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 12:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 8:45 p.m.
Glass Animals – “Pork Soda”
English Rockers Glass Animals are back and I’m going to say this is an ode to recycling… okay, okay, it’s not, but they did use old garbage cans and pieces of found metal to create the drum sounds on this one.
Whitehorse – “Boys Like You”
Let’s get local – well, Hamilton is pretty close! Alt-country duo Whitehorse, being Luke Doucet and Melissa McLeland, appear to have switched up their sound a bit on this new one. As per usual, great guitar riffs, lovely harmonies, and catchy percussion.
Jon Bellion – “All Time Low”
Remember how you felt three days after a breakup? That’s what his song is trying to capture, the devastation and distraction. Those hefty lyrics and catchy chorus balance it out.
Ascott Royals – “New Skin”
This Brantford band proves that sometimes great things come from bad situations. After their van was broken into and all their gear was stolen they had to make a decision: quit OR realllly go full force into this music thing. Well, clearly you know the answer, they carried on, won the Warped Tour battle of the band’s and got a major label deal. Van shman!
Sofi Tukker – “Drinkee”
Are you ready for my new favourite song? It’s sonically awesome, adapted from a Brazillian poem, catchy and sung in Portuguese. You’re about to know why it was nominated for the Best Dance Recording Grammy as well.