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.
Phoenix – “Ti Amo”
French electro pop rockers Phoenix we’re incredible at Field Trip and opened their set with this one. If you missed the set, at least you can listen to this on on repeat while waiting for more tour dates, it’s also the title track off their latest, and very danceable release, “Ti Amo.”
Matthew Good – “Decades”
Matthew Good has a new solo album coming, and here’s a taste of what’s to come this fall. He says “This is a song about the realization of the personal price you pay being an artist for decades.” Your next chance to see Matt Good live is August 25th at the Budweiser Stage, here’s his latest, “Decades.”
Alt-J – “Deadcrush”
Brit-rockers Alt-J released Relaxer in May, and according to the video for this one, they have crushes on Sylvia Path, Anne Bolyn and WWII correspondent Lee Miller… yes, when writing this one the trio got inspired by imagining historical figures they would go on a date with, so, I guess it makes sense this song is called “Deadcrush.” What a weird term, BUT solid track.
J Roddy Walston and The Business – “The Wanting”
First off, this has to be one of the best rock band names of all time: J Roddy Walston and The Business. Secondly, this is their first new track in years, so if you’ve yet to be introduced to these southern rockers, “The Wanting” is a softer intro from the rowdier band, and dare I say, reminds me of Kings of Leon…
Foster the People – “Sit Next To Me”
Did you know Mark Foster was a commercial jingle writer before starting Foster the People? Makes sense, he does have a knack for making catchy, memorable tracks.
Before you get ready for Wayhome, start prepping your slow-jam-disco (is that a thing? It is now!) moves for this one, “Sit Next to Me.”