New Canadian music for your Friday

Girl Meets Bear is just one of several bands new to the show this week. Image: CrowQuill Productions

This week, we’re bringing you another show filled to the brim with brand new Canadian music—so new, in fact, that more than half of the tracks are by artists we’d never even heard of before this week. Yeah—that new.

Just who are these mysterious new bands? Try on these for size: Fonfur, Girl Meets Bear, Ivory Waves, Moon Logic, Mundy’s Bay, Municipality, No Aloha, No Goods, Preston, and The Silkstones. But, that’s not all—we’ve also got new tracks by bands we’ve featured on the show at least once before, such as Adam Strangler, The Belle Game, Chad VanGaalen, Hooded Fang, Mise en Scene, Said the Whale, and Whitehorse.

We’ll round it out with #91 on the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Neil Young songs of all time, which is “Love to Burn” from Neil’s album Ragged Glory.

Join Justin the Canuck today—Friday—at 4:30 PM Central for 90 minutes of Canadian music! Tune in on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, TX and broadcasting to the world at KOOP.org!

(Mostly) new Canadian releases!

Pro tip: don’t try image-searching for Busty and the Bass at work. Source: Feldman Agency

Who needs a theme? We don’t. On this week’s show, we’re just playing a bunch of (mostly) new Canadian music that spans the genres: from funk to emo, lo-fi garage rock to francophone psychedelia (is that phrancodelia?), and even more in between.

We’ve got a slew of bands never before played on the show, like Dead Beat Poet Society, Emily In the Headlights, Fake Buildings, Gary’s House, and Rose Fargo, plus a listener request for Busty and the Bass. We’ll meander to Montreal for some Peter Peter, then take a listen to upcoming releases by Lost Cousins, Mister Heavenly, and Wolf Parade. Also mixed in will be tracks by Betrayers, Evening Hymns, Land of Talk, Louise Burns, Rival Boys, Silverstein, Stars, and That’s the Spirit. Plus, we’re reaching the end of our Neil Young countdown—this week, we bring you #89 on the list, which comes from 1989’s Freedom.

Join Justin the Canuck today—Friday—at 4:30 PM Central for 90 minutes of Canadian music! Tune in on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, TX and broadcasting to the world at KOOP.org!

Wet Hot Canadian Summer

Summer has kicked into high gear in Austin and it shows no sign of letting up—so, neither will we!

Join Justin the Canuck this week for the latest independent music from Canada, with a focus on tunes guaranteed to put you in a sunny, summery mood. We’ve got new and yet-to-be-released tracks by dozens of artists, including several never heard before on the show!

Our playlist this week includes brand new tracks by Alvvays, Arcade Fire, The Bathmats, BBQT, Beachglass, Blimp Rock, Broken Social Scene, and Debate Club. But wait, there’s more! We’ve also got Diamond Bones (now Caveboy), The Garrys, HIGHS, New Swears, Partner, and Silverstein! And we’ll even bring you tracks by Single Mothers, Sportsfan, Stars, Surf Dads, Taylor Knox, and Whitehorse.

We’ll round it all out with our Neil Young Song of the Week (we’re up to #84) and a recap of the dozens of Canadian events happening in town through the autumn—check out our handy Austin Shows calendar for a sneak peak.

This all goes down Friday at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio: on the radio dial at 91.7 FM in Austin, TX and broadcasting to the world at KOOP.org!

The latest and greatest in Canadian indie

We’ve got new releases by artists like Do Make Say Think. Image: Amit Dahan via Constellation

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve brought you up-to-date on the latest releases from Canada, so this Friday, join Justin the Canuck as we share some of our greatest finds from the last few weeks and months. We’ll range from psych rock to emo, alt-folk to elaborate instrumental rock, and more!

We’ll be featuring the latest tunes by Basement Revolver, Betrayers, Cat Clyde, Current Swell, and Daniel Romano. Hear tracks from the new release by Do Make Say Think, plus TGWN newcomers Fleece and HotKid. We’ll also bring you more tunes from Land of Talk‘s new album, plus brand new music by Mac DeMarco, The Matinee, Mise en Scene, Not You, Said the Whale, Scott Helman, She-Devils, and Wept.

As always, we’ll bring you your weekly helping of Neil Young—this week, featuring #81 on the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Neil songs of all time.

Tune in Friday at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and streaming live at KOOP.org!

Today: New Pornographers giveaway!

We’re giving away tickets to see The New Pornographers! Image: NPR

Join Justin the Canuck for today’s episode of This Great White North, on which we’ll be giving away two pairs of tickets to see The New Pornographers, playing next Saturday night with Waxahatchee at Stubb’s. To celebrate these icons of the Canadian music scene, we’ll have two sets featuring The New Pornos and some of the other acts associated with them, such as A.C. Newman, Destroyer, Fancey, and Zumpano (to name just a few).

Want more? We’ve got brand new tracks by Brunch Club, Dany Laj & The Looks, The Dirty Nil, Fast Romantics, Hollerado, The Jins, Mediumship, and You’ll Never Get to Heaven. Plus, we’ll even throw in some classics by Dave Monks, Young and Sexy, and Young Galaxy.

Tune in today at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and streaming live at KOOP.org!