MonoMonday

#MonoMonday: Happy 60th Birthday Elvis Costello!

Very few artists can boast the varied and prolific career of Elvis Costello, with 30 albums to his credit and collaborations with artists as diverse as the Brodsky Quartet and The Roots. As Elvis turns 60 years old August 25, let’s return to the album that started it all — his debut disc My Aim is True — featuring the classics “Alison,” “Less Than Zero,” and “Watching the Detectives.” Happy Birthday, Elvis!

∞  August 24, 2015 — 8:49AM

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ExclusivesRdio Sessions

Exclusive: Joywave’s Rdio Session Brings Happiness

Tapped into that brilliant line between retro and cutting edge, indie pop and electro, Joywave has nailed the balance of making irresistibly fun songs that stay repeat-worthy. The Rochester, New York quintet (singer Daniel Armbruster, Joseph Morinelli on guitar, bassist Sean Donnelly, Benjamin Bailey on keys and drummer Paul Brenner) are behind the latest edition of our intimate live series known as Rdio Sessions. The set features the songs “Feels Like A Lie,” “Tongues,” “Traveling At the Speed of Light,” and “Nice House,” all taken from their recent album How Do You Feel Now?

∞  August 21, 2015 — 10:24AM

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New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - August 21, 2015

Getting to share a bumper crop of new music with you is our favorite time of the week! Subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist to automatically receive a fresh set handpicked for you every Friday.

It’s a banner week for blockbuster releases, including a surprise album from beatmaster Dr. Dre and the return of stadium-fillers Bon Jovi, experimental darling Panda Bear, Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas and hard rockers Pop Evil, just to name a few (see more in the Playlist Notes). Press play, find your favorites and then hit up the Rdio New Releases to hear the full albums and browse the complete collection of just-hatched sounds.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion
    Canada’s upbeat pop star returns with sweet songs inspired by Eighties sensations on her third album.

  • Method Man - The Meth Lab
    The Wu Tang Clan veteran takes his first solo album in nine years back to the gritty streets to cook up rhymes.

  • Joywave - Rdio Session
    Rochester’s indie rock breakthrough act performs exclusive live versions of songs from How Do You Feel Now?

  • Disturbed - Immortalized (Deluxe Version)
    After four years off, Chicago’s hard rock heroes reinvigorate with shocking surprises like a Simon and Garfunkel cover.

  • Kip Moore - Wild Ones (Deluxe)
    The sophomore album from the country singer-songwriter balances love songs with the bachelor life.

  • Jordin Sparks - Right Here Right Now
    The third album by the American Idol champ brings hip-hop spiked R&B with guests like 2 Chainz. B.o.B. and Shaggy.

  • Gardens & Villa - Music For Dogs
    The new album from the indie pop act takes on the rapid technological advancements of the present with an ear to classic experimental rock.

∞  August 21, 2015 — 7:55AM

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MonoMonday

#MonoMonday: Hear Your Favorite James Taylor Songs in a New Way

Today’s #MonoMonday presents one of your favorite classic American artists in a way he’s never been heard before! James Taylor’s 1968 self-titled debut album has been remastered for sonic quality. But that’s not all — the new version of the album features the original recordings of two of his most cherished songs, “Carolina In My Mind” and “Something In The Way She Moves” as well as previously unreleased songs including the studio demos of “Sunny Skies” and “Let Me Ride” and solo acoustic demo of “Sunshine Sunshine.” Ladies and gentlemen, you’re in for a true treat when you press play.

∞  August 17, 2015 — 8:00AM

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New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - August 14, 2015

We scour the world to select the songs that go on each New Music Weekly playlist. This week features many international artists that you’ll enjoy musically familiarizing yourself with, including Welsh rockers Neck Deep, Massachusetts indie hip-hop duo Aer, UK downtempo revivalists Slime, Latin pop/rock powerhouse Julieta Venegas, Canadian electronic producer CFCF, and more key releases described in the Playlist Notes. Check out our picks on the playlist (don’t forget to subscribe so you always get the latest set!) and then discover more of your own future favorites on the Rdio New Releases page.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Bullet For My Valentine - Venom (Deluxe Edition)
    Wales’ heavy metal heroes return to their harder roots with a dark and aggressive fifth album.

  • Grace Potter - Midnight
    After 10 years fronting the soulful rock band The Nocturnals, the Vermont singer turns to a varied batch of pop sensibilities for her solo debut.

