Your First Listen: 10 songs you need to discover this week

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It’s time for Your First Listen, where we show you songs you need to discover this week!

This Indie88 feature is presented with Bay Bloor Radio.

Each week we feature five remarkable songs that you need to hear on Your First Listen on air. In case you miss them on air, you can catch up on the weekly tracks right here. Your First Listen airs every day in Indie88 beginning at 10 a.m.

Online, we expand the list with a couple more tunes. This week, we’ve got new tracks from Status/Non-Status, PUP, Alvvays, The Lumineers, and much more.

Check out 10 songs you need to discover this week below.

Status/Non-Status – “Blown Tire”

Indie rockers Status/Non-Status released their new LP, Surely Travel, today. A video for the whirling single “Blown Tire” arrived earlier this week ahead of the release. “You see a lot of things from the road, but really you often just pass them by, onto the next mile, another highway, a shortcut or two,” songwriter Adam Sturgeon said in a release. “Nowadays, there’s an awful lot of sprawl and lobbying for your place in the traffic line. It’s tough to believe in the world sitting there on the tarmac but still we load the van, rally our passions and pursue this dream of making rock & roll. Coast to coast, season to season, mile after mile, their car vs mine; loaded with my pals, sorting it out together.”

Bedouin Soundclash – “Walk Through Fire”

Toronto-based indie world-beat outfit Bedouin Soundclash are back with a new single, “Walk Through Fire,” which features vocal contributions from Aimee of The Interrupters. The track will appear on Bedouin Soundclash’s forthcoming record, We Will Meet In A Hurricane, out October 21 via Dine Alone Records.

PUP – “Four Chords” and “Totally Fine”

Toronto-based punk rockers PUP have unveiled two more songs from their upcoming live EP, PUP Unravels Live in Front of Everyone They Know, arriving October 12 via Little Dipper Records/Universal Music Canada. The band has shared live versions of “Four Chords” and “Totally Fine,” which were recorded during Toronto shows earlier this year.

The Lumineers – “A.M. Radio”

Two-time Grammy Award-nominated band The Lumineers fourth studio album, BRIGHTSIDE arrived in January of 2022 via Dualtone in the U.S. & Canada and Decca Records for the rest of the world. “A.M. Radio” is the latest cut from the record to land in rotation at Indie88.

Sports Team – “The Drop”

British alternative outfit Sports Team released their sophomore record, Gulp!, today. The band previously shared a video for the cut “The Drop.”  “It’s questioning a constant striving for achievement, never really enjoying the moments and ‘Katie dying waiting for the right time to retire.’ Today the internet told me they’ve found ‘pits on the moon where humans could comfortably live and work,’ brilliant,” Director A.T. Mann and Sports Team said in a release.

Mitski – “Should Have Been Me”

“Should’ve Been Me” is the latest single from Japanese-American singer-songwriter Mitski’s sixth studio album, Laurel Hell, which arrived in February of this year.

Jason Collett – “Everyday Sunflower”

Singer-songwriter Jason Collett shared “Everyday Sunflower” from his forthcoming seventh album, Head Full Of Wonder, which arrives on November 4 via Arts & Crafts. “Everyday Sunflower” is a wistful number that’s readymade to soundtrack the end of summer. “In absorbing the tumult of the times, there’s a lot of shit to write through,” Collett said in a release. “I let go of some swagger and embraced intimacy and joy and wonder.”

Alvvays – “Belinda Says” and “Very Online Guy”

Alvvays are set to release the follow-up to their 2017 LP Antisocialites with Blue Rev October 7. This week, the band has unveiled two more tracks from the forthcoming record with “Belinda Says” and “Very Online Guy”.


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