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.
Capital Cities – “Vowels”
It was a Craigslist ad that brought this LA duo together and it’s been quite a musical match. Capital Cities dropped their debut record two years ago and had you singing a long to “Safe and Sound”, a track that went platinum in Canada and has close to 600 million stream. Well, now they’re back with a new album coming in 2017. To tide you over, get dancing as Capital Cities give you a grammar lesson: his is “Vowels”.
Austra – “Utopia”
Let’s get Local! It’s a bit hard to describe Austra, they‘ve been called everything from Avant-pop to dark wave. However you want to describe this Toronto act, they’re always one thing: memorable. Their new album Future Politics is out in January and is filled with some heavy existential themes. It sound like one that’ll make you dance and make you think, here’s the latest from Austra, “Utopia”.
Conor Oberst – “It’s A little Uncanny”
Conor Oberst previewed this track at a festival this summer — and though shaky iPhone footage from a beer garden is an okay way to hear a new track, it’s finally out on his new and very personal album Ruminations. You can bet it will sound even more beautiful radiating through Massey Hall at his show in November. Here is the latest from Conor Oberst “It’s A Little Uncanny”.
MØ – “Drum”
First off, let’s get this artists name write – though it’s spelled with a letter not found on your keyboard and looks like it could be MO, this Danish Artist’s name is actually pronounced MER (apparently like mercy minus the CY). She’s been busy collaborating with everyone from Major Lazer to Bieber as of late, and this comes in the middle of a world tour that brings her to the Phoenix November 29th where this one will surely be wild live.
Glass Animals – “Youth”
Oxford four-piece Glass Animals did what most bands wouldn’t do. When the early songs they posted online started getting a lot of buzz they took them offline. They did this so they could finish their university degrees. And after the singer got his degree in neuroscience they went back it, and Adele’s producer decided to check out one of their shows, signed them to his new label and VOILA! Here’s Glass Animals with “Youth”.