1. Numero Group Joins Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Dead Oceans in Newly Formed ‘Secretly Label Group’ (Exclusive)

    June 24, 2013 1:30 PM EDT Numero Group, the Chicago-based independent re-issuer, has entered a partnership to join the Secretly Canadian family of labels, which includes Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar and Dead Oceans. The four labels will be collectively known as the S ...

  2. Backbeat: Exitmusic's NYC Release Party; 'Haven't I Seen That Singer Somewhere...'

    October 05, 2011 3:35 PM EDT My Arm's Asleep: Exitmusic's Aleksa Palladino (left) and Devon Church at home in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles (Photo: Chris Swanson) Out of the shadows of the Mercury Lounge in New York, Exitmusic emerged to celebrate the re ...

  3. Backbeat: Secretly Canadian Hosts 6th Annual Label Distribution Summit

    August 26, 2011 7:15 PM EDT Last weekend, Secretly Canadian hosted its 6th annual Label Distribution Summit, inviting representatives from labels distributed by SC -- Jagjaguwar, Dead Oceans, Sacred Bones and Hometapes among them -- as well as distributors (iTunes, Record St ...

  4. Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Dead Ocean Co-Founders Launch Fort William Artist Management

    August 23, 2011 8:15 AM EDT Ben Swanson, Chris Swanson and Darius Van Arman, who co-founded Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian labels, prominent indie labels that feature artists such as Bon Iver, Tallest Man on Earth, Yeasayer and Okkervil River, but eventually f ...

  5. Dinosaur Jr. Rises Again With 'Farm'

    July 27, 2009 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The veteran alt-rock band Dinosaur Jr. made a splash on the Billboard 200 last month with its first release on Jagjaguwar, "Farm." At No. 29, the album's debut marks the peak position in the band's 25-year career and signals the ...

  6. Bon Iver

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When Justin Vernon describes the summer of 2006 as a “dim time,” he’s not overstating his case. When Justin Vernon describes the summer of 2006 as a “dim time,” he’s not overstating his case. Vernon was living in North Carolina, struggling to recove ...

  7. Secretly Canadian Artists Cover Each Other On CD

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bloomington, Ind.-based record label Secretly Canadian will celebrate its first 11 years with the compilation "SC100," due April 10. The 18-track disc finds the label's artists covering one another's Bloomington, Ind.-based recor ...

  8. Swell Maps' Nikki Sudden Dies

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden died Sunday after a show the night before at New York's Knitting Factory, Billboard.com has learned. He was 49. Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden died Sunday after a show the night before at New York's Knitt ...

  9. Stevens Album Soars Despite 'Superman' Flap

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically acclaimed artist Sufjan Stevens from hitting most store shelves on its July 5 release date. He came close, though. Not even the Man of Steel could stop the new album by critically accl ...