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Early Listen: Depeche Mode Meets The Jim Jones Revue

Depeche Mode

Remixes just got taken to a whole new level! UK garage rock mavericks The Jim Jones Revue has just completed a wild and unexpected new version of “Should Be Higher” by the legendary electronic group Depeche Mode. Enjoy this early exclusive listen of a very special remix and prepare to be blown away by the creativity.

∞  08/28/2013 — 8:00PM


Sail Away to Sea Wolf's Rdio Sessions

Sea Wolf

Ready to be swept away by some sweet folk sounds? Earlier this year, L.A. indie act Sea Wolf, fronted by Alex Brown Church, performed a special show for Rdio fans at SXSW. The Sea Wolf Rdio Session features rare tracks as well as selections from the most recent album Old World Romance. Enjoy the show and remember to visit the Rdio Sessions playlist for more highlights from your very own exclusive 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.

∞  08/20/2013 — 11:00PM


Bon Iver Fans: Sing Along To The Volcano Choir

Volcano Choir

Fans of Bon Iver take note: Volcano Choir is the band featuring Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon and the members of Collections of Colonies of Bees. Volcano Choir is about to release Repave, a moving album about friendship that took three years to record. Even if you didn’t know about this intimate and open undertaking from the American indie outfit, you’ve already waited so long for the album that we’re especially proud to bring it to you one week early.

∞  08/19/2013 — 5:00PM


Only on Rdio: Come Alive to Don Cavalli’s Temperamental

Don Cavalli

Life — and death — is always interesting for Don Cavalli, a singer and guitarist worked as an undertaker between projects. The French-born artist who is enamored with American blues and roots music bares his soul on Temperamental, his second album and first in five years. And thanks to his Everloving label, you don’t have to lose your cool waiting until next week for this to be officially released because we’ve got it for you right now.

∞  08/07/2013 — 8:00PM


Surfs Up: Cayucas Rides Into Rdio Sessions


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


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


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


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