Playlist: 2017-01-20

Justin the Canuck hosted the show.

4:33GalaxiesJenn GrantParadiseOutside Music
4:37My BootsWhitney RoseSouth Texas Suite EPSix Shooter
4:42StormsLouise BurnsYoung MopesLight Organ
4:54Sewer BluesTimber TimbreSincerely, Future PollutionArts & Crafts
4:59The Skin You’re InBlackpaw SocietyLet’s Destroy HumansThe Art of Splitting Atoms
5:04World On a StringNeil YoungTonight’s the NightReprise
5:07CycleTeen DazeThemes for Dying EarthFLORA
5:11ElegyLeif VollebekkTwin SolitudeSecret City
5:19Found Yourself in ThailandSurf DadsSummer Vacation EP
5:23Silver VelvetThe CourtneysThe Courtneys IIFlying Nun
5:26White KnucklesLe TroubleMaking Matters WorseIndica
5:31Swimming in Strange WatersThe Wooden SkySwimming in Strange WatersNevado
5:36Wicked AnnabellaOs TropiesThe Soil
5:41White LightsThe Rural Alberta AdvantageSingleSaddle Creek
5:47Begin AgainPurity RingAnother Eternity4AD
5:52Tropical KingsCTZNSHPSingle
5:57Love StuckMother MotherNo CultureUniversal

The freshest Canadian indie available!

Friday may be the beginning of the end for America, but our neighbors to the north don’t seem too be too upset—the Canadian independent music scene is thriving with dozens of new and upcoming releases. So, after you’ve done your Inauguration Day protesting, join Justin the Canuck for a tour through the freshest independent Canadian music available.

Hear the latest tunes by The Rural Alberta Advantage and dozens more! Image: Ticketfly

We’ve got the latest by Blackpaw Society, Louise Burns, The Courtneys, CTZNSHP, Jenn Grant, and Heat. Plus, new tracks by Mother Mother, Mozart’s Sister, Os Tropies, Whitney Rose, and The Rural Alberta Advantage. We’ll also toss in some brand new music by Surf Dads, Teen Daze, Timber Timbre, Le Trouble, Leif Vollebekk, The Wooden Sky, and more!

Tune in before we’re forced to play nothing but music from Mother Russia! We’re live this Friday at 4:30 PM on KOOP Radio—91.7 FM in Austin and broadcasting worldwide at

Playlist: 2017-01-13

Doug the Canuck hosted the show.

4:32CrimewavePort JuveeCrimewave
4:37MonotonicSonic AvenuesDisconnectorDirtnap
4:47DoDo Make Say ThinkOther TruthsConstellation
5:02WordsNeil YoungRoad Rock, Vol. 1Reprise
5:13We Like to RockBidinibandThe Land is WildPheromone
5:16Rain Rain RainRheostaticsWhale MusicSire
5:25Near to the Wild Heart of LifeJapandroidsNear to the Wild Heart of LifeAnti-
5:30Draw Us LinesConstantinesTournament of HeartsThree Gut
5:37Hockey Night TonightDel BarberThe Puck Drops HereTrue North
5:40(I Feel Like) (Gerry) Cheevers (Stitch Marks on My Heart)Chixdiggit!Chixdiggit!Sub Pop
5:43Addicted to CheeseThe EvaporatorsRipple RockMint
5:44Reno NickelThe SmugglersSelling the SizzleMint
5:53PistolThe StrumbellasMy Father and the Hunter
5:58Two LoversThe Rural Alberta AdvantageDepartingSaddle Creek

Playlist: 2017-01-06

Justin the Canuck hosted the show.

