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New Music Tuesday - March 26, 2013

Depeche ModeDiploThompson Square

Welcome to an exciting week of new music featuring fresh voices and sounds such as the long-awaited debut studio albums from New York rapper Papoose and Dublin five-piece country-rock band Little Green Cars, the third album by Tennessee Americana heroes The Black Lillies, and the sophomore effort by Northern California pop punk crew The Story So Far.

Please allow our New Music Tuesday playlist to reacquaint you with some old favourite artists and discover some new ones. Read the Playlist Notes below for some more information as you listen, and then hop on over to the Rdio New Releases page to browse the complete collection.


  • Wavves - Afraid of Heights
    Fresh off the band’s collaboration with OutKast rapper Big Boi, the San Diego surf-inflected indie rockers spring forth with this fourth album.

  • The Strokes - Comedown Machine
    Julian Casablancas and crew sound even more adventurous (and sexy!) on their fifth album of American rock.

  • Depeche Mode - Delta Machine
    The seminal British electronic band drops a lucky 13th album and the first in four years.

  • Thompson Square - Just Feels Good
    The country music duo (and real life couple) of Kiefer and Shawna Thompson succeed the hit single “If I Didn’t Have You” with the followup to their self-titled 2011 debut.

  • Diplo - Express Yourself Remix EP
    Producers such as DJ Mustard, CRNKN, Sleepy Tom, Expendable Youth & Krusha season Diplo’s already party-worthy original songs with doses of ratchet, trap, jungle, and other hyped up sounds.


Discover the 2013 Juno Awards Nominees

Juno 2013

With the 42nd Annual Juno Awards one month away, Canada’s top music honours are ready to roll. Carly Rae Jepsen leads this year’s contenders with five nominations, including Pop Album of the Year. But Justin Bieber is not far behind, with a total of four nominations this year. This year also marks the induction of k.d. lang into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Michael Bublé hosts the show on April 21, but our Juno Awards: 2013 Nominees playlist will get you ready in a flash right now.


Lighten Up With Raine Maida’s New Album One Week Early

Raine Maida

Canadian singer-songwriter Raine Maida is best known for being the lead singer in the successful post-grunge band Our Lady Peace, but continues to gain new fans with his solo work, which he simultaneously embarked upon in 2006. Buoyed by the lead single “Montreal,” Maida’s long-anticipated sophomore album We All Get Lighter doesn’t officially come out until next week, but you can sneak a peek into the future with this exclusive early preview of the album.

∞  March 20, 2013 — 11:00AM

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New Music Tuesday - March 19, 2013

LowJustin TimberlakeWoodkid

A batch of new songs and albums have bloomed just in time for spring. This week’s releases bring the latest from San Francisco rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Estonian pop princess Kerli, New York singer Alice Smith, and Britpop masters The London Suede.

Our New Music Tuesday playlist will whisk you away on an audio tour of the finest tunes of the week. Read the Playlist Notes below as you listen for more key highlights. And if you’re ready for even more, the next step is to go ahead and jump right into the big Rdio New Releases collection.


  • Low - The Invisible Way
    The mighty Midwesterners drop an impressive 10th album, this one produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.

  • Woodkid - The Golden Age
    Yoann Lemoine, who has directed videos for Katy Perry (“Teenage Dream”) and Lana Del Rey (“Born to Die”), puts his musician hat on for this debut album.

  • Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
    In his first full-length release since 2006, Timberlake once again brings sexy back — but this time with the benefit of mature hindsight.

  • Hadouken! - Every Weekend
    The London-based band, named after the “surge fist” move from the Street Fighter video game, launch a sonic wave attack on eager ears with a long-awaited third album.

  • Little Boots - “Broken Record”
    Also from the UK, electropop ingenue Victoria Hesketh serves up a teaser from her next album Nocturnes, due out in May.


Get Inside Thee Attacks’ Dirty Sheets Early

Thee Attacks

Jimmy Attack, Terry Attack, Johnny Attack, and Ritchie Attack — otherwise known as the Danish act Thee Attacks — have a reverence and knack for emulating bygone eras in rock from The Who to The Ramones. The band is just about ready to unleash the follow-up to the 2010 debut That’s Mister Attack to You.

Dirty Sheets officially drops in one week, but you can check it out here in an exclusive early preview.

