Your First Listen: Week of April 30th

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.

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The National – “Guilty Party”

Though The National’s latest album is kind of upbeat, don’t you worry, they didn’t leave out their heartfelt melancholy mastery, and here’s a great example of it, the track “Guilty Party.” Don’t forget they’ll be back at Fort York with Father John Misty August 4th! What a band pairing!
 


 

Dream Wife – “Somebody”

Let’s get to some Brit punk-pop, shall we? Brighton’s Dream Wife will be in town May 5th at the Horseshoe opening for Sunflower Bean, so show up early! This is some golden, fun, rock n’ roll.
 

Black Pistol Fire – “Bully”

These Canadian exports ended up in sunny Austin, Texas which helped them get their rock ‘n’ roll out into the world. Last year they had quite the homecoming at Lee’s Palace, and this time you’ll get to see the duo take over The Phoenix June 15th!
 


 

Bossie – “Strawberry Moon”

Let’s get local! Bossie’s new album Not Pictured just came out -and if you want to hear it live, the album release show is at Baby G on May 5th with the great Language Arts! Here’s her latest, “Strawberry Moon.”
 

The Record Company – “Life To Fix”

The Record Company’s debut may have been nominated for a Grammy, but they still are relatively new to us (or me? Just me? Okay.) The trio ‘s second album All of This Life is out June 22nd, and this one is a sing along southern tinged rocker.