New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - August 13, 2013

Bloc PartyWashed OutKaty Perry

This week brings a summery dance anthem from Connor Cruise (son of Tom), a solo album from reality star Aubrey O’Day, the third full-length from pop band Parachute, and moody blues from Valerie June produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. You can listen to these artists and many more in our latest New Music Weekly playlist, which collects the top tunes of the moment. The Playlist Notes below offer some additional information. Not enough music for you? We totally understand! Don’t forget that the Rdio New Releases section holds the complete offering of what’s just come out.


  • Washed Out - Paracosm
    Ernest Greene’s latest work of chillwave bliss takes the vibe of the first single, “It All Feels Right”. We’ve named this album one of the top five essential Sub Pop LPs.

  • Luke Bryan - Crash My Party
    The country star pursues a number one streak after the success of the country chart-topping title track.

  • Bloc Party - The Nextwave Sessions EP
    The British indie rockers collect up new songs played on the most recent American tour. We’re so into this EP that we’re featuring “Obscene” in this week’s New Music Weekly video.

  • The Vaccines - Melody Calling EP
    The post-punk act follows up last year’s Come of Age album with an extended player exploring new ground.

  • Katy Perry - “Roar”
    The pop princess has the eye of the tiger and she’s singing it loud and clear in this new song about inner strength.