LATE NIGHT // The War On Drugs Play “Red Eyes” On The Late Show With Dave Letterman, Tour Continues July 12th

The War On Drugs returned to The Late Show with Dave Letterman last night to play a badass late night version of “Red Eyes”. Watch the performance above or here on Letterman’s YouTube page.

Lost in the Dream is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.

The band continues their tour on July 12th in Lisbon. See the rest of the dates below.

The War On Drugs Tour Dates

07/12/14 Lisbon, PTOptimus Alive BUY TICKETS
07/15/14 Pordenone, ITSesto Al Reghena BUY TICKETS
07/16/14 Genova, ITSestri Levante BUY TICKETS
07/18/14 Tonsberg, NOSlottsfjell BUY TICKETS
07/19/14 Tromso , NOBukta Open Air Festival BUY TICKETS
07/20/14 Suffolk , UKLatitude Festival BUY TICKETS
07/25/14 Seattle, WACapitol Hill Block Party BUY TICKETS
07/26/14 Seattle, WACapitol Hill Block Party BUY TICKETS
07/27/14 Seattle, WACapitol Hill Block Party BUY TICKETS
07/29/14 Vancouver, BCRickshaw Theatre BUY TICKETS
07/30/14 Vancouver, BCRickshaw Theatre BUY TICKETS
08/01/14 Happy Valley, ORPickathon BUY TICKETS
08/02/14 Happy Valley, ORPickathon BUY TICKETS
08/03/14 Happy Valley, ORPickathon BUY TICKETS
08/14/14 Saint-Malo, FRLa Route Du Rock Festival BUY TICKETS
08/15/14 Kiewit / Hasselt, BEPukkelpop BUY TICKETS
08/16/14 Glanusk, WalesGreen Man Festival BUY TICKETS
08/17/14 Glanusk, WalesGreen Man Festival BUY TICKETS
09/04/14 Raleigh, NCLincoln Theatre
09/05/14 Chicago, ILHideout Block Party / Onion & A.V. Fest BUY TICKETS
09/06/14 Chicago, ILHideout Block Party / Onion & A.V. Fest BUY TICKETS
09/07/14 Boston, MABoston Calling BUY TICKETS
09/13/14 Burlington, VTGrant Point North Festival BUY TICKETS
09/14/14 Ottawa, ONOttawa Folk Fest BUY TICKETS
09/15/14 Toronto, ONPhoenix w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/16/14 Detroit, MISt. Andrews w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/17/14 Columbus, OHNewport w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/19/14 Cleveland, OHDowntown Festival: House of Blues w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/20/14 Madison, WIMajestic w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/21/14 Milwaukee, WIPabst Theatre w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/22/14 Minneapolis, MNFirst Ave w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/24/14 Omaha, NEThe Waiting Room w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/26/14 Dallas, TXGranada Theater w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/27/14 Houston, TXHouse of Blues w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/28/14 Austin, TXStubbs Waller Creek Ampitheater w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
10/01/14 Pomona, CAThe Glass House BUY TICKETS
10/02/14 Los Angeles, CAThe Fonda Theatre w/ Cass McCombs BUY TICKETS
10/03/14 Los Angeles, CAThe Fonda Theatre w/ Cass McCombs BUY TICKETS
10/04/14 Sacramento, CALaunch Music Festival BUY TICKETS
10/05/14 San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore w/ Cass McCombs BUY TICKETS
10/06/14 San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore w/ Cass McCombs BUY TICKETS
10/09/14 Boulder, COFox Theatre BUY TICKETS
10/10/14 Denver, COOgden Theatre BUY TICKETS
10/11/14 Lawrence, KSGranada Theatre BUY TICKETS
10/12/14 St. Louis, MOReady Room BUY TICKETS
10/13/14 Nashville, TNMarathon Music Works BUY TICKETS
10/15/14 Asheville, NCThe Orange Peel BUY TICKETS
10/16/14 Atlanta, GAThe Tabernacle BUY TICKETS
10/25/14 Stockholm, SEMunchen Brewery BUY TICKETS
10/26/14 Arhus, DKVoxhall BUY TICKETS
10/27/14 Berlin, DEHeimathafen BUY TICKETS
10/28/14 Amsterdam, NLParadiso SOLD-OUT
10/30/14 Paris, FRPitchfork Music Festival Paris BUY TICKETS
10/31/14 Zurich, CHKaufleuten BUY TICKETS
10/31/14 Paris, FRPitchfork Music Festival Paris BUY TICKETS
11/01/14 Luxembourg, LURockhal BUY TICKETS
11/01/14 Paris, FRPitchfork Music Festival Paris BUY TICKETS
11/02/14 Brussels, BEAnciennt Belgique BUY TICKETS
11/04/14 Liverpool, UKO2 Academy BUY TICKETS
11/05/14 London, UKRoundhouse BUY TICKETS
11/06/14 Bristol, UKO2 Academy BUY TICKETS
11/07/14 Manchester, UKThe Ritz BUY TICKETS
11/08/14 Glasgow, UKO2 ABC Glasgow BUY TICKETS
11/09/14 Reykjavik, ISIceland Airwaves BUY TICKETS
01/31/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
01/31/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
02/01/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
02/02/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
02/03/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
02/04/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico

DIGITAL RELEASE // Songs: Ohia ‘Journey On: Collected Singles’ Digital Version Out Now

Today we are pleased to announce Songs: Ohia Journey On: Collected Singles, a deluxe box set of rare recordings from Jason Molina‘s Songs: Ohia, is now available in digital format online worldwide. Previously offered only in an exclusive box set in limited quantity to record stores for Record Store Day 2014, you can now purchase all the singles on iTunes or SC Distribution or stream it on Spotify / Rdio. Starting last week our Drip.FM subscribers get the singles delivered every Tuesday and Thursday for the next few weeks.

