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 SYML, The Hold Steady, Jill Barber, Cat Clyde, and more.
Check out seven songs you need to discover this week below.
SYML – “Believer”
SYML (Brian Fennell) has shared “Believer” from his forthcoming album, The Day My Father Died, which is set for release February 3 on Nettwerk.
Indie rock icons The Hold Steady announced their next album The Price of Progress will arrive on March 31. Today, the band shared the lead single “Sideways Skull”.
Cat Clyde – “I Feel It”
Cat Clyde released “I Feel It” from the Canadian singer-songwriter’s forthcoming record Down Rounder, set to arrive on February 17 via her own Second Prize Records. Down Rounder was produced by Tony Berg, whose credits include Phoebe Bridgers’ Stranger in the Alps and Punisher and Andrew Bird’s Are You Serious .
White Reaper – “Pink Slip”
White Reaper’s new album Asking For A Ride arrives on January 27 via Elektra. The Louisville, Kentucky-based outfit have unveiled a third advance single from the record with “Pink Slip”.
The Lemon Twigs – “Corner of My Eye”
Long Island duo The Lemon Twigs have returned with a new single “Corner of My Eye,” the first new material from brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario since their 2020 record Songs For The General Public.
Mount Eerie – “Huge Fire”
“Huge Fire” is Phil Elverum’s first new material since the 2020 album Microphones in 2020. The track is featured on the COLORS compilation, which also features songs from Spencer Krug, Julie Doiron, Lou Barlow, Jason Lytle, the Notwist, and more.
Jill Barber – “Homemaker”
Jill Barber announced her new album Homemaker (Outside Music) will arrive on February 10. The singer-songwriter released a video for the title track today.
“Homemaker is a rally cry to all the parents out there who have ever felt isolated, depressed or trapped in a domestic situation that feels stifling, thankless and unending,” Barber said in a release. “It’s a gentle reminder that its okay to not feel okay… and that sometimes just getting through the day is enough”