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 12:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 8:45 p.m.
Weezer- “Feels Like Summer”
Weezer’s eleventh album is due later this year and here is the latest, completely emo and with some keys! If you want to see Rivers Cuomo sing this one in a sun costume, check out Weezer’s Kimmel performance!
Middle Kids- “Edge Of Town”
You may have seen Aussie trio Middle Kids opening for Cold War Kids Toronto show, if not, get ready for some lovely vocals, slide guitar and quite an ending on this one.
Perfume Genius- “Slip Away”
Perfume Genius is the solo project of Mike Hadreas and is a different Seattle sound than you might expect. A bit chamber pop meets indie rock, there is a lot of excitement for his fourth record No Shape.
Judah & The Lion- “Suit And Jacket”
Judah & The Lion recently brought what they call “folk hop ‘n roll” to the Opera House. By now you can sing along to take it all back, so here’s something new to get stuck in your head.
PWR BTTM- “Answer My Text”
New York queer punk duo PWR BTTM are playing Velvet Underground May 26th. This song is getting a lot of buzz because, well, it’s fun and catchy (and a maybe a little reminiscent of Wheatus?) but also about the everyday frustrations of trying to date in the time of technology.