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Secretly Canadian Welcomes Exitmusic, Hear New Track “The Sea”

Today we’re happy to welcome New York City duo Exitmusic — comprised of Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church — to the Secretly Canadian roster!

The first recorded output from the band in the form of a chilling song called “The Sea” is debuting now on Pitchfork. Mixing dark, pulsing bass, wailing vocals and swirling washes of sound, “The Sea” is the perfect introduction to Exitmusic’s gorgeous little world.

“The Sea” by Exitmusic by DOJAGSC

Read more about Exitmusic’s creation story and “The Sea” after the jump.

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Secretly Canadian Welcomes THROW ME THE STATUE to the Fold

We’re uber pleased to announce Seattle’s Throw Me The Statue to the Secretly Canadian family. Conceived and fronted by Scott Reitherman, TMTS has been delivering its wondrous concoction of cheapo sequenced synths, brass ensembles, fuzzed out beats and epic vocal melodies to various Seattle clubs for the past year.

The band’s debut, “Moonbeams”, was constructed primarily by Reitherman and Casey Foubert (Pedro The Lion, Sufjan Stevens, Richard Swift). TMTS’s live show has been described as “Wildly energetic. Live drums, electric guitars, and four-part harmonies replace Reitherman’s multitracking, and the able, athletic band switch instruments, add extra percussion, and throw in melodica and glockenspiel with an abandon grounded by serious musicianship.” (The Stranger, 2007)

Due in February, “Moonbeams” “is both complicated and personally cohesive. Each song expands beyond the bedroom atmosphere often attributed to mellow solo artists. The opening track, ‘Young Sensualists’ sets the tone with a digital backyard party beat while a guitar riff and vocals dance smoothly over it.” (QRO Magazine, 2007)

The album at times brings to mind the whimsy of Magnetic Fields, the lyrical playfulness of Neutral Milk Hotel, and the lo-fi bliss of Eric’s Trip.

TMTS will be sharing the stage with Jens Lekman in November, dates below:
11/06/07 Seattle, WA – Nectar
11/07/07 Portland, OR – Someday Lounge    
11/09/07 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club
11/10/07 West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour 

SC artist page for TMTS

“Moonbeams” Press Alcove

MP3 for “About to Walk”

Live on KEXP

Live footage from Reverb Fest

AUDIO

Falling by Here We Go Magic
Ordinary Feeling by Here We Go Magic
Fixations by Gardens & Villa
Everybody by Gardens & Villa
Not You by Steven A. Clark
Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas
Gazelles In Flight by Suuns
Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

VIDEOS

Can't Have by Steven A. Clark

Falling by Here We Go Magic

Fixations by Gardens & Villa

Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas

COMING SOON

Steven A. Clark
The Lonely Roller
CD / LP
Here We Go Magic
Be Small
CD / LP

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