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


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

Posted by Rdio at 1:00AM in Exclusives |

Influencer Spotlights

Introducing BBC’s Weekly “Now Playing @6Music” Collaborative Playlists

BBC 6 Music

We are so excited to have BBC's "Now Playing @6Music as an Rdio Influencer. Every week they'll be featuring a playlist and asking for your submissions. First up is Franz Ferdinand!

Where were you when you first heard the band's heartbeat takeover track, “Take Me Out”? Or how about the sultry single, The Dark of the Matinee? Now it’s your turn to send Alex Kapranos, Franz Ferdinand’s lead vocalist, your favourites by adding them to his #Franz6Music playlist on Rdio. Alex will be acting as DJ on Sunday’s Now Playing@6Music and airing the songs you share. He’s looking for variety, so upload your top tracks – be it a hit, b-side, rarity or bands that are possible influences like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Roxy Music or Blur? Know of any artists they’ve collaborated with or covered? Perhaps LCD Soundsystem, Pulp, David Bowie or Hot Chip? Hurry, you only have until Sunday to add tracks here.

Tune in on Sunday to BBC 6 Music’s prime time radio show to hear the playlist. Now Playing @6Music airs a new playlist curated by an artist or music expert every week. Start following their profile on Rdio now to help build playlists and get a new way of interacting with the bands you care about. Also keep an ear out for Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, Franz Ferdinand’s fourth album, due out later this month.

∞  02/08/2013 — 1:00AM

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Oh, Baby: A Playlist for the New Prince

Oh Baby Playlist

How often do you get to cheer on the birth of a prince? With Kate and William’s new addition to the royal family, we made an Oh Baby! playlist to get you in the celebratory mood. Go ga-ga over classics like Prince’s “Baby, I’m A Star” and Mariah’s “Always Be My Baby” while you wait in baited breath to find out the Prince of Cambridge’s official name. Take a listen and get babies off the brain and into your headphones.

∞  23/07/2013 — 5:00AM

Posted by Rdio at 5:00AM in Events, Music |


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

Posted by Rdio at 1:00AM in Exclusives |

Developer AppEvents

Keep MSMR Company on the Road with Tour Tapes


Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow of New York’s MSMR want you to join them in musical spirit on their summer tour, which is taking them through Europe and Australia in support of their new album Secondhand Rapture. Use your Rdio account to log in to their Tour Tapes site, which takes advantage of the snazzy Rdio API, and make the gloom ‘n dream pop duo a playlist that they can listen to while on the road. Your finished set will show up with other fan tapes on the page. What are you waiting for? Get to mixin’ your master tape right now.

For you lucky listeners, be sure to catch MSMR on tour this month.

∞  11/07/2013 — 2:00AM

Posted by Rdio at 2:00AM in Developer App, Events |


Deftones and ISIS Create New Supergroup Palms, and This Playlist


Palms is the new heavy rock supergroup featuring members of Deftones and ISIS. The band, which just stepped out with a self-titled debut album last week, looks to unexpected places for inspiration, as seen with this new playlist thoughtfully assembled for Rdio listeners by Palms keyboardist Cliff Meyer. The two-hour set is highlighted by the classic rock of Pink Floyd, Wu-Tang rapper Ghostface Killah, and German techno minimalists Basic Channel, but there’s much more. Turn it up until you can feel it.

∞  10/07/2013 — 2:00AM

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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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The Cradle Will Rock You: Songs Turned into Lullabies

The Cradle Will Rock

Your little ones are getting bored with all of this “hush-a-bye” stuff. They want to rock their cradle along with their music loving parents. And now with Kate Middleton due any day and celebrity babies from Penelope Cruz, Kate Winslet, and Halle Berry expected later this year, it’s time to up your lullaby game. Luckily, The Cradle Will Rock has all of your favorite tracks in Gerber-form. The Beatles, Metallica, Journey, Bjork, and Nirvana are re-recorded in soothing piano and xylophone sounds that will put you and your babe to sleep. Never thought you’d nod off to Black Sabbath? Set your speakers in the baby’s room and get your nap on.

∞  04/07/2013 — 1:00AM

Posted by Rdio at 1:00AM in Music |


Fly With Eagles On Rdio


We have wonderful news for current and future fans of classic rock legends Eagles: The 40-year spanning catalog of this legendary band is now available to enjoy online for the very first time. Unleash your mind and take a trip through the band’s fully remastered discography, including studio albums, such as the landmark Hotel California which is still one of the best-selling albums of all time, and the seminal Desperado.

You can also swoop on our Eagles: A Retrospective playlist for our essential highlights of this historic band’s catalog, which includes the honors of six GRAMMYs, six number one albums, and seven number one hits. Enjoy these timeless classics!

∞  25/06/2013 — 6:00AM

Posted by Rdio at 6:00AM in News |