  • Melanie Martinez - Cry Baby (Deluxe)
    The Voice alum penned the pop/trap songs on her first album around childlike themes in a grownup world.

  • New Politics - Vikings
    The third album from the Denmark via Brooklyn trio flirts with danceable pop, rock and grunge for their hybrid styles.

  • Teen Daze - Morning World
    Canadian producer Jamison brings his singing voice into the forefront for this dreamy indie pop full-length, which is his third.

  • Joss Stone - Water for Your Soul (Commentary)
    The English singer reveals the stories behind the world-wise palette of sounds that she employs on an exclusive commentary version of her seventh studio album.

  • Glass Animals - Zaba
    Psychedelic pop with R&B underpinnings permeates the deluxe album version from the quartet hailing from Oxford, England.

∞  August 14, 2015 — 7:55AM

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News

On the Air on Rdio: Introducing Live Broadcast Radio Stations

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Rdio is the home to endless stations, tuned to you. And now we’re proud to announce free access to live broadcast radio, beginning with 500 stations owned and operated by our partner, Cumulus Media.

In addition to artist stations, hand-curated stations and You FM, your personalized station, you can now listen to a huge variety of broadcast radio stations — local stations near you as well as popular stations nationwide — anywhere you are, on the devices you use every day.

Live radio is easy to find on Rdio. You can search for your favorite stations by name, call letters, or frequency, or browse popular ones nearby and around the country in our "Stations" section. Here you'll find top music stations, such as Nash FM in Nashville , as well as sports and talk stations, such as KSFO in San Francisco. Rdio is proud to also feature national programming such as NASH Next, spotlighting the best from emerging country music artists.

Choose a station, and you’ll also find similar stations, recently played songs, and other content to enhance your listening experience. Like what you’re hearing live? Favorite any song playing on a station, download it to your mobile device and listen offline, or add it to a playlist.

Visit Rdio to see some of our top stations nationwide. Below, you'll find a list of all stations live on Rdio as of today, sorted alphabetically by city.

On Rdio. Music, tuned to you. Wherever you are. Live.

