June 27th show rundown

We’re back in the blog-updating saddle again, lovely listeners. Today’s show featured a slew of terrific new tracks from some of our favourite artists here on Now Playing:

Bravestation – Tides of the Summit
Silkken Laumann – House of Common Problems
The Elwins – Time to Kill Time
Stars – The Theory of Relativity
Diamond Rings – I’m Just Me
Rah Rah – I Could Tell You I’m Sorry
Dream Jefferson – Hannah
Teenage Kicks – Jemima Surrender
Evening Hymns – Arrows
ev ree wuhn – Control

We’ve also updated our local show listings – and don’t forget to check out our last post, where you’ve got the opportunity to get your hands on a mixtape we just can’t wait to share with you. ‘Til next week!


Summer catch-ups! And a summer mixtape for you.

You can tell when it’s summer here at Now Playing Radio, because that’s apparently when we fall behind on web updates. It always seems like there’s just so much amazing happening that one can hardly keep up. But keep up we shall – or we’ll at least strive to do.

Right off the bat: make sure you check out Feverfest this weekend, featuring some of Ottawa’s best, brightest, and most buzzed-about bands hitting the stage at both the Clocktower Pub and Irene’s on Bank Street in the Glebe. More information about Feverfest can be found here – and don’t forget about some of the sweet acts hitting the Jazz Festival this weekend, including Destroyer, the Barr Brothers, and Adam and the Amethysts. More info about the downtown Ottawa festival right here.

We’re still hoping to post the audio from our last few months of sessions and interviews soon, but in the meantime, we’ve assembled a small-but-mighty mixtape of some of our favourite 2012 summer jams by some killer Canadian artists, all centered on a healthy blend of synth-pop and garage-rock. (From PS I Love You and Stars to Dream Jefferson and Silkken Laumann and plenty more…) All you need to do is one of two things:

1) Head on over to our Facebook page, give us a “Like,” and shoot us a message saying you’d like to get your paws on the playlist. We’ll send you a download link and you’ll be set!

2) Follow us on Twitter, and shoot us a message or tweet at us saying you’d like to snag the mixtape, and we’ll DM you the link!

We’ll be spinning some of these sweet tunes live in studio on next week’s show, too so be sure to catch that – Wednesday, 1pm, CHUO.fm. ‘Til then!