Your First Listen: Week of August 21

Five remarkable tracks you need to hear

Each week we feature five remarkable songs 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.

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Weezer – “Mexican Fender”

Weezer’s new record Pacific Daydream will be out October 27, so it only makes sense they’re getting this track about summer love out to you while we’re still In summer!
 

The Beaches – “Money”

Before 2016 was out The Beaches delivered the sing along gem “Give It Up” with news of a new record. Since then they’ve been in the studio with Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric producing. The Beaches have put together this new one to tease the upcoming release.
 

Death From Above 1979 – “Never Swim Alone”

They might be the loudest band on 4 legs, and you won’t have to wait a decade for their new record! Death From Above have dropped the 1979 and are back with Outrage! Is Now out September 8, plus a Toronto Tour date December 1st at the Pheonix. Here’s a new track (complete with some solid water safety advice!)
 

Alvvays – “Plimsoll Punks”

Alvvays have given us two shimmery pop gems teasing their upcoming album Anti Socialites which is out September 8th, and now another beautifully penned, catchy dream of a track to have you fall even more in love with Molly Rankin’s voice.
 

Elwins – “Hey! Ya, You”

The pride of Keswick is back with, of course, what The Elwins do best: fun, catchy singalong indie pop. Their new album Beauty Community will be out October 13, followed by a fall tour which will have you dancing along December 3rd at The Mod Club. Here’s a taste of what’s to come, hopefully this can tide you over until then!