Polaris season is very much upon us… June 8th show rundown.

We’re still riding the high that is having been on the air for just over a year now, folks! It’s super exciting. So exciting that, naturally, we had to play good music — some new tracks mixed in with some tracks from fabulous albums released over the last 12 months that I’m hoping have at least a shot at the Polaris Long List (out June 16th!):

Papermaps – Reunion
Braids – Plath Heart
Hooded Fang – Promise Land
The Olympic Symphonium – History
The Mountains and the Trees – Up and Down
Imaginary Cities – Hummingbird
Young Galaxy – Blown Minded
The Rural Alberta Advantage – The Breakup
Shuyler Jansen – Kill January
Okkervil River – We Need a Myth [WEEKLY IMPORT]
The Albertans – People Don’t Go
Sloan – Shadow of Love

Don’t forget — Shuyler Jansen is swingin’ through town soon, as are many other killer Canadian acts. Check out our Local Listings page for more info — and check out Westfest this weekend, too!

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Happy birthday/first anniversary to us! June 1st show rundown.

You guys! I can’t believe I only realized it at the end of the show, but we’re officially one year old now. Our first show was June 2nd, 2010. Geez, time flies when you’re playing awesome music. Speaking of awesome music, this week, we played…

Teenage Kicks – Shook Our Bones
Tokyo Police Club – First Date Kit (feat. Born Ruffians)
Giant Hand – Bones Are My Home
Library Voices – Generation Handclap
Ketch Harbour Wolves – Body Without Organs
Laurent Bourque – Calm Down
Teen Daze – Surface
One Hundred Dollars – Black Gold
Said the Whale – This City’s a Mess
The Murder Plans – Tell a Lie
Hannah Georgas – Lovesick

Hit us up on Twitter (@nowplayingradio) to check out some of the links and sites we mentioned on today’s show. And hey, do you have some favourite, new Canadian tracks you’d like to hear on air? Drop us a line over there, on Facebook, or here in the comments — and we’ll make it happen. See you next week!