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Jens Lekman Reflects on Fragrances on New Single

Always balancing tones poignantly nostalgic and whimsically absurd, Sweden’s Jens Lekman has consistently generated playful pop that makes listeners laugh and cry simultaneously. He’s the kind of songwriter who can make a single…

Damien Jurado Brings Impeccable Song Craft to The Parish Monday 5/23 (ATX)

Damien Jurado’s recent recorded work, such as his newest record Visions of Us on the Land, has showcased elaborate, textured arrangements, a result, in part, of his collaborations with producer Richard Swift. However, at…

The War On Drugs, Psyched Out Americana at Stubb’s: Live Review

Although The War on Drugs’ show at Stubb’s in Austin was not sold out when the doors opened at 7:00 on Sunday night, an enormous line soon snaked around the block to purchase…

Swedish Duo JJ Creep Around the Desert in New Video “Dynasti”

The new video “Dynasti” from mysterious Swedish duo JJ pulsates with occult imagery and pagan ceremony. As girls spin around in glitter masks with cloaked minions, they set on fire enough upright pianos…

Show Preview: The War on Drugs at Stubb’s w/ Genuine Leather After Show

The War on Drugs’ newest effort Lost in the Dream, is one of the year’s most lauded records. Full of Americana points of reference slathered in introspective, garage rock sensibilities, the songs are somewhere…

Woman’s Hour Share Live Video of Track “Conversations”

Exactly two weeks from today, UK synth pop band Woman’s Hour will release their debut album Conversations on Secretly Canadian. Today, as a lead up to that release, the group has shared a live…

Watch Swedish Pop Band JJ’s Emotionally Arresting Video for “All White Everything”

Swedish pop outfit JJ will release their new LP, V, on August 19th via Secretly Canadian. Today, the label shared from that record, the debut video for “All White Everything.” Vocally driven and dynamic,…

Damien Jurado Performs Intimate Solo Set at Red 7: Live Review

Although Damien Jurado’s newest record features layers of lush, dense instrumentation, his set at Red 7 last night treated long-time fans to an incredibly intimate solo set. Jurado played alone with an acoustic…

Damien Jurado Expands Tour, Shares Video for “Magic Number”

We’re completely in love with Damien Jurado’s newest effort Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son. So, it understandable how excited we are to share the news today that not only has Jurado shared…

Woman’s Hour Signs to Secretly Canadian, Shares Track “Her Ghost”

Secretly Canadian is one of those labels you just trust. If they announce a release or a signing or a new track, you can comfortably assume it’s going to be worth a listen….

Album Review: Damien Jurado – Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son (Pop Press Pick)

Damien Jurado’s new album Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son, out earlier this month on Secretly Canadian, is a complex folk fever dream of an album—mysterious, dense, magical. I have fallen desperately…

The War On Drugs Announces Album, Shares Single

Unequivocally: “Red Eyes,” the new track from The War on Drugs, is incredible. Subtle synths and awesome noodley guitar tones add depth to the song’s steady strum. Reverb-laden vocals echo, bouncing between introspective…

Damien Jurado Shares Video for “Silver Timothy”

Mystery shrouds Damien Jurado’s video for single “Silver Timothy” from the upcoming album Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son. An accident prompts a man to flee the scene, but only to discover what?…

Hear Music from Damien Jurado’s Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son

Damien Jurado’s new album Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son won’t drop until next year, January 21st to be specific, on Secretly Canadian. But there’s plenty to be actively anticipating about the album….

Album Review: Cayucas – Bigfoot

Beachy, fun pop has been a recurring theme and the modus operandi of any number of indie rock bands over the course of the last decade or so. Not that it ever disappeared…

Cayucas Shares Echoing New Track “East Coast Girl” from Bigfoot

Despite their breezy, laid-back LA sound and moniker that references a town in Southern California, Cayucas’ new song “East Coast Girl” transports us to a different region of the country, telling the “story…

Album Review: Suuns – Images du Futur

On Images Du Futur, Montreal’s Suuns use the umbrella of experimental psych-pop to deliver ten songs that all feel like a different take on the same genre. The tracks explore post-punk, psych-rock, experimental, and dub…

Brazos Announces New Album, Shares Video

Brazos, the brain child of creative force Martin Crane, has announced the release of sophomore effort Saltwater on the Dead Oceans imprint, a sister label to Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian. “How the Ranks Was…

Video: SUUNS – “2020”

Having already released from their forthcoming album Images Du Futur the single “Edie’s Dream,” experimental pop outfit SUUNS follow up with a video for another album track, “2020.” The video is directed by…

New Tracks: Dungeonesse – “Shucks” and “Drive You Crazy”

Boy, do I love Jenn Wasner! I’ve been hooked on her music since first seeing Wye Oak years ago at SXSW. She has a commanding presence onstage and her songs are powerful in…

Album Review: Nightlands – Oak Island

Dave Hartley, the one-man force that is Nightlands, emerges from the electronic shadows with his second album, Oak Island, out this week on Secretly Canadian. After “inviting [us] for just a little while,…

Album Review: Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic

All the promise reflected in Foxygen’s overdue debut full-length Take the Kids Off Broadway has been fully realized on their sophomore effort, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic, which…

Cayucas Releases New Video, Announces Bigfoot

The wait is over! Cayucas has made official the news of their debut full-length, Bigfoot, which will see release through Secretly Canadian. The second track that has been made available from the debut album…

Video: Nite Jewel – “Memory, Man”

“One Second of Love,” the second effort by electronic pop chanteuse Ramona Gonzalez, aka Nite Jewel, dropped last March, but the songstress is still generating outstanding new content from its tracks. The video for…

Video: Suuns – “Edie’s Dream”

We wrote previously about this first single from Suuns forthcoming album Images Dur Futur, which will drop on Secretly Canadian on March 5th. The video, directed by the band and filmed in the…

Video: Damien Jurado – “Kalla Hus”

Earlier this year, Damien Jurado gave fans the gift of an amazing new album, Maraqopa, released by Secretly Canadian. Just in time for the holidays, he has given us another one: a video…

New Track: “I Fell in Love with a Feeling” – Nightlands

Nightlands have a new album called Oak Island due out on Secretly Canadian on January 22nd. Though we’ll have to wait a few more months for that, today they’ve given us the two-minute…

The Best Albums of 2012

Welcome to Pop Press International’s list of the best albums of 2012. There are a few things we have to confess to you before you read further. Let’s cut right to the chase….

New Track: “Swimsuit” – Cayucas

Recent Secretly Canadian signee Cayucas has released a second single entitled “Swimsuit.” We mentioned the track when we wrote about the band’s first single, “Cayucos.” This new single is every bit as infectious…

New Tracks and Video: Cayucas – “Cayucos” and “Swimsuit”

The sounds of the beach have longstanding traditions in pop music, most famously created by the Beach Boys. Since then, and increasingly in recent trends, bands have sought to establish fun-loving, beach party…

Video: Jens Lekman – “I Know What Love Isn’t”

Sweden’s Jens Lekman has always had a penchant for sweet, upbeat pop and surprising, humorous lyrical turns. The title track from his forthcoming album, which will see release on September 4th via Secretly…

Video: Antony – “Cut the World”

“Cut the World” is a new song from Antony that will be featured on the album, Cut the World, out tomorrow on Secretly Canadian, which is comprised of live symphonic recordings of songs…

Video: Taken by Trees – “Dreams”

“Dreams” is the first single from Taken by Trees’ forthcoming album, Other Worlds, out October 2nd on Secretly Canadian. The video was just released and it is equally as beautiful and soothing as…

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