4:33Step Into the DarknessSaid the WhaleAs Long as Your Eyes Are WideHidden Pony
4:36The RoomCode PieThe Most Trusted Name In YousFlagless
4:38Warm HairTough AgeI Get the Feeling CentralMint
4:41Age of ScarsElectricity for Everybody!Local Technique
4:46Swamp KidsBlackpaw SocietyLet’s Destroy HumansThe Art of Splitting Atoms
4:50Paint It GoldFake Shark - Real Zombie!Liar EPLight Organ
4:53Like Ice CreamDivine FitsA Thing Called Divine FitsMerge
4:57JohnnyBasement RevolverBasement Revolver EPFear of Missing Out
5:03The Old Laughing LadyNeil YoungDecadeReprise
5:10Baby, I’m YoursCadence WeaponTRON Legacy: The Mixtape
5:13Are We There Yet?T-trainUneducatedMonsterdinosaur
5:16Reach for the SkyMaestro Fresh WesBlack Tuxedo EPWes Williams Enterprises
5:21RocketshipMood RuffI Do My Own StuntsUrbnet
5:29If Rap Gets JealousK’naanThe Dusty Foot PhilosopherInterdependent
5:33CozyBirdapresToothpaste EPMarathon of Dope
5:37No More WordsD-SisiveJonestown 2: Jimmy Go Bye Bye
5:40Last TrainJosh MartinezSplitsville: Double EPCamobear
5:46Dangerous TimesWildlifeOn the HeartWax
5:51I Want to Be NakedBorn GoldNo Sorrow
5:54Bird WeekBoats!Cannonballs, CannonballsKill Rock Stars
5:57Suicide MachineBalacadeJulie EP

New music for the new year

We’re back for our first show of the new year and we’ve got a few new tracks to match!

Join Justin the Canuck today for new releases by Blackpaw Society and Vancouver’s Said the Whale. We’ve also got two sets of Canadian rap, with artists including Birdapres, Cadence Weapon, D-Sisive, Josh Martinez, K’naan, Maestro Fresh Wes, Mood Ruff, and T-train. And, rounding out our 90 minutes of Canadian music will be great tracks by Balacade, Basement Revolver, Boats!, Born Gold, Code Pie, Divine Fits, Electricity for Everybody!, Fake Shark Real Zombie!, Tough Age, and Wildlife.

Yes, you read that correctly—not one, not two, but three bands with exclamation points in their names. Crazy.

All that and more, today at 4:30 PM on KOOP Radio—91.7 FM in Austin and broadcasting worldwide at

Playlist: 2016-12-16

Justin the Canuck played a mix of Canadian Christmas tunes.

4:30SnowfallThe AcornEar Worms
4:32I Can’t Have a Merry ChristmasThe RiptidesTales from Planet EarthAsian Man
4:35A Beguiled Christmas In SalesJason CollettPeace on Earth, Vol. II
4:38Everybody Needs Somebody at ChristmasThe Waking EyesSingle
4:41Subterranean Christmas BluesFine TimesLight Organ Records… With Bells On!Light Organ
4:47Carry Me HomeHey Rosetta!A Cup of Kindness Yet EPSonic
4:51Maybe This ChristmasRon SexsmithA Winter's Night: The Best of Nettwerk Christmas AlbumsNettwerk
4:54Under the TreeGood LoveliesWinter's CallingSix Shooter
4:57Strings and RibbonsThe DetailsThe Original Mark EP
5:04I Wanna Kiss You This ChristmasDave n’ MeganIt’s a Team Mint Xmas, Vol. 2!Mint
5:06Santa Knows (I’ve Been Bad)Kim GraySingleKingfisher Bluez
5:09Material XmasBoxer the HorseSingle
5:11Santa, Oh Wait!Line SpectraSingle
5:17SnowflakesJeremy FisherSingleWind-Up
5:20SnowThe ZolasLight Organ Records: Our First ChristmasLight Organ
5:25In the SnowKashkaHo! Ho! Ho! Canada VI
5:27This City’s a MessSaid the WhaleHowe Sounds / Taking AbaloniaHidden Pony
5:33Best Christmas EverUniversal HoneyCan’t Stop Thinking About Christmas41 Records
5:36Christmas ListJody GlenhamLight Organ Records… With Bells On!Light Organ
5:3923h59Tricot MachineTricot Machine chante et raconte 25 décembreGrosse Boîte
5:43Jingle Jangle AeroplaneStompin’ Tom ConnorsMerry Christmas EverybodyDominion
5:46Christmas Day In the SunHot Hot HeatSingleSire
5:50Merry Christmas MaybeMountiesLight Organ Records Presents: SleighedLight Organ
5:53Santa Claus Likes Rich Kids BetterYoung and SexyIt’s a Team Mint Xmas, Vol. 2!Mint
5:58Little Drummer BoyTreelinesSingle

The Canadian Christmas spectacular!

