Playlist: 2016-07-22

Justin the Canuck hosted the show.

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

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

Playlist: 2016-07-15

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

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
5:45Lost 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

Playlist: 2016-07-08

Doug the Canuck hosted the show and gave away tickets to White Lung.

4:31Miso RamenChixdiggit!Safeways Here We ComeFat Wreck Chords
4:34Brunette SummerChixdiggit!Born On the First of JulyHonest Don's Canadian Passport
4:38All ApologiesD.O.A.Smells Like BleachCleopatra
4:45Sense of BelongingThe Creeping NobodiesSound of JoyBlocks Recording Club
4:55Outside LovePink MountaintopsOutside LoveJagjaguwar
5:03Barstool BluesNeil YoungZumaReprise
5:06New JokerLadyhawkLadyhawkJagjaguwar
5:11Boots or HeartsThe Tragically HipUp to HereUniversal
5:16Reap and SowWool On WolvesGrey Matter
5:28ConfusedYukon BlondeOn BlondeDine Alone
5:32BroaderShareSlumping In Your MoralsForward Music Group
5:35Weightless In the DarkThe DetailsLost ArtParliament of Trees
5:38You Are My GallowsPapermapsPapermapsSparks
5:48Something for All of UsBrendan CanningSomething for All of Us…Arts & Crafts
5:53KC AccidentalBroken Social SceneYou Forgot It In PeopleArts & Crafts
5:56Nancy and the Girdle BoyKC AccidentalCaptured Anthems for an Empty BathtubArts & Crafts

Playlist: 2016-07-01

Justin the Canuck hosted a special Canada Day and Independence Day show.

4:32Wild AmericaThe Sweet HomewreckersFrom the Let Down, To the Come AroundPut On Your Drinking Cap
4:35American DreamsThe FightNew Young ElectricOpen Circles Collective
4:38American EyesWildlifeStrike Hard, Young DiamondWax
4:41An American DreamKalle MattsonSomeday, the Moon Will Be GoldParliament of Trees
4:47The Canadian DreamSam Roberts BandWe Were Born In a FlameUniversal
4:52Geographic Centre of CanadaThe Wheat PoolTownshipShameless
4:56Canadian AirlinesTreelinesTreelines
4:59Canadian NationalInlet SoundThe RomanticsFontana North
5:06On the BeachNeil YoungOn the BeachReprise
5:14Trans CanadaConstantinesKensington HeightsArts & Crafts
5:17Love Song to CanadaJason CollettTo Wit to WooArts & Crafts
5:25American NamesSebastien GraingerSebastien Grainger & The MountainsSaddle Creek
5:29American SummerLake HolidayLake HolidayMy Mean Magpie
5:33Southern United StatesLeif VollebekkNorth AmericanaOutside Music
5:37An American Draft Dodger In Thunder BaySam RobertsChemical CityUniversal Canada
5:43Canada Day, Up Canada WayStompin’ Tom ConnorsFiddle & SongACT
5:46The Canadian ShieldA Northern ChorusThe Millions Too ManySonic Unyon
5:53Oh… CanadaClassifiedSelf ExplanatoryHalfLife
5:56Canada vs. AmericaBroken Social SceneEP to Be You and MeArts & Crafts

Canada vs. America

Who will win the battle of north vs. south? Source: AP / Andrew Harnik
Canada Day vs. Independence Day, maple syrup vs. apple pie, Trudeau vs. Obama! Source: AP / Andrew Harnik

Our show this week falls on Canada Day and just days after that comes Independence Day here in the States. In celebration, we’ll bring you 90 minutes of music celebrating both Canada and America, including tracks by Broken Social Scene, Classified, Constantines, The Fight, Inlet Sound, Jason Collett, Kalle Mattson, Lake Holiday, Leif Vollebekk, A Northern Chorus, Sam Roberts (and even Sam Roberts Band), Sebastien Grainger, Stompin’ Tom Connors, The Sweet Homewreckers, Treelines, The Wheat Pool, and Wildlife.

We’ll also continue our countdown featuring the Top 100 Neil Young songs of all time, as judged by Rolling Stone. This week, we feature “On the Beach” from Neil’s 1974 album of the same name. Plus, we’ll have details on the Canadians coming to the newly-announced Sound on Sound festival, as well as a roundup of all the other Canadian artists coming through town in July.

