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!

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