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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Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
After going non-stop for about 6 years, Vegas band Imagine Dragons said they needed to take most of the last year off. Though, it seems like the hiatus was quick, as they’ve just released a new track that also might be a clue of what’s to come on the band’s third record.
The New Pornographers – “High Ticket Attractions”
The wait is almost over, the New Pornos have announced a new record with a very Canadian winter title. Whiteout Conditions will be released April 7. Frontman AC Newman says they wanted it to sound like “krautrock fifth dimension”… whatever that is.
Future Islands – “Ran”
Future Islands’ songs help create summer soundtracks, so it’s good their new record will be out before as they days get warmer and longer, April 7th. Here’s a taste of what’s to come, in all of it’s New-Wavy, New Order-esque goodness.
Ginger Ale and The Monowhales – “Home”
Let’s get local! Toronto indie pop band, with perhaps the greatest name that I don’t understand Ginger Ale and the Monowhales share their love for Toronto in the video for this one, which will make you miss Honest Ed’s and be excited about summer. Let them bring their sunshine to you now with “Home.”
Jamiroquai – “Automation”
You might remember this band, who in 1996 brought the opposite of the grunge movement: electro soul funk, oh, and a giant furry hat. They had everyone dancing along to “Virtual Insanity,” which is why their album Travelling without Moving is apparently the best selling funk album of all time. Well, Jamiroquai is back with tons of festival dates and an album en route, and here’s their latest.