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.
Pixies – “Um Chagga Lagga”
THE PIXIES ARE BAAAAACK — with a new album that took them half as long to write and record as their 2014 effort Indie Cindy (2014) and it sounds like a real return to form. This is the first wild-eyed, frenetic single from their upcoming album Head Carrier (2016) – it’s called “Um Chagga Lagga.”
Kungs – “This Girl”
UK producer Kungs is only 19 years old. Let that sink in there for a second.. Ok. There you go. Anyways he is 19 and his remix of Australian band Cookin’ On 3 Burner’s Song “This Girl”– has already hit #2 on the UK charts.
Tor Miller – “Always”
You might remember Tor Miller’s song “Carter & Cash” floating around a little while back – and the Brooklyn singer songwriter is just about ready to drop his debut full length album. It’ll be called American English (2016), and it’s coming in the fall. Instead of just him and the keyboard this time around, he’s fronting his own band.
Lowell – “High Enough”
When Toronto’s Lowell released her debut album We Loved Her Dearly (2014) she challenged gender roles, sexual identity and was hailed as a dream pop princess. Now she’s back and she’s still wearing that crown.
Weathers – “Happy Pills”
Are humans overmedicated in 2016? You might wanna ask a new band called Weathers. They’re from LA and their first outing has them taking a wild ride possibly on some kind of drug. Is it an ode to partying or a cry for help? You decide.
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