Your First Listen: Week of January 7th

Remarkable new songs you need to hear from Wintersleep, The Raconteurs, Shaed, and more!

Each week we feature five remarkable songs that 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.

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The Raconteurs – “Sunday Driver”

Can you believe it’s been about a decade since The Raconteurs released new music? Yep. Well they’re back with new tour dates and a new album ready for 2019. No Toronto show or a release date just yet, but you know we’ll be keeping you posted! They have shared this one to tide you over.
 

Wintersleep – “Beneficiary”

There’s a great list of new albums coming your way this spring. Make sure you add Wintersleep’s upcoming album, In the Land Of, to your list. It’s out March 29th! Get ready to hear the new tracks live when they headline the Danforth on April 13th.
 


 

Judah and the Lion – “Quarter Life Crisis”

Judah and the Lion really came out of nowhere in 2016 with the track “Take It All Back,” and the sound describing album Folk Hop n’ Roll. Expect more alt-rock with banjos to come your way with their new spring release, which will feature this one.
 

Parker Bossley – “Lifted”

You may know Parker Bossley as a member of Hot Hot Heat, but his solo career is taking off. His recent move had him living in a “structurally compromised AirBnB RV” in East Los Angeles, where his neighbourhood residents took to calling him the “Duran Duran guy,” but from that experience came 60 new songs! Here’s one of ’em, all about the trials and tribulations of youth.
 


 

Shaed – “Trampoline”

If you’re in a band, I hope that Apple decides to throw one of your songs into an ad, because that has done so many wonders for so many artists from Feist to Marian Hill and the Caesars. The latest band to get the boost is DC three piece Shaed. Here’s their gem of an atmospheric minimalist track, “Trampoline,” that’s getting some love in the latest Macbook Campaign.