Hot off the buzz of their self-released debut album Birthmark(ed) and the publication of their poetry in the first issue of The Evergreen Review to feature the San Francisco poetry scene since it covered the Beat Generation in the 1950's, The Secret Secretaries have been carving themselves a piece of San Francisco's rock cake since they played their first plugged-in show in April of 2010.
"Shye Powers, Stellar Cassidy and Nic Burrose play punk styled 'lit rock'. It's loud, it's in your face, it's musically virtuosic, and their lyrics are pure poetry. And they all look really, really cool." (Charles Kruger--Storming Bohemia)
Drawing comparisons to everybody from New York art rock bands such as The Velvet Underground, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Interpol to Detroit garage rock bands like The White Stripes to dream and power pop bands like The Silversun Pickups and Smashing Pumpkins, The Secret Secretaries are a new breed of San Franciscan rock animal altogether.
Dubbed as "the repository of what is great in rock n' roll" (Alan Kaufman--Promethean Royalty), band members Shye Powers (vocals), Nic Burrose (guitar/vocals), and Stellar Cassidy (drums/vocals) write the kind of songs and sounds they want to listen to: catchy vocal melodies, raw, hook-driven rawk guitar, thundering drum beats, all wrapped in lyrics inspired by the burgeoning New San Francisco Underground Poetry scene. They have also quickly gained a growing, devoted audience that they lovingly call their "Co-Conspirators."