Your First Listen (Week of March 9)

5 REMARKABLE TRACKS 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. Your First Listen airs weekdays at 12:45pm, 5:45pm, and 8:45pm.

War On Drugs – “Under The Pressure”

Here’s a new one from Philadelphia band The War on Drugs. You might get more of their Springsteen-esque, Americana-meets-psychedelic trip-out in this track, “Under the Pressure”. Take a moment for yourself to stare straight into nothing — take some of that pressure off and and enjoy the daydream.

Lord Huron – Fool For Love

You may remember hearing Lord Huron’s song “Time To Run“ on Indie88 – and if you liked that, you’ll definitely like this. After the sparkly, dreamy intro, you’re in for another loping, western inspired adventure. Can you tell they love cowboys? Their new album Strange Trails is out April 7.

Mark Ronson feat. Kevin Parker of Tame Impala – Daffodils

If you have been alive for the last few months, you’ve heard “Uptown Funk” from Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, — it’s everywhere. But Mark Ronson isn’t just making Top 40 dance tracks. This time he’s teamed up with Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker, and yup, it sounds like a weird funky psychedelic disco party.

The Rural Alberta Advantage – Not Love or Death

Their third full length album Mended With Gold came out at the end of last year. They’re off on their cross Canada tour, but you can get your fix of crazed drumming, foot stomping and emotional urgency right now with the second single from the new album, “Not Love or Death”.

Mumford & Sons – Believe

A new album coming out May 4th, Wilder Mind, and they’re promising something different from what you’ve come to expect from the english rockers. 1) they worked with The National’s Aaron Dessner on this album, 2)They have confirmed THERE WILL BE NO BANJOS. None. Not a Banjo in sight, and here’s what that means: “Believe”.
 
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