secret boyfriend is ryan martin, a singer, songwriter and noise artist from carrboro, north carolina (a scene that's also home to profligate, lazy magnet and lack). he already has a slew of cassettes and vinyl to his name, including titles on ren schofield's i just live here and his own hot releases. martin's music is a post-hypnagogic expression of the lo-fi rock tradition (as originally pioneered by the likes of jim shepard, peter jefferies, the dead c,)
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as a kid, i was always kind of freaked out," says ryan martin. the 31-year-old carrboro resident and musician issues eclectic outsider music on his hot releases label and creates his own as secret boyfriend. right now, sitting under an oak tree outside the looking glass cafe, he's trying to explain its origins and the childhood of paranormal experiences that have shaped his aesthetic.
a guest mix for the swiss based zweikommasieben magazine.