Your First Listen: Week of March 19th

Five remarkable songs that you need to hear, featuring Courtney Barnett, Cold War Kids and more

Each week we feature five remarkable songs that 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.
 

Courtney Barnett – “Need A Little Time”

Beloved Aussie Courtney Barnett’s upcoming album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel” will be out May 18th, and hopefully this one can tide you over until then.
 

Reuben and the Dark – “All or Nothing”

Reuben and the Dark have announced that their new album, Arms Of A Dream, will be out May 4. It’s being called a record that shows the band taking a new direction and working outside the box, musically and lyrically. You can hear them perform new tracks at their show at the Drake March 29!

 

Cold War Kids – “Can We Hang On?”

Cold War Kids made it big with Love Is Mystical, but their sixth album, L.A. Divine, is filled with even more solid tunes. Case in point, this track, “Can We Hang On?”

 

Carmanah – “Roots”

Victoria BC’s Carmanah have been described as having a sweet and earthy sound and this one is a sweet snap along gem!
 

The Fratellis – “The Next Time We Wed”

Scottish indie rockers The Fratellis went to LA to work on their latest record, which came out in early March (they also released it on cassette, which is kinda neat.) This track is full of swagger like you’re walking down Hollywood boulevard on a mission!