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KOOP Membership Drive (Fall 2016)We produce the show for love of the music, but love by itself won’t pay the bills. That’s why we come to you, our listeners, twice a year and ask you to pledge your support for This Great White North and Austin community radio by making a donation to KOOP Radio. As a community radio station, KOOP survives (and thrives!) only as long as our listeners continue their support. In fact, more than 92% of our budget comes from the generous support of our community.

Our next three shows will be full of independent Canadian music and appeals for your support—please make a contribution to KOOP Radio today so we can continue to bring you the latest and greatest Canadian indie, along with all the other unique and essential programming that KOOP brings to the Austin community.

We’ve got some great gifts for donors! Head over to KOOP.org to show your support now or call us at 512 472-KOOP while we’re on the air (Fridays, 4:30 to 6:00 PM Central)!

Playlist: 2016-08-19

Justin the Canuck hosted the show.

TimeTitleArtistAlbumLabel
4:33SubliminalHeaven for RealKill Your MemoryMint
4:36Cigarette BuzzJane’s PartyTunnel VisionsCadence
4:39Old FriendsJane’s PartyTunnel VisionsCadence
4:45AnxietyPreoccupationsPreoccupationsJagjaguwar
4:49BelowWhite LungParadiseDomino
4:53Risto’s RiffMoonface & SiinaiMy Best Human FaceJagjaguwar
4:58EtherBeautsWaves/Wash EP
5:05Sample and HoldNeil YoungTransGeffen
5:13Bad ConnectionThe Provincial ArchiveThe Provincial Archive EPConsonant
5:16Pay MindFish FoodNo Sweat
5:19Acid JungleDiamond MindBlank Tape EP
5:25CarouselImaginary CitiesLeftovers EPVotiv
5:30Mixed MessagesTunsTunsRoyal Mountain
5:33And Then SomeArkellsMorning ReportUniversal Canada
5:40Brooklyn BowlTwin RiverPassing ShadeLight Organ
5:43Stare Down the Barrel of TodayThe Highest OrderStill HoldingIdée Fixe
5:48Weapons-Grade LoveSidney York<3s
5:51Race to the BottomDan ManganUnmake EPArts & Crafts
5:57In a World Possessed By the Human MindThe Tragically HipMan Machine PoemUniversal Canada

It’s all so shiny and new!

We've got new music by the newly renamed Preoccupations. Source: Pretty Much Amazing
We’ve got new music by the newly renamed Preoccupations. Source: Pretty Much Amazing

Every so often we run a show with music so new, even we don’t know some of the artists.

We’ve got a bevy of new tracks by artists we’ve never played before, including Diamond Mind, Fish Food, Heaven for Real, The Highest Order, and La Fête. Along with these first-timers, we’ve got a playlist bursting with entirely new Canadian music, featuring the latest by Arkells, Beauts, Imaginary Cities, Jane’s Party, Dan Mangan, and Moonface & Siinai. Plus, even more brand new music by Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong), The Provincial Archive, Sidney York, The Tragically Hip, Tuns, Twin River, and White Lung.

We head back to the ’80s for this week’s Neil Young Song of the Week, and we’ll talk about how you can hear The Hip’s final concert—without flying to Toronto.

Tune in Friday at 4:30 PM Central for your fix of the latest and greatest on the Canadian indie scene—broadcasting live on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and streaming worldwide at KOOP.org!

Playlist: 2016-08-12

Justin the Canuck hosted the show.

