Your First Listen: Week of August 20th

Five remarkable tracks you need to hear from Kurt Vile, Death Cab For Cutie, and more

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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Death Cab For Cutie – “Autumn Love”

Death Cab For Cutie’s latest album, Thank You For Today, came out last week and is the first album since the departure of long-time member Chris Walla. Here’s a new one for ya, “Autumn Love.”
 


 

Ellis – “The Drain”

Let’s get local! Ellis started out as the solo bedroom project of Linnea Siggelkow but evolved into a band. This is one of the first tracks she wrote for the project and she says it’s a hopeful track about diving into a new relationship.
 

Kurt Vile – “Loading Zones”

Last year Kurt Vile was busy collaborating with Courtney Barnett on their great record Lotta Sea Lice. Now, he’s released his first new solo track in a few years, with the laid bad guitar focused vibes you’ve come to love from Kurt Vile.
 


 

Billie Eilish – “You Should See Me In a Crown”

Billie Eilish is a 16-year-old pop sensation who you may have gotten acquainted with via the 13 Reasons Why Season 2 soundtrack. While she works on her upcoming debut and hits up festivals for the rest of the summer, here’s a sampling of what’s to come.
 

Yungblud – “Medication”

Did you see this guy at NXNE? He’s a wildman on stage! The 19-year-old British alt-rocker known as Yungblud recently released his debut album, 21st Century Liability, and this is the latest track off it, all about “Shining a light on darkness happening in the real world.”