Black Friday… White North?

The Dirty Nil
Aww, yeah. We’ve got the new Nil this week. Image: Bandcamp

Full of food? Full of angst? It’s Black Friday, 2020… we’re all over the place. And yet, the new Canadian releases continue this week with some really killer sets… even the sad ones. We’ve got a full 90 minutes of music, featuring the latest by Andy Shauf, Bearings, Blessed, Dad Sports, Dan Mangan, The Dirty Nil, The Franklin Electric, The Fugitives, Hannah Georgas, JJ Wilde, Jody Glenham, Manners, Mary & Adelaide, Michael Duguay, Monowhales, Once a Tree, Serena Ryder, Spencer Burton, Sum 41, Tasha Angela, and The Weather Station!

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 by numbers

Fake Shark
Let Vancouver’s Fake Shark give your ears the L-ectric Touch. Image: Wapiti Music Festival

We may have a slightly shorter show than normal this week but, if you’re looking for an hour of great music, the numbers are pretty solidly in your favor:

  • 17 killer Canadian songs!
  • 12 brand new Canadian releases!
  • 9 Canadian artists we’ve never played!
  • 64 minutes of ear-pleasing Canadian goodness!

How can you argue with stats like those? You can’t. So, tune in to hear artists including Aquakultre, Better Friends Than Lovers, Dennis Ellsworth, ELIO, Elliott BROOD, Fake Shark, Falcon Jane, Haley Blais, Hollow Graves, Kandle, Kelly McMichael, Litterbug, Maestro Fresh Wes, Operators, Shad, Tripper & The Wild Things, DJ Uncle Fester, and Villages!

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!

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!

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!

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!