Your First Listen: Week of April 23rd

Five 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.

Yukon Blonde – “Love The Way You Are”

Vancouver rockers Yukon Blonde will release their fourth LP, Critical Hit, on June 22. They say the new album is “a deeply personal proposition on dating in the digital age.” Fair enough! Here’s a track to tide you over until June.

Frank Turner – “Blackout”

If you checked out Arkells sold out Massey Hall shows last year, hopefully you were there early to see opener Frank Turner whose huge and beloved in England, and now making waves in Canada. He’ll be back in Toronto this fall. To hear what you may have been missing, here’s the latest from Frank Turner, “Blackout.”

Odesza ft.Naomi Wild – “Higher Ground”

Electro duo Odesza hail from Bellingham, Washington and have been making waves with their latest album A Moment Apart, which features some great collabs, including Regina Spektor and Naomi Wild is featured on this one “Higher Ground.”

Family Of The Year – “Hold Me Down”

LA indie rockers Family of the Year took a little time off but are back with the the first new track of their upcoming new album Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime. You have to wait until May 18th for the album, called one of their most personal to date, but here’s a taste of what’s to come!

Brian Fallon – “Silence”

You may know Brian Fallon best as the frontman of The Gaslight Anthem, and even though he has released solo material, Gaslight is back to celebrate the anniversary of The ‘59 Sound with two shows at the Danforth coming up in August.