Your First Listen: Jan. 4

5 remarkable tracks you need to hear from The Arcs, EL VY, Elle King, The 1975 & The Struts

Each week we feature five remarkable songs you need to hear on Your First Listen. In case you miss them on air, you can catch up on the weekly tracks right here. Your First Listen airs weekdays at 12:45pm, 5:45pm, and 8:45pm.

The Arcs – “Fools Gold”

Seems like Dan Auerbach is more into his neww band the Arcs than he’s into The Black Keys. In less than a year, the Arcs put out a debut full length, and EP and now another new song.


The 1975 – “UGH”

One nominee for longest album title of the year could be THE 1975’s I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It — it’s out in February. They’re in Toronto at Echo Beach in May.


EL VY – “Need A Friend”

Matt Berninger has revealed there will be no new album from The National in 2016… but it’s OKAY!!! YOU NEED NOT DESPAIR! You stil got new music from him and Brent Knopf in the form of the EL VY record, Return To the Moon.


Elle King – “Under The Influence”

Elee King snagged two Grammy nominations for her smash hit “Ex’s and Oh’s” — Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song — but there is more on that album, Love Stuff and this is one of those songs.


The Struts – “Kiss This”

Aquire ye leather pants ye glam rockers and come hither for another tune from The Struts. The UK rockers are riding high on their Have You Heard EP and here another some from it.