Secret Road is excited to announce we are representing Aimee Mann for licensing on her ninth studio album, Mental Illness, which is available everywhere March 31st. Purchase it on iTunes or check it out on Spotify now!
For further updates and tour dates, visit her website here!
Elenowen's "One By One" was performed by Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere's character) on Nashville.
Purchase Elenowen's version of off their most recent album For The Taking here!
Lucy Schwartz's "Friend Of Mine" was performed by characters Deacon (Charles Esten), Scarlett (Clare Bowen), and Beverly (Dana Wheeler) on the latest episode of Nashville.
Ingrid's new album "Lights Out" is finally available!
You can find the album at any of the following retailers: iTunes, Amazon, Best Buy, FYE, IM Store, Starbucks, Target, Wholefoods, or your favorite independent record store.
We're so excited for you to finally get your hands on Lights Out, and we hope to see many of you on the road as Ingrid and her amazing band bring this record to life this spring. Many dates are selling out so get your tickets for the Lights Out Tour here!
We're proud to support Us & Our Daughters by releasing their latest EP All That We Once Were on Secret Road Records. All That We Once Were represents a new chapter for Us & Our Daughters' Phillip LaRue. For the couple, this EP is a celebration of the beautiful and chaotic journey of love. Recorded in an old house outside of Nashville, the sound is simple and raw, going back to their roots of early folk and alt country albums.
You can download their EP here!
We've all been anxiously awaiting Trent Dabbs' newest album The Way We Look At Horses, and it's now available! Growing up in the rich literary and religious environment of Mississippi, and then moving to the country-soaked musical wold of Nashville, Trent Dabbs turns his own spiritual and relational questions into well-crafted folk-pop albums. The ghosts of Johnny Cash, old gospel choirs, Neil Young and Nick Drake can be heard roaming the halls of his songs on this latest record.
Dabbs' desire is that his audience will take the time to listen to The Way We Look At Horses as a whole work. Though many of the tracks stand on their own, it is the full story that concerns Dabbs the most. In a time of limitless distraction and instant gratification, perhaps this is what our generation needs most: to sit on the porch with a glass of tea, take a deep breath and just listen.
Watch the video for the title track "The Way We Look At Horses" here.
Get the full album on iTunes here.
ARMY OF 3 is Ingrid Michaelson, Chris Kuffner, and Dylan Steinberg. The trio has created 4 covers of Gotye, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and Maroon 5 songs.
Watch the Gotye cover here.
Watch the Rihanna cover here.
Watch the Maroon 5 Cover here.
Listen to the Bruno Mars cover here.
Head over to Ingrid's YouTube channel to see behind the scenes interviews about the creation and recording process for ARMY OF 3.
Fever Dream, the new EP from Young Summer, is out today! A new project from Trent Dabbs and DC-based singer/songwriter Bobbie Allen, Young Summer is the moniker Bobbie Allen chose for this new musical venture. "It's extremely honest music," she explains. "It really is no-holds-barred in its honesty. It feels that way when you hear it because that concept is very deliberate. That's the thread that brings all of the songs together and makes them related. It all comes from a very sincere and honest place."
Paste Magazine has named "Fever Dream" one of their top 25 songs of 2013 so far, and wrote, "Young Summer's voice, an alto compared to that of Sarah McLachlan and Florence Welch, echoes a particularly ethereal quality associated with callings, destiny and fate. Smooth, soulful and bluesy, her voice is light but is strong enough to carry heavy lyrics."
Learn more about Bobbie Allen's inspiration for the EP in her interview with Teen Vogue here.
Two time Juno Award Winners, Said The Whale, released their I Love You EP on June 4th! Said The Whale's affection for melody shines on I Love You's title track, which is led by a surge of post-punk guitars and careens between spiky choruses and a sunny, sock hop-inspired bridge.
Elsewhere, the Worcester-sung "Barbara-Ann" is a buoyant blend of heartfelt romance and '60s-style vocal harmonies, while "Mother" is a synth-heavy new wave banger. Songwriter Tyler Bancroft adds that the love-struck mood of "Barbara-Ann" was inspired by a couple who own a hammock store in Vancouver. This EP offers a taste of Said The Whale's fourth album, due out this fall.
You can watch the lyric video for the title track "I Love You" here!
Find the I Love You EP on iTunes here!
Drawing inspiration from 1960's Garage Rock, New Wave Music and Motown Soul, Riley and the Roxies creatively redefines the Southern Californian music culture. Singer Spencer Riley does the writing, production and music video directing himself, and his latest release, the Lola EP, is now available!
24-year-old Luke was born in the South West London town of New Malden, birthplace of folk legend John Martyn. The youngest of 3 brothers, Luke's parents encouraged their sons to pick up musical instruments from an early age. Luke started on the violin at age 11, but soon picked up his brother's guitar and has never looked back.
Citing Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Josh Ritter and Damien Rice as his other major influences, Luke's sound is warm, immersive and crafted in such a way which suggests an innate ability to transcend his idols and, in the vain of all great singer-songwriters, create something completely unique and compelling within the genre. Having already been tipped by the Guardian as "breathing life into a tired form" Luke is currently busy gigging around London, opening for artists such as Martha Wainwright and Kodaline.
Luke's new Old Flint EP is out today! You can get it and the Fail For You EP here on iTunes.