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 12:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 8:45 p.m.
Father John Misty – “Mr. Tillman”
You’ve gotta love Father John Misty – he actually debuted this track at a show in Japan while he wore mismatched crocs. Upbeat catchy and with a serious whistling verse, what more do you want?
Courtney Barnett – “Nameless, Faceless”
The new pride of Australia, Courtney Barnett does is again, she’s kind of a master of turning everyday observations into memorable songs. She tackles trolls with this one, and sidenote: backing vocals provided by the great Kim Deal!
Bishop Briggs – “White Flag”
By now you know Bishop Brigg’s vocals are powerful, but now imagine her singing to thousands of people in a football stadium in Hamilton! Because, yep, that’s happening this summer. Bishop Briggs will open for Arkells at their huge hometown show/ The Rally June 23rd at Tim Horton’s field. This new track sounds like it could soundtrack a modern western.
Side Hustle – “This’ll Never Seem Real”
Let’s get local! Here’s the latest from Toronto duo Side Hustle, who have a dash of Mac DeMarco vibes on this one And if you want to play this track yourself, these lovelies have the chords are lyrics up for you on their Bandcamp page.
Robert Delong ft. KFlay – “Favourite Colour is Blue”
It’s been a while since you’ve heard new tunes from Robert Delong, his last release came out in 2015. Also, don’t let the last name fool ya, ROBERT Delong, not to be confused with Blink 182’s Tom Delong, very different people. This new track also features the great K. Flay!