Your First Listen (Week of Feb. 2)


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. Your First Listen airs weekdays at 12:45pm, 5:45pm, and 8:45pm.

Death Cab For Cutie – “Black Sun”

Looking for a good cry? Death Cab for Cutie’s got you covered.They’re back with their eighth studio album, Kintsugi, which drops March 31, and you can go see them on tour here in Toronto on May 7 at The Sony Centre. “Black Sun” is the first single from the new album.

Foo Fighters – “Congregation”

When the tickets for their July shows at the Molson Amphitheatre went on sale in late 2014, they sold out in the blink of an eye. Foo Fighters are touring for their new album, Sonic Highways, and “Congregation” is another new track from the album.

Purity Ring – “Push Pull”

Electronic indie act Purity Ring’s 2012 debut album Shrines made critics and music fans fall in love with them. It was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. But, unfortunately, we haven’t heard too much from them since – until now. We’ve got no word yet about when we’ll get a second album, but they’re giving us a new song now called “Push Pull.”

AWOLNATION – “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)”

Remember AWOLNATION? The song “Sail” was a huge hit – it was everywhere back in 2011. Now, the Los Angeles based artist is back! On March 16th, you can get your hands on the new AWOLNATION album Run. The first single is called “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)”.

The Avener – “Fade Out Lines”

Time for a fancy import – this one’s coming to you all the way from Paris, France, from an artist called The Avener. This song has had a slow build to great success – they uploaded it to the internet in the summer of 2013. It quietly started catching on, eventually getting up to #1 on the German iTunes. Now it’s taking the trip to the new world, and your ears. Their album, The Wanderings of the Avener is out now. I think you’ll find it has a certain je ne sais quoi