July 2013

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Youngblood Hawke Picks Songs for Your Party

Youngblood Hawkw

Your next party is going to have an amazing soundtrack thanks to a new gift from Los Angeles indie pop act Youngblood Hawke, which recently released their debut album, Wake Up. Today, the band shares the I Want to Party playlist, featuring over 70 minutes of jams from the likes of Drake, Tanlines, Big Boi, Com Truise, and more, all in honor of their current Australian tour with P!nk, which continues through August 10. Press play, party down, and snag tickets to the closest Youngblood Hawke tour date to you.

∞  07/28/2013 — 5:00PM


Warm Up for Splendour In The Grass with Nova

Splendour In The Grass

The lucky 13th annual edition of Australia’s beloved music festival and camping event Splendour in the Grass returns to the North Byron Parklands in Byron Bay on 26-28 July, where headliners such as Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, The Presets, Of Monsters And Men, and Passion Pit will play for their 25,000 closest friends.

The chill may still be in the air in the moments leading up to this epic winter fest, but our own pals at Nova FM have made this two-hour Splendour in the Grass playlist to warm you up whether or not you’re attending in person.

∞  07/21/2013 — 5:00PM


Listen Now: We Came As Romans Arrive Early to Rdio

We Came As Romans

Post-hardcore band We Came As Romans achieved a great crossover feat with the last album, 2011’s Understanding What We’ve Grown to Be. The band has a magnetism that draws a wide audience, with infectious riffs and hooks that are a gateway for listeners into the melodic side of metalcore.

We invite Rdio listeners to take an early preview of the new album Tracing Back Roots to hear the band’s bid to surpass the previous success while developing as artists with their message and technical ability. This includes hearing singer Dave Stephens pushing himself to reach new and greater vocal heights, a revelation in itself. This sneak peek is one-week exclusive, so you might want to press play right away!

∞  07/18/2013 — 5:00PM

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Keep MSMR Company on the Road with Tour Tapes


Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow of New York’s MSMR want you to join them in musical spirit on their summer tour, which is taking them through Europe and Australia in support of their new album Secondhand Rapture. Use your Rdio account to log in to their Tour Tapes site, which takes advantage of the snazzy Rdio API, and make the gloom ‘n dream pop duo a playlist that they can listen to while on the road. Your finished set will show up with other fan tapes on the page. What are you waiting for? Get to mixin’ your master tape right now.

For you lucky listeners, be sure to catch MSMR on tour this month.

∞  07/10/2013 — 5:00PM


Hear It First: Pet Shop Boys Go Indie With Electric

Pet Shop Boys

After a 32-year career that has encompassed recording 11 studio albums through the Parlophone label, the almighty UK duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe as the Pet Shop Boys is releasing their 12th album on their own x2 Recordings label. Rdio listeners have exclusive access to hear this exciting landmark first. Electric is on and ready for you now.

Get your toes tapping with what the Pet Shop Boys call their “dance record”.

∞  07/09/2013 — 5:00PM


Early Listen: Jason Mraz Is Yours in Nova’s Red Room

Jason Mraz

NovaFM recently lured the endearing singer-songwriter Jason Mraz into their special Red Room for an intimate live performance that money can’t buy. The career-spanning set, which features fan favourites like “I’m Yours”, “Butterfly”, and “Lucky”, was performed in front of an audience of fortunate winners and is now available for an exclusive early listen. Go ahead and play Red Room Presents Jason Mraz and prepare to fall in love with Mr. A-Z all over again.

∞  07/08/2013 — 4:00PM


Rudimental Drop the Bass at Nova's Red Room


Electro low-end quartet Rudimental brings a speaker stack full of overseas hits from the UK to Australia with Nova Red Room Presents Rudimental. The collection features two infectious UK chart-topping number one singles: The drum and bass-paced “Waiting All Night” featuring Ella Eyre and the dubstep-tinged “Feel the Love” with John Newman, both from the newest album Home. We suggest you turn up these hot steppers and make sure your subwoofer is in working form.

∞  07/03/2013 — 5:00PM


An Rdio Exclusive: Gold Fields Gives Empire Of The Sun The Remix Treatment

Empire Of The Sun

Sydney electronic duo Empire Of The Sun is happy to share an exclusive offshoot from their recent album Ice On The Dune with Rdio listeners — a fresh version of the singalong single “Alive” remixed by dance rock outfit and fellow Aussies, Gold Fields.

Have a listen to Empire of the Sun's new album including the original version of the song here and tell us if the remix takes the spot for top track.

∞  07/02/2013 — 5:00PM