Your First Listen: Week of Dec. 7

5 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. Your First Listen airs weekdays at 12:45pm, 5:45pm, and 8:45pm.

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Phoenix ft. Bill Murray – “Alone on Christmas Day”

Think about how many times you’ve heard the song Jingle Bells. Hundreds, maybe thousands of times. Time for a new Christmas song. Bill Murray’s Very Murray Christmas Special is now on Netflix, and this is one of the songs from it!


Bossie – “Tell It All

This song sounds like glitter and sparkles, but if you listen to the words, it’s actually a story about memories, and trying to hold onto them when they’re starting to disappear. Have you ever dance/cried? You’re about to.


Hozier – “Jackie and Wilson”

Here’s another cut from Irish singer/songwriter Hozier’s huge break out, self-titled debut. This one is about someone whisking in to save you, and dreaming about the life you could have together.


We Are the City – “Kiss Me Honey”

This band is from Kelowna, and they’re one of Canada’s most ambitious bands. They made a film along with their last album that ended up being featured at Cannes Film Festival, and for their new record, Above Club, they live streamed the entire making of it. They’re also in town at Adelaide Hall in February!


The Arcs – “Stay in My Corner”

Indie88 presented The Arcs at Massey Hall last night, December 10. Dan Auerbach recently said they’re almost done their second album already, but here’s one off of their last album which just came out in September.