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New Music Tuesday, June 21, 2011

This week’s New Music Tuesday is full of big-name musicians; people have been talking about Bon Iver, Skrillex, LMFAO and When Saints Go Machine for weeks already. At last, you can hear their albums and more here on Rdio—don’t miss all the fantastic music in this week’s New Music Tuesday playlist.

Playlist Notes

  • Liam Finn, FOMO: Neil Finn (Crowded House, Split Enz) had a son—Liam—who’s grown into a mature, stand-out musician. Besides touring with the re-united Crowed House, he also recorded his second solo album, complete with an earnest pop flair.

  • Metronomy, The Bay: This London-based group released their third full-length album, The English Riveria, this past April, and their newest release features remixes of one of their favored tracks, the Bay. These dance-friendly remixes (and the original video) make this song a top candidate for this summer’s theme song.

  • Bon Iver, Bon Iver: Famously, Bon Iver retired to a cabin in the woods to record their gentle first album, For Emma, Forever Ago. In this sophomore recording, they didn’t repeat this approach. Instead the songs are fuller, more intricate and emotionally balanced, without the same sense of sadness and loss—a reassuring change of pace.

  • Big Talk, The Next One Living: The latest song from Big Talk’s upcoming self-titled debut is a charming tune. Ronnie Vannucci, Jr., best known as the The Killers’ drummer, is the driving force behind this mostly-solo project. Check and see if Vannucci will be making an appearance near you during his “little tour”.

  • Pitbull, Planet Pit: Pitbull, one of Miami’s biggest names, had equally big names working on his sixth album—David Guetta, Dr. Luke, and Jim Jonsin to name a few. Planet Pit is one big dance party.

∞  June 21, 2011 — 12:00AM