Our FOUR-HOUR, MEGA-BLOWOUT, LIVE, BEST-OF-2011 show!

Hey lads and lasses — our fabulous, four-hour, live, best-of-the-year show is on air now! To get your request in, comment here, tweet at us @nowplayingradio, hit us up on Facebook or CALL IN LIVE: 1-613-562-5967! Extra bonus: if you call in, we might just give you a prize (rumour has it there’s a Chad VanGaalen LP kicking around the studio)…

Tune in live online from anywhere in the world by clicking here or going to CHUO.fm!

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Dec. 7 + 14 show rundowns… with Inlet Sound and Dave Norris & Local Ivan

Finally! And actually, this is the perfect time to be talking about our Dec. 7 show with Michael Wexler from Inlet Sound — they just premiered their new music video for “Mademoiselle” on AUX.TV this week! You can check out the video — which was also directed by Wexler — online here. And as for the tracks we played on Dec. 7:

Inlet Sound – Mademoiselle
Bon Iver – Holocene
Himalayan Bear – Only Dreams Let Me Hold You
Inlet Sound – The Peculiar Disappearance of Marion Bojangles
Hollerado – Got To Lose
Noah and the Whale – Blue Skies

And for our briefly-back-in-Ottawa show on Dec. 14 (well, sort of!) with Dave Norris of Dave Norris & Local Ivan:

Fevers – My Heart Is In The Basket On The Front Of Your Bicycle
Doldrums – I’m Homesick Sitting Up Here In My Satellite
The Darcys – 100 Mile House
Dave Norris & Local Ivan – Song For an Ad
Dave Norris & Local Ivan – Alma Mater
Dan Mangan – Rows of Houses
Said the Whale – Heavy Ceiling
Behind Sapphire – Tahera
We Are The City – Dark/Warm Air
Acres of Lions – Reaction
Kathryn Calder – Five More Years

Be sure to check out Inlet Sound’s Dream Awake EP on Bandcamp here and Dave Norris & Local Ivan’s debut full-length, Alma Mater, on Bandcamp here. Both are pretty darn cheap ($5 and pay-what-you-can, respectively!), which is pretty darn sweet.

In more exciting news: be sure to tune in on Wednesday, December 28th for our end-of-year, best-of-2011, four-hour mega-blowout show! From noon to 4pm EST, we’ll be broadcasting live from the CHUO studios in downtown Ottawa, inviting you to call in/tweet/Facebook/comment with YOUR best-of-the-year picks — and we’ll have guest appearances and giveaways, too! We’ll also be unveiling our fabulous new look, just in time for the new year.

Get excited — and be sure to start thinking of your best-of-2011 picks now! If you have favourite tracks released this year that you’d like to hear on air, comment below, tweet at us @nowplayingradio or send your picks in an email to emma [at] nowplayingradio [dot] com and be sure to tune in at CHUO.fm on the 28th!

Don’t remind them that their names rhyme… Nov. 30 show rundown, featuring The Details!

You’re always guaranteed a fun time with The Details. Whether it’s their penchant for finding innovative ways to share their music (bathroom sessions, anyone?) or their undying love for their hometown Winnipeg Jets, there is no shortage of things to talk about with Sean, Shaun, Jon and Keli. I mean, they even kept talking to me after I jokingly smushed all their names together. Their sarcastic laughs are one of my favourite parts of our chat, which you can listen to below (or download by right-clicking here):

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They also chose some really great songs to play (well, the first song was my pick):

The Details – Vulture Mechanics
Kalle Mattson – Thick as Thieves
Royal Canoe – Nightcrawlin’
Adaline – Rebels of Love
Feist – Get It Wrong, Get It Right
Bry Webb – Rivers of Gold
Wilco – Open Mind [WEEKLY IMPORT]

Thanks again to The Details for joining me as they passed through Toronto — we hope to see those guys make their way back through Ontario again very soon. (Oh, and don’t forget to follow them on Twitter.)

And hey, speaking of Toronto, Ontario, Inlet Sound (or, more specifically, Michael Wexler from the band) will be joining us on today’s show. Be sure to tune in at 1pm on CHUO.FM (or stream ‘er live right here).