5. Yoko Ono Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions (SC290, reissue)
  6. Tig Notaro Boyish Girl Interrupted (SC332)
  7. Damien Jurado Visions of Us on the Land (SC335)
  8. Alex Cameron (musician) Jumping_the_Shark (album) (SC334)
  9. Suuns Hold/Still (SC329)
  10. Luke TempleA Hand Through the Cellar Door (SC343)
  11. Damien Jurado & Richard Swift (singer-songwriter)Other People's Songs Vol. 1 (SC327)


  1. Here We Go Magic Be Small (SC315)
  2. Steven A. Clark The Lonely Roller (SC301)
  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. SuunsImages Du Futur (SC260)
  4. Luke Temple Good Mood Fool (SC266)
  5. Tig Notaro LIVE (SC277)


  1. Antony and the Johnsons Cut the World (SC270)
  2. Damien Jurado Maraqopa (SC250)
  3. Yeasayer Fragrant World (SC240)
  4. 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 SwiftWalt 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 BoysVicious Circle (SC188)
  3. Magnolia Electric Co. Josephine (SC185)
  4. Richard SwiftThe Atlantic Ocean (SC183)


  1. The War On Drugs Wagonwheel Blues (SC167)
  2. Damien Jurado Caught in the Trees (SC175)
  3. Richard SwiftRichard 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 SwiftDressed 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 DerbyWe Fight Till Death (SC110)
  4. Jason Molina Pyramid Electric Co. (SC083)


  1. Songs: Ohia Magnolia Electric Co (SC076)
  2. Scout NiblettI 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 MotoristsNumber Seven Uptown (SC032)
  4. Songs: Ohia Songs: Ohia (SC004)
  5. JacobitesRobespierre's Velvet Basement (SC055)
  6. MarmosetThe Record in Red (SC035)

Sales certifications

See also


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

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