Dearest listeners — it feels great to be back, fresh with a new episode for 2013. A new year heralds new singles, new releases, new tour dates… which, naturally, means plenty of fresh new music right here week after week from some of your favourite Canadian artists — and some soon-to-be-favourites. It also means presenting you a fresh new look here on the web, which we hope you keep checking back and checking out as we get back into the groove of posting interviews, playlists, and more.
Speaking of playlists, here’s what we spun on today’s show (links take you to the show listings we mentioned on air!):
We’re back in our “second home” of Toronto, dear listeners — after an always-fun live show back in Ottawa at the end of August — and we’re thrilled to announce that the first of several NOW PLAYING RADIO Presents showcases kicks off next week! For our inaugural show, we’re featuring some terrific up-and-coming local talent, including Philip James, Carlo Meriano, Daniel Mager Band, and Michael Wexler (of great friends of the show Inlet Sound) playing a solo set. It all goes down at Rancho Relaxo next Wednesday, September 12th — doors are at 8:30pm and music starts at 9:20 — and only costs five bucks. Check out the Facebook event for more information, including links to tracks from each act (get a taste of what to expect, right?).
We also spun a couple of tracks from the above artists, plus new songs from some of our perennial faves:
Michael Rault – I Wanna Love You
Divine Fits – My Love Is Real
White Wires – Everywhere You Were
Jenn Grant – I Want You Back
John K. Samson – When I Write My Master’s Thesis
Hey Rosetta! – Yer Fall
Carlo Meriano – To Serve Man
Philip James – Mountain Limbs
Aidan Knight – A Mirror
Hooded Fang – Younger Days
Bahamas – Already Yours
Said the Whale – Curse of the Currents
Next week: more about our upcoming showcases and, as always, fresh tracks from some of your favourite Canadian artists. ‘Til then!
A handful of killer Canadian releases have just dropped over the last week or so: today we spun some new Jenn Grant, Destroyer, The Olympic Symphonium, and even Hey Rosetta! (who will release Seeds on February 15.)
Jenn Grant – Walk Away
Ladner – Learning By Doing Stupid Things
Michael Rault – You Can Leave It If You Want To
Dragonette – Take It Like A Man
Two Hours Traffic – No Advances
Destroyer – Savage Night at the Opera
Hey Rosetta! – Yer Spring
The Olympic Symphonium – Settle Down
Jeremy Fisher – All We Want Is Love
Sleigh Bells – Infinity Guitars [WEEKLY IMPORT]
Wolf Parade – Ghost Pressure
Andrea Simms-Karp – Lone Picture
The Withering Pines – Kate or Katherine
Deadhorse – Big Blew Sky
Of the artists we played this week, Hey Rosetta!,Jenn Grant and Ottawa’s own The Withering Pines are all playing shows soon — not to mention Dragonette, who will hit up Babylon tomorrow night! Check our recently updated show listings over on our “Local Listings” page for more info.