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.
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Arcade Fire – “Creature Comfort”
Arcade Fire’s Everything Now may have had a very confusing marketing campaign, but back to the music: here’s a track featuring collaboration with Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter and Portishead’s Geoff Barrow.
St. Vincent – “Los Ageless”
St. Vincent’s new record Mass Seduction has already been getting some comedic promo via short video collabs with Carrie Brownstein. Here’s a danceable diss to her new adopted home Los Angeles, the latest from Saint Vincent “Los Ageless.”
Kings of Leon – “Around The World “
Kings of Leon said they tried to challenge people’s perceptions of them with their latest record Walls. They definitely have the same country-alt-rock vibes of their earlier days, but this one leans a bit, dare I say, funky? I’m into it.
Ivory Hours – “Shadow Kids”
Let’s get local! Ivory Hours got their start in 2012 in London, Ontario, but now, 5 years and many shows and 3 albums later, they call Toronto home. Here’s the latest off the release Dreamworld, “Shadow Kids.”
Sofi Tukker ft. NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno – “Best Friend”
There are many great ways to get your songs out there, but there may be no greater promotion than landing in the ad for the latest Apple product. Case in point: this track soundtracks the new iPhone X commercial and Sofi Tukker are getting more love than ever. Here’ s their song about friendship, not phones, “Best Friend.”