Some new, some old, and a little in-between

We’ll get this Friday’s show rolling with back-to-back tracks from Blackpaw Society’s brand new album People Doesn’t Care / 1955, an unearthing and reinvention of past musical eras.

People Doesn't Care/ 1955After that, some of the latest from the world of independent Canadian music from the likes of Slow Down Molasses, Sun K, Heat, Lost Cousins, Faith Healer, Twin River, Travis Bretzer, Daniel Isaiah, and Adam Hanney & Company.

If you’re looking for a little bit of recent history, we’ve got that, too. We’ll be spinning tracks—some recent, some of an older vintage—by even more artists, including 36?, What If Elephants, Stuck On Planet Earth, The Mark Inside, Years, Controller.Controller, Predator/Prey, The Provincial Archive, Spoon River, and Nathan Lawr & The Minotaurs.

Looking to go a little deeper into this week’s playlist? Check out our interview from January of this year, 5 questions for Blackpaw Society, in which we discuss the band’s name, literary influences, flying under the radar on the Internet, and the practice of rolling around in dead things to hide the scent.

Mark it on your calendar! Join hosts Justin and Simone the Canucks this Friday at 4:30 PM Central for your weekly fix of independent Canadian music on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin and streaming live online, worldwide, at

5 questions for Blackpaw Society

Rolling Around In Dead Things to Hide the Scent
Album art for Blackpaw Society’s Rolling Around In Dead Things to Hide the Scent (2013), inspired by the books of Kirsten Bakis and Richard Scarry.

Flying under the radar would be an apt term to describe Toronto-based indie rocker Blackpaw Society’s media presence—if dogs could fly, that is.

With three full-length albums to his name but very little information about him available on the Internet, Blackpaw Society struck us as being among the most mysterious of the artists we’ve played on the show. His album covers and titles, depicting human bodies with canine heads, and with titles like Rolling Around In Dead Things to Hide the Scent, only added to the mystery.

We sought out to see if we could shed a little light on this mysterious musician, and asked him five questions about his moniker, his music, and just what type of smell could be worse than that of the dead things he’s rolling around in. You can find his responses below.

For more information about Blackpaw Society, check out his official website, browse his Facebook page, or find him on Twitter. You can also purchase his music on iTunes (USA/CAN) and Amazon MP3. Or, listen to his album Lessons In Leisure, Vol. 2 streaming on SoundCloud:

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