Exclusives

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Exclusives

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

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‘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

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Hear It First: Pet Shop Boys Go Indie With Electric

Pet Shop Boys

After a 32-year career that has encompassed recording 11 studio albums through the Parlophone label, the almighty UK duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe as the Pet Shop Boys is releasing their 12th album on their own x2 Recordings label. Rdio listeners have exclusive access to hear this exciting landmark first. Electric is on and ready for you now.

Get your toes tapping with what the Pet Shop Boys call their “dance record”.

∞  09/07/2013 — 1:00AM

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Early Listen: Télépopmusik’s New Tunes and Remixes

Telepopmusik

Infectious French electronic pop act Télépopmusik is just about to release the new Try Me Anyway / Fever EP, which features remixes by Zombie Disco Squad, Dirty Channels, Pit Spector, and more. But before it drops officially, the guys are sharing it with you for some early grooving. Enjoy these songs and their radical reworks below.

∞  19/06/2013 — 2:00AM

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Mac DeMarco Cooks Up Something Good for Rdio Sessions

Mac DeMarco, the Canadian indie rock star once known as Makeout Videotape, provides the latest edition of our exclusive Rdio Session series recorded during SXSW. He chose the best tunes from his 2012 albums Rock and Roll Night Club and 2 for his intimate set, including “Cooking Up Something Good” and “She’s Really All I Need.”

This Rdio Session with Mac Demarco is one of four filmed in partnership with Yours Truly in Austin — watch the video of their performance above and press play below to let DeMarco transport you through his signature surf-rock sound.

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.

∞  04/06/2013 — 3:00AM

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City and Colour Plays Old Favourites and New Song at Rdio Sessions

City And Colour

Singer, songwriter, and hardcore multi-instrumentalist Dallas Green, better known as City and Colour, swung by Rdio Sessions during SXSW for an intense and intimate performance. As a special treat for die-hard fans on Rdio, City and Colour performed the song "Of Space And Time" from his forthcoming album The Hurry and the Harm, which is set to release on June 4. Luckily, we captured the Rdio Session so you, too, can enjoy his amazing show and a preview of the new album all in one listen.

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.

∞  29/05/2013 — 5:00AM

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Mount Moriah Climbs The Rdio Sessions Stage

Hailing from North Carolina, Mount Moriah is the classic American folk and rock side project of Jenks Miller (from heavy psych/metal act Horseback), Heather McEntire (from post punk group Bellafea), and Casey Toll (who joined the duo in 2010). The trio’s new Rdio Session showcases the songs “Bright Light,” “Eureka Springs,” “I Built a Town,” and “Miracle Temple Holiness,” all taken from the latest album Miracle Temple.

This Rdio Session with Mount Moriah is the first filmed in partnership with Yours Truly during SXSW — watch the video of their performance above and hit play below to listen to the exclusive set.

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.

∞  29/05/2013 — 1:00AM

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Little Boots Shares Exclusive Remix for “Broken Record”

Little Boots

A broken record never evolves — it just keeps playing a sound over and over again. But UK electropop darling Little Boots’ anthem “Broken Record,” taken from the new album Nocturnes, has a fresh lease on the dancefloor with the Chupacabras & JDH Remix.

The “Broken Record” remix track is exclusively available on Rdio, so there’s no need to get stuck on repeat. Listen to Nocturnes with the bonus remix track below and follow Little Boots on Rdio!

∞  08/05/2013 — 5:00AM

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Dragonette and Sunshine Jones Join Forces for “Run Run Run” Remix

Dragonette

Canadian electropop band Dragonette teamed up with singer-songwriter Sunshine Jones (best known for her work in Dubtribe Sound System) for the remix of “Run Run Run,” a single taken from the recent album Bodyparts.

The song officially comes out next week but there’s no need to wait because Rdio listeners can enjoy it right now.

∞  08/05/2013 — 1:00AM

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Justice’s Access All Arenas Is Revealed Early

Justice

Are you ready to D.A.N.C.E.? French electronic music duo Justice is back! Since their debut in 2007, members Gaspar Augé and Xavier de Rosnay have released both studio and live albums. Their latest, Access All Arenas, returns to the concert stage and captures a performance recorded during the last world tour at Les Arènes de Nimes in France.

The new album hasn’t officially been released yet, but we’ve got it for you to enjoy right now.

∞  02/05/2013 — 8:00AM

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Listen to Passenger’s Exclusive Rdio Sessions

Passenger

When folk singer-songwriter Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) came to our office back in September to perform live in his very own exclusive Rdio Sessions, he was so witty and charming that he left a trail of hearts in his wake — a trait likely honed while busking far away from home after the transition of Passenger from a group to a solo act.

Fortunately, we captured the dreaminess for your musical pleasure. Check out Passenger’s Rdio Sessions, a five-song set that includes the hit “Let Her Go.”

∞  11/03/2013 — 2:00AM