Your First Listen (Week of Jan. 19)

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

COASTS – “A RUSH OF BLOOD”

Playing BIG, soaring rock, UK band Coasts are just about to embark on their very first North American tour after gaining a fan base back home. They’re playing Coachella but you don’t have to go all the way there to catch ‘em. You can see them at the Garrison on February 11.

DEAR ROUGE – “BLACK TO GOLD”
(Video not available as of yet, but take a listen to their previous single “I Heard I Had”.)

You know Dear Rouge from their breakout single “I Heard I Had”. The married musical duo have been steadily releasing singles but still no recent full length. Is it coming soon?! They say it’ll be here early this year. This is the eponymous single from it, “Black To Gold”.

SAINT MOTEL – “MY TYPE”

Are you over winter by now? Cold dreary weather wearing you out? We’ve got the cure for your winter blahs RIGHT HERE — in La band Saint Motel. They’re a bunch of pals from California, they’ve toured with Arctic Monkeys, Weezer, Imagine Dragons – and as soon as these trumpets kick in, you’ll feel like you’re at a hot party on a tropical vacation.

KOS – “TURN ME LOOSE”

It’s been a while since you heard from Toronto’s K-Os, but he’s back. And his break, he says, helped him have more fun and feel more secure in his place in the music world — which you can hear in this next song. It’s FUN! It’s about letting go! You can look for a new LP from him, called Can’t Fly Without Gravity coming this year. Here’s a taste of what it’ll sound like.

CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN – “KATHLEEN”

This one’s from “across the pond”. Catfish and the Bottlemen have been making music for four years, garnering a ton of praise overseas and building big buzz from BBC there, and MTV on this side of the ATLANTIC. Their debut album The Balcony came out September 15th. you can see ‘em at the Garrison march 3rd.