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.
The Right Sound for the Right Price
M83 – “Do It, Try It”
M83 are back this April 8th, their new album Junk drops before they hit the summer festival circuit. Why is it called Junk? As frontman Anthony Gonzalez says, “Anything we create today is going to end up being space junk at one point anyways.” He says he finds that fascinating and beautiful at the same time and if that’s really the case if there’s something you want to do you might as well “Do It, Try It.”
Twin River – “Antony”
Vancouver band Twin River dropped their debut just last year, and their sophomore album will be out sometime this year. If you’re a fan of the washed out wavy guitars of The War On Drugs, you might like it – it’s like them mixed with ALVVAYS. Perfect summer music… I mean come on, summer’s not that far off!
Atlas Genius – “Stockholm”
Atlas Genius launched their attack on the world in 2013 with “Trojans”, and then came back with Inanimate Objects last year. Their sound has gotten a little more intense with their latest track “Stockholm”. Check them out when they’re in town next month at the Mod Club.
Humans – “Tell Me”
Humans are a band you should start to get to know. For the past seven years they have been building their fanbase and buzz, releasing two EPs and two full lengths. This year they even got nominated for their first Juno! See them at the Velvet Underground later this month, and pick up their record Noontide which is nominated for the Juno’s “Electronic Album of the Year.”
Cage The Elephant – “Trouble”
You might know them for their rowdy bluesy-rock n’ roll sound, but get ready for Cage The Elephant to slow things way down. “Trouble” is another track from their fourth album Tell Me I’m Pretty.
(Photo courtesy of Cage The Elephant via Facebook.)