Your First Listen: Week of September 12th

Five songs you need to hear this week from Kings of Leon, Bon Iver, Angel Olson, Charlotte Day Wilson, Bros and Featurette.

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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Kings Of Leon – “Waste A Moment”

Comin out with the NEW album October 14th. It’s their 7th record, and it’ll be called WALLS. That’s all capitals… because it stands for We Are Like Love Songs. If you’re a fan, you won’t be disappointed, it’s that old Kings of Leon sound! “Waste a Moment” on YOUR FIRST LISTEN.

Featurette – “Broken”

Featurette are a new duo from TORONTO making electro indie dance music for your listening pleasure. If you’re a fan of bands like Dear Rouge, you might dig this sound. Oh, and did you know a Featurette is another name for a short film? Perfect track to listen to during TIFF.

Bon Iver – “33 God”

About a year ago, Bon Iver played some new songs at a festival and rumours began to swell that a third album was in the works. Well, it’s finally here. 22, A MILLION will be out at the end of the month, and you might need that time to decipher it’s track listing…because it’s pretty cryptic. For instance, there’s a song called 606. 666 ʇ… yes, just an… upside down t. And that’s the easiest one to explain without showing you, except for this one – it’s called “33 GOD”.

BROS – “Tell Me”

Sheepdogs play TURF this weekend, but if their twangy country sound ain’t your thang, lead singer Ewan Currie and his brother, keyboardist Shamus Currie have put together something a little different for you. Their new side project is called, approproatley, ‘BROS’.

Angel Olsen – “Shut Up Kiss Me”

Originally from St Louis, Angel Olson has been gathering indie buzz for the last 7 years… and just released her third full-length album My Woman. You can catch her doing a two night stint here in Toronto: one on September 24 at the Mod Club, and the next night at Lee’s Palace, and you really should go. Her voice, and her performance will leave you speechless.

Charlotte Day Wilson – “Work”

Toronto’s newest indie star has arrived and her name is Charlotte Day Wilson. If you’re looking for your R&B fix, her debut EP called CDW should take care of that. Get ready to get lost in “Work” from Charlotte Day Wilson on your first listen