June 2013

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New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - June 25, 2013

WaleSmith WestersSylvester

This week, Poison frontman and reality star Bret Michaels releases an album that covers his and others’ greatest rock hits, new rock outfit Bosnian Rainbows serves up a debut straight from El Paso by way of a German recording studio; indie punk band Mixtapes takes bat against the sophomore slump; and former members of ISIS and the Deftones come together as new project Palms.

Check out these key releases and much more with our lovingly curated New Music Weekly playlist, hand-picked to bring you the best songs that have come out in the past seven days. The Playlist Notes offer some extra tidbits as you listen. Need more tunes? The Rdio New Releases always has your back, housing the complete collection of what’s new for your ears right now.


  • Wale - The Gifted
    DC’s biggest rapper returns with an album full of heavyweight guest stars like Nicki Minaj, Cee Lo Green, Rihanna, and even comedian Jerry Seinfeld (who Wale once paid homage to in a popular mixtape).

  • Sylvester - Mighty Real: Greatest Dance Hits
    The enduring anthems of the late San Francisco disco legend have dropped just in time for his city’s Pride weekend and the country’s Gay Pride Month.

  • Smith Westerns - Soft Will
    Chicago’s indie rock darlings pull off a catchier, more mature feel on this third album.

  • Boyz Noise - Go Hard
    German techno producer Alexander Ridha offers five new rave-ready anthems, including a Kreayshawn-sampling title track.

∞  June 25, 2013 — 1:00PM


Fly With Eagles On Rdio


We have wonderful news for current and future fans of classic rock legends Eagles: The 40-year spanning catalog of this legendary band is now available to enjoy online for the very first time. Unleash your mind and take a trip through the band’s fully remastered discography, including studio albums, such as the landmark Hotel California, which is still one of the best-selling albums of all time, and the seminal Desperado.

You can also swoop on our Eagles: A Retrospective playlist for our essential highlights of this historic band’s catalog, which includes the honors of six GRAMMYs, six number one albums, and seven number one hits. Enjoy these timeless classics!

∞  June 25, 2013 — 6:00AM

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Birds of a Feather Rock Together: Add More Members To Your Family Plan

Family Plan

We've expanded our signature family plan to include up to five members! Rdio’s one-of-a-kind family subscriptions plans have traditionally covered up to three members, but bigger broods no longer have to squabble over shared accounts.

Here’s how it works: Designate someone in your family to have a main account, and he or she will add sub-accounts to their subscription. From there, each family member has their own Rdio Unlimited account, from which they build and control their own Collection, playlists, network of followers, and other great features.

Pricing details:

  • Two accounts cost $17.99 per month
  • Three accounts cost $22.99 per month
  • Four members cost $27.99 per month
  • Five members cost $32.99 per month

Shake a tail feather and update your subscription here.

Is your fantastic taste in music hereditary? Find out with family plans, one of many Rdio-unique features.

∞  June 24, 2013 — 9:00AM


Early Listen: Télépopmusik’s New Tunes and Remixes


Infectious French electronic pop act Télépopmusik is just about to release the new Try Me Anyway / Fever EP, which features remixes by Zombie Disco Squad, Dirty Channels, Pit Spector, and more. But before it drops officially, the guys are sharing it with you for some early grooving. Enjoy these songs and their radical reworks below.

∞  June 19, 2013 — 11:00AM

New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - June 18, 2013

Sigur RosKanye WestJ.Cole

We’ve made this New Music Weekly playlist to give you the jump on the best of all the hot beats that just dropped, which includes selections from the first album in five years from UK icons Primal Scream, the revealing full-length release from former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland, a new set of songs from newly-appointed brewmasters Hanson (who are also putting out a beer called MMMHops), the fifth album in two years from Philadelphia’s prolific dream pop act Work Drugs, and the sophomore effort from Australian electronic duo Empire Of The Sun.

If you find it whets your sonic appetite, there’s much more waiting for you to devour over in the Rdio New Releases. Time for new tunes!


  • Kanye West - Yeezus
    The brand new daddy shifts into what he tells New York Times is “Black New Wave” and punk territory for an epic release.

  • J. Cole - Born Sinner
    The North Carolina rapper and producer boldly moved this album up to battle Kanye West, and he’s giving it a major go with songs like “Power Trip.”

  • Mac Miller - Watching Movies With The Sound Off
    The Pittsburgh rapper and reality star collaborates with Jay Electronica, Ab-Soul, and Earl Sweatshirt on his sophomore album.