Santa GuitarJoin Justin the Canuck this Friday for our mostly-annual Canadian Christmas spectacular, featuring a collection of unique Canadian songs about the holidays, the season, and the snow! You can hear your standard Christmas tunes anywhere on the radio dial—and you’ve probably been hearing them since Halloween—so we won’t be bringing you any of that.

Instead, we’ll have creative and little-known holiday songs by notable Canadian artists like Hot Hot Heat, Jeremy Fisher, Line Spectra, Treelines, Universal Honey, The Zolas, Fine Times, and many more!

Get in the holiday spirit—or, at least, a holiday spirit—with Justin the Canuck, this Friday at 4:30 PM on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin and broadcasting worldwide at

Playlist: 2016-12-09

Both Canucks were in the studio for our Best of 2016, plus an interview and book giveaway.

4:33MonotonicSonic AvenuesDisconnectionDirtnap
4:35Lose ControlSteve Adamyk BandGracelandDirtnap
4:36Tell Me to FallSteve Adamyk BandGracelandDirtnap
4:38StargazerNap EyesThought Rock Fish ScaleParadise of Bachelors
4:59SwoonerThe ZolasSwoonerLight Organ
5:03Tell It to the SkyDiamond MindHeavy Metal SunshineWyatt
5:06Mind Over MatterTunsTunsRoyal Mountain
5:10SpiritWintersleepThe Great DetachmentDine Alone
5:18In a World Possessed By the Human MindThe Tragically HipMan Machine PoemUniversal Canada
5:22Seven MatchesGord DownieSecret PathArts & Crafts
5:26Postdoc BluesJohn K. SamsonWinter WheatAnti-
5:35Beck + CallJuly TalkTouchSleepless
5:38Bully for YouJPNSGRLSDivorceLight Organ
5:44KetamineSingle MothersNegative QualitiesDine Alone
5:46Private SchoolArkellsMorning ReportUniversal Canada
5:53Cold LightOperatorsBlue WaveLast Gang
5:57Young & WildThe StrumbellasHopeGlassnote

Giveaway, interview, and our Best of 2016

This Is ThatJoin Doug and Justin the Canucks today for a special episode of This Great White North! We’ll award one lucky listener a copy of This Is That: Travel Guide to Canada, a wonderful tongue-in-cheek guide to Canada written by some of the CBC’s best-loved radio personalities. Along with the giveaway, we’ll host a live interview with one of the book’s authors, Pat Kelly of the CBC.

Plus, we’ll feature our Best of 2016: tracks from our favorite releases of the past twelve months, including music by Diamond Mind, John K. Samson, The Zolas, The Strumbellas, and many more.

Be sure to tune in today at 4:30 PM on KOOP Radio, broadcasting live on 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and streaming to the world at!


Playlist: 2016-12-02

Doug the Canuck hosted the show.

4:31Get with MeNapalmpomThe Unconditional Love of NapalmpomTeenage Rampage
4:34Copperhead KissBlack Pistol FireDon't Wake the RiotModern Outsider
4:39Games Without FrontiersArcade FireAnd I'll Scratch YoursReal World
4:47Mothers of the SunBlack MountainIVJagjaguwar
4:55Rogue EmpireSam Roberts BandTerraformPaper Bag
5:04A Man Needs a MaidNeil YoungHarvestReprise
5:08The Maid Needs a MaidEmily Haines & The Soft SkeletonKnives Don't Have Your BackLast Gang
5:12The SoundHuman HighwayMoody MotorcycleSecret City
5:16Do They Know It's Christmas?Fucked UpSingleMatador
5:21Queen of HeartsFucked UpDavid Comes to LifeMatador
5:25Friends In the SkyThe Dirty NilHigher PowerDine Alone
5:37Imaginary BarsGreat Lake SwimmersBodies and MindsWeewerk
5:39Frank SlidePorticoFirst NeighboursCopperspine
5:47This Is ItThe Wheat PoolHauntarioShameless
5:56One Solemn OathLes JupesModern MythsHead In the Sand