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Premiere: Royal Canoe Mixtape (Sled Island Edition)

Sled Island Runs June 18-22 in Calgary, Canada

Jun 11, 2014 mixtapes
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Next week, Under the Radar is headed to the Sled Island Festival. In honor of their performance at the fest, and all things Canada, Winnipeg-based six-piece Royal Canoe made us a mixtape that they’re calling Royal Canoe’s Winnipeg Winter Survival Kit.

“We tried to create a mix where the titles of the songs would loosely tell the story of life in Winnipeg during the winter months,” explains bandmember Bucky Driedger of their tape. “No consideration was given to the flow or consistency of the music in the mix, which makes for an emotional roller coaster ride that seems fitting. There are four distinct sections: Autumn, Winter, Dead of Winter, and Spring. Yeah, there are two winter sections. There’s a lot of winter.”

Listen to the mix below. You can also revisit the previous mixes in our Sled Island series from Chelsea Wolfe, Blitzen Trapper, and Each Other. For those headed to Calgary, Sled Island’s schedule and lineup details lives here.

Royal Canoe Mixtape For Under the Radar Magazine (Sled Island Edition) by Under_Radar_Mag on Mixcloud



1. The Flaming Lips: See the Leaves

2. Pink Floyd: Goodbye Blue Sky

3. Van Morrison: Here Comes the Night


4. Kurt Vile: Snowflakes Are Dancing

5. Fleet Foxes: White Winter Hymnal

6. Ava Luna: Ice Level

7. Braids: December

8. Bill Callahan: Winter Road

9. James Blake: Dim

Dead of Winter

10. The Walkmen: In the New Year

11. Weezer: The World Has Turned and Left Me Here

12. Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Everybody Knows This is Nowhere

13. Animal Collective: What Would I Want? Sky

14. Pete Roc & CL Smooth: The Sun Won’t Come Out

15. Long, Long, Long: Dark Dark Dark (Beatles cover)

16. Fiona Apple: Please, Please, Please

17. Bjork: Pneumonia

18. Dirty Projectors: About to Die

19. Chad van Gaalen: Clinically Dead

20. Bonnie Prince Billy: I See a Darkness


21. The Band: I Shall Be Released

22. Caribou: Leave House

23. Ween: Push Th’ Little Daisies

24. Grizzly Bear: Sun in Your Eyes

25. Outkast: Behold a Lady

26. Hannah Epperson: We Will Host a Party

27. Belle and Sebastian: Song for Sunshine






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