#2: Grow Up and Blow Away

We’ve got a Metric ton of great songs this week. Image: Capital Gazette

Could it really be—only two shows left? After 16 years, it almost doesn’t feel real to be calling it quits. Alas, the end is nigh—as are more of our faves from the past decade-and-a-half! This week, we’ve got tracks by Boats!, Bruce Peninsula, Camaromance, Ellevator, Gay Nineties, GRAE, Hollerado, July Talk, The Long Distance Runners, Metric, The Mohawk Lodge, Outer Rooms, The Pack a.d., Paper Lions, Paul Jacobs, Rococode, Seas, Sleepy Gonzales, Wizaard, Wolf Parade, The Wooden Sky, Wool on Wolves, and—wait for it—one last Neil Young Song of the Week, at five o’clock!

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Playlist: 2022-05-13

Host Justin the Canuck recorded this episode in his home studio.

TimeTitleArtistAlbumLabel
4:34All for Swinging You AroundThe New PornographersElectric VersionMint
4:37Hey JudasFine TimesFine TimesLight Organ
4:41Summer DressHIGHSHIGHSIndica
4:44Fille de personne IIHubert LenoisDarlèneSimone
4:49SamsamNavet ConfitLP2²La Confiserie
4:53SynesthésieMalajubeLa caverneBravo musique
4:56Oublie pasKarkwaLe volume du ventAudiogram
4:59Le méprisCaracolL'arbre aux parfumsIndica
5:04Mind Over MatterTUNSTUNSRoyal Mountain
5:07Through & Through & ThroughJoel PlaskettThreeMapleMusic
5:12The Moon Is GoldKalle MattsonSomeday, the Moon Will Be GoldParliament of Trees
5:18This City's a MessSaid the WhaleHowe Sounds / Taking AbaloniaHidden Pony
5:21Can't See the LightReuben and The DarkFuneral SkyArts & Crafts
5:25Wait Up for YouThe Belle GameRitual Tradition HabitBoompa
5:29Strange GirlThe ZolasAncient MarsLight Organ
5:33BanditsModern SuperstitionsModern SuperstitionsLast Gang
5:36I Need a LifeBorn RuffiansI Need a LifeWarp
5:41Lives of Plants and AnimalsRival BoysAnimal InstinctsTiny
5:45Feather, Fur & FinDanny MichelFeather, Fur & FinBurnt Bun
5:50Stronger Than ThatBahamasBahamas Is AfieBrushfire
5:52Trophy WifeWhitehorsePanther In the DollhouseSix Shooter
5:57Bye Bye JubileeNYSSAGirls Like MeBRIDLE

#3: Bye Bye Jubilee

Toronto trio Rival Boys make our third-to-last playlist. Image: The Gate

Three shows down, three to go—we’re counting down until May 27, when we wrap it all up and put This Great White North on hiatus. We’ll continue rolling though the hits this week with tracks by Bahamas, The Belle Game, Born Ruffians, Caracol, Danny Michel, Fine Times, HIGHS, Hubert Lenoir, Joel Plaskett, Kalle Mattson, Karkwa, Malajube, Modern Superstitions, Navet Confit, The New Pornographers, NYSSA, Reuben and The Dark, Rival Boys, Said the Whale, Tuns, Whitehorse, and The Zolas!

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Playlist: 2022-05-06

Host Justin the Canuck recorded this episode in his home studio.

TimeTitleArtistAlbumLabel
4:34Save YourselfThe I SpiesIn the NightFontana North
4:37End of a SparkTokyo Police ClubChampMom + Pop
4:41Cold LightOperatorsBlue WaveLast Gang
4:44The Science of DichotomiesCasper SkullsMercy WorksBuzz
4:49It Came to MeThe Barr BrothersQueens of the BreakersSecret City
4:53747sThe DarcysWarringArts & Crafts
4:58Paint It GoldFake Shark-Real Zombie!LiarLight Organ
5:01BL/FF (Fake Friends)MONOWHALESDaytona Bleach
5:05Love Is Bursting Through the WallsShawn Mrazek Lives!Thought He Was DeadKingfisher Bluez
5:07SunshineThe Wet SecretsFree Candy
5:12HappyJadea KellyRosesDarth Jadea
5:16All That It TakesDel BarberPrairieographyTrue North
5:19JasperAidan KnightVersicolourAdventure Boys Club
5:24Post-War BluesDan ManganOh FortuneArts & Crafts
5:27Black LicoricePeach PitYou and Your FriendsColumbia
5:31BreakThe Drew Thomson FoundationThe Drew Thomson FoundationDine Alone
5:33Hell, HeavenParlovrHell / Heaven / Big / LoveDine Alone
5:39Muscle RelaxantsThe Rural Alberta AdvantageDepartingPaper Bag
5:42Generation HandclapLibrary VoicesSummer of LustDine Alone
5:46A Hundred Million ThingsOrson WildsWhat Is It That You Won't Let Go?Black Cement
5:50SeasideKestrelsSeasideNoyes
5:56Count Down Our DaysFemBotsThe CityPaper Bag

#4: Count Down Our Days

Toronto’s Casper Skulls feature in our fourth-to-last show. Image: MTV

We enter the final month of This Great White North continuing our countdown until the end, and the tunes are as stellar as ever. We reach for the stars this week with favorites by Aidan Knight, The Barr Brothers, Casper Skulls, Dan Mangan, The Darcys, Del Barber, The Drew Thomson Foundation, Fake Shark-Real Zombie!, FemBots, The I Spies, Jadea Kelly, Kestrels, Library Voices, MONOWHALES, Operators, Orson Wilds, Parlovr, Peach Pit, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Shawn Mrazek Lives!, Tokyo Police Club, and The Wet Secrets!

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