This week’s new music is all about celebrating the unconventional, whether it’s with the first full-length release in almost a decade from Long Island rapper R.A. the Rugged Man, the eighth album from Finnish love-metalheads HIM, the debut from L.A. indie pop darlings Youngblood Hawke, or the slump-beating sophomore effort from American doom metal band Howl.
We’ve curated the best of this week’s selections into this New Music Weekly playlist, which is supported by the playlist notes below. Don’t forget that if more, more, more is how you like it, the Rdio New Releases has even more for you to explore.
Iggy & The Stooges - Ready to Die
A self-destructive theme rocks through the fifth album — and first since 2007 — from Michigan’s finest.
The Airborne Toxic Event - Such Hot Blood
The SoCal indie rock band’s third album (and second for Island) was conceived mostly on the road.
Kenny Chesney - Life on a Rock
“Pirate Flag,” the single from the country crooner’s 16th album was such a hit that his tour started early.
!!! - Thr!!!er
The band pronounced chk chk chk exclaims a cheeky name for the fifth album.
Os Mutantes - Fool Metal Jack
The legendary Brazilian psychedelic rockers, reunited in 2006, celebrate a legacy of 47 years with an English language album.