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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.


  • 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.


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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

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New Music Weekly - June 16, 2015

The latest New Music Weekly playlist will introduce you to the absolute best tunes that have just dropped, including albums from German electronic producing legend Giorgio Moroder and DJ Koze, Aussie indie pop act Alpine, Cut Copy bassist Ben Browning, and British electronic duo [Monarchy6, plus more highlights you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes below. Here’s some good news and even better news: You can subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist to receive it automatically each week and visit the Rdio New Releases page to hear these full albums and browse the complete collection.


  • Nate Ruess - Grand Romantic
    Fun’s lead singer takes a breather to step out for a solo debut album featuring a duet with Beck.

  • Hudson Mohawke - Lantern
    The Scottish producer’s second album sports bright collaborations with Miguel, Antony Hegarty and Jhené Aiko.

  • Active Child - Mercy
    Choral-rooted singer Pat Grossi’s sophomore album explores the emotions of love and longing over electronics.

  • HOLYCHILD - Rdio Sessions
    Rdio’s exclusive live music series gets sassy with five songs from the self-proclaimed “brat pop” duo.

  • Walk OFf The Earth- Sing It All Away
    A bid for global domination continues with the Canadian pop act’s second album that features the single “Rule The World.”

  • Don Omar - The Last Don II
    The Puerto Rican reggaeton singer and actor’s fifth album revisits the concept of his debut for a modern sequel.

  • Adam Lambert - The Original High (Deluxe Version)
    The American Idol alum duets with Brian May and Tove Lo and flirts with rock, dance and R&B on his third album.

  • Ryn Weaver - The Fool
    The debut album from this budding pop singer features production by Benny Blanco and the Charli XCX-penned viral single “OctaHate.”

∞  June 16, 2015 — 10:15AM

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New Music Weekly - June 9, 2015

The latest New Music Weekly playlist looks at the past, present and future with the standout songs of the week from releases including a collection from the late Arthur Russell as well as the latest songs from the likes of San Francisco rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, UK melodic hard rockers Young Guns, Nashville pop act Coin, breakout Latin singer Raquel Sofia, Canadian shoegazers No Joy and the anticipated artists you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes below.

You can also listen to all the Rdio New Releases in one place when you’re ready to hear the full albums behind all of these selections. Don’t forget to subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist so that you’ll automatically receive a freshly curated set every seven days!


  • Muse - Drones
    Matthew Bellamy and company get back to the rock basics on their seventh studio album.

  • A Thousand Horses - Southernality
    The Nashville group’s second album is buoyed by the number one country hit single “Smoke.”

  • Galantis - Pharmacy
    A Swedish electronic duo responsible for global pop hits as producers use their songwriting magic for their own album of electro house bangers.

  • Of Monsters And Men - Beneath The Skin (Deluxe)
    Iceland’s indie folk ambassadors return with lush and dramatic arrangements on the sophomore album.

  • FFS - FFS (Deluxe Edition)
    Franz Ferdinand and Sparks meet for a surprise collaborative album melding their elegant and eclectic sensibilities.

  • Tamia - Love Life
    The Canadian R&B singer fills her sixth album with bright and happy love songs.

  • Tove Styrke - Kiddo
    Effervescent electropop beats accompany the bubbly Swedish singer on her second album.

∞  June 9, 2015 — 7:15AM

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New Music Weekly - June 2, 2015

Each New Music Weekly playlist provides a fresh opportunity to meet emerging artists and welcome back familiar favorites. If you click subscribe, you’ll automatically get each new one, handpicked by us for you to stay on top of the best each week. Right now, that means the latest tunes from folk band Dawes, jazz singer Melody Gardot, self-described “brat pop” act HOLYCHILD, alt-rockers Born Cages, and ethereal singer-songwriter Zella Day, not to mention the heavy-hitters mentioned in the Playlist Notes below.

Discover what you like here before heading over to the new Rdio New Releases page. There you’ll find the full albums and much more. Happy exploring!


  • Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Deluxe)
    Florence Welch opens up with songs that reveal more of her reality than ever before on her third album.

  • Barenaked Ladies - Silverball
    The Canadian rockers reference singer Ed Robertson’s fondness for pinball machines and plays with giving others a vocal turn as lead.

  • Jason Derulo - Everything Is 4
    The R&B star’s fourth album features collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Meghan Trainor.

  • Jamie xx - In Colour
    Party jams, including cameos by Young Thug and Popcaan, fuel The xx member’s first solo album.

  • Major Lazer - Peace Is The Mission
    The third album from Diplo’s dancehall-flavored act grooves with the help of guests like 2 Chainz, DJ Snake and Ellie Goulding.

  • Lil Durk - Remember My Name (Deluxe)
    The Chicago street rapper’s first studio album features R&B crooner Jeremih and rapper Logic.

  • Bomba Estéreo - [Amanecer][]
    The Colombian duo infuses tropical rhythms with an international palette of party sounds on their fourth album.

