We’re back! (after bit of a hiatus, apparently…) Jan. 26th show rundown

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.

‘Til next week!

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“Proof that amazing music can come from the prairies.” August 4th show recap

I’m pretty sure this may be the most excited I’ve been for a show — at least as far as playlists go. The pure gold we spun this week (thanks, in part, to figuring out how to connect my laptop to the console and an amazing selection of albums in the CHUO new release library):

Hot Hot Heat – Goddess on the Prairie
hotshotcasino – This City
Gramercy Riffs – Silent Walls and Siren Calls
Polymaths – Home Again
Florence and the Machine – You’ve Got the Love (The XX remix)
Crush Buildings – Blueteeth
Apollo Ghosts – Land of the Morning Calm
Best Coast – Boyfriend
Bent By Elephants – Can’t Have You
Royal Canoe – Fabulous Mess
Wolf Parade – Two Men in Tuxedos

And yessir, we added a new feature this week, too: the Mix/Mash of the Month. Every month, we’ll spin a great remix or mashup of an already fantastic song — definite ear candy. This week’s was The XX remix of the Florence and the Machine cover of You’ve Got the Love. Weekly Import this time around was LA’s Best Coast.

I’ll also be posting today’s interview with Pascal and Julien from Ottawa’s own hotshotcasino shortly — in the meantime, go support these guys and snag their new single, “This City,” released today.

June 23rd show (pre-earthquake)

As I mentioned in the last post, last week’s show was cut short thanks to moving tectonic plates — but thankfully, we were able to complete a wonderful interview with Amanda Zelina from Toronto’s The Coppertone before any earthquake could intervene. To kick off the show, Kara Strang from the incredible Canteen Gallery-based project Bands Undone joined me in the studio to chat a little about why she loves what she does:

Kara Strang guest co-hosts Now Playing (click to listen, right-click to save file)

…and then hooked us up with an incredible interview with Amanda:

Amanda Zelina from The Coppertone on Now Playing (click to listen, right-click to save file)

Many thanks to Kara and Amanda. Oh, and the earthquake that cut our show short.

We were, however, lucky to squeeze some tracks in:

Wolf Parade – Palm Road
Hannah Georgas – Lovers Breakdown
Loon Choir – Bricks
The Coppertone – Hidden Dreams
Sally Seltmann – Harmony to My Heartbeat

Be sure to tune in tomorrow at 1pm when we spin some more awesome tracks!