This week, New York rapper Jim Jones releases a new album on his own label Vampire Life, Portland indie pop duo Wampire serves up a full-length debut, and the latest from Trace Adkins and George Strait represent the country music scene. These and other top artists appear in our New Music Weekly playlist of handpicked songs. If you’re the type of listener that wants MOAR right now, you’ll find Rdio New Releases to be a big ol’ playground of fun.
R.E.M. - Green (Anniversary Edition)
The album that introduced classic hits like “Stand,” “Orange Crush,” and “Pop Song 89” celebrates its 25th birthday with a remastered edition.
Demi Lovato - Demi
The former Disney star’s fourth album was recorded to comfort girls who have also suffered bullying and offers a sequel to her blockbuster hit “Skyscraper.”
MS MR - Secondhand Rapture
The debut from this New York dream pop duo explores the notion of “Dark Doo Wop.”
Escape the Fate - Ungrateful
Once known for being emo, the fourth album keeps the Vegas band firmly in post-hardcore territory.
The Transplants - “Come Around”
The punk supergroup, which features Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and Blink 182’s Travis Barker, shares a glimpse of the third album In a War Zone, due out this summer.