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Your First Listen: Week of June 19th

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.


The Killers – “The Man”

Las Vegas rockers The Killers are back with their first new material in 5 years, so what took so long? The band knows they’re ready when the tunes make them a little uncomfortable, so I guess they finally feel a bit awkward. Their new album will come out in September, here’s their latest “The Man.”


Emily Haines – “Fatal Gift”

Metric singer Emily Haines released her debut solo album (with one of the best backing band names: The Soft Skeleton) in 2006. She’s back with Choir of the Mind which comes out September 15, describing parts of the album as sounding like “a lullaby over a panic attack,” the result of taking what would have been string arrangements and turning them into vocal layers.

Queens of The Stone Age – “The Way You Used To Do”

They brought you drug list “Feel Good Hit of the Summer” back in the year 2000, and now seventeen years later they’re back with what could be a different summer hit “The Way You Used To Do.” Ah, the classic, desert rock sound of Queens of the Stone Age.

Banners – “Someone To You”

Liverpool artist Michael Joseph Nelson, who goes by Banners, now calls Toronto home! To welcome him to the Canadian club he’ll perform on the Indie88 great Canadian Cruise on Canada Day, surely he’ll perform this latest track, your first taste of new material!

Pony – “DIY”

Let’s get local! Toronto’s PONY say they’re like “the band that would play on a high school roof at the end of a ’90s teen movie,” I’m in! Here’s a song all about recovering after a crush doesn’t feel the same way.

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