Indie label Secretly Canadian plans to celebrate its 25th anniversary with the release of album reissues, previously unreleased songs, and covers, Pitchfork reports. Some of the 12 planned reissues are set to include Tig Notaro’s Live, Whitney’s 2016 album Light Upon the Lake, and War on Drugs’ 2008 album Wagonwheel Blues, each pressed on colored vinyl and limited to 1000 copies per title. They can be pre-ordered here.
In addition to the announcement, the label shared two new songs as part of the SC25 singles compilation: Stella Donnelly covering Jens Lekman’s “If I Could Cry," and Porridge Radio’s take on Scout Niblett’s “Wet Road.” Described as a collection of "new, rare and unreleased songs, covers and collaborations from artists both within and outside the Secretly Canadian family," other confirmed SC25 artists include Madison McFerrin, and NNAMDÏ.
To coincide with the larger commemorative campaign, the label will also spearhead fundraising efforts that will see the profit from music sales go to Bloomington, Indian shelter New Hope for Families with a goal of raising $250,000.
Listen to "Wet Road" and "If I Could Cry" below.