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New Music Tuesday - April 2, 2013

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The new month begins strong with more releases than one pair of ears can handle. Some great places to start include the debut album from the British psychedelic electro-rock band Dark Horses, the hopefully-not-last-album from New York folk outfit Hem, and the latest full-lengths from Scottish deathcore act Bleed From Within, and Seattle rock supergroup Mad Season.

Our New Music Tuesday playlist brings you the best of the bunch for the week. Read the Playlist Notes below for a little extra info as you listen, and click over to the Rdio New Releases for the full shebang of what’s out right now.


PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal (Deluxe Edition)
    The British metalcore band reaches out into softer sonic territory like ambient and even pop for the fourth album.

  • The Band Perry - Pioneer
    Following the number one country hit single “Better Dig Two,” these three siblings release the anticipated followup to their 2010 self-titled debut.

  • Tyler, The Creator - Wolf
    The third album from Odd Future’s provocative poster child features collaborations with Erykah Badu and Frank Ocean.

  • The Black Angels - Indigo Meadow
    The Austin-based group named after Velvet Underground’s “The Black Angel’s Death Song” drops a fifth album of psychedelic bliss.

  • Snoop Lion - “No Guns Allowed” (feat. Drake & Cori B)
    The former Doggfather enlists his own daughter Cori B. to sing and Drake to rap a guest verse in this uplifting tease from his forthcoming reggae album.

∞  April 2, 2013 — 9:00AM

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New Music Tuesday - March 26, 2013

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Welcome to an exciting week of new music featuring fresh voices and sounds such as the long-awaited debut studio albums from New York rapper Papoose and Dublin five-piece country-rock band Little Green Cars, the third album by Tennessee Americana heroes The Black Lillies, and the sophomore effort by Northern California pop punk crew The Story So Far.

Please allow our New Music Tuesday playlist to reacquaint you with some old favourite artists and discover some new ones. Read the Playlist Notes below for some more information as you listen, and then hop on over to the Rdio New Releases page to browse the complete collection.


PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Wavves - Afraid of Heights
    Fresh off the band’s collaboration with OutKast rapper Big Boi, the San Diego surf-inflected indie rockers spring forth with this fourth album.

  • The Strokes - Comedown Machine
    Julian Casablancas and crew sound even more adventurous (and sexy!) on their fifth album of American rock.

  • Depeche Mode - Delta Machine
    The seminal British electronic band drops a lucky 13th album and the first in four years.

  • Thompson Square - Just Feels Good
    The country music duo (and real life couple) of Kiefer and Shawna Thompson succeed the hit single “If I Didn’t Have You” with the followup to their self-titled 2011 debut.

  • Diplo - Express Yourself Remix EP
    Producers such as DJ Mustard, CRNKN, Sleepy Tom, Expendable Youth & Krusha season Diplo’s already party-worthy original songs with doses of ratchet, trap, jungle, and other hyped up sounds.

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New Music Tuesday - March 19, 2013

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A batch of new songs and albums have bloomed just in time for spring. This week’s releases bring the latest from San Francisco rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Estonian pop princess Kerli, New York singer Alice Smith, and Britpop masters The London Suede.

Our New Music Tuesday playlist will whisk you away on an audio tour of the finest tunes of the week. Read the Playlist Notes below as you listen for more key highlights. And if you’re ready for even more, the next step is to go ahead and jump right into the big Rdio New Releases collection.


PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Low - The Invisible Way
    The mighty Midwesterners drop an impressive 10th album, this one produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.

  • Woodkid - The Golden Age
    Yoann Lemoine, who has directed videos for Katy Perry (“Teenage Dream”) and Lana Del Rey (“Born to Die”), puts his musician hat on for this debut album.

  • Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
    In his first full-length release since 2006, Timberlake once again brings sexy back — but this time with the benefit of mature hindsight.

  • Hadouken! - Every Weekend
    The London-based band, named after the “surge fist” move from the Street Fighter video game, launch a sonic wave attack on eager ears with a long-awaited third album.

  • Little Boots - “Broken Record”
    Also from the UK, electropop ingenue Victoria Hesketh serves up a teaser from her next album Nocturnes, due out in May.

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New Music Tuesday - March 12, 2013

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If naming your most preferred style of music is as difficult as, say, naming your most loved child, then we won’t make you play favourites in this week’s new music releases.

Feel free to equally embrace the eighth album from the incomparable Devendra Banhart, the anticipated debut from Chicago indie rock siblings Wild Belle, a killer Golden State collab between rising rappers Problem & IamSu, and the new EP by UK electronic legend Squarepusher. That’s just for starters. Spin the New Music Tuesday playlist to hear the latest from these and many more artists. The Playlist Notes below add a few more details. And the Rdio New Releases section contains the full granddaddy of this week’s new tunes.


