You don’t need us to

You don’t need us to tell you what good music is — you’re already following your friends and other people with great taste in music to do just that. But still, so much new music is added to Rdio every week, and since it may take a little while for new releases to appear on your radar, we thought we’d take some of the guess work out of the freshest music on Rdio. So join us today and each Tuesday to hear more about a handful of our favorite new releases on Rdio.

Be the first kid on your block to hear these four great new releases:

OutKast’s Big Boi strikes out on his own with Sir Luscious Left Foot… The Son of Chico Dusty, his debut solo album. It’s a summer fun album but you will want to repeat the infectiously catchy “Shine Blockas” year-round.

Did you skip watching Kanye’s performance at this year’s BET Awards? Same here. It’s probably more fun to listen to his redeeming new single, “Power,” and imagine him standing on a volcano.

Not just the name of Old 97’s new EP, a mimeograph is old-school copy machine. How appropriate since this release, Mimeograph, features covers of The Rolling Stones, The Fratellis, R.E.M. and David Bowie.

If you’re ready for the reinvention of an old favorite, Au Revoir Simone’s 2009 album Still Night, Still Light gets the remix treatment in Night Light by musicians like Neon Indian and Jens Lekman.

∞  July 9, 2010 — 12:00AM