Your First Listen: Week of May 16

Check out new tracks by Young the Giant, Wildlife, Wild Belle, Local Natives & The Heavy

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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Young The Giant – “Something To Believe In”

Can you believe it’s been over ten years since Young the Giant started making music? The California band is back with a new album in August, it’s called Home of the Strange. Here’s the first single for you it’s “Something To Believe In” on Your First Listen.

Wildlife – “Dead Century”

Toronto band Wildlife are back with their big wild sound three years after their first full-length album! They’ve definitely grown up in that time, this one’s a coming of age song about growing up, moving forward and looking back.

Wild Belle – “Throw Down Your Guns”

Sibling duo Wild Belle hails from Chicago. The brother and sister from a family of musicians just dropped their second album Dreamland back in April. They draw influences from all over the place, from funk to EDM, which makes sense since they’ve also helped write songs for Major Lazer.

Local Natives – “Past Lives”

Indie mainstays Local Natives return now with a new, synth-filled, sweeping tack. They’re currently working on their third studio album, no name or release date yet but check this tune out.

The Heavy – “Since You Been Gone”

On April 12th British band The Heavy released their new album Hurt & Merciless. You might remember them from their big single “How You Like me Now” which you heard in a bunch of commercials back in 2009. Their big, loud sound is back – horns and everything. This ain’t no Kelly Clarkson, it’s The Heavy with “Since You Been Gone” on Your First Listen.
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