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New Music Weekly - September 4, 2015

The latest edition of your handpicked New Music Weekly playlist mingles iconic names with up and coming artists across genres, including the return of psych pop duo Painted Palms, playful punks The Wonder Years, indie rockers Family of the Year, galactic soul from DâM-FunK and more key releases highlighted in the Playlist Notes below. There’s even more music waiting for you to play on the Rdio New Releases page once you’ve warmed up here. Don’t forget to subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist to receive a fresh set each Friday.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • K-OS - Can’t Fly Without Gravity
    The Toronto MC’s first album in three years balances the immediacy of rap with the longevity of rock sensibilities.

  • Young Empires - The Gates
    The Toronto rock act's sound grows to epic, anthemic proportions with an injection of electronic sounds.

  • Travis Scott - Rodeo (Deluxe)
    The rapper and producer from Houston unleashes a star-studded debut album with appearances by Kanye West, The Weeknd, 2 Chainz and Justin Bieber.

  • Animal Collective - Live at 9:30
    Baltimore’s experimental ambassadors capture a seminal 2013 concert performance at legendary music venue 9:30 in nearby Washington, DC.

  • The Arcs - Yours, Dreamily,
    Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys debuts an eclectic band that incorporates genres like soul, latin, garage and psychedelic rock into a fresh mix.

  • Diane Coffee - Everybody’s a Good Dog
    A solo alter ego of producer and Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming returns for a second time and genre-hopping album.

  • Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls
    The sweet 16th album from the British heavy metal legends is the band’s first double full-length release.

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New Music Weekly - August 21, 2015

Getting to share a bumper crop of new music with you is our favorite time of the week! Subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist to automatically receive a fresh set handpicked for you every Friday.

It’s a banner week for blockbuster releases, including a surprise album from beatmaster Dr. Dre and the return of stadium-fillers Bon Jovi, experimental darling Panda Bear, Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas and hard rockers Pop Evil, just to name a few (see more in the Playlist Notes). Press play, find your favourites and then hit up the Rdio New Releases to hear the full albums and browse the complete collection of just-hatched sounds.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion
    Canada’s upbeat pop star returns with sweet songs inspired by Eighties sensations on her third album.

  • Method Man - The Meth Lab
    The Wu Tang Clan veteran takes his first solo album in nine years back to the gritty streets to cook up rhymes.

  • Joywave - Rdio Session
    Rochester’s indie rock breakthrough act performs exclusive live versions of songs from How Do You Feel Now?

  • Disturbed - Immortalized (Deluxe Version)
    After four years off, Chicago’s hard rock heroes reinvigorate with shocking surprises like a Simon and Garfunkel cover.

  • Kip Moore - Wild Ones (Deluxe)
    The sophomore album from the country singer-songwriter balances love songs with the bachelor life.

  • Jordin Sparks - Right Here Right Now
    The third album by the American Idol champ brings hip-hop spiked R&B with guests like 2 Chainz. B.o.B. and Shaggy.

  • Gardens & Villa - Music For Dogs
    The new album from the indie pop act takes on the rapid technological advancements of the present with an ear to classic experimental rock.

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New Music Weekly: August 14, 2015

We scour the world to select the songs that go on each New Music Weekly playlist. This week features many international artists that you’ll enjoy musically familiarizing yourself with, including Welsh rockers Neck Deep, Massachusetts indie hip-hop duo Aer, UK downtempo revivalists Slime, Latin pop/rock powerhouse Julieta Venegas, Canadian electronic producer CFCF, and more key releases described in the Playlist Notes. Check out our picks on the playlist (don’t forget to subscribe so you always get the latest set!) and then discover more of your own future favourites on the Rdio New Releases page.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Bullet For My Valentine - Venom (Deluxe Edition)
    Wales’ heavy metal heroes return to their harder roots with a dark and aggressive fifth album.

  • Grace Potter - Midnight
    After 10 years fronting the soulful rock band The Nocturnals, the Vermont singer turns to a varied batch of pop sensibilities for her solo debut.

  • Melanie Martinez - Cry Baby (Deluxe)
    The Voice alum penned the pop/trap songs on her first album around childlike themes in a grownup world.

