New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - September 11, 2015

Your latest New Music Weekly playlist is packed with goodies to listen to, including Ben Folds with an orchestra, brand new raps from hip-hop icons LL Cool J and Salt-N-Pepa and what might be your first introduction to retro partiers Shannon and The Clams. But wait, there’s more! Much more music can be found on the Rdio New Releases page, including the full albums by all the artists highlighted here.


  • Bring Me The Horizon - That’s The Spirit
    The Sheffield act’s fifth album veers from metalcore towards a more alternative sound, with new songs that celebrate darkness.

  • Leona Lewis - I Am (Deluxe)
    The British singer and X Factor winner takes control for a revealing and empowering fifth album.

  • Beirut - No No No
    Minimal and elegantly stripped-down songs characterize the fifth album for the indie folk act known for ornate arrangements.

  • Gary Clark Jr. - The Story of Sonny Boy Slim
    A sonic spectrum that runs from gospel to funk is tapped on the second album by the Austin blues guitarist.

  • Brett Kissel - Pick Me Up
    Alberta’s reigning country star and JUNO winner croons singalong tunes on his sixth album.

  • Duran Duran - Paper Gods
    The 14th studio album from the New Wave heroes explores funk with guests like Janelle Monáe, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Kiesza.

  • Slayer - Repentless
    The first album since the passing of founding member Jeff Hanneman keeps the thrash metal legends’ legacy strong.

∞  September 11, 2015 — 9:24AM

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Enjoy Rdio Everywhere: From Smart TVs to Multi-Room Speaker Systems, Bring Music Into Every Room of Your Home

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Rdio brings music into your earbuds, onto your desktop, on your drive home, and now throughout your home — on a variety of multi-room wireless speakers and smart TVs. Now no matter where you listen to music, Rdio’s got you covered.

Multi-Room Speaker Systems
As a result of recent global partnerships with multi-room wireless speaker system manufacturers, you can choose the right speakers for your home — and for your wallet — and start listening.

By enjoying music on Rdio through these great speakers, you can tune your rooms to your music, or turn your whole home into a concert hall.

Joining our existing support for Sonos, today we are announcing availability on speakers from:

Smart TVs
Rdio has always been known for great design, and now we're extending that craftsmanship to the big screen, ensuring that the music looks as good as it sounds, right in your living room.

You’ll now be able to play your music through an all-new Rdio app built specifically for smart TVs. Rdio is now live on Samsung Smart TVs and launching soon on additional connected TVs by LG and Hisense.

As soon as you open the app, you’ll be welcomed by an Rdio that lends itself naturally to your TV screen, with the music that interests you front and center.

Rdio for smart TVs isn’t just a personal experience. It’s a global one. Listeners with smart TVs in all 85 countries where Rdio Unlimited and Rdio Free are available can access Rdio features on their screens. Models that support Rdio are:

Rdio is also available across a broad range of “over-the-top” TV services, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast. Roku customers have instant access to Rdio’s catalog of more than 35 million songs with the Rdio shortcut remote button.

∞  September 8, 2015 — 9:15AM

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#MonoMonday: The Foo Fighters’ Debut Album Turns 20

Twenty years ago, former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl went into the studio to perform and record 12 songs he’d written over the previous few years, including those written after the death of Kurt Cobain just a year before. Calling himself “Foo Fighters,” Grohl gave cassettes of the sessions to his friends, and buzz around the music grew stronger. The resulting album, Foo Fighters, was a smash hit, spawning four hit singles and a GRAMMY Award nomination, and establishing Grohl’s place in rock history. “This is a Call,” “Big Me,” and “I’ll Stick Around” are among the highlights of Foo Fighters. This album struck a chord with grunge and rock fans alike, whether or not they loved Nirvana. Foo Fighters went on to sell over 2 million copies worldwide and set the stage for later success for Foo Fighters in the following two decades. Take this classic for a new spin!

∞  September 7, 2015 — 10:10AM

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New Music Weekly

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.


  • 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.

∞  September 4, 2015 — 9:15AM

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Nashville Rising

Meet Clare Dunn, Nashville Rising's Artist for September

Clare Dunn grew up working cattle, driving tractors and 18 wheelers on a farm in the heart of Dust Bowl country and is now one of Music City’s most promising artists to know right now. Her hot single “Move On” has made major waves on country radio and is steadily opening ears to her fresh perspective beyond the slick pop grain. Clare has been a tour opener for the likes of Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and Hank Jr. and is on the road heavy this year. She has serious chops on both acoustic and electric guitars, which you’ll discover when you hear her new EP, which drops on September 18. Get to know our September pick for Nashville Rising and read our exclusive interview with her below.

1. What does it mean to you to be chosen as one of 2015 Nashville Rising artists?

Dunn: It means so much to me to be chosen as one of the artists. To have that support and an organization out there believing in me, I just have so much appreciation for it, and I am very excited!

2. How has the city of Nashville affected your work and your songwriting?

Dunn: Nashville has affected me in so many positive ways. I learned from one of the best, one of my mentors is Thom Schuyler. When I moved to Nashville, I was in college and I took his songwriting class. I had no idea who he was, I was that clueless. But Thom took me under his wing and showed me what it meant to really be a craftsman of writing songs. I still aspire to this day – it’s one of my long-term career goals – to be half the songwriter he is.

3. You're going on two very different yet strong tours this fall. What do you think you'll learn from Chris Young and Miranda Lambert both as performers and people?

