We’re back in action! Jan. 23rd show rundown

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!):

Luke Lalonde – Red Wagon
The Acorn – Crossed Wires
Evening Hymns – Broken Rifle
Blue Hawaii – Try To Be
The Dirty Nil – Verona Lung
Michael Rault – Lay Right Down And Die
Camp Radio – Murder On My Skin
Holy Fuck – Lovely Allen
Young Rival – Don’t Make A Sound
Tegan & Sara – Now I’m All Messed Up
The Sadies – Another Year Again
Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra

Missed the show? No sweat! CHUO has set up on-demand episodes so you can catch up anytime! Check ’em out right here.

‘Til next week!

 

Feb. 29 show rundown with Teenage Kicks!

Everyone needs a little more rock in their day. We’ve been following these guys for the past few months and were psyched to get our hands on some fresh new tracks of theirs, which have provided the perfect kind of upbeat accompaniment over the last week! Peter and Jeff of Toronto rockers Teenage Kicks joined us last week to chat about their brand-spanking-new EP released just this week and tonight’s release show at the Horseshoe in Toronto, and you can check out the conversation below:

(Stream below or right-click to download)

And, of course, we spun some sweet tunes, too (some of ’em picked by the guys themselves, some selected by yours truly):

Teenage Kicks – Middle of the Night
Feist – Undiscovered First
Zeus – Anything You Want Dear
The Wooden Sky – Malibu Rum
Bry Webb – Undertaker
PS I Love You – Sentimental Dishes
Plants and Animals – Lightshow
The Dirty Nil – Fucking Up Young
Poor Young Things – Reckless Youth
Patrick Watson – Into Giants
Teenage Kicks – Shook Our Bones

Keep your eyes peeled: before the weekend’s up, we’ll finally have our interview with Ottawa electro-pop darlings Fevers, along with our SONG OF THE WEEK, which just might be a collaboration, of sorts, between them and another local favourite of ours… stay tuned!