Your First Listen: Week of August 22

New Sounds from Catfish and The Bottlemen, Local Natives, Jane's Party and more!

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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Saint Motel – “Move”

Remember last year when Saint Motel’s song “My Type” was EVERYWHERE??? Their debut was a huge hit, and they’re back with their second album called Saintmotelivision (2016).The album is set to drop in October and the first single’s kinda got a Franz Ferdinand vibe to it.

Jane’s Party – “Old Friend”

If you happened to be around the CNE last weekend, you might’ve caught Toronto band Jane’s Party playing the Bandshell. If you didn’t see them there and they still sound familiar to you it could be because they’re one of the bands whose music was featured on the coverage of RIO 2016. This song was the soundtrack to some big Olympic moments.

Local Natives – “Fountain of Youth”

LA band Local Natives are dropping their third album on September 9th, called Sunlit Youth (2016). The concept of time weighs heavy on this one with songs called “Past Lives” and “Sea of Years”and this one, “Fountain of Youth”.

Darcys – “Coming Up For Air”

In November you’ll finally be able to get your hands on the highly anticipated new album from Toronto indie darlings the Darcys. It’ll be called Centerfold (2016) and they’re going 80’s SYNTH MIAMI VICE SLICK PASTEL STYLE on this baby.”Coming Up For Air” has yet to be released to the public. So check out their second single off of Centrefold (2016) “San Diego, 1988”.


Catfish and The Bottlemen – “7”

The UK’s Catfish and The Bottlemen are coming to visit you at Danforth Music Hall in October but if you just cant wait and you need them sooner – good news, they’ll be dropping by the Collective Arts Black Box to film a session here at the INDIE88 studios for you in September. Maybe they’ll play this!

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