  • Sigur Rós - Kveikur
    Iceland’s second most famous musical export tries on a more aggressive and industrial sound for a milestone seventh album.

  • Falling In Reverse - Fashionably Late
    Epitaph’s post-hardcore crew follow up the acclaimed 2011 debut with songs written after extensive live performances on the Warped Tour, which they’ll hit again this summer.

∞  June 18, 2013 — 1:00PM


Father’s Day Sounds Fantastic With Dads Who Rock

Dads Who Rock

What do Snoop Dogg, Johnny Cash, Fela Kuti, and Neil Young have in common? They’re some of the coolest fathers the music business has ever seen, and we love to pay tribute to them and other Dads Who Rock with our new Father’s Day playlist. Press play for a manly mix covering a ton of sonic territory ranging from rock and metal to rap and soul. Oh, and don’t forget to call dear ol’ pops this Sunday!

∞  June 13, 2013 — 1:00PM


Rdio Arrives To Asia and Adds Seven New Territories

Rdio Map

We’re thrilled to welcome Malaysia, Hong Kong, Colombia, Chile, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Poland to Rdio today! This step not only represents our deeper journey into South America and Europe, but also marks Rdio’s first step into Asia!

If you’re new to Rdio, sign up at rdio.com right now and we’ll gift you up to six months of free music. Discover old favourites and new jams with our web and desktop apps without ever pulling out the plastic. At any time you can upgrade to Rdio Web or Rdio Unlimited to stream unlimited music everywhere you go.

This exciting milestone brings Rdio to 31 countries in five continents! We’re constantly expanding our reach so let us know here where you’d like to see Rdio available next.

∞  June 13, 2013 — 6:00AM


Hans Zimmer Scores the Soundtrack for Man of Steel

Man Of Steel

It took nothing less than a Superman of a composer to take on the music for the summer blockbuster Man of Steel. Luckily Hans Zimmer, who has scored more than 100 films including The Dark Knight and The Lion King and won big at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and GRAMMYs, was up for the challenge. Listen to his heroic soundtrack below and get ready for Man of Steel, which flies into theaters on June 14.

∞  June 12, 2013 — 10:00AM

New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly: June 11, 2013

DisclosureGold PandaBlack Sabbath

Another wonderfully diverse week in the world of music brings albums from Jason Isbell (formerly of Drive-By Truckers), Motown singer Chrisette Michele, Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale, and Christian rock specialists The Almost.

Don’t delay, play the New Music Weekly playlist right away for our hand-picked overview of the best songs from these and other just-minted offerings that range from hard rock and rap to folk and minimal techno. After that, head over to Rdio New Releases to start finding even more fresh favourites.


  • Action Bronson - SAAAB Stories produced by Harry Fraud
    The Queens rapper presents seven new songs, including collaborations with Wiz Khalifa, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, and Raekwon from Wu-Tang Clan.

  • Disclosure - Settle
    Fueled by the recent single “When a Fire Starts to Burn” and top 10 hits in their native UK, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence unleash a full-length debut.

  • Black Sabbath - 13 (Deluxe Version)
    The almighty Ozzy Osbourne rejoins the Sabbath for a holy mother of a 19th album, their first recorded collaboration in 15 years.

  • Gold Panda - Half of Where You Live
    The British-born and Japanese-reared minimal techno producer whose debut earned a coveted Mercury Prize nomination returns for a sophomore album.

  • The Civil Wars - “The One That Got Away”
    Nashville folk duo Joy Williams and John Paul White tease out a taste of the upcoming second album with this tale of unrequited love.

∞  June 11, 2013 — 11:00AM


Paramore Delivers Bonus Tracks to Rdio


Paramore’s long-awaited, self-titled fourth album shows a reinvention of the band. Hayley, Jeremy, and Taylor last dropped an album in 2009 with Brand New Eyes, so to say this album was hotly anticipated is an understatement. Luckily, you can listen to the entirety of Paramore on Rdio for free and now, as an exclusive bonus, our listeners get the chance to hear two unreleased songs, "Escape Route" and "Native Tongue".

“These tracks are both songs we adore, but we felt they deserved to live in their own space compared to the rest of the record," says Hayley. "I’m happy everyone will have a deeper look into who we were as people when these songs originated in the beginning stages of the album.”

Turn up Paramore to hear the exclusive bonus tracks and follow Hayley on Rdio to see what's spinning in her Heavy Rotation.

∞  June 11, 2013 — 8:00AM