PLAYLIST NOTES

Bon Jovi - What About Now
The more things change, the more they stay the same: New Jersey’s finest is back with a rockin’ twelfth album and a big arena tour.

David Bowie - The Next Day (Deluxe Version)
One of music’s biggest icons returns with his 24th album — his first in a decade and its already hit number one in eleven countries.

Brandt Brauer Frick - Miami
Berlin’s self-described “techno without the technology” trio dedicates an album to the music capital of sunny Florida.

Atoms For Peace - Amok
The supergroup anchored by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Flea hands in an epic debut.

She & Him - “Never Wanted Your Love”
Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward return with the first taste from their forthcoming album Volume 3.

The Summer Set - “Boomerang”
The pop-punk act repping Scottsdale come back around with a second single to preview next month’s Legendary album.

∞  March 12, 2013 — 10:00AM

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New Music Tuesday - March 5, 2013

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This week’s new releases truly celebrate music’s global culture. With one quick click, you can be on your virtual way to Norway to enjoy the debut album from Young Dreams, spin the Argentinean-Uruguyan tango stylings of Bajofondo, indulge in a little “Girl Talk” in the UK with Kate Nash, or waxing poetic in Brooklyn with Waxahatchee.

Listen to our New Music Tuesday playlist for a solid overview of what’s happening right now in the wide world of sound; the Playlist Notes below offer some facts on key offerings. Ready for even more planetary delights? Dive into the Rdio New Releases to discover our full collection of newly-minted tunes.


PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Tim McGraw - Two Lanes of Freedom
    The twelfth album from the Louisiana crooner features the sassy single “Truck Yeah” and the sweeter “One of Those Nights.”

  • Jimi Hendrix - People, Hell & Angel
    As astonishing as it might seem, this album presents a dozen original studio recordings from the legend that have never before been released.

  • Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse
    Trevor Powers’ sophomore album explores a more metaphysical side of pop music.

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “Sacrilege”
    The triple Ys offer the first taste of the fourth album Mosquito, due out in April.

∞  March 5, 2013 — 9:00AM

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New Music Tuesday - February 26, 2013

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Ready for some brand new beats in your ears? The last release date in February includes the long-awaited full-length debut from Seattle’s Ivan & Alyosha, the latest from Berlin techno DJ Ellen Allien, and the fourth LP by Kansas City rapper Kutt Calhoun. We also have a little somethin' extra for you today: Rdio-exclusive bonus tracks from California indie pop act Finish Ticket's debut album.

Our New Music Tuesday playlist will quickly give you an idea of the breadth and depth of this week’s offerings. The Playlist Notes below point out more key releases, and if you’re like Depeche Mode and you “Just Can’t Get Enough” (music nerd humor alert), there’s even more to explore in the Rdio New Releases.


PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Kavinsky - OutRun
    After seven years of dropping singles, the French house producer emerges with a full-length debut said to be influenced by Miami Vice and early video games.

  • The Mavericks - In Time
    Miami’s platinum-selling, neotraditional country band has reunited to release the first album in a decade (and seventh overall).

  • Shout Out Louds - Optica
    The fourth album from these Swedish indie rockers pays tribute to ‘80s pop stylings.

  • Boy - Mutual Friends
    The debut from this Swiss-German pop duo called Boy (who are actually two women) has been described as reminiscent of Feist.

  • Mount Moriah - Miracle Temple
    North Carolina’s favorite “alt-Americana” act returns with its Merge Records debut.

  • Icona Pop - "I Love It” (Remixes Pt. 2)
    The Swedish duo’s Charli XCX-guested single gets a dozen re-dubs from the likes of Cobra Starship and Sick Individuals.

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New Music Tuesday - February 19, 2013

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This week’s music releases finds the spotlight shining on a number of unique artists. Among the diverse selection of offerings are Buckcherry’s rock opus about the seven deadly sins, a live album from British soul singer Emeli Sandé, Oklahoma folk singer-songwriter Samantha Crain, and the latest “jamtronica” from Lotus.

Our New Music Tuesday playlist brings you what we consider to be the best songs of the week. The Playlist Notes below point out the week’s sonic highlights as you listen. And if too much is never enough, make your next stop at the Rdio New Releases for even more new music.


PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Beach Fossils - Clash the Truth
    The Brooklyn indie rockers aim for a wider palette of sounds on the second album.

