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 12:45 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 8:45 p.m.
The Lumineers – “Angela”
The Lumineers took six months to write their last release Cleopatra. They were secluded in a small house in Denver when they wrote this song about, as they say, “a small town beauty struggling to escape her past.”
Billy Moon – “IWK”
Once a man, now a band, Hamilton garage rockers Billy Moon are known for their live shows, and lucky you, they are playing a residence at the Horseshoe coming up. Be sure to see what all the talk is about! Here’s their latest, “IWK,” which stands for I Wanna Know.
Goldfrapp – “Anymore”
Goldfrapp’s new record Silver Eye is out on the 31st. They equate the recording process for this one to being lost in the woods and not knowing if you’re going to hit a dead end or a clearing to something beautiful (it appears they found something great.)
Said The Whale – “Step Into The Darkness”
Said The Whale’s new record is out on March 31. Lucky for us they’re having their release shows here in Toronto on March 31 and April 1! The band is down to three original members and hit some heavy, personal topics on As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide, but don’t worry, they still have the catchy and sweet Said the Whale vibes you love.
Portugal The Man – “Feel it Still”
Portugal the Man got their start in Wasilla Alaska (am I the only one who didn’t know that?). This one has a magical falsetto accompanied by a Bond-theme beat and is one of the catchiest tracks I’ve heard in a while. You’ll be dancing to this one at Field Trip, guaranteed.
Image courtesy Goldfrapp