Your First Listen: Week of April 16th

5 Remarkable Songs You Need to Hear!

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.

Chvrches – “Miracle”

Chvrches new album is out May 25th and called Love Is Dead. They’ve been really dropping some solid teaser tracks too, case in point, another new one, “Miracle”.


Postdata – “Evil”

It’s been about 8 years since Paul Murphy of Wintersleep released a record from him project Postdata, but that’s changing soon. May 18th you’ll get the new record Let’s Be Wilderness, which will feature collaborations with members of Frightened Rabbit, Wintersleep bandmates Loel Campbell and Tim D’Eon and Simone Pace from Blonde Redhead. Here’s a taste of what’s to come.


King Princess – “1950”

Producer Mark Ronson, who’s known best for working on Amy Winehouse’s gamechanger album Back in Black, has just launched his own label and here’s the first artist he signed: King Princess. This track is already getting hype via Harry Styles, let’s hear what it’s all about.


Monowhales – “Real Love”

Let’s get local! The great Monowhales can make even this mess of a spring feel like a summer, and they’ve been keeping you dancing since starting out as Ginger Ale & the Monowhales. As you get your CMW schedule prepper, don’t forget to see them open for Matt and Kim at the Phoenix May 7th.


St. Vincent – “Masseduction”

Vincent is an incredible talent and true artist. Her 5th album, or perhaps 6th if you include her great album collab with David Byrne, was all about power and how you use it and ended up with a lot of best of 2017 lists. In case you’re late to Masseduction, here’s the title track!