Looking for what’s hot and new? Music lovers, you’ve come to the right place! Among the highlights of the week, we meet two young rap voices, Harlem’s own A$AP Ferg and New Orleans-bred newcomer August Alsina, and welcome the return of blues act Tedeschi Trucks Band and punk-experimental duo No Age. But that’s just to name a few.
Our New Music Weekly playlist, supported by the Playlist Notes below, is designed to introduce you to these artists as well as what we think are the standout selections of the week. If you’re the kind of listener who prefers to do all the picking yourself, you can also head on over to the Rdio New Releases to browse all of the latest songs.
Typhoon - White Lighter
Oregon’s indie pride and joy turns back on for an album that explores the emotions of a near-death experience.
John Mayer - Paradise Valley
The guitar-armed crooner and tabloid magnet’s sixth studio album features his former beau Katy Perry and friend Frank Ocean.
Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
The 19-year-old rapper from the Odd Future collective emerges from island exile (aka boarding school) with his long-awaited debut album.
Jennifer Nettles - “That Girl”
The Sugarland singer steps out on her own for this sassy single inflected with Spanish guitar.
Ludacris - “Helluva Night”
Luda enlists the ratchet talents of DJ Mustard on the beat for a wild ride through an untame evening.