Your First Listen: Week of October 2nd

Five remarkable tracks you need to hear

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.

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Phoenix – “Ti Amo”

French electro pop-ers Phoenix put out an incredibly fun danceable record inspired by love…and even gelato. Here’s the title track “Ti Amo.”
 

Monowhales – “Take It Back”

Last year you may have known these locals as Ginger Ale and the Monowhales as they celebrated Toronto with a track called “Home.” They’re back, and now just called Monowhales! They’re as fun and catchier than ever with “Take It Back.”
 

DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak”

DJ Shadow’s new record The Mountain Will Fall features this awesome collab with Run the Jewels as Killer Mike and El-P get into a lyrical sparring match.
 

Birds of Bellwoods – “A Year Ago”

Let’s get local! Since releasing an EP, Birds of Bellwoods have been getting a lot of attention as a live band, playing festivals from Turf to NXNE all while putting together their debut. Here is their latest, a track they say ”bridges the gap between their old and new work.”
 

Marshmello ft. Khalid – “Silence”

EDM Producer Marshmello hinted at this collaboration when he jumped on stage at a Khalid show this summer, and here it is! An electro ballad featuring soulful vocals. I’m calling it EDeMo. What?