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.
Head and the Heart – “Rhythm & Blues”
When you think of the “Seattle sound” you might think of grunge, but the indie folk scene of the Pacific Northwest is definitely huge. Case in point: the lovely sounds of The Head and the Heart. After an intimate show earlier this year at the Horseshoe they brought their magic back (with more room for fans) to at Massey Hall, Wednesday Nov 30th.
Hannah Georgas – “Evelyn”
After spending years on the west coast, local artist Hannah Georgas is back in Toronto. Her latest album For Evelyn honours her Grandmother Evelyn who’s 98 years old and a constant inspiration. See Hannah Georgas live December 7th at Mod Club.
Band of Horses ft. J Mascis – “In A Drawer”
What happens when you combine Seattle Indie Rockers Band of Horses with backing vocals by Dinosaur Jr.’s J. Mascis? This song! Here’s “In a drawer” on YFL.
LP – “Lost On You”
You’ve heard of big in Japan, well now there’s a NY artist who got their big break in Greece, with this track “Lost on You.” Even after writing hits for Cher and Rihanna, LA-based artist LP barely sold any records of their own in the states, but with all the love in Europe this track became fourth-most Shazamed song in the world! Here’s why everyone wants to know who’s singing.
Young The Giant – “Silvertongue”
Young the Giant aren’t known to be political, but they bring that angle to their new album Home of the Strange talking about the immigrant experience and melting pot of America. This track is incredible catchy and I’d say about 80% chorus. Get ready to sing along to Young the Giant Silvertongue, on YFL