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A stylish yet emotional mix of glam rock, new wave, girl groups, and indie pop, New York's the Secret History formed in 2007 out of the ashes of My Favorite. That group's singer/songwriter, Michael Grace, Jr., guitarist Darren Amadio, bassist Gil Abad, keyboardist Kurt Brondo, and drummer Tod Karsik joined forces with Lisa Ronson, daughter of guitarist Mick Ronson, when she answered the band's ad for a "Female Voice/Tragic Cult Figure." Another vocalist, Erin Dermody, completed the Secret History's lineup. The group began playing live late in 2007, debuting with a batch of songs about a fictional rock band called the Haunted Hearts. Their debut release, the Desolation Town EP, arrived in fall 2008 on Le Grand Magistery; their first full-length album, The World That Never Was, was released in March of 2010. The group, minus Dermody and with the addition of vocalist Jamie Allison Babic (of Nouvellas), recorded its second album during 2012. Titled Americans Singing in the Dark, it was released in the summer of 2013 by the band and Cloudberry Records. ~ Heather Phares