The most romantic week of the year brings plenty of new music to fall in love with, whether you’re solo or have a Valentine. Highlights include lively debut albums from Golden State pop group Psychic Friend, London dubsteppers Modestep, and British rockers The Virginmarys as well as the fourth full-length by Mexican norteño quartet Calibre 50.
Our New Music Tuesday playlist will quickly bring you up to speed with the latest offerings for your ears. The Playlist Notes below point out the week’s key sounds, and be sure to stop by the Rdio New Releases for even more of what you’re looking for — great music!
Foals - Holy Fire
The British band unlocks unexpected funk with a heavier and dirtier sound on this third album.
Matt Costa - Matt Costa (Deluxe)
The SoCal singer-songwriter waited until his fourth full-length release to name his album after himself, a true sign of pride in this work.
Darwin Deez - Songs For Imaginative People
The indie pop band named for its deliciously odd lead singer avoids the sophomore slump with this fun follow-up to 2010’s self-titled effort. Deez himself also put together an exclusive Rdio playlist of the most underrated rap and pop songs out there.
Drake - "Started From the Bottom"
This first taste of the Canadian rapper’s third album has already inspired numerous covers, remixes, and freestyles.
Escape the Fate - "Ungrateful"
Get the first taste of the hardcore Vegas band's new album, slated to drop this summer, with the first single which also happens to be the title track.