Subscribe to our hand-picked New Music Weekly playlist and you’ll always be right on the pulse of the freshest releases. This week, that includes acts like rapper Flo Rida, alt-country mavericks Houndmouth, Ólafur Arnalds and Alice Sara Ott leading The Chopin Project and the duo of Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield taking on the emotional work of the late Elliott Smith. Read about the week’s biggest highlights in the Playlist Notes below. When you’re ready for more, head over to the Rdio New Releases page to listen to the full albums and EPs. The joy of discovery starts now!
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly The LA rapper's third album delves even deeper into honest issues socio-political awareness with the help of guests like George Clinton, Bilal and Snoop Dogg.
Modest Mouse - Strangers to Ourselves
Washington’s indie rock act explores disco, psychedelia and other fun rhythms for their first album in eight years.
Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon
A rising Canadian singer-songwriter captures Seventies quaintness on his debut album.
Marina and The Diamonds - FROOT
The third album from Wales’ dream pop queen finds her happier and more reflective than ever.
Twin Shadow - Eclipse
Brooklyn’s master of indie pop drama returns with big emotional songs on his third album.
AWOLNATION - Run
The sophomore album from the LA electronic rock act ventures into more aggressive territory.
Mark Knopfler - Tracker (Deluxe)
The former Dire Straits frontman’s eighth album showcases his storytelling, blues-tinged guitar and Celtic influences.
Sleeping With Sirens - Madness
The band’s Epitaph debut ventures from post-hardcore territory into a more pop rock sound.