Your First Listen: Week of April 11

5 Remarkable tracks you need to hear from M83, Hot Hot Heat, BROODS, Bleached, and Repartee

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.

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Broods – “Free”

New Zealand act BROODS dropped their debut album two years ago and were so successful, they relocated to L.A. so they could focus on music full time. The brother and sister duo are back with this one and it’s already climbing the charts.

Hot Hot Heat – “Kid Who Stays In The Picture”

For more than 15 years, Hot Hot Heat have been stalwarts of the Canadian music scene,– but now it’s time to say farewell. On June 24th, they’ll release their final self-titled album and it will include this song.

Bleached – “Wednesday Night Melody”

Every year at South By Southwest in Austin there are a couple stand out acts everyone is talking about, and this year Bleached was one of them. You can see them for yourself April 17th at the Garrison.

Repartee – “Dukes”

Repartee frontwoman Megan Warren recently made the move from Newfoundland to Toronto to focus in on making music, and if you think you know what “east coast music” sounds like – think again. CAN’T WAIT to dance-fight to this one when they play Canadian Music Week in May.

M83 – “Go! (Feat. Steve Vai & Mai Lan)”

You’ll see M83 this summer at WayHome – they’re all over the summer festival circuit this year supporting their new album Junk — and here’s what you can look forward to.

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