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.
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.