Your First Listen: Week of September 4th

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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Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – “Over Everything”

Well, I think I’ve found your new favourite Kurt & Courtney since the ’90s. Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett have a new collaborative project and the duo’s first record together, Lotta Sea Lice will be out October 13th!


Alice Merton – “No Roots”

If you’ve ever moved around a lot you know sometimes home is where your feet are, and the ideal of home is kind of odd. Alice Merton penned “No Roots” after a lifetime of moves, including moving from Canada to Germany. Judging by the hundreds of thousands of streams, it’s clear that theme resonates. This track has been getting a lot of love in Europe and it’s time for Canada to get on board!

The National – “Day I Die”

The National’s seventh album Sleep Well Beast is out September 8th and from reviews to the band’s own words, the album is the biggest change in sound and lyrics the group has ever had. This one might actually be the most upbeat melancholy break up tune since The Smiths last release.

Partner – “Ambassador to Ecstasy”

This duo got their start in Sackville, New Brunswick but now call Windsor home, and how can you not love a band who are influenced by Prince, Ween and KD Lang and also are incredible live? Check out Partner’s album release show on Sept 8 at the Horseshoe and sing along to this one “Ambassador to Ecstasy”!

LCD Soundsystem – “Tonite”

Five years after throwing themselves a farewell bash at Madison Square Garden, LCD Soundsystem have returned with a brand new album American Dream! Put on your dancin’ shoes, this one will quickly be and LCD classic!