TimeTitleArtistAlbumLabel
4:33Something SomethingCode PiePop CycleFlagless
4:37Fog and the HornHot SpringsVolcanoAquarius
4:41Spinnin’ WheelBetrayersLet the Good Times DiePerfect Master
4:46Beautiful SlideMark Kleiner Power TrioLove to NightMint
4:49Little YouShotgun JimmieI Want LightHand Drawn Dracula
4:52Elevator Love LetterStarsHeartSoft Revolution
4:56The First Night We MetRah RahVesselsHidden Pony
5:03Too Far GoneNeil YoungFreedomReprise
5:08Something ElseDiamond RingsSpecial AffectionsSecret City
5:12Island LifeThe ZolasWino Oracle EPLight Organ
5:16Half-Empty HallsThe EvaporatorsRipple RockMint
5:20Bad PopHot PandaBad Pop
5:22Shark Attack (I Can See Them Circling)The Mark InsideDark Hearts Can Radiate White LightVampire Dance
5:26Dead DogsCarbon Dating ServiceCarbon Dating ServiceTeargas Recording Tree
5:28If You Want ItSam Roberts BandSinglePaper Bag
5:35Confessions of a Futon RevolutionistThe WeakerthansThis Is Bad Taste, Vol. 4Bad Taste
5:38See You On the MoonGreat Lake SwimmersSee You On the Moon! - Songs for Kids of All AgesPaper Bag
5:44Ojibway DinerOxBurnoutSaved By Vinyl
5:49MinneapolisForest City LoversCarriageOut of This Spark
5:52Turn Your Love AroundTOPSTender OppositesArbutus
5:58Ride This OutImaginary CitiesTemporary ResidentHidden Pony

New Code Pie, Hot Panda, and more

Hot PandaJoin Justin the Canuck this Friday for brand new Canadian music by Code Pie, Hot Panda, and Sam Roberts Band!

We’ll also take a deep dive into some lesser-known favorites by Carbon Dating Service, Hot Springs, and Ox. Plus, we’ll spin music by Betrayers, Diamond Rings, The Evaporators, Forest City Lovers, Great Lake Swimmers, Imaginary Cities, Mark Kleiner Power Trio, The Mark Inside, Rah Rah, Shotgun Jimmie, Sidney York, Stars, TOPS, The Weakerthans, and The Zolas.

We’ll have our Neil Young Song of the Week at 5:00, plus the latest on the upcoming Canadian shows in Austin.

All that and more, this Friday at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio—over the airwaves at 91.7 FM in Austin and available in ones and zeroes at KOOP.org.

Playlist: 2016-08-05

Doug the Canuck hosted the show.

TimeTitleArtistAlbumLabel
4:31Guns + AmmunitionJuly TalkGuns + Ammunition EPSleepless
4:35Force and MatterFoam LakeForce and Matter
4:40Where I LiveLeeroy StaggerDepression RiverBoompa
4:49The Times They Are A-Changin'D.O.A.Talk – Action = 0Sudden Death
4:53Lights Go UpFucked UpDavid Comes to LifeMatador
5:04Ramada InnNeil YoungPsychedelic PillReprise
5:19I Must Have Someone Else's BluesGreat Lake SwimmersA Forest of ArmsWeewerk
5:26Help I'm AliveMetricFantasiesMetric Music Intl.
5:30And SuddenlyMaybe SmithSecond Best DeathSir Handsome
5:38Dead + RuralHandsome FursPlague ParkSub Pop
5:44Love Takes a LotHarlan PepperTake Out a Twenty and Live Life to the FullestSix Shooter
5:47Ball & ChainMike KoopMusic Is Worthless
5:52Property LinesDustedTotal DustHand Drawn Dracula
5:55The Beginning of the WorldThe FeministsCan't Scream Loud EnoughSpace Dog

Playlist: 2016-07-22

Justin the Canuck hosted the show.

TimeTitleArtistAlbumLabel
4:33HideawayJane’s PartyHot NoiseCameron House
4:37Alexander All AloneAndy ShaufThe PartyArts & Crafts
4:40Gold RushCode PieThe Most Trusted Name In YousFlagless
4:48You’ve Got to Be True (to Lou)The Très Bien EnsembleChewin’ the Sun
4:52Sally’s On FireHoly MicrophoneGoodbye Television GirlRubber Road
4:57Sister SongHoly MicrophoneGoodbye Television GirlRubber Road
5:04On the Way HomeBuffalo SpringfieldLast Time AroundATCO
5:09Comeover GirlThe Sweet HomewreckersFrom the Letdown to the ComearoundPut On Your Drinking Cap
5:13Far AwayCapitol 6Pretty LostLight Organ
5:17Kid Who Stays in the PictureHot Hot HeatHot Hot HeatKaw-Liga
5:20Plea from a Cat Named VirtuteThe WeakerthansReconstruction SiteEpitaph
5:24No Fear of HellfireNap EyesWhine of the MysticParadise of Bachelors
5:35Mind Over MatterTunsTunsRoyal Mountain
5:38Pineapple GirlMister HeavenlyOut of LoveSub Pop
5:42Summercamp vs. The Fake Moustache TreeBoats!Cannonballs, CannonballsKill Rock Stars
5:49Waves/WashBeautsWaves/Wash EP
5:53Pretty BoyYoung GalaxyUltramarinePaper Bag
5:58Paul SimonThe Russian FuturistsOur ThicknessUpper Class

