You First Listen: Week of June 18th

Five remarkable songs you need to hear from Death Cab For Cutie, Born Ruffians and more!

Each week we feature five remarkable songs that 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 12:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 8:45 p.m.

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Death Cab For Cutie – “Gold Rush”

After many months of teasing, Death Cab For Cutie have finally shared a new track from their upcoming album Thank You for Today which will be out in August. In this track Ben Gibbard sings about the gentrification of his old neighbourhood, here’s “Gold Rush.”


Born Ruffians – “Fade To Black”

Born Ruffians latest album Uncle, Duke & The Chief is an absolute gem, and if you ever wanted to see what touring is like, the video for this one gives you with some insight into the bands most recent tour as captured via the lens of a MiniDV camcorder.

Interpol – “The Rover”

It’s been 4 years since Interpol’s last release, but the wait is almost over, their sixth studio album, Marauder, will be out August 24th! That gives you enough time to learn all the new songs before their show September 13th at Rebel, here’s a taste of what’s to come, “The Rover.”


Dan Mangan – “Troubled Mind”

For weeks Dan Mangan has teased this new track with images of different people with the flame emoji over their head… saying everyone from Bowie to the Beatles has a troubled mind… what does it meaaaan… well now we know, his latest track off his upcoming 5th album is called “Troubled Mind” and definitely speaks to the times.
Also, don’t forget Dan Mangan will be here opening up for Kaleo July 3rd at Rebel.

Bodega – “How Did This Happen!?”

This summer you’ll get the debut record from Brooklyn’s Bodega. The post-punk 5 piece are getting a lot of attention since their SXSW shows and a gig at the Great Escape Fest. This one is totally catchy with solid shout along lyrics and a sweet baseline.