Starting from scratch

The Besnard Lakes
We’ve got the debut single from The Besnard Lakes’ latest album. Image: Fabiola Carletti / CBC

So much for getting things done early.

I had an entire playlist of favorites from the archives put together a week ahead of time—and decided to trash it at the last minute. Why? Because I kept discovering great new tracks all week long. And, I’ll tell ya… they are great!

We’ll celebrate Neil Young‘s 75th birthday with a track from his latest release, a live version of Return to Greendale, and also bring you the latest by Arkells, The Besnard Lakes, Burning Nickels, Digawolf, Good Kid, Jeen, Leif Vollebekk, Like a Motorcycle, Lumière, Maybe Babs, Outer Rooms, Peach Luffe, PUP, Rich Aucoin, The Smallest One, Tired Kid, The Weeknd (with Kenny G, if you can believe it), and Yukon Blonde!

Join Justin the Canuck today at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and broadcasting to the world at KOOP.org!

Playlist: 2020-11-06

Justin the Canuck hosted the show, recorded in his home studio during the temporary closure of KOOP’s studios.

TimeTitleArtistAlbumLabel
4:33Sit In the Middle of Three Galloping DogsA Silver Mt. ZionHe Has Left Us Alone But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our RoomsConstellation
4:40Spooky (feat. Avery O'Brien)Blue JKingfisher Bluez
4:43FlashSorreyIn Full BloomGarment District
4:47Drain the BloodbathChastity
4:50To a SeaFresh SnowIReel Cod
4:56Isn't It a PityBalacadeMalaise Era
5:04Motherfuckers Never LearnShooting GunsBrotherhood of the Ram
5:14RobberThe Weather StationFat Possum
5:19Post-War BluesDan ManganOh FortuneArts & Crafts
5:23SpiritWintersleepThe Great DetachmentDine Alone
5:27The Cycle of EmergenceClosetjudasNon Sequitur
5:34What We Loved Was Not EnoughThee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial OrchestraFuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On EverythingConstellation
5:46Flash (Good Neighbour Remix)SorreyBloomGarment District
5:50Love U MoreACTORSArtoffact
5:53AimlessGermany GermanyAimlessDistorted Disco
5:58There's a Tumor In the White HouseDan ManganArts & Crafts

Your soundtrack to the chaos

A Silver Mt. Zion
Montreal’s A Silver Mt. Zion feature prominently on today’s show. Image: fanart.tv

This week’s show is a little weird. We’ve got no theme; there’s no real pattern. It’s just 90 minutes of independent Canadian music as the soundtrack to the chaos of the world around us.

This week’s playlist includes ACTORS, Balacade, Blue J, Chastity, Closetjudas, Dan Mangan, Fresh Snow, Germany Germany, Shooting Guns, A Silver Mt. Zion, Sorrey, The Weather Station, and Wintersleep.

Join Justin the Canuck today at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and broadcasting to the world at KOOP.org!

Playlist: 2020-10-23

Justin the Canuck hosted the show, recorded in his home studio during the temporary closure of KOOP’s studios.

TimeTitleArtistAlbumLabel
4:36Silence Trumps LiesSloanMurderecords
4:39Rocky Mountain Frost BiteThe MatineePretty Rustic Melodies (Rarities & B Sides)Blue Collar
4:43EveryoneTeen Ravine
4:48Voyage Astral (feat. Félix Bélisle)Sophia BelBonsound
4:51The Honesty of Constant Human ErrorSixtooChewing On Glass & Other Miracle CuresNinja Tune
4:56RescapeRedsaynoRedsaynoTeargas Recording Tree
5:05Love That Beats My HeartModern SuperstitionsAll the Things We've Been ToldPink Noise
5:07Unsolicited AdviceMise en SceneWinnipeg, CaliforniaLight Organ
5:11Across the CityAlex Little and The Suspicious MindsLight Organ
5:15Lover Is DeadWe Are the CityTooth & Nail
5:19Dose Me UpVox Rea604 Records
5:22Your Heart's My HomeYukon BlondeVindicatorDine Alone
5:25Memories of Places We've Never BeenFauntsHigh Expectations / Low ResultsFriendly Fire
5:29Rip the UniverseReverie Sound RevueReverie Sound RevueBoompa
5:343 BirthdaysBurry
5:38Some Are LakesLand of TalkSome Are LakesSaddle Creek
5:42WirewalkerMav KarloStrangers Like UsRoyal Mountain
5:47The Taming of the Hands That Came Back to LifeSunset RubdownRandom Spirit LoverJagjaguwar

We Are (No Longer) the City

We Are the City
We Are the City has released their final single and announced their last show. Image: Exclaim!

Art-rock trio We Are the City—a band we first played nearly 11 years ago—recently announced that their Vancouver-based project had “died of natural causes”. We’ll honor their 12-year run with their recent, final release, along with a solid helping of the latest Canadian releases. Pair it with a tasteful selection of tracks that we played on the show ten years ago this week, and you’ve got this week’s playlist!

We’ve got artists like Alex Little and The Suspicious Minds, Burry, Faunts, Land of Talk, The Matinee, Mav Karlo, Mise en Scene, Modern Superstitions, Redsayno, Reverie Sound Revue, Sixtoo, Sloan, Sophia Bel, Sunset Rubdown, Teen Ravine, Vox Rea, and Yukon Blonde.

Join Justin the Canuck today at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and broadcasting to the world at KOOP.org!