Tag Archives: Secretly Canadian

Live Review: Gardens & Villa with Tom Eddy at Barboza 5/13/14

Santa Barbara synthpop group Gardens & Villa have been on the road for nearly four months straight. Ever since their sophomore LP Dunes dropped on Secretly Canadian, they’ve been road-tripping around this county and others, showing off what a new batch of tunes and a refined live show have to offer. Both the album andRead more...

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Album Review: The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream

“Boy, the come down here was easy, like the arrival of a new day.” That’s how Adam Granduciel chooses to open the new album from The War on Drugs after a minute and a half of dreamscape Americana. As the listener, you could say the same thing. The Philadelphia band have always found a wayRead more...

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Live Review: Cayucas w/ Miner and A Weekend at the Feelies at Barboza 3/12/14

“I heard today was the first nice day in quite a while, right?” As his band Cayucas starts in on another track of bright, warm, surf pop gold, he banters with a Seattle winter crowd who got to go out in the sun in early March - a near miraculous event by any account. “Coincidence?Read more...

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Album Review: Gardens & Villa - Dunes

What does the passing of time sound like? That’s the question that Santa Barbara retro synth-pop band Gardens & Villa seem to be asking often on their sophomore record Dunes, out this week on Secretly Canadian. We first met Gardens & Villa back in 2011 with a self-titled LP decorated with jewels like “Black Hills”Read more...

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Album Review: Suuns - Images Du Futur

Montreal experimental band Suuns have grown in leaps and bounds in the last couple years. No doubt, their debut LP Zeroes QC was a solid entry point, with a clever mixture of noise and pop and a good sampling through the various electronic derivations of alternative rock we’ve seen in the last 20 years orRead more...

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Song of the Day: Cayucas - Cayucos

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection comes from California band Cayucas. “Cayucos” hails from their 7″ single “Cayucos”/”Swimsuit”, out nowRead more...

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Song of the Day: Exitmusic - Passage

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Passage” by Exitmusic from the 2012 albumRead more...

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