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New Music Tuesday - January 29, 2013


Some people like to say TGIF and celebrate the end of the work week, but we must say that Tuesday is our favorite day. That’s when all the glorious new music is released each week!

No matter what beat you like to rock to, you should be able to find something interesting in this week’s offerings, whether it’s the latest from San Francisco’s alt-folk duo Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, an album from suddenly-famous Atlanta rapper Trinidad James, the first album in three years from L.A. indie rockers Radar Bros., or the guilty pleasure of pop prince Justin Bieber, unplugged.

Our New Music Tuesday playlist will give you the sonic lowdown on what’s happening right now. Peep the Playlist Notes below as you read for more highlights from this week, and stop by Rdio New Releases for even more music overload.


  • Tegan And Sara - Heartthrob
    The twins are back! Tegan and Sara Quin documented this seventh album with a series of videos called “Carpool Confessions.”

  • Hatebreed - The Divinity of Purpose
    The Connecticut-based hardcore band drops a mosh-inducing album this week. This one may call for a pair of earplugs for maximum shredding.

  • Destiny’s Child - Love Songs
    Are you ready for this jelly? In advance of their rumored reunion performance at the Super Bowl, this compilation collects up the girl group’s most romantic songs of all time and includes “Nuclear,” the first new DC song since 2005.

  • Local Natives - Hummingbird
    The indie rockers formerly known as Cavil at Rest have emerged with their sophomore album, recorded in their own brand new studio.

  • The Saturdays - Chasing The Saturdays
    Admit it, you’ve already fallen in love with this English-Irish girl group from their reality show on E! This EP, released in North America only, collects their UK singles.

  • Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite - Get Up!
    Bluesy singer-songwriter Ben Harper makes sweet music with harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite on this record that was ten years in the making.