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Your First Listen: Week of January 8th

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.

Born Ruffians – “Miss You”

Born Ruffians new album Uncle, Duke & the Chief comes out February 16. For this one they went into the studio with producer Richard Swift (who’s worked with bands like The Shins) and were “less concerned with what sounds hip than what feels good.” Let’s hear what’s feeling good to Born Ruffians, here’s a taste of what’s to come “Miss You.”

Francis and the Lights – “Just For Us”

Right before 2017 was through, Francis and the Lights dropped a surprise record called Just For Us. The Peter Gabriel vibe is certain for me, but the title track features Justin Vernon, aka Bon Iver.


The Vaccines – “I Can’t Quit”

It’s a new year! Time for resolutions, renewal and quitting things… unless you’re Brit rockers The Vaccines, here’s their latest “I Can’t Quit” off their upcoming fourth studio record Combat Sports, which is out March 30.


BØRNS feat. Lana Del Rey – “God Save Our Young Blood”

Ooooh, here’s a cool new collab, BØRNS and Lana Del Rey. The track will be on BØRNS’s new album Blue Madonna, which is out January 12. Three cheers for moody and synthy young love!


Superorganism – “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”

Proving once again that the internet can bring us together is eight piece multinational band Superorganism. At one point the members were all over the world, literally. A few members in New Zealand, one member from Japan was in boarding school in America, and the singer is from Sydney Australia… But after bonding in music forums and via soundcloud demos, Superorganism now calls London, England home. It seems fitting that a band that got their start online would have a track about being internet fame called “Everybody Wants to Be Famous.”

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