April 2012

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Exclusives

An Rdio Exclusive: Listen to Here We Go Magic’s A Different Ship

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Brooklyn, NY indie rockers Here We Go Magic established their trademark sound early on. Their 2009 debut album found singer Luke Temple’s plaintive tenor intermingled with chiming guitars and rhythmic twists and turns. Since then, the band graced a number of festival stages and, at Glastonbury Festival in 2010, caught the ear of Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. The famous producer lent a hand to the recording of A Different Ship, Here We Go Magic’s third studio album to date.

The album is officially released to the world on May 4, but you can hear it right now on Rdio. Give A Different Ship a spin.

∞  04/30/2012 — 4:00PM

EventsRecommended By Rdio

Join Rdio at Music Hack Day - Sydney

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If you’re around Sydney and have a soft spot for software, then please join us at Music Hack Day Sydney. On April 28th and 29th, hackers from all around will come together in the name of music and technology to build, invent, and enhance awesome new apps.

Want to show off your coding chops? Then register for Music Hack Day. Lack the knack but still want to watch? The event welcomes spectators and media alike. Support Music Hack Day and change how people experience music.

∞  04/26/2012 — 8:00PM

EventsMusic

Get Ready for Creamfields 2012 with the Perfect Playlist

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In 2010, the annual Creamfields festival came to Australia and established itself as a festival mainstay. The five-day dance music and DJ event drew huge crowds with artists like Deadmau5, Skrillex, and MSTRKRFT. This year promises to be just as crazy — headlining the 2012 stages are David Guetta, Dirty South, Vitalic, Congorock, Above & Beyond, and many more.

To prepare for the good times, a number of people crafted their ideal Creamfields playlist, including Rdio user Tim Hardaker and Rdio influencer inthemix, whose playlist you can listen to below. Want more inspiration? Make your own playlist — that way, Creamfields or not, you’re covered for music for the next two weekends.

∞  04/25/2012 — 5:44PM

Events

Vice Presents the Chateau Rdio Music Everywhere Party

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Rdio and Vice are together again — we’re taking Chateau Rdio on the road.

Won’t you join us? Enter the Chateau Rdio ticket raffle — RSVP on Facebook for either of the two dates. We’ll see you May 3rd at Melbourne’s Workers Club, featuring performances by Gold Fields, Cut Off Your Hands, Die! Die! Die!, and more. The next night, Gold Fields returns with Bleeding Knees Club and others to Coniston Lane in Brisbane.

Don your best dancing shoes and come party at Chateau Rdio.

∞  04/22/2012 — 4:00PM

Music

Listen to Whispertown’s Parallel on Rdio

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Whispertown is the indie folk project of Los Angeles’ Morgan Nagler and a rotating cast of her friends. Formerly dubbed The Whispertown 2000, Nagler perfected her indie folk sound on tours with The Breeders, Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes, and She & Him, among others. Her full-length discography includes was 2008’s Swim, and Parallel, which updated her sound with touches of Postal Service-style electronica.

Parallel is now available on Rdio, courtesy of Gillian Welch’s record label, Acony. Listen to Parallel now, and catch Whispertown on their current tour with Margo & The Nuclear So and So’s.

∞  04/15/2012 — 5:00PM

Tips & Tricks

New Rdio Spotlight: Stations

This week, we’re diving into new Rdio’s Stations — Stations provide easy, instant mixes for those who are in the mood to sit back and listen. Wherever you see a Play Station button, click Play to hear a shuffled mix based on the music from that page.

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Here are three types of Stations you’ll see as you browse new Rdio:

Heavy Rotation: Want to hear a sample of the great tunes your Network is listening to? If so, the Heavy Rotation Station is for you.

Collection: Create a Station from your Collection (or anyone else’s) to play a shuffled mix of songs — then relax and bask in the carefully-curated musical glory.

Artist: With Artist Stations, you’ll get a mix of songs from both your selected Artist, and similar Artists.

Prefer to hear a shuffled mix of tunes from the selected Artist only? Press the play button from the page header to start an Artist-only station.

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That about wraps it up for this week — if you’re using new Rdio, and have have questions or suggestions, get in touch with us via @Rdiohelp or [email protected].

Curious? New Rdio is a visually beautiful and dynamic way to play Rdio. The completely redesigned new Rdio is available to all Web and Unlimited subscribers.

∞  04/12/2012 — 4:00PM

Tips & Tricks

New Rdio Spotlight: Click, Collect, and Share

We’re back with more Tip & Tricks for New Rdio — today we’re focusing on some of the ways we realized a couple oft-requested features. Let’s take a closer look at the Action Menu.

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Click the plus (+) sign on any album, track, or playlist to open the Action Menu. Unlimited Subscribers can use Sync to Mobile to add the item to their Offline Collection. If you’d like to add the album to your Queue, select Play Later.

You may have noticed that Add to Playlist now appears on albums too. That’s right, you can add full-album to playlists using the action menu, or using another brand new feature — drag and drop.

On New Rdio you can click an album and drag it directly into a playlist in the left-hand sidebar.

This brings us to the next menu on the action menu — Share. Select Share from the menu to open up all the share options.

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You can also use that nifty drag and drop feature to Share, too! Just drag the item to a friends icon in the right-hand sidebar to open up the Share menu, and send to them via Facebook, Twitter, Email, or direct link.

That wraps up this week’s peek into New Rdio. If you’ve got any questions or feedback, let us know!

Curious? New Rdio is a visually beautiful and dynamic way to play Rdio. The completely redesigned new Rdio is available to all Web and Unlimited subscribers.

∞  04/05/2012 — 4:00PM

Exclusives

Only on Rdio: Play DZ Deathrays’ Debut Album Now

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Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley started DZ Deathrays in 2008 only to play at house parties, but their raucous live show earned them both a solid reputation and a fast-growing audience. By 2010, they’d released a debut EP, and since then, they’ve released limited-edition cassettes and seven-inches. On April 6, the duo will release Bloodstreams, their first full-length of their riff-heavy, propulsive tunes.

Fans looking to hear the album early are in luck — Bloodstreams is streaming right now in its entirety, only on Rdio. Listen to DZ Deathrays’ debut below.

∞  04/02/2012 — 5:27PM