Here is all that you need to know about the current roster of Montreal based Secret City Records artists:
Miracle Fortress – Nominated for the 2007 Polaris Music Prize
Patrick Watson – Won the 2007 Polaris Music Prize
Plants And Animals – Will be nominated for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize
Taken from the Secret City website:
(regarding their logo)…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.”
Next Release: Plants And Animals first full length Parc Avenue hits the shelves on February 26th.
Plants and Animals make good music that will get your heart going, slow it down, then jack it up again when you’re not expecting it. Remember when you used to get high in-between classes in high school and listen to OK Computer in the back seat of your best friends Geo Metro? Yah, Plants and Animals are kind of like that, but different. When Pitchfork reviews Parc Avenue in a few weeks, I suspect that it is going to be up there with the Panda Bears and Deerhoofs of the Pitchfork world. Plants and Animals make music with that art school, experimental feel that they get all hot and botherd by over there. As they should because I have really enjoyed their 25 minute EP over the past few months.
Next Show: You can catch Plants And Animals at the Drake here in Toronto on February 21st.