by Secret Drum Band

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12" Vinyl record
    40 minutes running time
    comes with digital download of the album

    Includes unlimited streaming of DYNAMICS via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 500 

      $20 USD or more 


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  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Track

    Design by Lisa Schonberg
    Printed by Misplaced Screenprinting

    Includes unlimited streaming of DaDaDa via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      $17 USD or more 




Secret Drum Band’s debut album, Dynamics (XRAY Records, August 2017), sees composers Lisa Schonberg, Allan Wilson, and Heather Treadway delving headway into creating living, breathing soundscapes, rich in rhythmic textures. Driven by five drummers, each song also employs an array of affected vocals, guitar, and synthesizers from noise musicians, often mimicking sounds found in nature.

Stylistically, Secret Drum Band pull from a unique vantage point, drawing allusions from Liquid Liquid, The Creatures, and Crash Worship, as well as the composers’ previous groups Explode Into Colors and !!! (chk chk chk). Dynamics is a vibrant work of serious intent, expertly rendered with a playfully exuberant spark.

The album’s eight tracks were written in response to locations in the Mojave Desert, logging sites in Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon, and Hawai’i, where Schonberg’s entomology work has helped the native Hylaeus bees attain endangered species status. “Kīpukapuaulu’s” vibrant polyrhythmic cadences insinuate an endless vortex of bird calls, while the cacophonous tension of “Jazz (Timber Sale)” simultaneously evokes the complexity of the forest flora and the anxiety of approaching logging trucks.

Secret Drum Band’s live performances are transportive, an opportune meditation on the relationships between humans, ecology and music. All pieces are carefully scored by Schonberg and Wilson, allowing each musician to realize the complex and intricate arrangements in a live setting. Dynamics aptly captures this concentrated effort , allowing sharp details to roar within the thunder of the drums.


released August 4, 2017



All music copyright 2017 Sunshine Babies Recordings

DYNAMICS was released on 8.4.17 by XRAY Records

Kipukapuaulu, Jazz Timber Sale, Polihale/Kilauea/South Point, Pepeaio Cabin composed by Lisa Schonberg

Big Metal, Tin Pan Allan, Da Da Da composed by Allan Wilson, Lisa Schonberg and Heather Treadway

Vons Tundra composed by Lisa Schonberg and Allan Wilson

All songs performed by Secret Drum Band: Sara Lund, Sam Humans, Alison Clarys, Heather Treadway, Allan Wilson, Anthony Brisson, Lisa Schonberg.

Marisa Anderson performs on lapsteel and guitar on Kipukapuaulu, Jazz (Timber Sale), and Pepeaio Cabin.
Eddie Bond performs on guitar in Jazz (Timber Sale).
Brian Mumford performs on synthesizers on Polihale/Kilauea/South Point.
Aaron Hartman performs on upright bass in Kipukapuaulu, Polihale, and Pepeaio Cabin.
Jose Medeles performs on vibraphone in Polihale/Kilauea/South Point.

Tracks 1, 3, 5, 7 recorded by Evan Mersky at Red Lantern, Portland
Tracks 4, 6, 8 recorded & mixed by Allan Wilson
Track 2 recorded by Allan Wilson & Evan Mersky.
Tracks 1,2,3,5,7 mixed by Seth Lorinczi at 2-Track Mind
All tracks mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic



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Secret Drum Band Portland, Oregon

Secret Drum Band makes percussion + noise music. We live in Portland, OR.
Feat. members of Explode Into Colors, !!! (chk chk chk), Typhoon, and Unwound. Their full-length record DYNAMICS comes out on XRAY Records 8.4.17. SDB will be touring the western US states in August + eastern states in the Fall. For booking : drummer.schonberg at gmail dot com. ... more


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