Your First Listen: Week of June 8

5 remarkable tracks you need to hear from Vance Joy, Neon Indian, Tor Miller, Albert Hammond Jr. and Beirut

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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Vance Joy – “First Time”

What a year it’s been for Vance Joy! His album Dream Your Life Away has seen huge success since its release. He’s been touring with Taylor Swift on her 1989 World Tour, and you’ll get your next chance to see him at WayHome Music & Arts Festival in Oro Medonte in July. This is the groovy track “First Time” by Vance Joy on your first listen.

Neon Indian – “Annie”

Neon Indian is an act out of Texas who have been making electronic waves for the last seven years. Headed up by mexican-born Alan Palomo, Neon Indian is working on their third album, and you get a sneak peek right now! Check out Neon Indian with “Annie” on your first listen.

Tor Miller – “Now And Again”

Do you remember the music your parents played while you were growing up? For New York artist Tor Miller, it was his mom who got him into music from David Bowie to Elton John to Fleetwood Mac. Now Tor is making his own, and you can check it out right here. This is Tor Miller with “Now And Again” on your first listen.

Albert Hammond Jr. – “Losing Touch”

Guitarist and keyboardist of The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr. has been doing his own solo project for years now, and his third solo full-length Momentary Masters is being released at the end of July. Here’s your first taste of that album right here: “Losing Touch” by Albert Hammond Jr. on your first listen.

Beirut – “No No No”

It’s been four years since Beirut, the brainchild of artist Zach Condon, released an album. In that time, a lot has happened. The new album NO NO NO was the result of a rough year for Condon, involving a divorce and a physical and mental breakdown. He hit rock bottom, but then found love again and started to rebuild. This album is that journey, and here’s the title track “NO NO NO” from Beirut on your first listen.