February 2013

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Fall in Love With The Lover’s Rock Playlist

Tomorrow is a holiday for beaus to make beautiful music together — figuratively and literally, so we’ve created the ultimate Lover’s Rock Playlist. Serenade your significant other with a diverse mix featuring some of the most loved recording couples throughout the ages, from Sonny & Cher and Matt & Kim to John & Jehn and Dean & Britta.

The Lover’s Rock Playlist teaches us that love may not be forever but these tunes are timeless.


Get a First Listen of Data Romance’s Debut Album

Data Romance

Vancouver-based electro duo Data Romance is almost ready to drop the debut album Other. The official release date is February 19, but anyone on Rdio can enjoy an exclusive preview right now courtesy of producer Ajay Bhattacharyya and singer Amy Kirkpatrick.

Data Romance is also on Rdio so follow the pair to hear what’s in their Heavy Rotation.


Only on Rdio: Exclusive Bonus Tracks From The Stone Foxes’ Small Fires

The Stone Foxes

San Francisco bluesy rockers The Stone Foxes are about to ignite the music world with their third album Small Fires, recorded with producer Doug Bloehm (who has also worked with the likes of Girls, The Vines, and Dr. Dog). Rdio listeners get special access to the album’s bonus tracks, which are acoustic versions of “Cotto” and “So Much Better.”

Enjoy the album and the Rdio-only bonus tracks below.

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New Music Tuesday - February 11, 2013


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.


Rdio Presents An Exclusive Preview of STRFKR’s New Album


Portland’s STRFKR first gained national acclaim in 2009 via a bouncy and unforgettable song called "Rawnald Gregory Erickson The Third." Following that success, STRFKR signed to Polyvinyl Records to release sophomore album Reptilians, which managed the difficult task of making pop songs about topics as grim as death danceable and downright fun.

Six years into the life of the band and STRFKR is ready to release the third album, Miracle Mile. It doesn’t officially drop until February 19, but Rdio is giving you an exclusive preview of the album one week early.

Hit play and follow the stars from STRFKR on Rdio!


Questlove DJs Valentine’s Day With “Pro Creation Nation”

It’s Valentine’s week, and you can’t hurry love. With this sweet sentiment in mind, the mighty Questlove of The Roots has created a 12-hour “Pro Creation Nation” playlist so that you can serenade your sweetie with slow jams. Ever the passionate lover of music, Questo has left no stone unturned in collecting songs for the perfect V-Day soundtrack.

Included in this epic set are all the iconic singers who only need one name (Janet, Prince, Luther, Aretha, Sade) as well as music’s consummate babymakers of all time (Barry White, Isley Brothers, Isaac Hayes). Warning: These songs are hot!


Play Bob Dylan’s Tempest on Rdio

Bob Dylan’s 35th studio album Tempest has been regarded as one of the most mysterious offerings of his illustrious catalog of music. Rolling Stone called the album, which includes a 13-minute title track, an ode to the sunken Titanic, and a tribute to the fallen John Lennon, “the single darkest record in Dylan’s career.”

Dive into Tempest on Rdio and see if you agree.


Bilal Shares His Favorite Songs on Rdio


Bilal just dropped his show-stopping new single “Back To Love,” and it’s a tantalizing taste of his forthcoming album A Love Surreal. Listeners can hear a world of influences that go into this taut, sensual song as it is reflective of his wide-ranging musical tastes.

The singer shares his sonic passions in this exclusive playlist of favorite songs, including classics from Miles Davis, The Clash, David Bowie, Curtis Mayfield, and Funkadelic. Press play for more insight into Bilal’s musical mind.

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Music is One Click Away with Facebook Login


Thanks to Facebook Login, we’ve made signing up to Rdio simpler than ever.

Go to rdio.com and click the blue “Continue” button on either the Web or mobile app. This new added feature makes signing up a cinch, but if you prefer to sign up via email, you can still do that too. Happy listening, folks!


Finish The Deer Tracks' Trilogy Early on Rdio

The Deer Tracks

Self-described Swedish “Northern Light Electronica” duo The Deer Tracks began a three-part musical project called The Archer Trilogy, releasing Part 1 and Part 2 in 2011, and now finish the infectious tale with The Archer Trilogy Pt. 3. The album is formally released on February 11, but since we have little use for formality here at Rdio we’ve secured an early preview just for you.

Listen to The Archer Trilogy Pt. 3, one week early, right now.