Join Justin the Canuck for your weekly fix of 100% independent Canadian music, broadcasting live at 4:30 PM Central on 91.7 FM in Austin and streaming online, worldwide, at!

Playlist: 2016-06-24

Justin the Canuck played tracks from albums nominated for the Polaris Music Prize long list.

4:33Cemetery BreedingBlack MountainIVJagjaguwar
4:37DesireDilly DallySoreBuzz
4:41Mirage (The Apostate)Art BergmannThe ApostateWeewerk
4:48Could Be UJessy LanzaOh NoHyperdub
4:51InfinitySuunsHold/StillSecretly Canadian
4:53DrivenFOXTROTTA Taller UsOne Little Indian
4:56Window ShadesU.S. GirlsHalf Free4AD
5:04This Note’s for YouNeil YoungThis Note’s for YouReprise
5:08Between CitiesDonovan WoodsHard Settle, Ain’t TroubledMeant Well
5:1110 $Fred FortinUltramarrGrosse Boîte
5:18The MagicianAndy ShaufThe PartyAnti-
5:22StargazerNap EyesThought Rock Fish ScaleParadise of Bachelors
5:26Warmest RegardsHalf Moon RunSun Leads Me OnIndica
5:32Welfare BreadKing Khan & The ShrinesWhat Is?!Vice
5:36Maybe Remember MeDaniel RomanoMoseyNew West
5:40Young & WildThe StrumbellasHopeGlassnote
5:47CaliforniaGrimesArt Angels4AD
5:52Goodbye to BerlinVeda HilleLove Waves
5:56Dream LoverDestroyerPoison SeasonMerge

Polaris Prize noms; King Khan, Jessy Lanza tix

Polaris Music Prize 2016

The long list of this year’s nominees for the Polaris Music Prize was announced last week and, on this week’s show, we’ll bring you 19 of the 40 albums that were nominated. We’ll also be giving away two pairs of tickets—to see King Khan and The Shrines (at Mohawk) and Jessy Lanza (at The Parish) when they’re in town next week.

Mixed in with the tickets, we’ll take you through those Polaris-nominated artists, including Art BergmannBlack MountainBasia BulatDestroyer, and Dilly Dally. Sprinkled in will be others, such as Fred FortinFOXTROTTGrimesHalf Moon RunVeda Hille, and Nap Eyes. You’ll also hear the latest from OperatorsDaniel RomanoAndy ShaufThe StrumbellasSuunsU.S. Girls, and Donovan Woods. And, of course, we’ll have our Neil Young Song of the Week at 5:00.

Join Justin the Canuck this Friday at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio, broadcasting at 91.7 FM in Austin and streaming online at!

Playlist: 2016-06-17

Doug the Canuck hosted the show.

4:31Guided By VolumeNapalmpomThe Unconditional Love of NapalmpomTeenage Rampage
4:35Blame ConfusionSolidsBlame ConfusionFat Possum
4:42Permanent RecordThe Golden DogsCoat of ArmsNevado
4:49Cheer It OnTokyo Police ClubA Lesson In Crime EPPaper Bag
4:51Nature of the ExperimentTokyo Police ClubA Lesson In Crime EPPaper Bag
4:54Skinny SidewalksThe PaperbacksAn Illusion Against DeathParliament of Trees
5:01Change Your MindNeil YoungSleeps With AngelsReprise
5:19Black Day In JulyThe Tragically HipBeautiful: A Tribute to Gordon LightfootBorealis
5:24Fifty Mission CapThe Tragically HipFully CompletelyUniversal
5:28New Orleans Is SinkingThe Tragically HipUp to HereUniversal
5:33Invisible GirlThe King Khan & BBQ ShowInvisible GirlIn the Red
5:39Under the KnifeThe Rural Alberta AdvantageDepartingSaddle Creek
5:43No ReasonSum 41ChuckAquarius
5:46FactoriesPUPPUPRoyal Mountain
5:51A Familiar FaceAdrenechromeTales from Adrenechrome
5:56DreamerEvan FreemanLuna