  • Abilene, Texas: KBCY, Power 103, The Bear 102, 98.1 The Ticket
  • Albany, Georgia: 1590 WALG, Mix 107, Rock 103, Nash FM 104.5, 102.1 Nash Icon, V 101.7
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: 96.3 Nash Icon, 103.3 ED-FM, 770 KKOB, 93.3 KOB FM, 99.5 Magic FM, 610 KNML, Nash FM 92.3, 1050 KTBL
  • Allentown, Pennsylvania: Cat Country 96, 100.7 WLEV
  • Amarillo, Texas: 95.7 The KAR, 107.1 KPUR Armadillo, 93.1 The Beat, Rock 108
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan: 1290 WLBY, Ann Arbor's 107 One, WTKA, W4 Country
  • Appleton, Wisconsin: WNAM 1280, WOSH, Nash FM Wisconsin, 103.9 WVBO, 96.9 The Fox
  • Atlanta, Georgia: Kicks 101.5, Rock 100.5, Q100, 98.9 Nash Icon, OG 97.9, News Radio 106.7
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Q106.5, Max 94.1, Classic Hits 103.3, Heaven 1460
  • Beaumont, Texas: Nash FM 101.5, Sports Radio 1450 AM, Q94, Magic 102.5
  • Birmingham, Alabama: 1070 WAPI, Jox 94.5, Jox 2 100.5, Hot 107.7, 99.5 Nash Icon
  • Blacksburg, Virginia: 105.3 The Bear, 710 WFNR, Mix 100.7, Nash FM 107.1, Super Sports 101.7
  • Bloomington, Indiana: 101.5 WBNQ, B104, WJBC, 93.7 Nash Icon, WJEZ
  • Boise, Idaho: 670 KBOI, Kissin' 92, 96.9 The Egal, Nash FM 97.9, The Ticket
  • Bridgeport, Connecticut: WEBE 108, WICC 600
  • Buffalo, New York: 103.3 The Edge, 97 Rock, Sports Radio 1270 The Fan, 104.1 WHTT
  • Charleston, South Carolina: Nash FM 96.9, Magic 107.3, 95SX, WTMA, Z 93 JAMZ
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee: WGOW 1150 AM, Talk Radio 102.3, 107.9 Nash Icon, KZ 106
  • Chicago, Illinois: 89 WLS, 94.7 WLS, The Loop 97.9, The Loop 97.9, 101 WKQX
  • Cincinnati, Ohio: 96 Rock, 103.5 WGRR, Nash FM 94.1, Fox 92.5, Warm 98
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado: 95.1 Nash FM, The Animal 1300 AM, KKFM, 98.9 Magic FM, 92.9 Peak, 740 KVOR
  • Columbia, South Carolina: 1320 The Fan, Kiss 103.1 FM, 107.5 The Game, 98.5 Nash Icon, B106.7
  • Columbia Jefferson City, Missouri: Nash FM 100.1, BRX, KFRU, Cool 97.5, KLIK 1240 AM, Q106.1, KPLA, Sports Radio 104.1
  • Columbus Starkville, Mississippi: Nash FM 94.9, Mix 106.1, Sports Radio 103.1 The Team, 99.9 The Fox
  • Dallas, Texas: ESPN Dallas 103.3, KLIF 570, Hot 93.3, 99.5 The Wolf, 96.3 KSCS, The Ticket, WBAP
  • Des Moines, Iowa: The Champ, 95 KGGO, Nash FM 97.3, 92.5 Nash Icon, 98.3 The Torch
  • Detroit, Michigan: Nash FM 93.1, 96.3 WDVD, WJR
  • Erie, Pennsylvania: Z102.3, Classy 100, 104.3 The Vibe, 97.9 Nash FM
  • Eugene, Oregon: Star 102.3, NRQ, 1320 Radio Unica, KUGN 590, Sports Radio 95.3, KZEL 96.1
  • Fayetteville, Arkansas: Nash FM 94.3, 1030 KFAY AM, The Keg, Power 105.7, 92.1 The Ticket, 94.9 Nash Icon
  • Fayetteville, North Carolina: WFNC 640 AM, Magic 106.9, Q98, Rock 103
  • Flint, Michigan: 92.7 WDZZ, Nash FM 95.1, Sports Xtra 1330, Super Talk 1570, CK 105.5
  • Florence, South Carolina: Glory 98.5,Magic 94.3, Nash FM 100.5, 102.1 The Fox, Sports Radio 100.1 The Fan, WYNN 106.3
  • Fresno, California: Mega 97.9, KMJ NOW, 93.7 Kiss Country, Y101
  • Ft. Smith, Arkansas: 102.7 The Vibe, 100.7 Nash Icon, BIG Country 107.3
  • Ft. Walton Beach, Florida: WFTW, 99 Rock, Coast 93.3, Nash FM 105.5, z96
  • Green Rapids, Michigan: WBBL, 105.3 Hot FM, 1340 WJRW, 97 LAV-FM, Nash FM 94.5
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin: The Fan 107.5, WKRU, 103.1 WOGB, Nash FM Wisconsin, Star 98
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: 95.3 Nash Icon, WINK 104, 105.7 The Rocks, Hot 93.5, WXKC-HD2
  • Houston, Texas: 104.1 KRBE
  • Huntsville, Alabama: 94.1 WHRP, The UMP, WVNN, 93.3 Nash Icon,104.3 WZYP
  • Indianapolis, Indiana:WFMS 95.5, 104.5 WJJK, 93.9 The Beat
  • Kansas City, Missouri: Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, 101 The Fox, 95.7 The Vibe, 105.1 Jack FM, KCMO Talk Radio, 94.9 KCMO, 102.5 Nash Icon, Magic 107.3
  • Knoxville, Tennessee: WIVK, Sports Radio WNML, News Talk 98.7
