Your First Listen: Week of June 29

5 remarkable tracks you need to hear from Leon Bridges, Flume, Atlas Genius, Midday Swim and Miami Horror

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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Miami Horror – “Real Slow”

If you’re into electronica with an indie rock edge, you may dig Australia’s Miami Horror. They started back in 2007 making remixes but, since then, they’ve found success with their own original stuff – they just played Lee’s Palace last Friday night. This is from their second and most recent album, All Possible Futures.

Midday Swim – “Summer Eyes”

Perfect one for this time of year – a band that found its beginnings in a cabin on an Ontario Lake. It’s the perfect music for sitting by the lake on the dock or taking a lazy dip! Makes sense this Toronto band is called Midday Swim, and the song? “Summer Eyes.” Ahhhhhh.

Atlas Genius – “Molecules”

YOU may remember Atlas Genius’ breakout hit “Trojans” from 2013 – they’ve returned! You can pick up Inanimate Objects, their new album, in August. This is a song about what those inanimate objects are made of – “Molecules.”

Flume (feat. Andrew Wyatt) – “Some Minds”

Flume is the performing name of Harley Edward Streten, an Australian atist and DJ, whom you may have seen at Bestival. He had one of the biggest, most hyped sets there. Flume started making music when he was 13 – it’s now 10 years later and big things are happening.

Leon Bridges – “Coming Home”

Soul revival! It’s here! It’s real! If you’ve been waiting for a new Sam Cooke, 25 year old Texan Leon Bridges could be your answer. He’s been gathering tons of hype and love at all the festivals this past spring. He’ll be back in Toronto in July at the Danforth Music Hall.