Your First Listen: Week of September 14

5 REMARKABLE SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR FROM THE DEAD WEATHER, BRAVESTATION, IMAGINE DRAGONS, DILLY DALLY, AND COURTNEY BARNETT

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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Jack White may be taking a break from touring but he’s still working with Alison Mosshart. The Dead Weather returns with a new album called Dodge and Burn. It’s out September 25th and here’s the blistering first single “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles).”
 

If there were a thing called sleepdancing, like, sleepwalking but…dancing, you’d want Bravestation providing your tunes. The Toronto trio has been making dreamy new wave pop for a few years now and the world’s finally starting to wake up to them. Their new EP V is out now!
 

Here’s a band that needs no introduction. Even though they just released an album in February, they dropped a new song called “My Roots” in late August. It’s about…you guessed it! Going back to their roots!
 

We NEED to talk about Dilly Dally. This band has been growling around the Toronto underground scene for a while, steadily building buzz, releasing tracks and playing super intense shows. You can jump on ‘em now before their debut full length album Sore comes out October 9th. They call themselves soft grunge and when you hear this you will know exactly why. It sounds like a house on fire but it’s burning in slow motion, and the fire is kind of pink and purple and gentle.
 

You know when you’re supposed to go out and you don’t really feel like it, and you’re sitting at home like, “UGH i don’t want to go, but if i don’t go, people will be mad at me. I really should go…,” and then you force yourself to do it? Next time that happens, just put this song on from Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett’s album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. She wants you to know that “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party”.