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Secretly Canadian

Independent Labels Secretly Canadian is an American independent record label based in Bloomington, Indiana with offices in Brooklyn, London, Austin, Los Angeles and Paris. Now run by Ben Swanson, Chris Swanson and Darius Van Arman, the current roster includes The War On Drugs, Anohni, Antony and the Johnsons, Tig Notaro, Damien Jurado, Here We Go Magic, and Whitneyamong others. Secretly Canadian was started in 1996 by Chris and Ben Swanson, Eric Weddle, and Jonathan Cargill. The label's first two releases were a 7" by Songs: Ohia and a re-issue of an album by June Panic. Weddle later left to form label Family Vineyard, and the remaining trio were joined by Darius Van Arman in 1999. The label joined forces with Van Arman's Jagjaguwar, and the company has expanded rapidly since then. Tig Notaro was nominated for a Grammy in 2014 and 2017 in the Best Comedy Album category, for the albums LIVE and Boyish Girl Interrupted respectively. The War on Drugs won the A2IM Libera award for Album of the Year in 2015.