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.
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).