Preview: July 22, 2016

Hot Hot Heat is one of the many artists featured on Friday's show. Source: chrous.fm
Hot Hot Heat is one of the many artists featured on Friday’s show. Source: chrous.fm

Join Justin the Canuck this week for some fine Canadian indie tunes, including new music by Beauts, Hot Hot Heat, and Tuns. We’ll also feature music by artists like Boats, Capitol 6, Code Pie, Holy Microphone, Jane’s Party, Mister Heavenly, Nap Eyes, The Russian Futurists, Andy Shauf, The Sweet Homewreckers, The Très Bien Ensemble, The Weakerthans, Young Galaxy, and Zeus! Plus, we’ll continue our countdown of the best Neil Young songs with this week’s selection, a track by Buffalo Springfield.

It’s all happening Friday at 4:30 PM on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin and online at KOOP.org.

Playlist: 2016-07-15

Justin the Canuck hosted the show and gave away tickets to Michael Rault.

TimeTitleArtistAlbumLabel
4:32Wake the RiotBlack Pistol FireDon’t Wake the RiotModern Outsider
4:35Curse the WeatherRoyal TuskDealBreakerCadence
4:38Let’s Cut Each Other UpBurdocksWhat We Do Is SecretBlack Mountain
4:43SisterDon VailFades
4:47Don’t Turn the Lights OnChromeoBusiness CasualLast Gang
4:52The GovernessMetricPagans in VegasMetric Music Intl.
4:56Combat BabyMetricOld World Underground, Where Are You Now?Everloving
5:02WinterlongNeil YoungDecadeReprise
5:06Before We Go Out DrinkingPKEW PKEW PKEWPKEW PKEW PKEWRoyal Mountain
5:08ToulouseDaniel RomanoMoseyNew West
5:15Mind Over MatterTunsTunsRoyal Mountain
5:18A Little Rain (A Song for Pete)ArkellsMorning ReportLast Gang
5:22PCHTokyo Police ClubMelon Collie and the Infinite Radness, Pt. 1Dine Alone
5:25Best Kept SecretCase/Lang/VeirsCase/Lang/VeirsANTI-
5:31Away from HereLab CoastRemember the MoonWyatt
5:33Close to Apart of YouLab CoastRemember the MoonWyatt
5:36Nothing Means NothingMichael RaultSingleBad Actors
5:40ShitholeWeavesWeavesBuzz
5:45Lost CauseHannah GeorgasFor EvelynDine Alone
5:48Wait for ItAnnabelle ChvostekResilience
5:52H-H-HighschoolHexes & OhsBedroom MadnessNoise Factory
5:57Steady Glazed EyesLiving HourLiving HourLefse

Michael Rault tix, Polaris, and more!

We have tickets to see Michael Rault at Sidewinder. Source: Ryan Fujiki via The Weal
Tickets to see Michael Rault at Sidewinder could be yours! Source: Ryan Fujiki / The Weal

Join Justin the Canuck this Friday for oodles of new Canadian music and your chance to win tickets to see Edmonton-based Michael Rault, playing next Friday at Sidewinder!

We’ll be discussing the nominees for this year’s Polaris Music Prize, the short list for which will be announced on Thursday. Plus, we’ll cover upcoming Canadian acts in Austin, with music by Metric and Chromeo, both performing this weekend—not far from Austin—at Float Fest.

Our playlist this week will feature additional tracks by Annabelle Chvostek, Arkells, Black Pistol Fire, Burdocks, Capitol 6, Case/Lang/Veirs, Daniel Romano, Don Vail, Hannah Georgas, Hexes & Ohs, Lab Coast, Living Hour, PKEW PKEW PKEW, Royal Tusk, Tokyo Police Club, Tuns, and Weaves. As well, we’ll continue our countdown of the Top 100 Neil Young songs of all time. This week’s track is “Winterlong” from Neil’s 1977 album Decade.

All this and more, Friday at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin and broadcasting online at KOOP.org.