Your First Listen: Week of June 20

New sounds from Phantogram, Dan Mangan, Bastille, Kaleo, and Two Door Cinema Club

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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Phantogram – “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”

The new Phantogram song you’re about to hear has been called “hypnotic” by Rolling Stone; Stereogum says “theyve lived up to their hype”; Spin says this song “lights up the dark” — and now it’s YOUR TURN. Phantogram is in town in October and will be dropping their first album since their debut two years ago. Even though it’s their second record, they’re calling it Three.

Dan Mangan – “Race To The Bottom”

Lovable BC singer-songwriter Dan Mangan was just here in Toronto for NXNE and to play us a couple songs in the Collective Arts Black Box – maybe you heard this one. He dropped his Unmake EP as a surprise last week and here’s how it sounds.

Bastille – “Good Grief”

Remember when Bastille took over your brain with their earwormy hit “Pompeii” a couple years back? They’re back to do it again with a new album called Wild World this year. Here’s the first single!

Two Door Cinema Club – “Are We Ready “Wreck”

Irish band Two Door Cinema Club almost burned themselves out after touring too hard for their last album – they said being together 24/7 almost tore them apart. But after taking some time off to focus on their own mental well-being, the band refocused and are back together for their new album Gameshow.

Kaleo – “No Good”

You’ve been hearing “WAY DOWN WE GO” from ICELANDIC band KALEO everywhere lately — but that’s not all they’ve got! THEY just dropped their album A/B earlier this month… and here’s another cut… it’s called NO GOOD. Kaleo on your first listenn


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