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In Guards' Rdio Sessions We Trust

Guards

It’s been a great year for Guards, the hotly buzzed-about indie band fronted by Richie Follin, previously known for his work in his younger sister Madeleine’s band Cults. The band’s Rdio Sessions, recorded live at South by Southwest, features songs from the debut album In Guards We Trust: “Coming True,” “Nightmare,” “Not Supposed to,” and “Silver Lining”. Without further ado, press play to enjoy the show! You can also click over to our Rdio Sessions playlist to hear other exclusive live performances from this series.

Rdio Sessions is an ongoing series of unique, recorded performances with hand-picked artists on the rise. The SXSW edition of Rdio Sessions was recorded at The Driskill during SXSW by the engineers from Sound Stage.

∞  August 14, 2013 — 11:00AM

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Only on Rdio: Come Alive to Don Cavalli’s Temperamental

Don Cavalli

Life — and death — is always interesting for Don Cavalli, a singer and guitarist worked as an undertaker between projects. The French-born artist who is enamored with American blues and roots music bares his soul on Temperamental, his second album and first in five years. And thanks to his Everloving label, you don’t have to lose your cool waiting until next week for this to be officially released because we’ve got it for you right now.

∞  August 7, 2013 — 10:00AM

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Surfs Up: Cayucas Rides Into Rdio Sessions

Cayucas

The music of Santa Monica’s Cayucas feels like a breezy trip through the best surf rock of past eras while pumped up with the youthful edge of today’s concerns and the polish of modern production. The band swelled onto the Rdio Sessions stage at South by Southwest, performing three songs from the debut album Bigfoot. Listen to the Cayucas Rdio Sessions set below and then check out the Rdio Sessions playlist for more highlights from this great live series.

Rdio Sessions is an ongoing series of unique, recorded performances with hand-picked artists on the rise. The SXSW edition of Rdio Sessions was recorded at The Driskill during SXSW by the engineers from Sound Stage.

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Rdio Sessions: These Are the Artists You Need to Watch

Rdio Sessions

We’ve been honored to host live, intimate shows with a wonderfully diverse group of rising artists from around the world like Passenger, City and Colour, On An On, Alpine, Shout Out Louds, and Missy Higgins. Our new Rdio Sessions playlist is a quick way to get familiar with our exclusive live performance series, which we record with diehard fans and Rdio listeners like you in attendance. We’ll continue to update the playlist with any and all future Rdio Sessions like Autre Ne Veut, Paloma Faith, and Youngblood Hawke. Subscribe to know when bands are buzzing and about to break.

Enjoy the set below and watch this space for more installments of Rdio Sessions!

∞  July 18, 2013 — 10:00AM

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Shout Out Louds Turn It Up At Rdio Sessions

Shout Out Louds

Stockholm-based indie pop darlings Shout Out Louds specialize in making songs with an irresistible and uplifting pulse that you won’t soon forget. The band’s exclusive Rdio Sessions set was recorded live at South by Southwest in Austin in March and features songs from the recent full-length album Optica. It’s just a hunch, but we think you’ll be as impressed by how tight the band sounds in front of a live audience as we are.

Rdio Sessions is an ongoing series of unique, recorded performances with hand-picked artists on the rise. The SXSW edition of Rdio Sessions was recorded at The Driskill during SXSW by the engineers from Sound Stage.

∞  July 2, 2013 — 10:00AM

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Early Listen: Télépopmusik’s New Tunes and Remixes

Telepopmusik

Infectious French electronic pop act Télépopmusik is just about to release the new Try Me Anyway / Fever EP, which features remixes by Zombie Disco Squad, Dirty Channels, Pit Spector, and more. But before it drops officially, the guys are sharing it with you for some early grooving. Enjoy these songs and their radical reworks below.

∞  June 19, 2013 — 11:00AM

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Mac DeMarco Cooks Up Something Good for Rdio Sessions

Mac DeMarco, the Canadian indie rock star once known as Makeout Videotape, provides the latest edition of our exclusive Rdio Session series recorded during SXSW. He chose the best tunes from his 2012 albums Rock and Roll Night Club and 2 for his intimate set, including “Cooking Up Something Good” and “She’s Really All I Need.”

This Rdio Session with Mac Demarco is one of four filmed in partnership with Yours Truly in Austin — watch the video of their performance above and press play below to let DeMarco transport you through his signature surf-rock sound.

Rdio Sessions is an ongoing series of unique, recorded performances with hand-picked artists on the rise. The SXSW edition of Rdio Sessions was recorded at The Driskill during SXSW by the engineers from Sound Stage.

∞  June 4, 2013 — 1:00PM

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Alpine Hits New Highs on Rdio Session

As a group that once played 10 shows in just three days as well as Rdio’s Australian launch party, Melbourne six-piece Alpine is no stranger to the live stage. Their Rdio Session, recorded live at this year’s edition of South By Southwest in Austin, features songs taken from the 2012 debut A Is for Alpine.

Take a peek at the video above, which was filmed in partnership with Yours Truly during our sessions at SXSW, and listen to the exclusive recording to experience an adorable introduction to a band that features the talents of not one, but two wonderful lead singers.


Rdio Sessions is an ongoing series of unique, recorded performances with hand-picked artists on the rise. The SXSW edition of Rdio Sessions was recorded at The Driskill during SXSW by the engineers from Sound Stage.

∞  June 4, 2013 — 10:00AM

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On An On Turns It Up for Rdio Sessions

On An On

Midwest band On An On features three former members of Scattered Trees who have embarked on a new journey of genre-breaking experimentation. The band performed “The Hunter,” “War Is Gone,” and “Ghosts” from the acclaimed debut album Give In for this exclusive Rdio Session. Recorded live in Austin during this year’s SXSW fest, hit play to hear On An On turn it up for their fans.

Rdio Sessions is an ongoing series of unique, recorded performances with hand-picked artists on the rise. The SXSW edition of Rdio Sessions was recorded at The Driskill during SXSW by the engineers from Sound Stage.

∞  May 29, 2013 — 1:00PM

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City and Colour Plays Old Favorites and New Song at Rdio Sessions

City And Colour

Singer, songwriter, and hardcore multi-instrumentalist Dallas Green, better known as City and Colour, swung by Rdio Sessions during SXSW for an intense and intimate performance. As a special treat for die-hard fans on Rdio, City and Colour performed the song "Of Space And Time" from his forthcoming album The Hurry and the Harm, which is set to release on June 4. Luckily, we captured the Rdio Session so you, too, can enjoy his amazing show and a preview of the new album all in one listen.

Rdio Sessions is an ongoing series of unique, recorded performances with hand-picked artists on the rise. The SXSW edition of Rdio Sessions was recorded at The Driskill during SXSW by the engineers from Sound Stage.

∞  May 29, 2013 — 10:00AM