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Your First Listen: Week of July 27

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.

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Santigold – “Radio” (Paper Towns soundtrack)

You haven’t heard anything from Santigold since 2012’s Master of my Make-Believe, and reports say she is working on a new album that should come out later this year. In the meantime you have this brand new track off the soundtrack for the movie Paper Towns, whcih is out this week.

Matthew Good – “All You Sons and Daughters”

Somebody’s a Dungeons and Dragons fan! If you are, you’ll get the title of Matthew Good’s new album Chaotic Neutral. A chaotic neutral character in D&D has no morality and makes their decisions based on the role of a die, so you can take from that what you will.

Saint Motel – “Cold Cold Man”

You’ve heard Saint Motel’s tropicana vibes on their hit “My Type” and now here’s a chillier tune from that EP of the same name. You might find the piano intro familiar; it sounds like they could be fans of Matt & Kim!

Bossie – “Meteor”

It might seem like she burst out of nowhere but you may have heard Bossie A.K.A. Anne Douris before fronting Toronto indie band Stella Ella Ola or playing keyboards in Hollerado’s recent live shows. But now she’s goin out on her own! Here’s a super sparkly single released alongside an equally sparkly video with cameos from Tokyo Police Club and July Talk members.

San Fermin – “Emily”

If you’re a fan of The National, you might dig this one from Brooklyn’s San Fermin. They’re the brainchild of musician and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone, but he brings in help and LOTS of it. It’s an eight-piece band with big lush arrangements and Ludwig-Leone’s voice at the centre of it all. Their latest album came out in April, called Jackrabbit.

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