Your First Listen (Week of April 20)


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.

Passion Pit – “Where The Sky Hangs”

Passion Pit’s new album is finally here! Kindred is out this week, and next week they’re in town to celebrate with you at the Danforth Music Hall on April 29th. So, you’re gonna want to get to know more of their new tunes. Here’s one of ‘em: “Where The Sky Hangs.”

Purity Ring – “Bodyache”

Purity Ring’s sophmore album Another Eternity came out in February. It was the highly anticipated follow up to their Polaris Prize shortlisted debut, and since then, they’ve graced both Conan and Seth Meyers’ late night stages. You’ll be able to see them yourself live at Field Trip Music Festival this June.

Peaches – “In the Valley Below”

In The Valley Below is a two-piece band that started one night at SXSW festival a few years back. Jeffrey Jacob and Angela Gail performed together and realized they had a connection, describing it as twin-like and telepathic. Their work together has taken them to major festivals, Letterman, Conan and now to you.

Coeur de Pirate – “Carry On”

Coeur de Pirate is the stage name of Beatrice Martin from Montreal. She’s a singer songwriter who started young. Real young. She was playing the piano at the age of three.
You may rmember her single “Ensemble” – it was used as a soundtrack to a viral video, and her first major exposure. But she’s built a strong career on her own from there. If you don’t speak french, don’t be intimidated – you don’t need to to enjoy Coeur de Pirate’s new single “Carry On.”

Catfish & The Bottlemen – “Cocoon”

Catfish & The Bottlemen! Maybe youve heard their single “Kathleen” from their debut album The Balcony, a record that’s getting bigger and bigger with no signs of slowing down. It’s gone gold – #1 on the iTunes alternative chart. WHY ARE YOU WAIITNG TO GET INTO THESE GUYS? Here’s one more reason: “Cocoon.”