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New Music Tuesday - April 17, 2012


It’s Tuesday again, which means another serving of new music for your Rdio playlists and collections. Comedy fans will be thrilled to know that stand-up comedian Lisa Lampanelli is releasing a new album today, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg: Wolf Parade’s Spencer Krug releases an ambitious new Moonface full-length. Not only that, Hank Williams III has a new rock-tinged country album, glam-pop outfit Neon Trees are back with a sophomore effort, and surf-pop specialist Jack Johnson has a collaborative new live recording.

For those with sundry taste, there’s still something for you — listen to the New Music Tuesday playlist and read the playlist notes below for the low-down on even more new tunes.

Playlist Notes

  • Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
    Beloved British space-rock outfit Spiritualized release their seventh album this week. Sweet Heart Sweet Light is their first album since 2008, and was influenced by the band’s recent tour playing the entirety of their 1997 opus, Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space.

  • Maroon 5 - “Payphone”
    Chart-burning Maroon 5’s new album comes out in June. The first single is “Payphone”, featuring rhymes from rapper Wiz Khalifa.

  • Rick Ross - “Stay Schemin’”
    Rozay’s new track is a bumping mid-tempo think piece featuring Drake, with French Montana on the chorus.

  • Jason Mraz - Love Is A Four Letter Word
    According to the man himself, pop-rock troubadour Jason Mraz’s much-anticipated follow-up to We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. features mellow, mid-tempo tunes.

  • Train - California 37
    Train’s new album was written on the road, over the last three years. If new single “Drive By” is anything to go by, the group still has a knack for punchy pop tunes with sweet melodies.