Show Me / The Way I Feel

by The Secretaries

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Few pass on the welcome chance to compare the spectral vocal harmonies of Amy van Keeken (vocals/guitar) and Colleen Brown (vocals/bass) to that of rock legends Heart - an obvious and accurate portrayal. But to say The Secretaries are at all a 70s throwback would be off by a mile: drummer Natasha Fryzuk’s (vocals/percussion) performance has nothing to do with the polished sound of that era, and everything to do with punk rock and riot grrrl; van Keeken’s guitar is as raw, sludgy, and distorted as it gets; Brown’s bass-playing is pure pop joy until it is downright, crowd-moving disco.
Standing sidelong and strong to the trio is the indispensible horn duo, The Brassholes – comprised of Darren Radbourne and Greg Hutchinson, and synthesizer wizard Miss Mannered (of Edmonton’s Concealer). Together, The Secretaries are at once dreamy, anthemic, and dark.


released April 29, 2014

Show Me (Brown / van Keeken)
The Way I Feel (Lightfoot)

Colleen Brown: vocals, bass
Natasha Fryzuk: vocals, drums
Amy van Keeken: vocals, guitar
Miss Mannered: synths
Darren Radbourne: coronet
Greg Hutchinson: trumpet

Additional vocals on Show Me: Craig H, Dwayne Martineau, Darren, Greg

Recorded at The Audio Department, Edmonton, Alberta, March 2014
Recorded and Mixed by Nik Kozub
Mastered by Terry Tran
Produced by Nik Kozub and The Secretaries
Artwork by Genevieve Simms

Thank You: Aaron Getz, Chris Zuk, Nik Kozub, Terry Tran, Dwayne Martineau, Carl Sagan


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The Secretaries Edmonton, Alberta

The Secretaries combine dreamy, anthemic vocal harmonies with dark, indie sensibilities. Disco and discord find a seamless, spectral partnership in the heart of this trio – a sound brightened by intermittent horns and atmospheric synth. Maybe you’ll cry, but probably you’ll dance. ... more

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