Your First Listen: Week of May 29th

FIVE REMARKABLE SONGS 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.
 

Phoenix – “Ti Amo”

French band Phoenix have a new album called Ti Amo coming out June 9th, a little less than a week after their Field Trip headlining spot. As per the band, this title track is “a romantic song about the tragedy of reciprocated love and desire.”

 

Sportsfan – “Gabriel”

You know we often talk about looking forward to summer, but there are people who definitely get the summertime sadness. Two years ago four best friends needed an outlet for summer blues so got together in the sweet AC to write and record; the result is the band Sportsfan! Here’s their latest, a song all about mixed emotions when someone joins the navy.

 

Baio – “PHILOSOPHY!”

You may know Chris Baio as the bassist for Vampire Weekend, but since 2015 he’s been releasing music under his last name. It seems a new record is imminent, here’s a funky new one from Baio.

 

The Junction – “City Nights”

Toronto trio The Junction’s 4th album, City Nights‘ just came out. The band say they’ve channeled some new influences from Pink Floyd to Radiohead, to the score to A Clockwork Orange. It’s also all about nightlife – what we put into the party and what it puts into us.

 

Dream Wife – “Somebody”

Icelandic/British indie punk trio Dream Wife released this one on International women’s day, and as per the band, “the song explores the experience of living in a female body within our society.”