Your First Listen: Week of August 28th

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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Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is a Neighborhood”

The Foos are back! Dave Grohl premiered this one at a benefit show in May teasing the upcoming Foos record Concrete and Gold which is scheduled for release September 15!

Weaves – “Walkaway”

Locals Weaves are nominated for the Polaris Prize and have a new record on the way. During an interview with NPR singer Jasmyn Burke revealed she wrote “Walkaway” when she was “stuck in a moment of having to make a decision to stay or leave an unhealthy situation.” Don’t forget to also check out their excellent Collective Arts Hidden Studio Session!

Stars – “The Real Thing”

Stars new album There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light will be out October 13th and here’s their latest, a track Amy Millan called “pop song pepper spray.” Be prepared to sing along live when Stars take over the Great Hall for two nights November 22 and 23rd!

Beck – “Dear Life”

It happened, it finally happened – you have the release date of Becks new album! It’s called Colors and will be out October 13 – finalllly. It’s weird to think it’s been two years since it was supposed to drop after he released “Wow” and “Dreams.” Better late than never!

The Rural Alberta Advantage – “Brother”

Let’s get local! After dropping hints, The Rural Alberta Advantage has finally confirmed their new album The Wild, will be released October 13. Here’s their latest, a track frontman Nils Edenloff says isn’t “about finding comfort in change.”