December 31, 1969
December 4, 2012
New Album From Matthew Ryan

We are really excited that Matthew Ryan's new album In The Dusk Of Everything is available now! We couldn't agree more with Esquire's statement that "Matthew Ryan is still America's most underrated songwriter, period."

You can decide for yourself by checking out the album on iTunes.

Learn more about Matthew Ryan by visiting his website or twitter page .

Secret Road Reps 100% of Master & Pub for Matthew Ryan.

November 20, 2012
Rachael Yamagata Releases New EP!

We are so happy to announce Rachael Yamagata's new EP Heavyweight is out today! The EP features six tracks including the title track "Heavyweight".

Rachael is currently out on tour, and you can check out where she'll be playing next by visiting

November 15, 2012
Joshua James's New Album Now Available!

We are very pleased to announce that the new Joshua James album From The Top Of Willamette Mountain is out now! NPR recently praised the music saying, "James specializes in lyrics that cut right through listeners with their sincerity and honesty. With a tender, scratchy voice that often cracks with emotion, and a clear understanding of the vivid storytelling that defines folk music, he commands attention effortlessly."

James will certainly command your attention in his newest video for his single "Queen Of The City" which you can watch here!

You can also keep up with all of the latest Joshua James news by visiting
or checking out his twitter page.

Secret Road reps 100% of Master and Publishing for Joshua James.

November 8, 2012
The Rival's "Run Run" Featured in Apple's iPhone 5 Launch Video

Apple recently selected "Run Run" by The Rival as the soundtrack to their iPhone 5 Launch video! The video was shown during the keynote speech for the unveiling of the ipad mini as a recap of the iPhone 5 launch around the world. We're so excited that this song was able to reach a wide audience through this world renown brand!

You can check out Apple's iPhone 5 Launch video here!

October 25, 2012
Los Rakas Participate in Corona Capital Festival in Mexico City

Los Rakas were recently in Mexico City (aka El D.F.). to participate in the Corona Capital Festival, the most important international rock music festival of the year. Los Rakas shared the stage with the biggest names in music: The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Florence + The Machine and more. Raka Rich (of Los Rakas) can be seen rallying up the huge crowd in the photo above. We're so proud to announce that the band was able to Travel 1900 miles from the Bay area to Mexico City, with no record label backing or promotions to get them there...only their music. 100% independent. #SoyRaka

October 2, 2012
Rah Rah's New Album "The Poet's Dead" Released Today

We are so happy to announce that Rah Rah's new album The Poet's Dead is now available! We agree with WXPN's Bruce Warren who feels, "their music will completely set you on fire if you're a fan of Arcade Fire, The Mekons, The Pixies and The Decemberists. With eclectic instrumentation, strong, anthemic guitar based melodies and harmonies that are sure to sweep you in with their energy, Rah Rah are one of the best new Canadian indie-rock band you'll discover this year."

Be sure to watch their brand new video for "Prairie Girl" here.

You can also check out the video for their first single from the new album "Art and a Wife" here. (Caution: This video may contain adorable puppies)

Keep up with Tour dates and other news on the band's Twitter and Official Website.

Secret Road Reps 100% of both Master & Publishing for Rah Rah on behalf of Hidden Pony Records.

September 13, 2012
The Civil Wars "Barton Hollow" Gold Certification & Named Duo/Group of The Year!

Secret Road is thrilled to congratulate The Civil Wars on their latest awards! Last night the pair attended the 11th Annual Americana Music Association Honors and Awards Ceremony held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. They walked away as the 2012 Duo/Group Of The Year, as voted by the trade group’s 1,600 members. You can read more about their win and the ceremony below!

In addition to being honored at the AMAs, The Civil Wars are celebrating a huge milestone! Earlier this month, their debut album Barton Hollow was certified Gold by the RIAA! It's such an honor these days to have an album certified, but to do it completely independently is an honor that we are proud to celebrate! In celebration with their hometown of Nashville, The Civil Wars are throwing a Gold Album Party on Sept. 26th at Grimey's that will be open to the public! Learn more about the party and make plans to attend by checking out The Civil Wars on
& Twitter!

The Associated Press:"The Civil Wars, Alabama Shakes, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings win at Americana Awards"
The Wall Street Journal:"The Civil Wars, Gillian Welch Winners at Americana Music Association Honors"

September 12, 2012
Los Rakas Named Winners of Puma/Modelo Especial "Blank Canvas Project" Contest

Los Rakas are sending out Raka Love over the excitement of winning the Puma/Modelo Especial "Blank Canvas Project" Contest. The contest celebrates self-expression by fusing music, art, and style inspired by Modelo Especial.

Prior to the contest launch, the blank canvas of a PUMA sneaker was given to four musicians – Kevin Rudolf, John West, Los Rakas and Joell Ortiz – for each to create unique designs inspired by Modelo Especial and the artist’s unique sense of style. Fans were then able to vote for their favorite PUMA sneaker design on Modelo Especial’s Facebook page, and the winning design will be produced by Puma.

Receiving the most fan votes, Los Rakas was named the winner of the contest. Check out their personal thank you video to their fans which captures their excitement after learning they had been named the contest winners here!

September 5, 2012
Six Secret Road Artists Featured on Drop Dead Diva EP!

We are excited to announce that six of our Secret Road artists are featured on Drop Dead Diva Vol II, the brand new EP featuring some of the show's favorite songs! The release will highlight six songs from Secret Road artists, including an exclusive track from The Daylights!

Check out the full track listing here (Secret Road Artists are bolded):
"Think I Said Too Much" by Sugar and The Hi Lows
"The Goldenhand" by The Parlour Suite
"Make a Noise" by Katie Herzig
"Hold Onto Hope Love" by Amy Stroup
"Oh My Stars" by Andrew Belle
"The Last Thing We'll Ever Do" by The Daylights (Exclusive to the soundtrack!)

"Unchained Melody" by Andy Davis
The Pie Fell In Love With the Cake" by Margaret Cho
"Drop Dead Diva Suite No. 2" by Scott Starrett

The album, released September 4th is available now on iTunes! Check it out now:

August 8, 2012
Ingrid Michaelson Announces We Are All Blood Brothers Contest With VH1 Save The Music Foundation

Ingrid Michaelson has partnered with Vh1 Save The Music Foundation for the We Are All Blood Brothers Contest. Students can submit a video of their school's music group performing their version of Ingrid's song "Blood Brothers". Fans will vote on their favorite submission, and the winners will receive an Ingrid Michaelson Performance at their school and a Yamaha digital piano. Click here to learn more about the contest.