Your First Listen: Week of November 5th

Remarkable new songs you need to hear from

Each week we feature five remarkable songs that 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.

Presented with Muskoka Brewery


Dear Rouge – “Modern Shakedown”

Dear Rouge made you dance at the Danforth last month, and now it’s time to give you a new one off of Phases that’s a rock ‘n’ roll gem!

Slothrust – “Double Down”

At first glance you might not know how to pronounce this band’s name – is it slo-thrust? NO! It’s SLOTHrust, a band from Boston who will bring their ’90s vibes to the Horseshoe on November 13th.


Kandle – “Nobody Wants You Now”

Montreal’s Kandle sounds ready to soundtrack the next David Lynch project. She just released a new album called Holy Smoke, and here’s her latest.

Mounties – “De-Evolve Again”

Mounties are back. The trio, made up of Hawksley Workman, Ryan Dahle, and Steve Bays, have been hinting at a new record since this spring, and hopefully this new song means we’ll finally get the new album in early 2019. The title of this track is a nod to the band Devo and to the idea of a global awakening.


Yukon Blonde – “Cry”

Two great Vancouver bands will be at the Danforth on November 22nd. I’m talking about The Zolas and these guys, Yukon Blonde! Here’s a disco tinged track off their latest release, Critical Hit!