With so many new releases emerging in all genres, it’s a great time to be a listener with broad tastes. This week, it’s time to explore the highly anticipated debut from Southern electronic duo Sylvan Esso, take in the latest efforts from New York indie pop act Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Regina Spektor and Of Montreal collaborator Kishi Bashi and rising country star Sturgill Simpson. Also, pay tribute to the late Lou Reed with a new collection of his songs performed by Peter Gabriel protege Joseph Arthur.
Tune in to the New Music Weekly playlist to hear curated highlights from these and other artists who have just dropped fresh material. If you want to stay in the groove, you can now subscribe to the playlist, then check back each Tuesday as a fresh set drops. Don’t forget to visit the Rdio New Releases for the wide view of all the latest songs!
Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband
The soulful Swedish electronic act’s fourth album breaks out beyond the dancefloor into even more experimental territory.
Michael Jackson - Xscape
The King of Pop’s prolific nature in the studio and some modern finesse from executive producers Timbaland and L.A. Reid made this second posthumous album of previously unreleased songs possible.
Dolly Parton - Blue Smoke
The incomparable singer unleashes an incredible 42nd album that includes a duet with Kenny Rogers and covers of Bob Dylan and Bon Jovi.
Chromeo - White Women
The cheeky electro duo’s fourth album is fleshed out with guitars and strings and features a motley crew of collaborators including Toro Y Moi, Solange Knowles, LCD Soundsystem and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig.
Tori Amos - Unrepentant Geraldines
With songs inspired by visual artists like post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne and photographer Diane Arbus, the singer-songwriter’s 14th full-length is an exploration of art pop.