Your First Listen: Week of August 31

5 remarkable songs you need to hear

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.


The guys who brought you “Sweater Weather” are back to finish off your summer! They’ll be at Danforth Music hall October 29th and you’ll be able to nab The Neighbourhood’s sophomore album Wiped Out the morning after. The first single is a dark, slinking reflection on growing up called “R.I.P. 2 My Youth”.

Metric – “Lie, Lie, Lie”

Pagans in Vegas, the sixth album from one of Canada’s biggest musical exports, Metric, will be out on September 18th. This will be the first track on the album – and that’s the truth! It’s called “Lie Lie Lie”.

The Elwins – “Show Me How To Move”

Toronto-by-way-of-Keswick boys, The Elwins, have had a big year. After climbing through small venues and shows through that last nine years, they finally had their breakout hit with “So Down low” off their latest album Play For Keeps. You’ll get to see how all that hard work paid off at TURF this September, so here’s another song you’ll know the words to — and the moves to.

Saint Motel – “Cold Cold Man”

You’ve heard Saint Motel’s tropicana vibes on their hit “My Type” and now here’s a chillier tune from that EP of the same name. And you might find the piano intro familiar – sounds like they could be fans of Matt & Kim!

Houndmouth – “Say It”

You ever have a conversation with someone and you KNOW they’re not being honest? They’re trying to be nice, spare your feelings – they’re beating around the bush? THE latest from indiana band Hounthmouth’s album Little Neon Limelight is all about cutting the BS and getting to the point.