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New Release: SECRETTES – Sainthood

June 1, 2012
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Toronto’s once boy-girl-fronted (now husband-wife-fronted) electro-pop quartet SECRETTES dropped their sophomore EP effort Sainthood on the masses last week at the band’s bi-monthly artist showcase series POP WITH BRAINS at The Rivoli.

Written/recorded/produced by SECRETTES frontman Adymm Ender, mixed by Laurence Currie at Sunnyside Studios, and mastered by Peter Letros at Wreckhouse Mastering, the new EP takes a page out of the ROBYN book of euro-pop and additionally tosses in a really dark ambiance amongst the mix.

Lyrically, Sainthood is MUCH darker than the band’s self-titled debut, though this might not be readily apparent as the vocals are obviously layered amongst the catchy pop anthems.

Things also get much more interesting synth+electronic-wise this time around; again harking back to that layered euro-pop aspect, so while they could easily do a stage show at a venue, a raving club gig wouldn’t necessarily be out the question either – check it out in the embed below.

SECRETTES are set to make their next Toronto appearance at NXNE with a 1AM slot at The Painted Lady on June 15, 2012 – if you can’t make that one though, they’ll still be in town for a gig at The Comfort Zone on June 22nd.

About The Author
Ryan Stephenson Price is the co-host/producer of THE iNDiE MACHiNE; music video/commercial/feature director, photographer, designer, and journalist through his self-run STRATASFEAR PRODUCTIONS. A classically-trained & self-taught musician, Ryan is eagerly anticipating the debut of his sci-fi rock project TRIDIA which he claims will finally see the light of day in 2013 - he has been saying this every year since 2004.
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