Dunn: I can’t believe I am going on either one of these tours, I am so excited! Miranda is going to be my first country tour that I’ve done. Miranda is just an awesome person. I’ve kind of gotten to know her a little bit, and I can’t wait to hang out more on the tour. She’s just very down to earth, and so is Chris Young. I’ve gotten to play some shows with him in the past, and both of them have that similar quality – they’re very down to earth people. I think their kindness and their genuineness comes through and I definitely hope to always be that way as a human being – it is just so important. There is also so much I can learn from them as artists and from seeing the different camps and how they interact. There is always different chemistry on the road and I’m looking forward to see how they operate.

4. Were there any favorite artists or songwriters that made an impact on your EP coming out on the 18th?

Dunn: Oh my gosh. Only since I was a child were there artists that have impacted me and have impacted the EP! Some of my biggest influences - definitely Keith Urban, he’s a huge influence. Mariah Carey – huge influence. George Strait in the songwriting aspect, and just as a tapestry for my music growing up. The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton. I think that all of those influences can be heard in one way or another on the EP. Primarily just because they make up who I am as an artist. I am the same artist on each one of those songs, so I think my love of them is reflected in probably everything I do. Those are some of my biggest influences any way.

5. Who are your Nashville Rising artists for 2015? Who do you think is poised to break out of this town?

Dunn: Haha, well, hopefully some girl named Clare Dunn. I keep my head down and in my own lane so much that I am probably a bad one to ask that question. I’m so sorry! I live under a rock, but I do think there is just a tremendous amount of talent in Nashville. It’s a great town for writing songs and creating music. Our town is so versatile and I am really excited about the future music coming out of Nashville for sure!

∞  September 3, 2015 — 11:31AM

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Artist To Watch

Introducing our September Artist to Watch: Tamaryn

A singer living in New York by way of New Zealand, Tamaryn continues to reinvent herself with each album release. Recognized as a beacon in the revival of classic shoegaze/ethereal sounds, her latest full-length Cranekiss, her third, shatters expectations with boldly personal lyrics and colossal sounds — sometimes dark and haunting (as on the song “Last”), sometimes driven by garage rock and sometimes synth-mechanized and futuristic, but always firmly Tamaryn. All month long, we'll be sharing news and releasing exclusive playlists from this rising talent.

Catch up on all our Artist To Watch selections on the A2W station to hear our recommendations for those who are about to blow up; recent picks include Shamir, Hiatus Kaiyote and Wolf Alice.

∞  September 1, 2015 — 8:13AM

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#MonoMonday: Celebrate Van Morrison’s Catalog on Rdio with "Astral Weeks: Live At The Hollywood Bowl"

Forty years after its original 1968 release, Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison performed songs from his acclaimed album, “Astral Weeks” at the Hollywood Bowl. The musician’s fifth live album was recorded over two nights and includes beloved hits like, “Gloria,” and “Sweet Thing” alongside “Beside You” and “The Way Young Lovers Do.”

Listen to it this week and celebrate the release of this album and the most complete Van Morrison archive now available on Rdio. Inspired by all genres of music, including blues, folk, gospel, and R&B, enjoy over 30 albums from Van The Man. This archive release includes the new Essential Van Morrison, a career-spanning anthology, as well as upcoming releases from his 60s rock band, Them.

∞  August 31, 2015 — 10:54AM

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Exclusive: Enjambre Rdio Sessions

Top selling Mexican rock provocateurs Enjambre are expert at melding vintage sounds and nostalgia with modern wit for fans on both sides of the border. The band’s live performance for Rdio Sessions features songs from the most recent album Proaño (which was certified Gold in Mexico) as well as the previous two full-length releases, Enjambre y los Huéspedes del orbe and Daltónico. Don't forget to tune in to the Rdio Sessions Station to hear more of our special series that brings you exclusive and intimate live performances by artists of all styles from all over the world!

∞  August 28, 2015 — 3:20PM

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New Music Weekly - August 28, 2015

The latest edition of the New Music Weekly playlist mingles classic icons with emerging voices, from metal heroes Motörhead and the psychedelic live vibes of The Jimi Hendrix Experience to Aussie rockers Atlas Genius and otherworldly New Zealand singer Tamaryn. Dig into the Rdio New Releases pages to browse everything that has just come out, including full albums from the artists spotlighted here. And don’t forget to subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist so you’ll never miss a beat.


  • The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness [Explicit]
    The second official album by the Canadian singing star takes his dark, sensual soul to pop heights with the help of Lana Del Rey and Ed Sheeran.

  • Coeur De Pirate - Roses (Deluxe Edition)
    The first bilingual album from Quebec’s youthful chanteuse examines a breakup from a happier perspective.

  • Destroyer - Poison Season
    An impressive 11th album from the Dan Bejar-fronted group engages a string orchestra for dramatic pop and rock songs.

  • Beach House - Depression Cherry
    Muted drums, simple melodies and spare instrumentation make for a back to basics fifth album from Baltimore’s dream pop ambassadors.

  • Halsey - BADLANDS (Deluxe)
    The debut from the New Jersey electropop and rock singer-songwriter explores angry and lonely mindstates with uplifting anthems.

  • Foals - What Went Down
    The Oxford indie rockers tackle topics like loyalty and mortality with sweet melodies balanced with harder instrumentation on the fourth album.

∞  August 28, 2015 — 8:25AM

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#MonoMonday: Happy Birthday Elvis Costello!

Very few artists can boast the varied and prolific career of Elvis Costello, with 30 albums to his credit and collaborations with artists as diverse as the Brodsky Quartet and The Roots. As Elvis turns 61 years old August 25, let’s return to the album that started it all — his debut disc My Aim is True — featuring the classics “Alison,” “Less Than Zero,” and “Watching the Detectives.” Happy Birthday, Elvis!

∞  August 24, 2015 — 8:52AM

Posted by Rdio at 8:52AM in MonoMonday |