March 2012

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This Week on Rdio

This Week on Rdio: March 5 - 9, 2012

This Week on Rdio

It’s been a very busy week at Rdio. So you don’t miss a thing, here’s what happened in one handy list. To keep up with the latest musical happenings, like Rdio on Facebook, subscribe to the Rdio blog feed, and follow @Rdio on Twitter and on Rdio. Or, for the sake of convenience, drop by every Friday for our weekly blog round-up.

Here’s what happened on Rdio this week:

∞  March 9, 2012 — 6:00PM


You’re Invited to the Rdio @DAY Event


As we shared earlier in the week, The Rdio @NIGHT Party is a celebration for some big Rdio news. So when do we share the secret? At the Rdio @DAY Event on March 13th. If you’re in Austin for SXSW, join us for a very special Rdio presentation in the AMOA-Arthouse — doors open Tuesday at 11:30 AM CDT and things get started at 11:45 AM CDT.

Not in Austin? Not a problem. Watch on Livestream — — you might as well have a front row seat.

We’ll also have a Livestream for the @NIGHT party — so tune in at 9:00 PM CST for live performances by Com Truise, and Teengirl Fantasy.

Rdio @DAY and @NIGHT are part of the Samsung Mobile Presents FEED, Powered by Twitter events. Housed in the AMOA-Arthouse (700 Congress Avenue at 7th Street), this beautiful space is open during SXSW and features art meets technology collaborations. If you're in Austin, stop by to take a look.

∞  March 9, 2012 — 5:00PM


An Rdio Exclusive: Listen to Deep Sea Arcade’s Outlands


Sydney indie-rock quintet Deep Sea Arcade proudly channe their influences — The Zombies, surf rock, and 80s New Wave — without ever sounding derivative. That’s a hard thing to do, but the group made it sound effortless on singles “Girls” and “Steam.”

Next week, those singles will find a home on Deep Sea Arcade’s debut full-length, Outlands, but for those who want to hear the whole thing now, we’ve got you covered — Rdio has an exclusive of the album, starting today. Listen to Outlands in its entirety below.

∞  March 9, 2012 — 9:00AM

New FeaturesNews

Now Available: Collection Stations on iOS

IPhone collection shuffle

Whether you’re commuting, on a flight or road trip, sometimes you just want to play music without picking a specific artist or album. With the new update on Rdio for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, you can create a shuffled 25-song mix from your Rdio Collection.

To try this nifty feature, view your Collection and Play Station. If you’re online, the station will be a shuffled mix of 25 songs from your entire Collection. Go offline and it will play a mix of only your synced tunes.

Head to the App Store and download the update today — get shuffling.

∞  March 7, 2012 — 10:13AM


Discover What’s Up Next on Rdio

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While Rdio is in Austin for SXSW, we’re unveiling something special next Tuesday. We’re not dropping any hints except to say that March 13th is a good day to be an Rdio subscriber. Look for more details later this week.

Can’t stand the suspense? Collaborate on our "can't wait, hurry up" playlist.

∞  March 6, 2012 — 5:50PM

MusicNew Music Weekly

New Music Tuesday - March 6, 2012


There’s an album for everyone in this week’s new releases. Treat your ears to the sophisticated electro-pop of Nite Jewel, metalcore quartet Every Time I Die’s new album, pysch-rock from Pond, indie rock from Scotland’s White Rabbits, or some punk rock courtesy of Californians Ceremony. Looking for a laugh? Comedian Doug Stanhope’s got an album of new stuff, too. For more new music, listen to to our New Music Tuesday playlist and consult our Playlist Notes for a little bit about the new releases.

Playlist Notes

  • Kaiser Chiefs - Start The Revolution Without Me
    This week, the British post-punk revivalists release their fifth album since their debut in 2005.

  • Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
    The Boss returns with his 17th studio, composed almost entirely of songs he wrote in 2011. Two of the included songs feature the late, great Clarence Clemons.

  • Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself
    The singer-songwriter continues his tradition of lush instrumentation and quirky, tuneful indie rock with this new album.

  • Yellow Ostrich - Strange Land
    The second album from this Brooklyn trio follows the band’s recent tour dates with Ra Ra Riot and the Antlers, and a debut album that found praise from NPR, Paste Magazine, and KEXP.

  • The Magnetic Fields - Love At The Bottom Of The Sea
    Now that the no-synth trilogy is behind them, the Magnetic Fields returned to their trademark synth-pop sound.

  • John Mayer - “Shadow Days”
    The lead single from Mayer’s forthcoming fifth solo album is “Strange Days,” a ponderous ballad flush with piano, propulsive drums, and his signature guitar fills.

∞  March 6, 2012 — 2:45PM

MusicRdio Recommends

Rdio Recommends: February 2012

Even with an extra day this year, February seemed to fly by. We’re guessing that, like us, you just couldn’t get to all the music you planned to hear. Say no more — the Rdio Recommends: February 2012 playlist is here, wrapping up all the music that might've slipped by this month.

What did we miss? What did YOU miss? Let us know by reviewing the playlist or leaving a comment.

About Rdio Recommends: The first Monday of every month, we’ll review and create a playlist that reflects what we’re enjoying and think you might also like. It is composed entirely of new music from the previous month.

∞  March 6, 2012 — 10:00AM


Listen to Nada Surf’s Acoustic EP The Dulcitone Files Exclusively on Rdio


Last month, New York indie rock veterans Nada Surf issued their seventh full-length, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy. With the deluxe physical version of the album came a five-song EP of acoustic album tracks called The Dulcitone Files.

On March 20, the EP will see official release, but you can hear the whole thing now, exclusively on Rdio. Listen to Nada Surf’s The Dulcitone Files below.

∞  March 6, 2012 — 9:00AM

This Week on Rdio

This Week on Rdio: February 27 - March 2, 2012

This Week on Rdio

Keep up with the latest musical happenings and news — drop by every Friday for our weekly Rdio blog round-up. If you don’t want to miss a thing: like Rdio on Facebook, subscribe to the Rdio blog feed, and follow @Rdio on Twitter and on Rdio.

Here’s what happened on Rdio this week:

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∞  March 2, 2012 — 4:06PM


SXSW 2012: The Rdio @ NIGHT Party


Austin’s popular Interactive, Music and Film festival is ready to roll into town. SXSW 2012 promises to be bigger than ever with more to do, see and hear.

While you’re scheduling which panels, parties and bands to see, clear Tuesday evening, March 13th, for us — come to The Rdio @ NIGHT Party. Located in the striking AMOA-Arthouse (700 Congress Avenue at 7th Street), this event is part of the Samsung Mobile Presents FEED @ Night, Powered by Twitter.

You’ll be in electronic heaven with live performances by Madeon, Com Truise, and Teengirl Fantasy. We’ll provide the booze and ambiance, you come with ears and friends. The night starts at 9pm and is open to the general public with no badge required, so come early since it’s sure to be a huge night.

There's more to say about this year's SXSW and what we have in store, so stay tuned for more.


∞  March 2, 2012 — 12:42PM