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.
Weezer – “King For A Day”
Weezer returned to their roots for their latest The White Album. Frontman Rivers Cuomo says it’s also a beach album inspired by The Beach Boys and it’s perfect for this warm weather. You’ll see them in Toronto in July!
The Darcys – “Miracle”
It’s been three years since The Darcys’ last album Warring and a lot has changed, most notably the lineup. They’re down from four to just two members, but they’ve been hard at work on a brand new album. Get ready for a massive, sun-soaked, synth-filled party. It sounds like a vacation!
Cage The Elephant- “Trouble”
You might know them for their rowdy bluesy rock ‘n’ roll sound, but get ready for Cage The Elephant to slow things way down. Here’s another track from their fourth album Tell Me I’m Pretty.
Little Green Cars- “Easier Day”
Dublin group Little Green Cars just dropped their second album in March and the first single is a doozy – pure emotion. Singer Faye O’Rourke’s voice as she belts out “it gets better” will tear your heart out, and give you chills. You can hear it in person when they play Lee’s Palace.
Kongos- “Take It From Me”
Remember Kongos? The band of South African brothers had a huge hit with their 2012 song “Come With Now” – it was everywhere. Now they’ve finally got something new for you. If you’ve seen them live in the last year or two, you might already know this one from their upcoming sophomore album.
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