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New Music Tuesday - March 12, 2013

She & HimDavid BowieBon Jovi

If naming your most preferred style of music is as difficult as, say, naming your most loved child, then we won’t make you play favourites in this week’s new music releases.

Feel free to equally embrace the eighth album from the incomparable Devendra Banhart, the anticipated debut from Chicago indie rock siblings Wild Belle, a killer Golden State collab between rising rappers Problem & IamSu, and the new EP by UK electronic legend Squarepusher. That’s just for starters. Spin the New Music Tuesday playlist to hear the latest from these and many more artists. The Playlist Notes below add a few more details. And the Rdio New Releases section contains the full granddaddy of this week’s new tunes.


Bon Jovi - What About Now
The more things change, the more they stay the same: New Jersey’s finest is back with a rockin’ twelfth album and a big arena tour.

David Bowie - The Next Day (Deluxe Version)
One of music’s biggest icons returns with his 24th album — his first in a decade and its already hit number one in eleven countries.

Brandt Brauer Frick - Miami
Berlin’s self-described “techno without the technology” trio dedicates an album to the music capital of sunny Florida.

Atoms For Peace - Amok
The supergroup anchored by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Flea hands in an epic debut.

She & Him - “Never Wanted Your Love”
Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward return with the first taste from their forthcoming album Volume 3.

The Summer Set - “Boomerang”
The pop-punk act repping Scottsdale come back around with a second single to preview next month’s Legendary album.

∞  March 12, 2013 — 10:00AM

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New Design Features in the Latest iOS Update

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Last month we rolled out a refreshed design to our iOS app and promised more enhancements were coming soon. Today we’re sharing with you the newest update to Rdio for iOS with the following features:

  • Social Listening — Just like in the web and desktop apps, now you’ll be able to see at a glance which friends have listened to which albums.
  • Full Screen — We’ve made music more visually dynamic by featuring the album art front and center across your entire screen.

Download Rdio for iOS and try out the new features for yourself. Be sure to follow @RdioCA on Twitter and Like Rdio on Facebook to find out what’s next for our apps.


Wild Belle’s Debut Album Arrives to Rdio Early

Wild Belle

Chicago’s Wild Belle features brother and sister Elliot and Natalie Bergman coming together in the name of funkdafied indie rock. After the release of the singles “It’s Too Late” and “Backslider” off their It’s Too Late EP, they’re ready to unleash their full debut album Isles next week. But you don’t have to wait seven days to sail away with the siblings. Put on Isles now with our early preview.

∞  March 5, 2013 — 1:00PM


Catch Earlimart In The Latest Rdio Live Set


Back in September, Rdio listeners won tickets to an intimate live show by Earlimart in their hometown of Los Angeles. Performing exclusively for our Rdio Live Series, the SoCal duo brought the rock in the form of their four-song set. The EP features tunes from the recent album System Preferences and the loved track “Heaven Adores You" from their 2004 LP.

While the L.A. indie rockers just returned from their U.K. tour but you can experience Earlimart live with our exclusive recording below.

∞  March 5, 2013 — 11:00AM

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New Music Tuesday - March 5, 2013

Youth LagoonJimi HendrixTim McGraw

This week’s new releases truly celebrate music’s global culture. With one quick click, you can be on your virtual way to Norway to enjoy the debut album from Young Dreams, spin the Argentinean-Uruguyan tango stylings of Bajofondo, indulge in a little “Girl Talk” in the UK with Kate Nash, or waxing poetic in Brooklyn with Waxahatchee.

Listen to our New Music Tuesday playlist for a solid overview of what’s happening right now in the wide world of sound; the Playlist Notes below offer some facts on key offerings. Ready for even more planetary delights? Dive into the Rdio New Releases to discover our full collection of newly-minted tunes.


  • Tim McGraw - Two Lanes of Freedom
    The twelfth album from the Louisiana crooner features the sassy single “Truck Yeah” and the sweeter “One of Those Nights.”

  • Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell & Angel
    As astonishing as it might seem, this album presents a dozen original studio recordings from the legend that have never before been released.

  • Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse
    Trevor Powers’ sophomore album explores a more metaphysical side of pop music.

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “Sacrilege”
    The triple Ys offer the first taste of the fourth album Mosquito, due out in April.

∞  March 5, 2013 — 9:00AM