Exclusives

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Exclusives

Exclusive from MGMT: New Album and the “Optimizer” Early Only on Rdio

MGMT

MGMT has a mind-blowing gift for Rdio listeners! In advance of the official release of the third and self-titled full-length album, the band has collaborated with its trusted team of visual artists to create the “Optimizer”, a 44-minute video that pairs with MGMT for a total sensory experience. Now you can witness what the sound of total freedom and incredible creativity looks and sounds like with this unique interpretation. You'll be able to watch along with other viewers in real-time, jump throughout the "Optimizer" timeline, and share song and video previews. 

All you need to enjoy the art piece is your own Rdio account (which is free!). What are you waiting for? Jump into the “Optimizer” for the optimal MGMT fan experience.

∞  09/09/2013 — 1:00AM

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The 1975 Picks the Hits of Yesterday and Today

The 1975

As hotly tipped indie rockers The 1975 follow up the acclaimed EP IV with a self-titled full-length debut, the members of the Mancunian quartet have taken a break from the frenzy of their own release to share this Favourites from The 1975 playlist with you.

The set transforms time and era as veteran acts like Scritti Politti, Talking Heads and Yazoo share space with young guns like Disclosure and XXYYXX. The selections help illuminate just a few of the influences that spark the creativity of this stellar new band.

∞  04/09/2013 — 1:00AM

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Early Bleed: Hear Death Ray Vision’s Debut

Death Ray Vision

Death Ray Vision is a supergroup borne from Boston’s killer metal scene. The band, which features members of Shadows Fall and Killswitch Engage and former members of Overcast and Cannae, draws on the strengths of their individual experiences for a knock-down, drag-out debut called We Ain’t Leavin’ Till You’re Bleedin’. The album has not been officially released yet but you can start the sonic bloodletting right now thanks to this early exclusive. Need we suggest that you turn this way up?

∞  03/09/2013 — 11:00AM

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Early Listen: Depeche Mode Meets The Jim Jones Revue

Depeche Mode

Remixes just got taken to a whole new level! UK garage rock mavericks The Jim Jones Revue has just completed a wild and unexpected new version of “Should Be Higher” by the legendary electronic group Depeche Mode. Enjoy this early exclusive listen of a very special remix and prepare to be blown away by the creativity.

∞  30/08/2013 — 1:00AM

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Black Joe Lewis Turns Up His Favourite Songs

Black Joe Lewis

Austin blues luminary Black Joe Lewis is known for a certain soul-stirring sound and now he is revealing many of his surprising influences for the ears of Rdio listeners only. In honor of the new album that just dropped yesterday, Electric Slave, he’s mixed this playlist of favourite songs that contains a ton of wild cards. Listen and see if you can connect the dots between the soul of artists like Betty Wright, ZZ Top, and Bill Withers.

∞  28/08/2013 — 2:00AM

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Sail Away to Sea Wolf’s Rdio Session

Sea Wolf

Ready to be swept away by some sweet folk sounds? Earlier this year, L.A. indie act Sea Wolf, fronted by Alex Brown Church, performed a special show for Rdio fans at SXSW. The Sea Wolf Rdio Session features rare tracks as well as selections from the most recent album Old World Romance. Enjoy the show and remember to visit the Rdio Sessions playlist for more highlights from your very own exclusive live series.

Rdio Sessions is an ongoing series of unique, recorded performances with hand-picked artists on the rise. The SXSW edition of Rdio Sessions was recorded at The Driskill during SXSW by the engineers from Sound Stage.

∞  20/08/2013 — 1:00AM

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Take an Early Trip to The Kissaway Trail’s Breach

Kissaway Trail

Buoyed by the hit response to the single “New Lipstick,” which appeared in the first promo video for Google Glass and garnered over 20 million views, Denmark’s The Kissaway Trail is on the verge of releasing a third album called Breach. Most people have to wait to hear it, but Rdio listeners aren’t most people. Hit play below and get ready to take an early trip into the Breach right now.

∞  15/08/2013 — 5:00AM

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Only on Rdio: Come Alive to Don Cavalli’s Temperamental

Don Cavalli

Life — and death — is always interesting for Don Cavalli, a singer and guitarist worked as an undertaker between projects. The French-born artist who is enamored with American blues and roots music bares his soul on Temperamental, his second album and first in five years. And thanks to his Everloving label, you don’t have to lose your cool waiting until next week for this to be officially released because we’ve got it for you right now.

∞  07/08/2013 — 2:00AM

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Surfs Up: Cayucas Rides Into Rdio Sessions

Cayucas

The music of California’s Cayucas feels like a breezy trip through the best surf rock of past eras while pumped up with the youthful edge of today’s concerns and the polish of modern production. The band swelled onto the Rdio Sessions stage at South by Southwest, performing three songs from the debut album Bigfoot. Listen to the Cayucas Rdio Sessions set below and then check out the Rdio Sessions playlist for more highlights from this great live series.

Rdio Sessions is an ongoing series of unique, recorded performances with hand-picked artists on the rise. The SXSW edition of Rdio Sessions was recorded at The Driskill during SXSW by the engineers from Sound Stage.

∞  06/08/2013 — 1:00AM

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An Rdio Exclusive: He’s My Brother She’s My Sister Comment On Their Debut

He's My Brother Photo

‘60s-channeling quintet He’s My Brother She’s My Sister fuse rock’n’roll, soul, folk, and blues into the kind of swinging tunes that make people want to shake a leg. Maybe that’s why the Los Angeles band named their new debut Nobody Dances in This Town.

With all those influences, it’s a wonder He's My Brother She's My Sister was able to agree on the band’s sound, but their Rdio-exclusive Commentary Version of the album might illuminate the process. Below, hear track-by-track discussions by the band members about what went into their long-awaited debut:

∞  23/07/2013 — 1:00AM