Your First Listen: Week of July 17th

5 remarkable songs 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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Vance Joy – “Lay It On Me”

Aussie Singer songwriter Vance Joy has returned with a new track that apparently got it’s start on his iPhone. He went through his phone audio notes and found the lyric “everything starts at your skin,” it just happened to work perfectly with a guitar riff he’d been stuck playing for ages.
 

Nine Inch Nails – “LESS THAN”

Nine Inch Nails new five-song EP Add Violence is out July 21st and is the second in a three part series. This upbeat synth party is the first release .
 

Broken Social Scene – “Protest Song”

Beloved Toronto supergroup Broken Social Scene are back bringing you their collective hope and love with Hug of Thunder, an album that Vulture called an “unexpected protest record.” With that in mind, let’s get to one of the many gems, “Protest Song.”
 

Liam Gallagher – “Chinatown”

There’s still no hope in sight for an Oasis reunion, but what is on the horizon is Liam Gallagher’s debut solo record As You Were, coming October 6th. Funny enough, Liam’s solo record comes out a month before his brother Noel’s…sibling rivalry much? This one should tide you over until at least his Osheaga set.
 

Cut Copy – “Airborne”

Remixes aside, it’s been awhile since we’ve heard new tunes from Aussies Cut Copy, but that’s about to change! They’re bringing back the funky synths, electro beats, solid harmonies. It’ll get you grooving and waiting for more, which will hopefully be released sometime in 2017.