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Exclusives

Surfs Up: Cayucas Rides Into Rdio Sessions

Cayucas

The music of California’s Cayucas feels like a breezy trip through the best surf rock of past eras while pumped up with the youthful edge of today’s concerns and the polish of modern production. The band swelled onto the Rdio Sessions stage at South by Southwest, performing three songs from the debut album Bigfoot. Listen to the Cayucas Rdio Sessions set below and then check out the Rdio Sessions playlist for more highlights from this great live series.

Rdio Sessions is an ongoing series of unique, recorded performances with hand-picked artists on the rise. The SXSW edition of Rdio Sessions was recorded at The Driskill during SXSW by the engineers from Sound Stage.

∞  08/06/2013 — 4:00PM

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Early Listen: Dead Letter Circus Heat Up The Catalyst Fire

Dead Letter Circus

You were warned before; now get ready for the fire! Brisbane’s Dead Letter Circus is following up the 2010’s This Is the Warning with their new full-length The Catalyst Fire, which is boosted by the hot single “Lodestar”. This brand new album carries forth the rage against the machine aesthetic of the debut album but also represents a new energy in the band’s sound, with the addition of new members Tom Skerlj and Clint Vincent on guitar. Thanks to Dead Letter Circus, Rdio listeners get to enjoy this album right now, one week in advance of the official release date. We think it’s always good to get early warning of a fire.

∞  08/01/2013 — 5:00PM

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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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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

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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

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Rudimental Drop the Bass at Nova's Red Room

Rudimental

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

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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

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Early Listen: Télépopmusik’s New Tunes and Remixes

Telepopmusik

Infectious French electronic pop act Télépopmusik is just about to release the new Try Me Anyway / Fever EP, which features remixes by Zombie Disco Squad, Dirty Channels, Pit Spector, and more. But before it drops officially, the guys are sharing it with you for some early grooving. Enjoy these songs and their radical reworks below.

∞  06/19/2013 — 5:00PM

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City and Colour Plays Old Favourites and New Song at Rdio Sessions

City And Colour

Singer, songwriter, and hardcore multi-instrumentalist Dallas Green, better known as City and Colour, swung by Rdio Sessions during SXSW for an intense and intimate performance. As a special treat for die-hard fans on Rdio, City and Colour performed the song "Of Space And Time" off his brand new album The Hurry and the Harm, released just last month. Luckily, we captured the Rdio Session so you, too, can enjoy his amazing show and a preview of the new album all in one listen.

Rdio Sessions is an ongoing series of unique, recorded performances with hand-picked artists on the rise. The SXSW edition of Rdio Sessions was recorded at The Driskill during SXSW by the engineers from Sound Stage.

∞  06/16/2013 — 6:00PM

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Mac DeMarco Cooks Up Something Good for Rdio Sessions

Mac DeMarco, the Canadian indie rock star once known as Makeout Videotape, provides the latest edition of our exclusive Rdio Session series recorded during SXSW. He chose the best tunes from his 2012 albums Rock and Roll Night Club and 2 for his intimate set, including “Cooking Up Something Good” and “She’s Really All I Need.”

This Rdio Session with Mac Demarco is one of four filmed in partnership with Yours Truly in Austin — watch the video of their performance above and press play below to let DeMarco transport you through his signature surf-rock sound.

Rdio Sessions is an ongoing series of unique, recorded performances with hand-picked artists on the rise. The SXSW edition of Rdio Sessions was recorded at The Driskill during SXSW by the engineers from Sound Stage.

∞  06/04/2013 — 4:00PM