Your First Listen: Week of Feb 1

5 remarkable tracks you need to hear from Florence & The Machine, Operators, Robert DeLonge, Highs and Ray Lamontagne

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.


Florence & The Machine – Delilah

After her massive year last year with the release of her album, Florence is back out making some festival stops. So get back into her album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, with this one “Delilah.”

Operators – Cold Light

Dan Boeckner has been in a LOT of bands: Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits, and now, the debut album for his band Operators is almost here. Blue Wave will be out April 1st, only three years after the band got started. Took long enough, but worth the wait. Here’s “Cold Light.”

Robert DeLong – Jealousy

Robert DeLong’s full length album In The Cards dropped in September. He will be at Coachella this year. And yes, this is one man, who sounds like an entire band. You’ve gotta see this guy live. Check out “Jealousy” above.

Highs – I Do, Do You?

Toronto group Highs released an EP a couple years back that had critics and audiences talking about how they were set to “go places quickly,” and now they’re ready to take off. Their debut full length will be out April 8th, called Dazzle Camouflage, playing Adelaide Hall on February 27th with We Are The City. “I Do, Do you?,” so listen.

Ray Lamontagne – Hey, No Pressure

Ray Lamontagne’s new album Ouroboros is coming out March 4th. So you know an ouroboros is that ancient symbol of the snake eating its own tail. If you’re wondering what it might sound like, Ray says when he was recording, “It was about creating a record that I’d want to listen to if I were in the record store discovering albums.” If you’re still wondering, just listen to this, “Hey, No Pressure” though.