Things You Can’t Take Back

Tune in for new music including the latest single by The Effens, out of Toronto. Image: Instagram

With any luck, your lights are back on and your water’s once again flowing after last week’s winter calamity here in Austin. It’s been a tough couple of weeks for most of us, so why not use your Friday afternoon for a little musical escape?

This week, we’ve got a full hour and a half of the latest tunes from north of the border—no snow or ice included. We’re spinning the latest releases by Atlatl, The Aubreys, Bealby Point, Book Buddies, Dearly Beloved, Death from Above 1979, The Effens, Fleece, Further the Lion, Gregory Pepper & His Problems, Hibou Hibou, Immaculate Machine, Jerry Leger, Layten Kramer, Left Field Messiah, No Frills, Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs, Slow Leaves, Sunfields, Tearjerker, The Strumbellas, and Treephones.

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!

New music from artists new to the show

We’ve got Calgary rock duo Miesha & The Spanks’ fiery new single. Image: Bandcamp

Our focus this week is not just new music, but new artists. We’ve dug deep through the latest Canadian releases to find a whopping 15 artists we’ve never put on the air before, with a full 90 minutes of music spanning electronic to folk, emo to rock, pop, singer/songwriter, and many genres beyond. Our roster this week features the likes of AC-PDF, Ariel Posen, Arm’s Length, Blue J, The Blue Stones, Chad VanGaalen, FIINN, Julie Neff, Julien’s Daughter, Justin Rutledge, Keeper E., Luna Li, Maria Dunn, Miesha & The Spanks, The Neighbourhood Watch, Ontarians, Prepare for the Future, Russell Louder, Serena Ryder, Small Sins, Soul Push, and Trundled!

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!

All genres, all new

Toronto’s Kiwi Jr. scores their second single on our show this month. Image: Warren Calbeck via Sub Pop

We traverse the genres this week, with the latest independent Canadian music—whether it’s psych, folk, francophone, indie pop, indigenous, emo, and a whole lot more! We’ve got the freshest releases by artists including Begonia, The Besnard Lakes, Boxer the Horse, Favourite Daughter, Kiwi Jr., Kris Ulrich, Lammping, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, LUMIÈRE, Marie-Clo, Moneen, Paul Jacobs, Seas, Still Creek Crows, Strippers Union, TUNS, Vox Rea, and Wayley.

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!

Digging deep into the library

We go back in time and hear from Toronto’s The Wooden Sky, among others. Image: Nevado Music

Usually, we’re all about the hottest, freshest tracks being dropped on the Canadian music scene, but this week we take a break from the hustle and bustle of new releases and dig deep into our Canadian music library to find some great albums we haven’t spun in years. We’ve discovered a show’s worth of oldies-but-goodies by artists including Adam Strangler, Aidan Knight, The Angry Moon, Casper Skulls, Hawksley Workman, Hey Rosetta, Jadea Kelly, Reuben and The Dark, Ruby Coast, Shy Kids, Winter Gloves, Wintersleep, The Wooden Sky, and The Zolas!

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!

New music for the new year

Among the bands new to the show this week is Summons, from Toronto. Image: Bandcamp

We’re two weeks into the new year and the new releases from north of the border have started to pick up steam after their usual holiday slumber. This week, we bring you some of the latest tracks to drop so far in 2021, by artists including Alexis Neon, Ashleigh Ball, The Barettas, Bell Orchestre, The Besnard Lakes, Dany Placard, The Dirty Nil, Kiwi Jr., Lowell, MONOWHALES, Parlovr, POSTDATA, Rhye, Sicayda, and Summons.

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!