∞  June 2, 2015 — 9:13AM

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New Music Weekly - May 26, 2015

Subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist and you’ll receive our special curated set of the best in fresh tunes every seven days. This week kicks off with the heavy hitters you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes below plus artist Mickey Guyton and various artist collections celebrating the songs of Karen Dalton and T. Rex and the French electronic music label Kitsuné. When you’re ready for even more music, hop over to the Rdio New Releases page and check out these full albums and compilations. Happy listening!


  • Alesso - Forever
    The Swedish EDM producer’s debut album features guest vocals by Tove Lo and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic.

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
    The third album from the Auckland/Portland band is a musically daring and soulful peek inside the world of polyamory.

  • Boosie Badazz - Touch Down 2 Cause Hell
    The Louisiana rapper’s first album in five years includes collaborations with Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole, Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan.

  • Dizzy Wright - The Growing Process
    The followup to the Las Vegas rhymer’s 2012 debut shows emotional growth without sacrificing fun.

  • Hillsong United - Empires
    The Christian music sensations from Australia veer into new territory with songs that draw on alternative pop, rock and EDM influences.

  • The Vaccines - English Graffiti (Deluxe)
    A punk playfulness and wit finds its way into the acclaimed third album by the UK indie rockers, produced by Dave Fridmann.

  • Anti-Flag - American Spring
    Pittsburgh punks jam with Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello and Rancid’s Tim Armstrong on the ninth album.

∞  May 26, 2015 — 8:51AM

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New Music Weekly - May 19, 2015

We can’t wait for you to explore the latest New Music Weekly playlist, which is always a veritable sonic gumbo! This week, the recipe includes a dash of indie/electronic duo Tanlines, a serving of rare B-Side action from country star Jon Pardi, a family-sized portion from mother-and-son duo Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, more Nashville seasoning from Kelsea Ballerini, some Peanut Butter excerpts from noise pop act Joanna Gruesome, a cool dose of folk from The Milk Carton Kids, and a bowl of beats from Fueled by Ramen’s Twenty One Pilots, and much more.

Hear all the full albums on the Rdio New Releases page and don’t forget to subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist to automatically receive a fresh, handpicked set every week. Hungry? Time to press play!


  • Hot Chip - Why Make Sense? The English electronic act flirts with stripped-down funk for their sixth album.

  • Jamie Foxx - Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses (Deluxe Version)
    Pharrell Williams, Kid Ink, and Chris Brown join the actor and R&B singer on his fifth album.

  • Shamir - Ratchet
    Playful beats and steamy late night songs revitalize nightlife on this Vegas singer's debut album.

  • Zedd - True Colors
    Collaborations with Selena Gomez and Echosmith lead the EDM star’s second album.

  • Brandon Flowers - The Desired Effect
    The second solo album from The Killers’ frontman dabbles in synthpop and rock.

  • Trey Songz - Intermission I & II [Explicit]
    The R&B star returns with two EPs of steamy seduction as a teaser before his next album.

  • Mariah Carey - #1 to Infinity
    New single “Infinity” joins Carey’s 18 Billboard number one hits in one collection.

∞  May 19, 2015 — 9:12AM

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New Music Weekly - May 12, 2015

The latest New Music Weekly playlist is highly classified and full of surprises! Here’s a little taste of what we can tell you about for now before you listen (and read the Playlist Notes): You’ll be hearing the musical debut of X-Files star David Duchovny, stirring soul from UK singer Ben Khan, and uplifting indie pop from Sweden’s Urban Cone. Subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist so you’re always locked in with the latest from our hand-picked sets, and visit the Rdio New Releases to hear the full albums from these and many more artists.


  • Snoop Dogg - BUSH
    The rapper’s 13th album, executive produced by Pharrell Williams, features Stevie Wonder, Gwen Stefani, Charlie Wilson and Kendrick Lamar.

  • Various Artists - Pitch Perfect 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    The soundtrack to the hit movie’s sequel features a ballad by Jessie J and several plot reveals.

  • Leonard Cohen - Can't Forget - A Souvenir of the Grand Tour
    Cohen's second release in a year is a live album from his “Old Ideas Tour,” and captures sound checks, rarities and a new original song, "Got a Little Secret."

  • Patrick Watson - Love Songs for Robots
    The Montreal singer and eponymous group channel 50 years of the pop continuum past and present.

  • Incubus - Trust Fall (Side A)
    The SoCal alt-rockers return with a four-song set, the first of two EPs to drop in 2015.

  • Steve Aoki - Neon Future II
    EDM’s king of cake crafts dark club anthems with the help of Snoop Lion, Rivers Cuomo and Linkin Park.

  • Tyondai Braxton - HIVE1
    Battles’ former singer and guitarist offers an experimental solo album melding electronic and analog sounds.

∞  May 12, 2015 — 8:23AM