This New Music Weekly playlist packs in bright tunes just in time for summer! Take in the key offerings from this week’s heavy hitters (described in the Playlist Notes below) and discover some acts that may be new to you. Bask in sunny West Coast vibes from the twins in Cayucas, rock with Pennsylvania’s Breaking Benjamin, groove with Venezuelan pop duo Chino y Nacho, and meet the “grunge punk” of Nashville’s Bully.
And there’s much more! Hop over to the Rdio New Releases page to hear these full albums and discover even more new music.
Kasey Musgraves - Pageant Material
The country star’s followup to 2013’s Same Trailer Different Park features a hidden track with Willie Nelson.
Tori Kelly - Unbreakable Smile
The YouTube sensation’s debut album includes guest appearances by Ed Sheeran and LL Cool J.
Desaparecidos - Payola
The second album by the Conor Oberst-fronted band takes aim at racial profiling and the treatment of immigrants.
Trey Songz - Trigga Reloaded
Last year’s Trigga album by the R&B star is enhanced with four new songs for the ladies.
Taking Back Sunday - Rdio Sessions
The Long Island rockers cover Tom Petty and provide track-by-track commentary for the latest in Rdio’s exclusive live series.
Leon Bridges - Coming Home
Throwback soul in the vein of Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye is channeled through this up-and-coming Texan singer.
Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool
Folk sensibilities mesh with big, stirring guitars on the debut album from the buzzing British band.