  • Kokomo, Indiana: 100.5 KI
  • Lafayette, Louisiana: Magic 104.7, Q95.5, KSMB, Nash FM 99.1
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana: Super Talk 1400 KAOK AM, Warm 103.3, Rock101, 97.9 Nash Icon, Sports Radio 1580, KYKZ 96
  • Lexington, Kentucky: Hot 102, Nash FM 92.9, 590 WVLK, 101.5 Nash Icon, Z-Rock 103
  • Little Rock, Arkansas: 1090 am KAAY, The Sports Animal 920 AM, News Radio 1029 KARN, Power 92 Jams, Alice @ 107.7, B98.5
  • Los Angeles, California: 790 KABC, KLOS
  • Macon, Georgia: The Fan, WDDO Gospel, 99 WDEN, Blazin 92.3, WMAC, B95.1, Z93.7, Rock 105.5
  • Melbourne, Florida: WA1A, Nash FM 102.7, 95 Rock
  • Memphis, Tennessee: Kix 106, 98.9 The Vibe, 103.5 WRBO, 98.1 The Max
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: 92 KQRS, 93x, 105 The Ticket
  • Mobile, Alabama: 97.5 WABD, 93BLX, 104.1 WDLT, Gospel 900
  • Montgomery, Alabama: Y102, News Radio 1440, WLWI 92, Sports Radio 740, Mix 103.3, WNZZ 950, 95.1 The Fox
  • Muncie, Indiana: Nash FM 102.5
  • Muskegon, Michigan: Big Talk 1490 AM, Muskegon Nash Icon, 98.3 WLCS, V100, Sunny 97.5
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: 98.5 Kiss FM, Fox Sports Radio 1050, Nash FM 106.5, Sports Radio 100.3 The Team, Sunny 103.1
  • Nashville, Tennessee: 104.5 The Zone, Nash FM 103.3, 92 Q, 95.5 Nash Icon, Super Talk 99.7
  • New London, Connecticut: 102.3 The Wolf, Q105, 980 WXLM
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: Power 102.9, Old School 106.7, The Ticket 106.1, Nash FM 92.3
  • New York City, New York: WABC Radio, Nash FM 94.7, PLJ, 94.3 WFAS
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: KATT Rock 100.5, Wild 104.9, 96.9 Bob FM, 98.9 Kiss, La Indomable 930 AM, The Sports Animal 98.1
  • Oxnard, Ventura, California: The New 95.1 KBBY, 100.7 KHAY, 106.3 Nash Icon, Sports Radio 1450, 103.3 The Vibe
  • Pensacola, Florida: WCOA Pensacola, Soft Rock 94.1, Magic 106.1, Nash Pensacola
  • Peoria, Illinois: 97.3 Nash FM, 95.5 GLO, 105.7 The Rocks, WVEL, Power Peoria
  • Providence, Rhode Island: 630 WPRO, 92 PRO-FM, 790 Business, Hot 106,Lite Rock 105
  • Reno, Nevada: Nash FM 98.1, KKOH, Magic 95.5, Wild 102.9
  • Saginaw, Nevada: 96 WHNN, WHEELZ 104.5, 102.5 WIOG, Z93
  • Salt Lake City, Nevada: B 98.7, KBER 101, TRAX 101.9, 1320 AM KFAN, Alt 94.9, 860 Utah's Big Talker, K-Bull 93 FM
  • San Francisco, California: KFOG, KGO, KNBR, 107.7 The Bone, KSFO, Nash FM San Jose, KTCT
  • Savannah, Georgia: 630 BMQ, E93, WIXV I-95, Nash FM 96.5, The Ticket, Magic 103.9, Savannah Nash Icon
  • Shreveport, Louisiana:99.7 KMJJ, i97.3, Super Talk 1340, Nash FM 101.1, Magic 102.9
  • Springfield, Massachusetts: Sports Radio 1450 The Hall, 94.7 WMAS
  • Stockton/Modesto, California: 99.3 KJOY, KWIN, 104 The Hawk, KHOP, Kat Country 103
  • Syracuse, New York: 95x, 93Q, The Score 1260, The Rebel 105.9
  • Tallahassee, Florida: Star 98.9, Gulf 104, Heaven 1410, 96.1 JAMZ, Blazin' 102.3
  • Toledo/Monroe, Ohio: K100, Talk Radio 1470, 106.5 The Ticket, 98.3 Nash Icon, 93.5 WRQN, Star 105, 94.5 XKR, Toledo's Zone
  • Topeka, Kansas: V 100, Y105, KMAJ, Sports Radio 1490 KTOP, Nash FM 102.9, 99.3 The Eagle
  • Tri-Cities, Tennessee: WJCW, 104.9 Nash Icon, WQUT, WXSM
  • Tucson, Arizona: Sports Radio 1290 AM, KHIT 107.5, KIIM FM, 97.5 The Vibe, KTUC 1400
  • Washington, District of Columbia: WMAL, All The Hits 107.3
  • Westchester, New York: News Talk WFAS, 94.3 WFAS
  • Wichita Falls, Texas: 99.9 KLUR, 94.9 Outlaw, Hot 103.9, The Bear 104.7
  • Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: 97BHT, 97.9 X, Magic 93, Nash FM 93.7
  • Wilmington, North Carolina: WAAV the Wave, 102.7 GNI, 94.5 The Hawk, Coast 97.3, WWQQ
  • Worchester, Massachusetts: Nash Icon 98.9, The Pike 100 FM, WXLO 104.5
  • York, Pennsylvania: Warm 103.3, Sports Radio 1440 AM, i105, WSBA 910, 96.1 Sox
  • Youngstown, Ohio: Sports Radio WBBW, Hot 101, Sports Radio 96.7, 790 WPIC, K 105, WSOM 600, Rock 104, Y-103

