Your First Listen: Week of June 13

Check out new sounds from Father John Misty, Young Empires, Head and the Heart, Weaves, and The Hunna

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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Father John Misty – “Real Love Baby”

Enigmatic singer-songwriter Father John Misty never really took a break after releasing his last album I Love You, Honeybear; he shared a couple collaborations, a joke-jingle for Prius, and his social media remains as sarcastic and weird as ever. You can witness his one-of-a-kind live performance at NXNE‘s Port Lands this weekend here’s his latest. Called REAL LOVE BABY. Father John Misty. On your firstr listen

Young Empires – “Sunshine to Push”

Toronto’s Young Empires have been busy touring the States for the last little while with their latest album, The Gates, and they’re coming home to play an exclusive Indie88 show at the Post Office in Liberty Village on Monday. Here’s one of their tunes that’s perfect for summer.

Head And The Heart – “All We Ever Knew”

Since the release of Seattle band The Head and the Heart’s last album, each member has gone on their own adventure, exploring different parts of the world – and now they’re back with a mission to reinvent. They say they kind of felt like a new band when they recorded the new album, Signs of Light which is out in September but this song is here right now!
On your first listen

Weaves – “Coo Coo”

Weaves are one of the most unique, interesting bands in Toronto. Their frenzied sound has caught the ear of major publications like Rolling Stone and festivals like Glastonbury. Their new album is out June 17th and they are one of my personal favourite bands in this city right now!

The Hunna – You & Me

If you haven’t heard of The Hunna yet – you will. They’re gathering big buzz in the UK and they’re set to visit Toronto this week for NXNE. They’ve got a message for the haters: they say that this song is about “taking the negative things that people have said and sort of turning it around.”


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