The Secretly Canadian Newsletter

This year Windsor for the Derby celebrates its tenth year with the release of its fifth full length, We Fight Til Death. Over those ten years Dan Matz and Jason Mcneely, have managed to arduously maintain this project over the many miles though are now newly relocated together in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia PA. Those years have seen personnel changes with much help along the way by their talented friends. Over the last few years, Timothy White and Ben Cissner have jumped on board to lend their invaluable assistance to WFTD and helped to create a solid quartet.

We Fight Til Death finds WFTD in Bloomington, Indiana with Dan Burton (Early Day Miners, Ativin) at the controls. This record was recorded and mixed over the last year at Burton’s Grotto Home Studio with Burton and a few other locals sitting in. WFTD finds a way to take each release to a wholly different trajectory while at the same time creating a progressive connection to the last. The skewed pop sensibilities of The Emotional Rescue LP are hinted at on We Fight Til Death as well as the dark refrains of 1998’s Minnie Greutzfeldt. By combining elements of previous releases and exploring new terrain, We Fight Til Death is Windsor For The Derby’s most realized release to date.

Along with their duties with WFTD, Dan Matz currently records solo material under his own name and The Birdwatcher.


The Melody of a Fallen Tree

The Cutter


The Door Is Red

Logic and Surprise

Black Coats

A Spring Like Sixty

For People Unknown

We Fight Til Death