∞  August 11, 2015 — 7:19PM

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MonoMonday

#MonoMonday: Radiohead's "The Bends" Is 20!

It’s been called “one of the 50 albums that changed music.” It’s regularly cited as one of the best albums of all time. Twenty years ago, Radiohead's second album, The Bends, took Thom Yorke and the band from the grunge influence of their debut album to a finely-crafted, more experimental sound that would set the tone of their work in the future. Sure, this is the album with “Fake Plastic Trees” and “High and Dry,” but The Bends also features the gorgeous “Black Star,” “Sulk,” and “My Iron Lung.” Highly influential to other artists that came later (such as Coldplay and Keane), The Bends is a landmark release, and one that never fails to satisfy.

∞  August 10, 2015 — 8:38AM

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New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - August 7, 2015

Our New Music Weekly playlist highlights the key releases across genres; subscribe to receive it automatically every seven days! The current set brings you a taste of modern surf rock from La Luz, mellow pop ‘n R&B by Night Beds, youthful old soul from The Mynabirds, stirring folk by Small Feet and a lot more. When you’re ready forage for beats on your own, the Rdio New Releases is where you’ll find all of this week’s single, EP and album offerings.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Luke Bryan - Kill The Lights
    The stadium-filling country star shows off his sexy side with playful songs including a duet with Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild on his fifth studio album.

  • Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss
    Distorted beats and guitars accompany the singer’s lyrical wanderings of the depths between sleeplessness and lucid dreaming.

  • TobyMac - This Is Not A Test
    The Christian hip-hop and pop star shares uplifting tracks with guests including dc Talk, Capital Kings, and Hollyn.

  • Mac Demarco - Another One
    The Canadian artist drops a mini LP with laidback, funky grooves and honest looks at love’s many emotional facets.

  • Michael Ray - Michael Ray
    The country music star, mentored by John Rich of Big & Rich, debuts a full-length album of songs, including his chart-topping single, "Kiss You In the Morning."

  • Georgia - Georgia
    A one-woman band from Northwest London shares tough, grime-informed rhythms and lyrics on her debut album.

  • HEALTH - DEATH MAGIC
    The LA band known for its industrial disco leanings reveal the hard and hedonistic side of pop life on the third full-length release.

∞  August 7, 2015 — 8:16AM

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Nashville Rising

Meet our August Nashville Rising Artist: Andrew Combs

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Born in Texas and musically bred in Tennessee, Andrew Combs has made waves from Nashville to the world for his strong and honest songwriting on his album All These Dreams. Paired with his subtle grace as a vocalist and guitarist and a young ear for vintage sounds and sensibilities, songs like “Foolin” and “Pearl” feel like timeless classics in the making.

As his own flirtations with classic rock and Americana might hint, he’s an open-minded listener who draws inspiration from everywhere! Follow Andrew Combs on Rdio to check out his unpredictable personal favorites. We'll be sharing exclusive playlists and news from him all month long, so stay tuned.

∞  August 4, 2015 — 11:56AM

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Artist To Watch

Introducing August’s Rdio Artist To Watch: Wolf Alice

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Fronted by the charismatic vocalist and guitarist Ellie Rowsell, British act Wolf Alice has been captivating listeners across the globe with their new debut album My Love Is Cool. We’re highlighting Wolf Alice as our Artist To Watch for August since we think they’re poised to break out big with their wide-ranging sensibilities that incorporate rock, pop, folk, and often the indescribable. Stay tuned for exclusive playlists and other news from the band all month long but in the meantime, get familiar with their album now.

∞  August 3, 2015 — 11:23AM

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