Your First Listen: Week of May 23

Listen to new music from Nothing But Thieves, PUP, Borns, The Strumbellas & Miike Snow

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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Nothing But Thieves – “Wake Up Call”

You know UK band Nothing But Thieves from their Muse-inspired hit “Trip Switch” that came out earlier this year. Their debut self-titled album is out now and they’ll be making a visit to Toronto this August at The Velvet Underground.

PUP – “Can’t Win”

Stream “Can’t Win” on Spotify and check out our Stiegl Hidden Studio Session with the band below:

After blowing everything up all over the place the last couple of years, touring the world, drinking all the beers and generally accusing mayhem, Toronto punks PUP are finally back! Their new album comes out this week, it’s called The Dream Is Over, and their comeback Toronto show at The Phoenix this week is completely sold out.

Borns – “American Money”

LA-based singer-songwriter Borns lives in a treehouse, does magic, and makes beautiful tunes. His album Dopamine came out earlier this year and, appropriately, made you feel good. Here’s his latest single from that LP called “American Money”.

The Strumbellas – “We Don’t Know”

The Strumbellas have had a huge year! Their song “Spirits” just exploded being the number one both here and in the states – and their album Hope went certified gold. Not bad for a ragtag crew of musicians from right here in Toronto. Listen to another track off of that gold record called “We Don’t Know”.

Miike Snow – “The Heart Of Me”

Sweden’s Miike Snow are making the festival rounds this summer in support of their latest album iii, and their almost ten years of experience are taking them to new heights. You already know their jam “Genghis Khan” so now try this one called “The Heart Of Me”.

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