Your First Listen: Week of August 10

5 remarkable tracks you need to hear from City & Colour, Elle King, The Lone Bellow, The Dears, and White Reaper

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.

City & Colour – “Wasted Love”

Dallas Green announced his forthcoming album If I Should Go Before You a couple weeks ago by dropping a 9 minute song called “Woman.” but now you’re getting a tune that’s a bit shorter – something you could call a ‘single’! The new record is out October 9th – right now you’re getting this.

Elle King – “Under The Influence”

Elle King’s bluesy tune “Ex’s and Oh’s” has been everywhere this summer, and now you’re getting the follow up. “Under the Influence” is from her album Love Stuff..

The Lone Bellow – “Take My Love”

Do you miss old Mumford & Sons? When they wore suspenders and played banjos? Okay, you may not hear a ton of banjo in this one from American band The Lone Bellow, but there’s something undeniably Mumford about them.

The Dears – “Here’s To The Death Of All The Romance”

Even their frontman Murray Lightburn didn’t know if The Dears would be returning after 4 years of silence – but all of a sudden, here they are! They’ve announced their new album Times Infinity Volume One, to be released September 25th. And now they can’t stop! They’re in the studio working on Volume 2 already… you’ll be able to look for that in 2016. But one step at a time, okay?

White Reaper – “Pills”

Louisville’s White Reaper burst onto the scene with loud, fast, catchy hooks in their debut album White Reaper Does It Again in July. If this is your first brush with ‘em, get ready for a dose of fun, beach, garage rock.