Your First Listen: Week of Sept. 21

5 remarkable new songs you need to hear from Kurt Vile, Young Galaxy, Raury, Emilie and Ogden and Moon Taxi

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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It’s been a while since you heard from Kurt Vile. You can grab a new album from him this week called b’lieve i’m goin down… and he’ll be in town tp play at the Pheonix October 25th. If you need an escape, Vile’s gonna take you on a folky road trip down long lonely roads, past truck stops and family diners.
When you hear him sing “All I want is to just have fun… live my life like a son of a gun,” its a personal journey as well as a physical one. So go get in the car and blast some Kurt Vile.

Critically acclaimed Montreal band Young Galaxy returns at the end of October with a brand new album called Falsework. Even though it might sound futuristic, the band created the 80s disco inspired R&B vibe using vintage instruments. Get ready to groove with “Factory Flaws”.

Raury’s been on the brink of breaking for about a year now after releasing a mixtape called Indigo Child back in August 2014. But his debut album All We Need, which comes out mid-October, might be the thing that takes him all the way. This track is a soaring trip around the world where he teams up with Rage Against the Machine’s guitarist Tom Morello. So hop on the plane with “Friends” and take a listen to Raury ft. Tom Morello.

Montreal’s Emilie and Ogden is only one person. Emilie Kahn, and Ogden is her harp. Her upcoming debut album is called 10,000, you’ll get it October 2nd. It’s a sparse, emotional track. While Emilie sings and plucks at Ogden’s string it will do the same on your heartstrings. Take a listen to “What Happened” above.

After touring the festival scene this Summer, Nashville’s Moon Taxi is ready to drop their new album Daybreaker on October 2. Even though this is their fourth album, this song is all about starting fresh, leaving the past and moving forward. Check out “Year Zero” above.