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’re featuring new songs from Hayden, boygenius, Arlo Parks, Valley, and more.
Check out seven songs you need to discover this week below.
boygenius – “Not Strong Enough”
boygenius, the trio comprising Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus, have released “Not Strong Enough,” the fourth track taken from their highly anticipated debut full-length the record. The accompanying video was shot by the band and edited by Bridgers. the record arrives March 31st.
Toronto-based alternative-pop band Valley have shared “Good, but not together,” the second single off their upcoming sophomore album Lost In Translation, set to release June 23.
Hayden – “On A Beach”
Toronto indie-folk icon Hayden announced Are We Good, the singer-songwriter’s first full-length release since 2015, due out April 5 via Arts & Crafts. The news arrives alongside lead single “On A Beach (feat Feist)” and accompanying star-studded video, also featuring Leslie Feist, Matt Berninger of The National, and actor Steve Buscemi in a Trees Lounge reunion.
Arlo Parks – “Impurities”
Mercury Prize and BRIT Award-winning artist Arlo Parks shares “Impurities,” the second single from her upcoming sophomore LP My Soft Machine due May 26th via Transgressive Records.
Mudhoney – “Move Under”
Seattle alternative legends Mudhoney are set to release their new album Plastic Eternity on April 7 via Sub Pop. “Move Under” is the second single from the forthcoming record, and its a fuzzed-out thumper that sounds straight out of the early 90s.
Yves Tumor – “Heaven Surrounds Us Like A Hood”
Yves Tumor will release a new record, Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds), the follow-up to 2021’s The Asymptotical World EP. “Heaven Surrounds Us Like A Hood” is the third offering from the upcoming release, and arrives with a Cody Critcheloe-directed video.
PACKS – “Brown Eyes”
Toronto/Ottawa-based band PACKS recently announced their sophomore record Crispy Crunchy Nothing, which is set for release on Fire Talk Records on March 31st. “Brown Eyes” is the second single from the upcoming album.