Your First Listen: Week of August 7

Five remarkable tracks 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.

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BØRNS – “Faded Heart”

BØRNS is back with a the first new track since releasing his debut album back in 2015. It’s everything you love about Borns: Garrett Borns sweet falsetto and catchy hooks. His sophomore album is expected to be out in January.

 

Wolf Alice – “Don’t Delete The Kisses”

Wolf Alice’s second album, Visions Of A Life, will be out September 29. The Brit rockers say this one is the most synth-heavy track they’ve worked on while trying to combine “head out the window on a long drive tunes,” with a “hold-nothing-back love song.” Here’s the result: “Don’t Delete The Kisses.”

 

The Kents – “Is There Anyone?”

Let’s get out of town and see what’s brewing in Lindsay! The Kents have been working hard on a new record, after self releasing their debut EP last year. This one is catchy and summery, but don’t let the shine fool yeah, the lyrics are filled with FOMO and it’s all about “trying to find your place amidst the constant barrage of opinions that social media has become.” Unplug and check this one out.

 

Bully – “Feel The Same”

Nashville might be synonymous with country music, but over the last few years it’s become an indie rock n’ roll mecca of sorts. Case in point: Bully. The 4 piece Nashville punks have a new record coming out on SubPop October 20th and, dare I say, this track sounds like a blast from the label’s past, Sonic Youth meets ‘90s Halifax alt-rockers Jale.
 

Dirty Heads – “Vacation”

California band Dirty Heads sound like they were trying to capture summer in under 4 minutes with this one, which is, of course, called “Vacation.”