  • Jamie Lidell - Jamie Lidell
    After making music in his native England and in Germany, Lidell’s fifth album bears his name and the influence from living and recording it in Nashville.

  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
    The legendary group’s 15th album is the first recorded in France and without original member Mick Harvey.

  • Kylie Minogue - "Whistle"
    The Aussie pop star turns in a beautiful and unexpected collaboration with Iceland’s experimental group múm.

  • Phoenix - "Entertainment"
    Coachella’s French headliner offers the first taste of the fifth album Bankrupt! Expect it to drop in April.

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Darwin Deez Selects The Most Underrated Pop and Rap Songs Ever

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Darwin Deez is both a boy and a band, but not quite a boy band. The affection that the double Ds have for bright and bubbly pop records shines through in their work, including the group’s new (and second) full-length album Songs For Imaginative People.

Frontman Darwin Deez (born Smith) blessed Rdio with a playlist of tunes he consideres to be some of the most underrated of all time in the pop and rap music categories. Listen to it below and read his playlist notes to see if you agree with his calls, which includes a multi-generational palette of artists such as Toto, Aly & AJ, Garbage, and Princess Superstar.


PLAYLIST NOTES

  • will.i.am featuring Britney Spears - "Scream & Shout"
    Nice droopy club beat. will.i.am is a pro, he always writes a bridge for you. This is just a favorite of the moment.

  • Avril Lavigne - "I'm With You"
    From The Matrix in their heyday. Where are they now?

  • Aly & AJ - "Potential Break Up Song"
    Disney got beatz too y'all.

  • Toto - "Afraid of Love"
    Excellent use of the major scale.

  • Ashley Parker Angel - "I'm Better"
    I really buy this guy's personality as depicted on his brief solo MTV reality show.

  • Earth, Wind & Fire - "Can't Hide Love"
    Just so good.

  • Huey Lewis and the News - "Back In Time"
    How much do you love the movie? That's how much I love the song. It's a cheap trick and it's working.

  • Garbage - "Special"
    The harmonies!

  • Mystery Jets - "Two Doors Down"
    People just don't know it in the USA.

  • Paramore - "All I Wanted"
    Their best song in three albums. Monster chorus.

  • The Bird and the Bee - "Meteor"
    So jazzy and infectious. Go Geggy Tah!

  • The-Dream - "Shawty Is Da Sh*!"
    His best song. So timeless. Should have been bigger.

  • Busta Rhymes - "Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check"
    His originality is underrated in general and the sample is so amazingly timeless.

  • Princess Superstar - "Bad Babysitter"
    So funny and I love Mr. Lif or is it eon on the last verse?

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Fall in Love With The Lover’s Rock Playlist


Tomorrow is a holiday for beaus to make beautiful music together — figuratively and literally, so we’ve created the ultimate Lover’s Rock Playlist. Serenade your significant other with a diverse mix featuring some of the most loved recording couples throughout the ages, from Sonny & Cher and Matt & Kim to John & Jehn and Dean & Britta.

The Lover’s Rock Playlist teaches us that love may not be forever but these tunes are timeless.

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New Music Tuesday - February 11, 2013

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The most romantic week of the year brings plenty of new music to fall in love with, whether you’re solo or have a Valentine. Highlights include lively debut albums from Golden State pop group Psychic Friend, London dubsteppers Modestep, and British rockers The Virginmarys as well as the fourth full-length by Mexican norteño quartet Calibre 50.

Our New Music Tuesday playlist will quickly bring you up to speed with the latest offerings for your ears. The Playlist Notes below point out the week’s key sounds, and be sure to stop by the Rdio New Releases for even more of what you’re looking for — great music!


PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Foals - Holy Fire
    The British band unlocks unexpected funk with a heavier and dirtier sound on this third album.

  • Matt Costa - Matt Costa (Deluxe)
    The SoCal singer-songwriter waited until his fourth full-length release to name his album after himself, a true sign of pride in this work. Hear Costa speak about the new album on his Rdio-exclusive commentary.

  • Darwin Deez - Songs For Imaginative People
    The indie pop band named for its deliciously odd lead singer avoids the sophomore slump with this fun follow-up to 2010’s self-titled effort. Deez himself also put together an exclusive Rdio playlist of the most underrated rap and pop songs out there.

  • Drake - "Started From the Bottom"
    This first taste of the Canadian rapper’s third album has already inspired numerous covers, remixes, and freestyles.

  • Escape the Fate - "Ungrateful"
    Get the first taste of the hardcore Vegas band's new album, slated to drop this summer, with the first single which also happens to be the title track.