The San Francisco Bay Area is rocking this week with new releases from classic band The Mother Hips and the debut of new act Midnight Cinema, which features members of rock outfit Thriving Ivory in a new setting. Up in the Northwest, Portland folk crew The Builders and the Butchers are back and the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band is celebrating 50 years of bringing great music from New Orleans to the world.
There’s more! A lot of cool new tunes came out this week and our New Music Weekly playlist is the quickest way to cut right to the heart of the best of it all. Think of it as a springboard for further discovery — and there’s a lot more to check out in the complete collection of Rdio New Releases if your ears are still hungry.
Daughn Gibson - Me Moan
The former drummer of Pearls and Brass (when he was known as Josh Martin) drops his sophomore solo album in the midst of a summer tour.
Skylar Grey - Don’t Look Down
Returning with a long-awaited sophomore album seven years after her debut, singer Grey’s latest features a contribution from Eminem as well as the demo version of “I Love The Way You Lie,” which she wrote for Em and Rihanna.
Ciara - Ciara
ATL’s R&B dance queen returns with a “Body Party” of a fifth album, featuring contributions from B.o.B., Nicki Minaj, and Ciara’s beau, rapper Future.
Jay Sean featuring Rick Ross - “Mars”
Maybach Music delivers a sexy summer anthem that reaches interplanetary heights from the British singer with the help of the Miami rapper and label boss Rick Ross.
Karmin - “Acapella”
The pop duo who first rose to fame with their catchy cover songs on YouTube lets their affections for rap flow on this sassy cut.