Our (unofficial) 15-year anniversary!

Toronto 4-piece Jiants help us ring in our (unofficial) 15th anniversary. Image: Instagram

Today is a very special episode of This Great White North—it’s the 15-year anniversary of our first (unofficial) show! Way back on April 3, 2006, we aired our pilot. A month later, we were officially scheduled. Today, 737 episodes later, we’re still bringing you the latest and greatest in Canadian independent music.

Celebrate with us, with tracks by artists including Afternoon Bike Ride, Allison Russell, Art Bergmann, Bukola, Cheval, Chiiild, Christine Fellows, Dany Laj and The Looks, Half Moon Run, Jiants, The Kommenden, Leanna Oki, Moontricks, Nathan Lawr, Nuela Charles, Olive B, Said the Whale, The Sarandons, Shred Kelly, Tokyo Police Club, Tripper and The Wild Things, and Tuns!

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: 2021-03-26

This was a rebroadcast of our Nov. 6, 2020 episode.

TimeTitleArtistAlbumLabel
4:32Sit 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
4:42FlashSorreyIn Full BloomGarment District
4:46Drain the BloodbathChastity
4:50To a SeaFresh SnowIReel Cod
4:55Isn't It a PityBalacadeMalaise Era
5:02Motherfuckers Never LearnShooting GunsBrotherhood of the Ram
5:12RobberThe Weather StationFat Possum
5:17Post-War BluesDan ManganOh FortuneArts & Crafts
5:21SpiritWintersleepThe Great DetachmentDine Alone
5:25The Cycle of EmergenceClosetjudasNon Sequitur
5:30What We Loved Was Not EnoughThee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial OrchestraFuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On EverythingConstellation
5:43Flash (Good Neighbour Remix)SorreyBloomGarment District
5:46Love U MoreACTORSArtoffact
5:50AimlessGermany GermanyAimlessDistorted Disco
5:55There's a Tumor In the White HouseDan ManganArts & Crafts

Playlist: 2021-03-19

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

TimeTitleArtistAlbumLabel
4:35Don't Wait (feat. Ian Blurton)JEENRed Brick
4:38Goat-FootedVirgo RisingSixteenth SapphireHouse of Wonders
4:42Easy TargetLes ShirleyForever Is Now
4:46Bear the ColdMitch DavisArbutus
4:49Heat WaveBorn RuffiansPULPYep Roc
4:53(We Like to) Do It With the Lights OnIslandsIslomaniaRoyal Mountain
4:58Rough GemIslandsReturn to the Sea (10th Anniversary Remaster)Manque
5:01The ArmIslandsArm's WayANTI-
5:07First Date KitTokyo Police Club & Born RuffiansChamp (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)Mom + Pop
5:11SilvertonguePACKSTake the CakeFire Talk
5:141000 Ways to DieDISHPITDIPSHIT
5:17Break GlassBeamsEgo Death
5:21Crab Walking Home In the RainJason CollettBest of Jason CollettArts & Crafts
5:24Empty BottleJay Swinn
5:26Robot HeartThe Long War
5:29CeasefireElephants and StarsDreamlandExcommunication
5:33I Got LoveMother Mother
5:36Body of YearsMother MotherO My HeartLast Gang
5:41End of a SparkTokyo Police ClubChampMom + Pop

Thank you!

Islands is back after a 5-year unannounced hiatus and we’ve got their latest single. Image: Bandcamp

First off, thanks so much to everyone who contributed during KOOP’s recent Spring Membership Drive—whether you were already a sustaining member, whether you became one during the drive, or whether you made a one-time pledge. Your generous support allows us to keep bringing you the programming you love, and we are eternally grateful.

Second, our show is a little shorter than normal this week, but it’s packed full of new releases and artists new to the show—including tracks by Beams, Born Ruffians, DISHPIT, Elephants and Stars, Islands, Jason Collett, Jay Swinn, JEEN, Les Shirley, The Long War, Mitch Davis, Mother Mother, PACKS, Tokyo Police Club, and Virgo Rising!

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: 2021-03-12

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

TimeTitleArtistAlbumLabel
4:36JunoTripper & The Wild ThingsBoom Kid
4:39Pavement Puddle StarsJason CollettIdols of ExileArts & Crafts
4:42Stuck In the MiddleThe ElwinsAnd I Thank YouAffairs of the Heart
4:48Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give ItStarsThe NorthATO
4:52Requiem for a SceneBrasstronautOld World LiesUnfamiliar
4:57MissingHands & TeethHunting SeasonAudio Blood
5:03InfinitesimalMother MotherThe SticksLast Gang
5:06Future LoveCoyoteProof of LifeFountain Pop
5:11EtherBeautsWaves/Wash
5:17There Will Be TimeBossieNot PicturedCulvert
5:21TasteBraidsDeep In the IrisArbutus
5:26FineshrinePurity RingShrines4AD
5:32SamsamNavet ConfitLP2La Confiserie
5:36Caméra vidéoLes Trois AccordsDans mon corpsIndica
5:42Cheap ThrillsFake SharkFaux RealLight Organ
5:4656KBoys Who Say NoContingencies
5:50All My FriendsSurf DadsLong WeekendGrind Central
5:54Giants In My FieldParkasNow This Is FightingEndearing
5:59Gilded AgeFemBotsThe CityPaper Bag