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New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - April 14, 2015

Subscribe to the lovingly curated New Music Weekly playlist and you’ll never miss another beat from the best sound picks of the week! This week, we’re welcoming back acts like legendary English rockers Wire, road trip gurus Dwight Yoakam and Calexico and New York rhythm mavericks Ava Luna, plus more heavy hitters you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes below. Love what you hear? Tune in to the full albums on the Rdio New Releases page!

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Tyler, The Creator - Cherry Bomb
    Odd Future’s irreverent rap leader collaborates with Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Schoolboy Q on his third album.

  • Reba McEntire - Love Somebody
    The country star listened to thousands of songs to find the best eclectic mix for her first album in five years.

  • Shawn Mendes - Handwritten (Deluxe)
    Canada’s latest teen heartthrob with a guitar, known for “Life of the Party,” plays a romantic on his first album.

  • Halestorm - Into The Wild Life (Deluxe) [Explicit]
    The third full-length from Lizzy Hale’s hard rock act features a new level of polished power chords and hot guitar solos.

  • The Wombats - Glitterbug (Deluxe Version)
    Liverpool’s indie rock darlings pack the third album with big singalong songs with heavy repeat appeal.

  • Sabrina Carpenter - Eyes Wide Open
    A pop music debut from the young Disney Channel actress who plays Maya Hart on Girl Meets World.

  • Kodaline - Coming Up for Air
    The Irish rockers hand in big and emotional anthems for the sophomore album.

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New Music Weekly - April 7, 2015

Play the latest New Music Weekly playlist for your personal tour of the best sounds dropping right now! This week, that means the return of Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson and other heavy hitters mentioned in the Playlist Notes below, plus buzzy acts like Sydney DJ Alison Wonderland, Nashville singer Jessie Baylin, UK electronic act East India Youth and LA groover Shlohmo.

Subscribe to get a new well-rounded, genre-hopping set each week and visit the Rdio New Releases page to browse the complete collection of what’s just come out, including the full albums for all these projects mentioned here. Happy listening!

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Toro Y Moi - What For?
    Nostalgic pop flows on the latest project by Chazwick Bundick’s one-man synth band.

  • Priory - Need To Know
    Portland’s “Weekend” warriors load their sophomore album with chilled pop, rock and dance beats.

  • Lord Huron - Strange Trails
    LA’s indie folk act diverts from its debut sound to take a darker path on the follow-up album.

  • Matt and Kim - New Glow
    The Brooklyn pop duo lets loose with an especially adventurous and eclectic album.

  • Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp
    Katie Crutchfield broadens her sound while balancing themes of the past and the future.

  • All Time Low - Future Hearts
    Baltimore’s pop punk act joins forces with Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden.

  • Say Lou Lou - Lucid Dreaming (Deluxe Edition)
    For their first album, Australian/Swedish twins Miranda Anna and Elektra June Kilbey-Jansson ride the dream wave.

∞  April 7, 2015 — 8:45AM

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New Music Weekly - March 31, 2015

Ready for some fresh tunes? It’s time for your brand new, lovingly curated New Music Weekly playlist, the set that turns you on to the biggest and brightest offerings of the week. Today you’ll hear the buzzing country artist Cam, Canadian indie rockers Hollerado, Christian rapper NF, English acoustic folk trio The Staves and Athens alt-rock act Reptar.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist to enjoy each updated set as it drops every seven days. You can also listen to these full albums in the Rdio New Releases section and read the Playlist Notes below for more info on this week’s key players.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Death Cab for Cutie - Kintsugi
    With a title that describes a Japanese artistic craft of repairing broken pottery, the band's eighth album reveals personal stories of love and loss gently and honestly.

  • Hollywood Undead - Day Of The Dead (Deluxe Version)
    LA’s masked marauders solidify their hard rock and rap intensity on their fourth album.

  • Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
    The singer-songwriter’s first album in five years provides a return to his indie folk leanings.

