Below is news of Paved Paradise, the traveling label expo from Secretly Group, Dead Oceans, Ghostly International, Jagjaguwar, Numero Group, and Secretly Canadian—essentially a traveling block party and record fair, brought to you in partnership with Qobuz.
At each stop, music via Qobuz will be bumping as people come to check out new albums, merch, food and drinks, and take in the “IRL” summer.
We will be attending one (or more) of the dates on the schedule below. Enjoy!
Five Labels. Fifteen Cities. One Truck.
Secretly Group Announces Paved Paradise, Traveling Label Expo Featuring Records & Exclusive Collaborations From Dead Oceans, Ghostly International, Jagjaguwar, Numero Group &
September Tour Stops Include Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Secretly Group Headquarters, Third Man Records & More; Presented in Partnership with Qobuz
DJ Sets & Local Programming To Be Announced Soon
Today, Ghostly International
, Numero Group
and Secretly Group
record labels Dead Oceans
and Secretly Canadian
all join forces to announce Paved Paradise
, a traveling expo bringing their music to parking lots this fall. Over the course of September 9th-26th, a 24-foot Penske truck helmed by several of Secretly’s sonic specialists will visit 15 cities in the eastern United States. From the birthplaces of Secretly, Ghostly and Numero in Bloomington, Detroit and Chicago, to Third Man Records in Nashville, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and a community of breweries, flea markets and independent venues in between, Paved Paradise will take the record store experience outdoors, with special guests and local collaborations set for every stop.
Equal parts pop-up shop, block party and roadside fruit stand, each day-long Paved Paradise event will pack two tents full of finely-curated LPs, 45s, cassettes, CDs and limited edition ephemera like colored vinyl variants, out-of-print items, vintage goods and miscellaneous merchandise spanning the catalogs of these five record companies operating at the top of their game. In addition to DJ sets and surprise performances from Secretly artists, Secretly staffers like Numero Group Co-Founders Ken Shipley and Rob Sevier, plus Ghostly International Special Projects Director and Brooklyn Flea Record Fair Director Amanda Colbenson, will be on-site to talk shop, make recommendations and share stories behind the records with Secretly friends and family.
“It’s been invigorating to return to producing in person events,” says Amanda Colbenson. “Getting to work with so many inspiring and impactful businesses and organizations is what this tour is all about and we are grateful to them for opening their doors and parking lots to our ambitious experiment. We can’t wait to hit the road in the Penske and go see everyone.”
In partnership with hi-res music streaming platform Qobuz
, Paved Paradise will offer an interactive, high-fidelity listening station in all 15 cities. Ahead of September 9th, the labels will announce more site-specific collaborations, artist appearances, exclusive products and additional programming. With both Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian celebrating their 25th Anniversaries in 2021, fans can expect a commemorative kickoff at the company’s headquarters in Bloomington.
Paved Paradise Tour Dates
About Ghostly International
New York-based music, art and technology company, Ghostly International, was started from a dorm room in Ann Arbor. Since its formation in 1999, it has challenged the concept of the traditional record label with its various projects and collaborations.
About Numero Group
Founded in Chicago in 2003, for nearly two decades Numero has committed itself to unearthing precious lost sounds for new audiences, with an unparalleled ear for potential and spirited eye for detail. In the growing noise of the so-called reissue field, The Numero Group remains distinct in its quality: deeply researched, expertly resuscitated and lavishly packaged box sets, playlists and ephemera of historic music from the 1950s to today.
About Secretly Group
Secretly Group is a leading independently owned music company including record labels Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian with headquarters in Bloomington, IN. Secretly Canadian was founded in 1996, Jagjaguwar in 1996 and Dead Oceans in 2007.
Founded in 2007, a pioneer of high-quality sound, Qobuz is the French music streaming and download service that meets the needs of demanding music lovers and audiophiles. Available in 18 countries around the world, in Europe, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, Qobuz offers an exceptional range of exclusive editorial content written by a team of experts. With its catalog of more than 70 million tracks, Qobuz also has the richest choice of high-resolution (hi-res) references on the market.