Your First Listen: Week of October 22nd

Remarkable new songs you need to hear from Death Cab For Cutie, Said The Whale, Bahamas, and more

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.

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Death Cab For Cutie – “Northern Lights”

Here’s the latest from Death Cab for Cutie, with a great guest vocal from CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry.

Said The Whale – “UnAmerican”

Said The Whale have recently signed with Arts and Crafts records and have a new album on the way! Don’t confuse the title “UnAmerican” with being anti-American. Singer Tyler Bancroft says he kept hearing the label ‘UnAmerican’ being given to people who were upset and bewildered by Trump’s antics, so he started to equate ‘UnAmerican’ with ‘good and decent.’


Bahamas – “Opening Act (The Shooby Dooby Song)”

As per usual Bahamas brings the catchy effortlessly cool sound to your ears with “Opening Act (The Shooby Dooby Song).” Don’t forget about the FIVE shows at the start of November at the Danforth!

Darcy’s – “Chasing The Fall”

Local duo, The Darcys, have followed up their summer jam “Just Here With My Friends” with a 90’s R&B-esque slow jam titled “Chasing The Fall.” The song has a real city nightlife feel to it.


Fidlar – “Can’t You See”

Fidlar haven’t released an album for a couple of years, but have been biding their time by releasing a few new tracks and putting on one helluva live show. They’re back next year with a new record called Almost Free and here’s the latest track to get you ready.