  • Ludacris - Ludaversal (Deluxe)
    The Atlanta rapper/actor’s long anticipated ninth album features Usher, Monica, Miguel and David Guetta.

  • Darius - Southern Style
    Hootie & The Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker continues his country crossover on his fifth solo effort.

  • Wale - The Album About Nothing
    The fourth album from the Washington DC rapper is an extension of a mixtape inspired by the television series Seinfeld.

  • Madeon - Adventure
    The French DJ known for live mash-ups collaborates with Kyan, Passion Pit and more on his first album.

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New Music Weekly - March 17, 2015

Subscribe to our hand-picked New Music Weekly playlist and you’ll always be right on the pulse of the freshest releases. This week, that includes acts like rapper Flo Rida, alt-country mavericks Houndmouth, Ólafur Arnalds and Alice Sara Ott leading The Chopin Project and the duo of Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield taking on the emotional work of the late Elliott Smith. Read about the week’s biggest highlights in the Playlist Notes below. When you’re ready for more, head over to the Rdio New Releases page to listen to the full albums and EPs. The joy of discovery starts now!

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly The LA rapper's third album delves even deeper into honest issues socio-political awareness with the help of guests like George Clinton, Bilal and Snoop Dogg.

  • Modest Mouse - Strangers to Ourselves
    Washington’s indie rock act explores disco, psychedelia and other fun rhythms for their first album in eight years.

  • Marina and The Diamonds - FROOT
    The third album from Wales’ dream pop queen finds her happier and more reflective than ever.

  • Twin Shadow - Eclipse
    Brooklyn’s master of indie pop drama returns with big emotional songs on his third album.

  • AWOLNATION - Run
    The sophomore album from the LA electronic rock act ventures into more aggressive territory.

  • Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon
    A rising Canadian singer-songwriter captures Seventies quaintness on his debut album.

  • Mark Knopfler - Tracker (Deluxe)
    The former Dire Straits frontman’s eighth album showcases his storytelling, blues-tinged guitar and Celtic influences.

  • Sleeping With Sirens - Madness
    The band’s Epitaph debut ventures from post-hardcore territory into a more pop rock sound.

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New Music Weekly - March 10, 2015

The latest New Music Weekly playlist contains a wonderful assortment of tunes. Press play and discover both seasoned and fresh voices like Lieutenant, the new solo project from Foo Fighters’ bassist Nate Mendel; Gang of Four, the post-punk vets who are now collaborating with Alison Mosshart of The Kills; Australia-via-England synth pop slash celebrity remix duo Monarchy, psychedelic Southern rockers The Bright Light Social Hour, Americana preservationists The Devil Makes Three and even a saucy live Vegas show from country star Shania Twain. Variety is the spice of life!

And guess what? We haven’t even talked about Madonna yet! Read more about her and the week’s other key highlights in the Playlist Notes below and visit the Rdio New Releases page to hear more from each album.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Madonna - Rebel Heart
    The star’s 13th album features production by Diplo and Avicii and surprise appearances by Nicki Minaj and Mike Tyson.

  • Will Butler - Policy
    Arcade Fire’s multi-instrumentalist plays with different styles and fanciful lyrics on his quirky solo debut.

  • Luke Bryan - Spring Break…Checkin’ Out
    The country star collects up his Spring Break-themed EPs alongside new songs “Just a Sip” and “Buzzkill.”

  • Empire Cast - Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire
    With over a dozen songs produced by Timbaland, the entire first season of music from FOX's hit musical drama "Empire" gets a full release.

  • Matthew E. White - Fresh Blood
    Spacebomb Records’ founder explores the intersection between rock and jazz on his sophomore album.

  • Fences - Lesser Oceans (Explicit)
    The Seattle indie act’s second album features a collaboration with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and production by members of Death Cab for Cutie and Of Monsters and Men.

  • Olly Murs - Never Been Better
    The British *X Factor
    alum’s fourth album features two UK top 5 hits, including a collaboration with Demi Lovato.