  • New Politics - Vikings
    The third album from the Denmark via Brooklyn trio flirts with danceable pop, rock and grunge for their hybrid styles.

  • Joss Stone - Water for Your Soul (Commentary)
    The English singer reveals the stories behind the world-wise palette of sounds that she employs on an exclusive commentary version of her seventh studio album.

  • Glass Animals - Zaba
    Psychedelic pop with R&B underpinnings permeates the deluxe album version from the quartet hailing from Oxford, England.

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New Music Weekly: August 7, 2015

Our New Music Weekly playlist highlights the key releases across genres; subscribe to receive it automatically every seven days! The current set brings you a taste of modern surf rock from La Luz, mellow pop ‘n R&B by Night Beds, youthful old soul from The Mynabirds, stirring folk by Small Feet and a lot more. When you’re ready forage for beats on your own, the Rdio New Releases is where you’ll find all of this week’s single, EP and album offerings.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Luke Bryan - Kill The Lights
    The stadium-filling country star shows off his sexy side with playful songs including a duet with Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild on his fifth studio album.

  • Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss
    Distorted beats and guitars accompany the singer’s lyrical wanderings of the depths between sleeplessness and lucid dreaming.

  • TobyMac - This Is Not A Test
    The Christian hip-hop and pop star shares uplifting tracks with guests including dc Talk, Capital Kings, and Hollyn.

  • Mac Demarco - Another One
    The Canadian artist drops a mini LP with laidback, funky grooves and honest looks at love’s many emotional facets.

  • Michael Ray - Michael Ray
    The country music star, mentored by John Rich of Big & Rich, debuts a full-length album of songs, including his chart-topping single, "Kiss You In the Morning."

  • Georgia - Georgia
    A one-woman band from Northwest London shares tough, grime-informed rhythms and lyrics on her debut album.

  • HEALTH - DEATH MAGIC
    The LA band known for its industrial disco leanings reveal the hard and hedonistic side of pop life on the third full-length release.

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New Music Weekly - July 31, 2015

Time to dive right into your latest New Music Weekly playlist to hear the top highlighted songs hand-picked just for you. Remember to subscribe so that you’ll never miss a beat! This week, we’re checking out the long-awaited album from Florida rapper Gunplay, UK indie rockers The Maccabees, electronic jazz producer Quantic, soul singer Joss Stone, and alt-rock heroes Placebo, plus more you’ll read about in in the Playlist Notes below. When you’re ready for even more, browse the complete collection of Rdio New Releases and have fun!

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Migos - Yung Rich Nation [Explicit]
    Atlanta’s hot rap trio spit trap tales and grab guests Young Thug and Chris Brown for their first full-length album.

  • Albert Hammond Jr. - Momentary Masters
    Astronomer Carl Sagan inspired this exploration of funk-tinged rock on The Strokes’ guitarist’s third solo project.

  • Finger Eleven - Five Crooked Lines [Explicit]
    The Canadian rock act’s first album since 2010 contemplates the fortune of life over beefy guitar riffs and loud beats.

  • Lianne La Havas - Blood
    The London artist’s second album delves into her Greek and Jamaican roots, the latter assisted by reggae producer Stephen McGregor.

  • Saint Asonia - Saint Asonia
    The first album by a rock supergroup formed in Toronto by Staind and ex-Three Days Grace members unleashes tough harmonies and hard guitars.

  • Various Artists - Descendants [Original TV Movie Soundtrack]
    Shawn Mendes and Kristin Chenoweth contribute to the soundtrack to the TV movie centered on the teenage lives of Disney's greatest villains.

  • Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now
    The debut album from an acclaimed English poet and pianist sees a Stateside release after international success.

  • Lil Dicky - Professional Rapper
    The comedic rapper’s debut album blends the approachable with the absurd in funny rhymes.

∞  July 31, 2015 — 9:31AM

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New Music Weekly - July 24, 2015

Lock in to each New Music Weekly playlist by clicking subscribe; then, sit back and enjoy your handpicked set of the latest highlights across genres! This week, that means new music from artists like electronic soul wanderer Seven Davis Jr., Syrian cult favorite Omar Souleyman, indie rock outfit On An On, intergalactic funk from L'Orange & Kool Keith and more highlights you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes below. You can also visit the Rdio New Releases to browse the complete collection of what’s just come out, including full albums from all these artists. Happy listening!