If you missed it in April, read what SC label co-founder Ben Swanson wrote about the original limited physical release and the collection as a whole. For more info on the box set and official track-listing, head here.

SAVE A LANDMARK // Shorebird Launches ‘Project Carousel’ Fundraiser, Includes Unreleased Music From Jason Molina

Secretly Canadian is honored to take part in a historic fundraising effort by the kind folks at Shorebird to save the Looff Carousel at Crescent Park in East Providence, Rhode Island. Project Carousel is a multimedia initiative to raise money for the historic carousel and honor Charles I.D. Looff. The project includes unreleased music from Jason Molina featuring a 7″ record of 2 previously unreleased tracks of Jason covering Towns Van Zandt, limited edition and exclusive music from Volcano Choir on our sister label Jagjaguwar, and music from Mark Kozelek [Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon]. The music collections, limited to 3500 copies, are exclusively available through this project only and all the details can be found at their Indiegogo campaign page here:

WATCH // Gardens & Villa Shares New “Domino” Video, Summer Tour Starts July 23rd

We released Gardens & Villa‘s new album Dunes in February and today the band shares a new retro video for single “Domino”. The video, directed by Robert Beatty, brings the 80′s-inspired visual elements to the forefront matching the song’s dynamic feel. You can watch the video above or here on YouTube.

If you haven’t already, pick up the new album Dunes from iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, or your local record store.

After touring with Tycho in North America and Broken Bells in Europe, Gardens & Villa kick off their summer tour in Las Vegas on July 23rd. See all dates and ticket links below.


07.23.14 – Downtown Container Park – Las Vegas, NV
07.25.14 – The Westin Riverfront Beach & Spa at Beaver Creek – Avon, CO
07.26.14 – The Underground Music Showcase – Denver, CO
08.07.14 – Mile Square Regional Park – Fountain Valley, CA
08.08.14 – FIGat7th Downtown Festival – Los Angeles, CA
08.10.14 – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival – San Francisco, CA
08.16.14 – MFNW (MusicfestNW) – Portland, OR
09.12.14 – SLO Brewing Company – San Luis Obispo, CA
09.18.14 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
09.20.14 – Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV
09.22.14 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
09.25.14 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
09.26.14 – The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
09.27.14 – Midpoint Muis Festival – Cincinnati, OH
09.28.14 – Pygmalion Music Festival – Champaign, IL
09.30.14 – High Watt – Nashville, TN
10.01.14 – The Mill Room – Asheville, NC
10.02.14 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
10.03.14 – Cat’s Cradle – Back Room – Carrboro, NC
10.04.14 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
10.05.14 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
10.07.14 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
10.09.14 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA
10.10.14 – Lovin’ Cup – Rochester, NY
10.11.14 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON
10.12.14 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
10.14.14 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
10.15.14 – The Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
10.16.14 – Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN
10.19.14 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
10.21.14 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
10.23.14 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
11.09.14 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX

LISTEN // Anand Wilder And Maxwell Kardon Share “I’m To Blame”, New Album ‘Break Line The Musical’ Out July 14th Via Mute / 15th (US)

Premiering this morning on Consequence of Sound, Anand Wilder [Yeasayer] and Maxwell Kardon share the second track off new album Break Line The Musical, out July 15th in North America via Secretly Canadian / July 14th rest of world via Mute. Listen to the second track off the album “I’m To Blame” above or on our YouTube / Soundcloud.

Pre-order the new album via iTunes, Amazon, SC Distribution, and from your local record store.

Break Line The Musical is a new album that harkens back to rock concept albums of the early 70′s with this following the classic arc of lost love, betrayal, and pride.

This record has been in the works since 2008 when Anand and Maxwell put together a band with Ira Wolf Tuton (Yeasayer) on bass and Christopher Powell (Man Man) on drums. Britt Myers (Charlift, Yeasayer, Passing Strange) then assisted with recording while they stayed up late experimenting with sounds and arrangements. Also included on the notable roster is Austin Fisher (Suckers), Haley Dekle (Dirty Projectors), James Richardson (MGMT), Chris Keating (Yeasayer), Ryan Kattner (Man Man), and Aku Orraca-Tetteh (Dragons of Zynth).


Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs


Sunspot by Suuns

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth


Electric Youth
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)


Gardens & Villa
Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

Luke Temple
Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle  w/ The Cave Singers

The War On Drugs
Minneapolis, MN - First Ave  w/ Califone

Woman's Hour
London, UK - Village Underground

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