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John Mayer Walks Rdio Through Influences Behind Paradise Valley

John Mayer

John Mayer is receiving praise from critics and fans for reaching a new height of technical ability with the songs on Paradise Valley, his new album which features guest collaborations from his former love Katy Perry and R&B artiste Frank Ocean. Now, the star is sharing a playlist of songs and artists who influenced the creation of this sixth studio album with Rdio listeners, and there are some surprisingly wonderful selections.

Listen to the Influences on John Mayer’s Paradise Valley to trace the lineage between artists such as Grateful Dead, Marty Robbins, Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney and Mayer’s timeless sound.

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Take an Early Trip to The Kissaway Trail’s Breach

Kissaway Trail

Buoyed by the hit response to the single “New Lipstick,” which appeared in the first promo video for Google Glass and garnered over 20 million views, Denmark’s The Kissaway Trail is on the verge of releasing a third album called Breach. Most people have to wait to hear it, but Rdio listeners aren’t most people. Hit play below and get ready to take an early trip into the Breach right now.

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Parachute’s Will Anderson Unleashes His Summer Jams

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In honor of the release of the third album Overnight, frontman Will Anderson of Virginia pop-rock band Parachute has made this irresistible Summer Jams playlist just for you. Anderson’s idea of a hot summer involves healthy doses of Ray Charles, Tegan and Sara, Robyn, and John Mayer. How about yours? What makes your “Hearts Go Crazy?”

Listen to the playlist and offer your thoughts in the comments!

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In Guards' Rdio Sessions We Trust

Guards

It’s been a great year for Guards, the hotly buzzed-about indie band fronted by Richie Follin, previously known for his work in his younger sister Madeleine’s band Cults. The band’s Rdio Sessions, recorded live at South by Southwest, features songs from the debut album In Guards We Trust: “Coming True,” “Nightmare,” “Not Supposed to,” and “Silver Lining”. Without further ado, press play to enjoy the show! You can also click over to our Rdio Sessions playlist to hear other exclusive live performances from this series.

Rdio Sessions is an ongoing series of unique, recorded performances with hand-picked artists on the rise. The SXSW edition of Rdio Sessions was recorded at The Driskill during SXSW by the engineers from Sound Stage.

∞  August 14, 2013 — 11:00AM

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Exclusive: John Mayer's "Wildfire" and Photos from Red Rock

John Mayer

If you’ve never heard John Mayer unleash his full guitar virtuosity live on stage in concert, this will be an extra special treat! Listen to Mayer’s “Wildfire (Live From Red Rocks)” and click below for photos from the concert; both are exclusively for Rdio listeners. Stay tuned for more: Mayer’s new album Paradise Valley is coming next week along with a carefully curated playlist from the singer himself.

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Only on Rdio: Come Alive to Don Cavalli’s Temperamental

Don Cavalli

Life — and death — is always interesting for Don Cavalli, a singer and guitarist worked as an undertaker between projects. The French-born artist who is enamored with American blues and roots music bares his soul on Temperamental, his second album and first in five years. And thanks to his Everloving label, you don’t have to lose your cool waiting until next week for this to be officially released because we’ve got it for you right now.

∞  August 7, 2013 — 10:00AM

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Surfs Up: Cayucas Rides Into Rdio Sessions

Cayucas

The music of Santa Monica’s Cayucas feels like a breezy trip through the best surf rock of past eras while pumped up with the youthful edge of today’s concerns and the polish of modern production. The band swelled onto the Rdio Sessions stage at South by Southwest, performing three songs from the debut album Bigfoot. Listen to the Cayucas Rdio Sessions set below and then check out the Rdio Sessions playlist for more highlights from this great live series.

Rdio Sessions is an ongoing series of unique, recorded performances with hand-picked artists on the rise. The SXSW edition of Rdio Sessions was recorded at The Driskill during SXSW by the engineers from Sound Stage.

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Hear It First: Pet Shop Boys Go Indie With Electric

Pet Shop Boys

After a 32-year career that has encompassed recording 11 studio albums through the Parlophone label, the almighty UK duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe as the Pet Shop Boys is releasing their 12th album on their own x2 Recordings label. Rdio listeners have exclusive access to hear this exciting landmark first. Electric is on and ready for you now.

Get your toes tapping with what the Pet Shop Boys call their “dance record”.

∞  July 11, 2013 — 1:00PM

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Shout Out Louds Turn It Up At Rdio Sessions

Shout Out Louds

Stockholm-based indie pop darlings Shout Out Louds specialize in making songs with an irresistible and uplifting pulse that you won’t soon forget. The band’s exclusive Rdio Sessions set was recorded live at South by Southwest in Austin in March and features songs from the recent full-length album Optica. It’s just a hunch, but we think you’ll be as impressed by how tight the band sounds in front of a live audience as we are.

Rdio Sessions is an ongoing series of unique, recorded performances with hand-picked artists on the rise. The SXSW edition of Rdio Sessions was recorded at The Driskill during SXSW by the engineers from Sound Stage.

∞  July 2, 2013 — 10:00AM

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Early Listen: Télépopmusik’s New Tunes and Remixes

Telepopmusik

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