Your First Listen: Week of Dec. 21

5 remarkable tracks you need to hear from Brian Fallon, Most Serene Republic, Grizfolk, Banners, and DJ Snake

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.


Brian Fallon – A Wonderful Life

This’ll make y feel good: Brian Fallon of Gaslight Anthem is coming out with a solo album called Painkillers in March. This is the first song from it and it might remind you of Springsteen a little.

Most Serene Republic – I Haven’t Seen You Around

The Most Serene Republic’s first full length album since 2009, Mediac, came out in November and it sounds like this.

Grizfolk – Troublemaker

Grizfolk is the product of some guys from Sweden meeting some guys from LA about 3 years ago… they put together a band, had a viral hit called “The Struggle” and have toured with Bastille and Haim and will be dropping their debut full length next month. Hear what all the buzz is about!

Banners – Start A Riot

Originally from Liverpool but now living here in Toronto, Banners is a new singer-songwriter who made waves with his first single “Shine a Light”. No album yet but here’s another one to try on called “Start a Riot”.

DJ Snake – Middle ft. Bipolar Sunshine

You know the song “Lean On” by Major Lazer and DJ Snake was one of the BIGGEST JAMS OF 2015! Now here’s DJ Snake with another friend of his, Manchester’s Bipolar Sunshine on the vocals.