Your First Listen (Week of April 6)

Remarkable tracks from Ok Go, Terra Lightfoot, Modest Mouse, The Vaccines and Walk the Moon.

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.

OK GO – “Turn On The Radio”

Your favourite viral video makers, OK GO are back in Toronto this week, and if the words to this song are any indication they want you to REALLY party.You know when you turn the music up so loud that everything else just falls away? That’s what this one’s all about, when you want it loud as hell when you want the walls to melt. When you want to lose yourself tonight, You gotta turn UP the Radio.

Terra Lightfoot – “Never Will”

Your next artist is from just around the corner in Hamilton, but it sounds like she could be from down south somewhere. If you’re a fan of Alabama Shakes then Terra Lightfoot’s soul-filled voice might be your new thang. She has a new album out next week called Every Time My Mind Runs Wild, this is “Never Will” from Terra Lightfoot.

Modest Mouse – “The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box”

Modest Mouse ended their 8 year hiatus with their most recent album Strangers to Ourselves. They say they’re already working on a new record they want to have out as soon as quote “Legally Possible”, – but whoaaa whoa whoa let’s take a minute to get into THIS one first. This is “The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box”.

The Vaccines – “Dream Lover”

For the last five years, The Vaccines have been crushing it overseas, touring with everyone — and i mean EVERYONE. Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Rolling Stones, Muse, The Chilli Peppers to name a few. And you can hear why, they fit with every single one of those bands. They’ve got a big rock sound but with their own unique twist. Their new album English Graffiti will be out May 18th. Here’s the first single from it called “Dream Lover”.

Walk The Moon – “Different Colours”

You’ve probably been hearing this next band’s last track, “Shut Up and Dance” all over the place. But Walk the Moon have no intention of shutting up any time soon. They’ll be close by in July at Burls Creek for Wayhome Music & Arts Festival. So here’s another fun one from their album Talking Is Hard, “Different Colors”.