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New Music Weekly - March 3, 2015

Hear ye, hear ye, the latest New Music Weekly playlist is now ready for your immediate and repeated consumption! This week, we’re vibing to a brand new EP from Ringo Starr, digging the dancier sounds of the third album from Moon Duo, rocking out with a little help from the UK’s To Kill a King and catching up with the latest in Timbaland’s catchy tunes for the Empire Cast. (It’s okay to admit it’s your favorite guilty pleasure show on TV!)

There's even more heavy hitters in the Playlist Notes below. Subscribe to the playlist to never miss another beat the moment it drops, and visit the Rdio New Releases page to browse this week’s complete collection.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Purity Ring - Another Eternity
    The followup to 2012’s Shrines finds the Canadian duo firmly in electro pop territory.

  • Kelly Clarkson - Piece By Piece (Deluxe Version)
    The seventh album from the American Idol and new mother features the US hit “Heartbeat Song” and a collaboration with crooner John Legend.

  • of Montreal - Aureate Gloom
    A lucky 13th album from the ever-evolving Athens, Georgia group mines funk and psychedelic influences.

  • Rixton - Let The Road
    Pop, rock and R&B unfold in this UK act’s debut album featuring the number one hit “Me and My Broken Heart.”

  • Brandi Carlile - The Firewatcher’s Daughter
    The Seattle singer-songwriter best known in alt-country circles takes on a more rock ‘n roll feel on her sixth album.

  • Tuxedo - Tuxedo
    Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One join forces for a debut album that travels the lineage of funk.

  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday
    The sophomore project from the former Oasis legend features former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr and tries on styles like jazz and dance rock.

∞  March 2, 2015 — 11:28PM

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New Music Weekly - February 24, 2015

The latest New Music Weekly playlist is here! Don’t forget to subscribe to receive it automatically every seven days.

This week, we’re swooning over the archives of our favorite bearded singer/songwriter Iron & Wine, feeling the maverick grunge spirit of young UK rockers Darlia, discovering the solo pop talents of Lana Del Rey/Bruno Mars producer Emile Haynie and reliving the glory of Sons of Anarchy via its new soundtrack. The Playlist Notes will quickly get you up to speed with the rest of this week’s highlights, and you can go more in depth with everything in the Rdio New Releases section. Have fun!

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (Deluxe Edition)
    This seminal double album’s 40th anniversary release features remastering and seven previously unreleased songs.

  • Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer
    Baltimore’s electronic producer extraordinaire scales back his synth and electro driven sound on his first album in three years.

  • Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise (Deluxe)
    The Detroit rapper’s third album features collaborations with Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and Jhene Aiko.

  • Kid Rock - First Kiss
    The Detroit rap-rocker’s tenth album reminisces on his favorite classic tunes of his youth for song inspiration.

  • Mat Kearney - JUST KIDS
    The contemporary Christian artist digs deep into his rock-tinged soul for the songs on his fifth album.

  • All That Remains - The Order of Things
    The melodic metalcore heroes lean more on singing than screaming with their seventh album.

  • MisterWives - Our Own House
    The debut album from a New York trio shows off their skill at catchy indie pop and rock songs.

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New Music Weekly - February 17, 2015

Subscribe to the New Music Weekly playlist, a handpicked set that globetrots across territories and genres to bring you the very best of what’s just dropped. This week, we’re vibing to the latest from Miami’s Latin rockabilly kings The Mavericks, soulful bilingual twins Ibeyi, a solo take from Bon Iver’s S. Carey and a live album of Bob Marley and the Wailers Easy Skanking in Boston '78. Visit the Rdio New Releases to browse the complete collection and hear more of this week’s sounds right now.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Imagine Dragons - Smoke & Mirrors (Deluxe)
    The sophomore album from the epic Vegas rockers is produced by UK hip-hop vet Alex Da Kid.

  • José González - Vestiges & Claws
    The third album from the Swedish singer and guitarist comes after an eight-year break to join the band Junip.

  • Karen O - Live from Crush Palace
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ lead singer drops a set culled from three shows at Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s Masonic Lodge in LA.

