Your First Listen: Week of May 2

Check out new music from Mumford & Sons, The Junction, Band of Horses, Hannah Georgas & The Avett Brothers.

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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Mumford & Sons and Baaba Maal – “There Will Be Time”

Almost exactly a year ago Mumford & Sons dropped their album Wilder Mind and they’re back already with a new song. Joined by Senegalese musician Baaba Maal, it’s part of a new South African influenced EP called Johannesburg that’s dropping in June.

The Junction – “City Nights”

The Junction, not just a Toronto neighbourhood but also a Toronto band! You might remember them from earlier in the millennium, they even played the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Then they went on a little break..ok, a long break. Now they’re back and it’s time to get reacquainted with a gliding, smooth, and sparkling ode to the glow of the city.

Band of Horses- “Casual Party”

South Carolina-based Band of Horses have announced their new album Why Are You Ok coming for you in June. It will be their fifth studio LP and will sound like this.

Hannah Georgas- “Don’t Go”

Did you know that Juno nominated singer/songwriter Hannah Georgas is originally from Newmarket? She might live in Vancouver now but she’s a hometown gal. She’s coming back for a couple of visits, this week CMW and in June she’ll be opening for City & Colour at the Molson Amphitheatre.

The Avett Brothers- “Ain’t No Man”

Those sweet down home Avett Brothers are back after three years in June with their new record True Sadness. If you’re feeling a little fearful, a little trepidatious, you can throw this new one from them on. Seth Avett says it’s a “self-motivating anthem, a kind of currency to buy a little courage when you’re having trouble feeling courageous on your own.”

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