October 2013

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Meat Puppets Now Rocking on Rdio

Meat Puppets

Meat Puppets might be most widely remembered as Nirvana’s favorite band that hit the road with them on the In Utero Tour in 1993 and guested on the seminal live recording of the 1994 album MTV Unplugged in New York. But the band has had a prolific and inspiring career all its own. The band formed around the family core of brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood have been together on and off for 33 years, a partnership that has yielded more than a dozen albums and helped an independent record label called SST one of the most influential in the DIY movement of the 1980s and 1990s.

Now that the Meat Puppets catalog is on Rdio, you have unlimited digital access to the work of these largely unsung country punk rock heroes, from commercial peak Too High To Die to fan favorite II and so much more. Eat to the beat!

∞  October 7, 2013 — 10:00AM

New FeaturesNews

Play Now: Free Mobile Music

Free Mobile Music

We heard our listeners loud and clear, so now we’re making stations — one of our most popular features — free for everyone on mobile iOS and Android. Whether you’re a paid subscriber or not, you’ll have access to awesome music whenever you use the Rdio app.

We’re inviting everyone to listen to all of Rdio’s stations, drawing from over 20 million songs, through our mobile apps for iOS and Android without ever pulling out the plastic. Even if your subscription or trial has ended, you’ll be able to choose from 10 different station types — including stations based on artist, song, and over 400 genres plus You FM, a personalized station based on your listening habits — so you can keep the music playing for as long as you want at no cost to you.

In addition, we’re introducing two new mobile features:

  • Station Sharing — Think your You FM is proof positive of your superior music taste? Now you can share it — and any other station — with your friends. 
  • Playlist and Album Stations — Creating an endless stream of your favorite (or soon to be favorite) songs keeps getting easier. With the introduction of playlist stations and album stations, Rdio is amped to have more station types than any other music service right now.

By combining The Echo Nest’s Taste Profiling technology with Rdio’s beautifully dynamic design and rich data on listening history, we’ve unlocked an unprecedented personal radio experience for all mobile users to enjoy for free. Free mobile music is available in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

Try Rdio for free right now. Download the mobile apps from the Apple App Store and Google Play to get started. Go play!

Exclusives

Early Listen: Kodaline’s In A Perfect World on Rdio

Kodaline

In a perfect world, all new music would come out even earlier than expected. And so it is with Irish alt-rockers Kodaline; the band is sharing an advance preview of the debut album In A Perfect World with Rdio listeners!

From “High Hopes” and “All I Want” to “Love Like This” and more, hear the songs that have sent Kodaline to the top of the charts in Ireland without further delay now.

New Music Weekly

For Your Eyes and Ears: Haim on New Music Weekly

“Whoa” — it’s the first word that comes to mind when we blast Haim’s new album Days Gone By and watch the New Music Weekly video featuring the track “My Song 5”. The L.A. band of sisters have blown us away with their dream-pop debut LP and the video art by DVEIN moves us just the same.

*"Overall the sculpture embodies the duality found in everybody. The sculpture presents what the future expects from us and what we have left behind, all in a visual metaphor made of this elements.

We have two faces, one facing the past and the other one facing the intriguing future, an artificial construction of what is expected.The tentacles represent the organic order of the past, developing in unexpected ways, and the future is represented by the bust, geometric, perfectly handmade, but menacing and attracting. All charged by a motor, life, propelling us forward."*

Exclusives

311’s Nick Hexum Jams Away on an Rdio Playlist

Nick Hexum

311 lead singer and guitarist Nick Hexum listens to a wide world of music for both inspiration and practice. On Nick Hexum’s Jammy Playlist, he shares his current favorite songs for jamming to on his guitar to celebrate his side project, The Nick Hexum Quintet’s new album, My Shadow Pages.

The mix is both a surprising and an enlightening list of tunes that are far from obvious to choose, including fast-paced moments of funk from James Brown and Maceo Parker, jazz from contemporary legend Pat Metheny, and electronic soul from British producer Quantic. Now go and enjoy this set, which was made exclusively for you with love from Mr. Hexum.

New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - October 1, 2013

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This week, we’re turning up the volume full blast on the Warp Records debut of Brooklyn electronic experimentalist Oneohtrix Point Never, a solo turn from legendary hip-hop producer Salaam Remi (Nas, The Fugees), the return of 311 frontman’s The Nick Hexum Quintet, and the latest from pop punk favorites All Time Low. And we’re just getting warmed up!

Our New Music Weekly playlist offers a taste of these releases and much more. It’s the quickest way to get you up to speed with the best of the new bunch, but you can also hit up the Rdio New Releases to put together your own playlists.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Lorde - Pure Heroine
    This New Zealand teenager who captured the world’s attention with her smart, skewering single “Royals” shows why she’s the real deal on this debut.

  • Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2
    The sequel to this summer’s blockbuster The 20/20 Experience features appearances by Drake and Jay Z and an even more “grown and sexy” style.

  • Nelly - M.O.
    The St. Louis rapper’s seventh album tributes his home state and features unexpected collaborations by Florida Georgia Line, Nelly Furtado, and Trey Songz.

  • HAIM - Days Are Gone
    The Haim sisters finally drop their dreamy indie rock debut, which won’t help them dodge the honor of continued Fleetwood Mac comparisons.

  • Dr. Dog - B-Room
    The psychedelic rockers’ eighth full-length release was recorded in the band’s new custom studio and reflects a more involved level of collaboration amongst the members.