Your First Listen: Week of May 25

5 remarkable tracks you need to hear from Florence + The Machine, Son Lux, The Struts, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Cold War Kids

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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Florence + The Machine – “Delilah”

They’re playing Bestival here in Toronto in June, Lollapalooza in Chicago and more. It’s the summer of Florence. The new album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is out June 2nd, but here’s one more track from it to get you excited. And it is, appropriately, a big one.

Son Lux – “Change Is Everything”

Son Lux is the brainchild of New York based musician Ryan Lott. Although it’s really a trio making electronic, almost experimental tunes, it’s theatrical and weird and wonderful. The new album, Bones is out June 23rd, and they’ll perform June 17th at Danforth Music Hall with Glass Animals for NXNE.

The Struts – “Could Have Been Me”

Ready for an anthem? Good, because that’s what you’re getting with English band The Struts! This is big, bangy rock n’ roll, and the frontman, Luke Spiller, kinda sounds like he’s channeling Freddie Mercury. This one’s off their album Everybody Wants, it’s “Could Have Been Me.”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”

What do you get when you take an American and a New Zealander and you put them in a band together? Well, this time, you get Unknown Mortal Orchestra. They’re playing at June 4th at Lee’s Palace. Their third full length album Multi Love is out this week. If you knew ‘em before, you’ll hear that they’re moving away a bit from their psychedlic roots and getting funkier. Check it.

Cold War Kids – “First”

Long Beach, California band Cold War Kids are coming to visit you when the weather is hot – in the middle of July – for WayHome Music & Arts Festival in Oro Medonte. You better be ready! From their album Hold My Home, this is “First” from Cold War Kids.