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New Music Arrives This Tuesday

It seems that this week’s New Music Tuesday is full of musicians who have a giant list of well-received albums already behind them. That doesn’t mean you can’t find something new to love though. Even the most seasoned of this bunch have a new sound or perspective to offer. If you want to take on new music treasure hunting yourself after giving these a shot, be sure to look at Rdio’s New Releases section, where you’ll find debut releases, remixes, new albums waiting for their first listen.

New Albums

Although 10+ years has passed since Jimmy Eat World’s biggest release ever, Clarity, they’ve sustained themselves with a dedicated fanbase and 6 beloved (if not enormously successful) albums. The 7th album is upon us—hear what they Invented.

Music producer Mark Ronson strikes out on his own one more time with Record Collection. With collaborations featuring Q-Tip, Ghostface Killah, Boy George, D’Angelo, Wiley, and former Pipette, Rose.

Eric Clapton’s almighty 19th (!) album has new material and covers alike. Both are treated with the guitar king’s serious licks and distinctive vocals.

Released on his birthday, Lil Wayne’s EP turned full album, I Am Not a Human Being, features everything you’ve come to expect from the lifelong rapper.

What started as a two-man local L.A. band, No Age has evolved into recognized and accomplished performers, recording artists and musicians. Everything in Between is more than Weirdo Rippers, more than Nouns.

Canadian producer Daniel Lanois pairs with Neil Young for an album of solo work. The result is the thick and eclectic-sounding Le Noise.

Ice Cube shakes off his record label and goes at his 9th studio album, I Am the West, independently.

Rich-voiced country star Kenny Chesney’s life might have exploded beyond the borders of his Tennessee hometown but that doesn’t keep him from penning more stories about the everyman and woman in Hemingway’s Whiskey.

If you’re inspired by smoothly crafted songs and German supermodels, grab a taste of Seal’s seventh album, Commitment.

The softly sonic shoegaze band Engineers might have lost two members earlier this year but they gained one more, Ulrich Schnauss. The solo artist joins the band full-time as they support their 3rd album, In Praise of More.

EPs:

Scottish rockers The Twilight Sad, have The Wrong Car EP for you featuring new songs and two remixes of songs from their previous album, Forget the Night Ahead.

If Daniel Lanois’ name seems familiar, it’s because the producer who worked with Neil Young’s aforementioned album has a project of his own out this week. Black Dub might be different in style but certainly not listenability.

Singles:

You can almost hear the song title sing itself in the opening riff of My Chemical Romance’s new song, Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na). Mark your calendars, the album Danger Days is expected at the end of November.

Brian Transeau (aka electronic musician BT) treats one song off his album from earlier this year, These Hopeful Machines, to a multitude of remixes by fellow artists like Dave Aude and Morgan Page.