Your First Listen: Week of May 30

Check out new songs from Glass Animals, The Kents, The National, Tuns & Ra Ra Riot

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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Glass Animals – “Life Itself”

You’ll be seeing UK band Glass Animals at Wayhome this summer, where they’ll be playing tunes from their upcoming album How To Be A Human Being…and apparently dancing is a big part of being a human being, if this song is any indication.

The Kents- “The Stakes”

The Kents are a band from just down the street in Lindsay, ON. They’ve shared stages with bands like The Strumbellas and The Trews. You might’ve heard this track kicking off Hockey Night in Canada last week, it really doesn’t get any more Canadian than that! You can catch The Kents live at the Horseshoe this Saturday for their record release party.

The National- “Morning Dew”

The National are here this weekend headlining Field Trip! It’s going to be crazy, but it’s also going to be pretty. Here they are covering Grateful Dead for the new Day of the Dead Grateful Dead tribute album. Just picture laying out in the grass at Field Trip listening to this.

Tuns- “Mind Over Matter”

Ready for your newest Canadian supergroup? Tuns features members of Sloan, The Inbreds and Super Frenz. The band is dropping their self-titled full length album this summer, but here’s a sneak peek now.

Ra Ra Riot- “Absolutely”

Ra Ra Riot hails from Syracuse, NY but they’re making the trip up to Toronto this weekend for Field Trip. Expect their set to be a ton of fun in the sun! You can pick up their latest album Need Your Light Now which sounds like this.

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