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New Music Tuesday - July 31, 2012


It’s the week of Blur! The brit-pop heroes are reissuing special editions of their classic albums Think Tank, 13, Parklife, The Great Escape, and debut Blur, but of course, there’s a ton of other excellent music just waiting to be heard: dance-pop crooner Conor Maynard’s full-length hits Rdio this week, as do new EPs from eclectic hip-hop duo Blackalicious and former Red Hot Chili Pepper John Frusciante.

Want even more? Check our playlist notes, sample this week’s releases on the New Music Tuesday playlist, below, and find all of this week’s new albums in the Rdio New Releases.

Playlist Notes

  • Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don’t
    The Teflon Don’s new gangster opus is finally finished, including “Three Kings,” the track featuring him, Jay-Z, and Dr. Dre. Other guests include Drake, Usher, Andre 3000, and other hip-hop heavyweights.

  • Joss Stone - The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2
    The British soul-pop chanteuse is releasing her second volume of soul standards, sung in her sultry alto. Perfect for a romantic evening, or a night of wine on the patio.

  • Yellowcard - “Here I Am Alive”
    The Florida pop-punks are quickly following up their 2011 album with another batch of energetic beach music. First single “Here I Am Alive” is a bouncy, guitar-driven summer anthem, and it’s on Rdio now.

  • Mastodon/Feist - Split Single
    Ever wondered what folk-pop singer Feist would sound like covering a song by prog-metal outfit Mastodon, and vice-versa? Find out on this intriguing split single.

  • Calexico - “Splitter”
    The new single from the alt-country sextet is uplifting and grand, the perfect way to entice fans to check out their forthcoming seventh album, Algiers.

∞  July 31, 2012 — 10:00AM