Your First Listen: Week of June 26th

Five remarkable tracks you need to hear

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.

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Cage The Elephant – “Whole Wide World”

The latest edition to the Wayhome lineup, Cage the Elephant, has announced a new unplugged EP called Unpeeled – and there’s a sweet cover to tease it. Here’s their version of Wreckless Eric’s classic

Sam Coffey and Iron Lungs – “Talk 2 Her”

Let’s get local, and loud! The latest from Toronto band Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs is channeling the Clash while promoting honesty with the ones you love.

George Ezra – “Don’t Matter Now”

George Ezra is back, and as an anxious person, I find it comforting that he discusses his own battles with anxiety on this new track. He says he wrote this one to remind himself that it’s okay to want to take yourself away from situations sometimes.

Royal Canoe ft. Begonia – “Fussin’”

Winnipeg’s Royal Canoe have created a summer jam, groovy bass lines, catchy lyrics and some excellent vocals from guest Begonia. So goooood

Flight Facilities – “Arty Boy”

Aussie producer duo Flight Facilities have worked with everyone from Kylie Minogue to Reggie Watts, and after three years, are finally back with a new track of their own. They’ve enlisted the lovely vocals of Brisbane singer Emma Louise to create this danceable and sultry gem, “Arty Boy.”