  • Placebo - Without You I’m Nothing
    Re-releasing the UK alt rockers’ second album is part of a two-year celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary.

  • A Place to Bury Strangers - Transfixiation
    The return of the wall of sound from the New York noise act comes with a greater rhythmic emphasis.

  • Pops Staples - Don’t Lose This
    The final album from the patriarch of the musical Staples family was recorded with his daughters before his passing in 2000.

  • Glen Campbell, The Band Perry & Ashley Campbell - Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me Soundtrack
    The soundtrack to a documentary about Campbell’s life includes his final recording plus a contribution from his daughter.

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New Music Weekly - February 3, 2015

With tastes of jazz, pop, rock, metal, and even comedy, a real variety of tunes awaits you on the latest New Music Weekly playlist. Start off with some urban offerings from NY rapper Skizzy Mars and LA singer TeeFLii, then check out the latest solo effort from Dispatch and State Radio frontman Chadwick Stokes. If you’re brave enough, play a snippet of the Lost Themes from horror master John Carpenter!

Listen to the New Music Weekly playlist (supported by the Playlist Notes below) and subscribe so that you always know a fresh set is on the way every seven days. (It’s so nice to sit back and let someone else do the work for you for a change, isn’t it?) You can also explore the full albums on the Rdio New Releases page, which has our complete collection of newness.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Fifth Harmony - Reflection
    The debut album from the X-Factor girl group features guest stars Tyga and Kid Ink, plus a song by Meghan Trainor.

  • Butch Walker - Afraid of Ghosts
    Johnny Depp and Bob Mould guest star on the former Marvelous 3 frontman’s Ryan Adams-produced seventh album.

  • Diana Krall - Wallflower (Deluxe Edition)
    The Canadian jazz vocalist and pianist covers Bob Dylan, Elton John and Paul McCartney on her 12th album.

  • Kid Ink - Full Speed
    The R&B-loving LA rapper’s third album features collaborations with Usher, Chris Brown and R. Kelly.

  • Aziz Ansari - Buried Alive
    Highlights from the popular comedian’s 2013 tour and special are now on an album.

  • Title Fight - Hyperview
    Surprising sounds like shoegaze and dream pop creep in to the Pennsylvania punk band’s third album.

  • Avenged Sevenfold - Hail To The King: Deathbat (Original Video Game Soundtrack)
    The LA heavy metal band releases the soundtrack to their own mobile video game.

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New Music Weekly - January 27, 2015

The New Music Weekly playlist will make you dance, rock and swoon. The hand-picked mix features only the very best of the latest offerings, including the unexpectedly fast return of British electronic idol Aphex Twin, a beautiful techno mix from DJ Nina Kraviz, a new EP from anti-folk hero Emmy The Great and the debut album from Swedish soul pop siren Seinabo Sey. If the New Music Weekly playlist makes you want to hear more, subscribe to get a new set each week and head over to the Rdio New Releases page in order to listen to the full albums right now.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Ne-Yo - Non-Fiction (Deluxe)
    Collaborations with rappers T.I., Schoolboy Q, Jeezy, Juicy J and Pitbull feature heavily on the R&B star’s sixth album.

  • Milo Greene - Control
    The cinematic pop group with four singers spin dark tales over light uptempo beats on their second album.

  • Kenny G - Brazilian Nights
    The king of smooth jazz plays bossa nova classics like “The Girl From Ipanema” alongside original works on his 14th album.

  • Loretta Lynn - Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)
    Originally released in 1967, the country star’s seventh album brought her first hit and now makes its digital debut.

  • The Dodos - Individ
    Personal pain and loss are channeled through the San Francisco indie rock duo’s sixth album.

  • Pond - Man, It Feels Like Space Again
    The Australian psychedelic rock act sharing members with Tame Impala present a fun and weird sixth album.

  • Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass
    The Nashville singer-songwriter dedicates her debut album to unraveling the emotions involved in heartbreak.