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Prince Royce - Double Vision (Deluxe Edition)
    The Bronx-bred Latin pop star recruits J. Lo, Pitbull, Snoop Dogg, Tyga and Kid Ink for his first English language album.

  • Jill Scott - Woman
    The singer’s fifth studio album finds her stretching her storytelling prowess over classic Philly soul instrumentation.

  • MS MR - How Does It Feel
    Danceable indie pop fuels the sophomore album from singer Lizzy Plapinger and producer Max Hershenow.

  • Roger Waters - Amused to Death (Remixed / Remastered) [Deluxe]
    The Pink Floyd frontman’s 1992 solo album has been remastered and remixed to bring out new melodies and ideas.

  • Ashley Monroe - The Blade
    On her latest critically acclaimed album, the Tennessee born country singer-songwriter teams with producers Vince Gill and Justin Niebank.

  • Hopsin - Pound Syndrome
    After rumors of retirement, the LA rapper and producer returns to analyze tough subjects such as lost faith on his latest album.

  • Ducktails - St. Catherine
    Matt Mondanile’s psychedelic pop outfit explores love, romance and spiritual imagery on the fifth album.

  • Dirty Ghosts - Cataract
    The San Francisco trio drop an EP in advance of their forthcoming album Let It Pretend with remixes by TOBACCO and Mikey Young.

∞  July 24, 2015 — 9:30AM

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New Music Weekly - July 17, 2015

Each New Music Weekly playlist is an opportunity for you to discover the best new tunes across genres just as they’ve dropped; subscribe and you’ll automatically get a new one every Friday! This week, we’re digging collaborations such as Iron and Wine and Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses and Sublime With Rome, plus the latest from country star Alan Jackson, indie pop duo The Bird and the Bee, and more major acts described in the Playlist Notes below.

After you’ve listened to the playlist, hit up the Rdio New Releases and do more exploring on your own — it’s where you’ll find the complete collection of what’s just come out, including full albums from the artists highlighted here.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Tame Impala - Currents
    The third album from Australia’s psychedelic rock force takes a twist towards synth-based dance music.

  • Pitbull - Dale
    The international dance/rap star releases an album in Spanish with guests like crooner Ricky Martin and Cuban reggaeton act Gente de Zona.

  • Future - DS2
    Atlanta’s leading trap rap showman enlists Drake for “Dirty Sprite 2,” his third studio album of street tales.

  • Memphis May Fire - Unconditional (Deluxe Edition)
    The Southern metalcore act’s 2014 album grows with the additions of four new songs, including new acoustic versions.

  • Ratatat - Magnifique
    The Brooklyn duo deftly meld driving guitar riffs with their bold beats for the fifth album.

  • Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free
    The fifth solo album by The Drive By Truckers alum contemplates past pain and present hopefulness.

  • The Chemical Brothers - Born In The Echoes (Deluxe) [Edited]
    The eighth studio album from dance music’s big beats and bass duo features collaborations with Q-Tip, Beck and St. Vincent (under her own name, Annie Clark).

∞  July 17, 2015 — 8:58AM

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New Day, More Great Music - New Music Weekly - July 10, 2015

We're now on Fridays! Yes, we have a lot of fun assembling each hand-picked New Music Weekly playlist for your listening enjoyment and education — make sure to subscribe so you never miss a beat! This week, we’re excited about the heavy hitters you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes below, including not one, but two Rdio Sessions to celebrate the first edition of New Music Weekly on a Friday! As well, enjoy songs from alt-rock heroes Veruca Salt, a funkdafied Hot Chip, European DJ/producer Hunee and blues channeler Anderson East. Sample the playlist and then explore the full albums and much more on our Rdio New Releases page.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Years & Years - Communion (Deluxe)
    The debut album from Rdio’s very buzzing July Artist To Watch features synthpop anthems including the international hit “King.”

