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.
Bastille – “Fake it”
This dramatic alternative pop anthem is the latest tune to come from the British indie band, and it’s bound to be a major hit. Frontman, Dan Smith, called the single his favourite track from Wild World, the band’s latest album, released yesterday.
Hot Hot Heat – “Pulling Leavers”
After 17 years, Hot Hot Heat announced they are calling it quits with their latest LP being their last. The self-titled album, released June 24 of this year, includes 10 tracks and marks the band’s fifth studio album, and first since Future Breeds (2010).
Jimmy Eat World – “Sure & Certain”
After a three-year hiatus, earlier this month Jimmy Eat World released their new track,”Get Right” from their upcoming album, Integrity Blues. Now, the second single, “Sure and Certain” has officially been revealed, enough to tide us over until the October 21st album release.
John K Samson – “Postdoc Blues”
John K Samson of the former Winnipeg band, Weakerthans, released, “Postdoc Blues” from his upcoming album Winter Wheat, due out October 21st. The album is Samson’s solo follow-up to 2012’s Provincial. Many of the songs on the album were allegedly inspired by Neil Young’s On The Beach album.
Moth & The Flame – “Red Flag”
“Red Flag” is the lead single on the Moth & Flame’s debut album Young & Afraid, which was released in February. The American alternative rock band is touring the U.S this fall.