  • Tyrese - Black Rose
    The R&B star and actor returns to the solo landscape with guest stars including Snoop Dogg, Brandy and Jennifer Hudson.

  • Little Boots - Working Girl
    The third album from British electropop singer Victoria Hesketh features loosely buttoned musings on professional life.

  • Ryn Weaver - Rdio Sessions
    Rdio’s live series presents a fresh set of the indie pop ingenue’s original songs, including “OctaHate,” co-written by Charli XCX.

  • The Railers - Rdio Sessions
    An exclusive live set from Nashville’s classically trained country quartet includes 2 brand new tracks, "Something Borrowed" and "Mugshots."

  • Ghostface Killah - Adrian Younge Presents Twelve Reasons To Die
    The Wu Tang Clan rapper and super-producer meet for a second crime-themed concept album with the help of RZA and Raekwon.

  • Owl City - Mobile Orchestra
    Electropop artist Adam Young plays with uptempo beats and slower jams with the help of guests like Hanson and Aloe Blacc.

∞  July 10, 2015 — 9:27AM

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New Music Weekly - June 30, 2015

Subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist and you’ll automatically receive our curated, multi-genre tour through the best of the week. This week, we’re highlighting fresh tunes from country singer Easton Corbin, indie rock act Matt Pond PA, downtempo legends Tosca, electro disco stunner LA Priest, O.G. rockers 311, Odd Future’s R&B affiliates The Internet and more key artists you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes below.

There’s more to devour from these artists in the Rdio New Releases section, where you can listen to everything that has just arrived, including full albums!

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Meek Mill - Dreams Worth More Than Money
    Philly’s hot rapper guests with girlfriend Nicki Minaj, Diddy, Future, The Weeknd and more on his second album.

  • Refused - Freedom
    The Swedish punk act reunites after a 17-year recording break to critique European society.

  • Miguel - Wildheart (Deluxe Version)
    The neo soul star’s third album showcases an edgier side and features cameos from Kurupt and Lenny Kravitz.

  • X Ambassadors - VHS
    New York alt-rockers return with a new album featuring collaborations with Imagine Dragons and Jamie N Commons.

  • Vince Staples - Summertime ‘06
    The debut album from the Long Beach, CA rapper features production by Kanye West producer No I.D. and a guest appearane by Jhené Aiko.

  • Neil Young + Promise of the Real - The Monsanto Years
    Young collaborates with Willie Nelson’s sons in a critique of the giant agrochemical company.

  • Joy Williams - VENUS
    Following her stint in The Civil Wars, Williams returns to her solo career with an exploration of motherhood and love.

∞  June 30, 2015 — 11:10AM

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New Music Weekly - June 23, 2015

This New Music Weekly playlist packs in bright tunes just in time for summer! Take in the key offerings from this week’s heavy hitters (described in the Playlist Notes below) and discover some acts that may be new to you. Bask in sunny West Coast vibes from the twins in Cayucas, rock with Pennsylvania’s Breaking Benjamin, groove with Venezuelan pop duo Chino y Nacho, and meet the “grunge punk” of Nashville’s Bully.

And there’s much more! Hop over to the Rdio New Releases page to hear these full albums and discover even more new music.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Kasey Musgraves - Pageant Material
    The country star’s followup to 2013’s Same Trailer Different Park features a hidden track with Willie Nelson.

  • Tori Kelly - Unbreakable Smile
    The YouTube sensation’s debut album includes guest appearances by Ed Sheeran and LL Cool J.

  • Desaparecidos - Payola
    The second album by the Conor Oberst-fronted band takes aim at racial profiling and the treatment of immigrants.

  • Trey Songz - Trigga Reloaded
    Last year’s Trigga album by the R&B star is enhanced with four new songs for the ladies.

  • Taking Back Sunday - Rdio Sessions
    The Long Island rockers cover Tom Petty and provide track-by-track commentary for the latest in Rdio’s exclusive live series.

  • Leon Bridges - Coming Home
    Throwback soul in the vein of Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye is channeled through this up-and-coming Texan singer.

  • Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool
    Folk sensibilities mesh with big, stirring guitars on the debut album from the buzzing British band.

∞  June 23, 2015 — 11:39AM