New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - October 29, 2013

Death Cab For CutieArcade FireKelly Clarkson

It may be Halloween this week, but we’re already looking forward to Christmas thanks to new holiday albums by country crooner Trace Adkins and American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson. We’ve also got the new mixtape from New York rapper Joey Bada$$, the latest album from SoCal indie pop act Hellogoodbye, and a retrospective by South Africa’s Seether in heavy rotation right now.

Hit up the New Music Weekly playlist for more of our picks of the top tunes of the week, and then you can consider doing some exploration of your own in the Rdio New Releases department.


PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Arcade Fire - Reflektor
    The Canadian indie rockers stretch out with a double full-length release for the fourth studio album.

  • Kelly Clarkson - Wrapped In Red
    The American Idol presents her first Christmas album, which includes original songs as well as covers of classics.

  • Linkin Park - RECHARGED
    This companion to the Living Things album contains remixes featuring rappers Pusha T and Bun B, master producer Rick Rubin, and more.

  • Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism (10th Anniversary Edition)
    Ben Gibbard and the boys’ fourth album gets remastered and re-released with bonus demo tracks of all the songs a decade after its debut.

  • One Direction - “Story Of My Life”
    This single from The X Factor UK-bred boy band offers a teaser of November’s album Midnight Memories.

∞  October 29, 2013 — 11:00AM

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EventsExclusives

A Disney Halloween: Mickey’s Monster Bash and More

Disney

Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Tigger are among your favorite characters who make A Disney Halloween come alive. Inside this exclusive playlist, you’ll find nearly an hour of highlights from classic spooky collections such as Disney Villains: Simply Sinister Songs and composer Danny Elfman from The Nightmare Before Christmas (which celebrates its 20th anniversary this month), plus archival scary sounds and more. Make way for the Heffalumps and Woozles, too!

Press play and enjoy one of Disney’s favorite holidays of the year: Halloween!

∞  October 28, 2013 — 4:00PM

Posted by Rdio at 4:00PM in Events, Exclusives |

Exclusives

Goin’ Loco: Play Enrique Iglesias’ Favorite Songs

Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias is heating things up in anticipation of his new album (due out in November) with an insane exclusive for Rdio listeners. He’s mixed this playlist of his current favorites, including friends and collaborators like Pitbull, Juan Luis Guerra, and Alejandro Sanz. He also shares his own steamy new single “Loco” featuring Romeo Santos.

Enjoy this crazy good mix of songs while waiting for Enrique’s new album:

∞  October 28, 2013 — 7:00AM

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Exclusives

AFI Reveals a Secret Writing Soundtrack to Rdio

AFI

Post-hardcore legend AFI just released a new album yesterday and they’ve created a special playlist to reveal What We Were Listening to While Writing Burials. Hear this set, which is exclusively for Rdio listeners, and you’ll have a great idea of the creative fuel that powered Burials songs like “I Hope You Suffer” and “Anxious.” The playlist includes cuts from Spiritualized, The Cure, Low, and My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. With such a diverse soundtrack, it only makes sense that AFI takes on a new sound on Burials.

∞  October 23, 2013 — 1:00PM

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New Music Weekly

For Your Eyes and Ears: Poliça on New Music Weekly

Take an ocular trip with indie synth band Poliça in the New Music Weekly video, and then ride the soundwaves from their newly released album, Shulamith, which is out today. Though the journey isn’t long, we can’t put into words what exactly goes on in the 15-second piece which samples the track “Torre”, so we’ll let video artist BRTHR take it away:

”Endlessly, an array of amusing things pop out of a listener's mouth and follow a psychedelic path inspired by contemporary digital gif-culture and the synth-pop of Poliça's "Torre". We see dancing cheerleaders, aliens, cultural familiarities, and bizarre things of nature all emerge as the music guides the story. This is a journey within the digital space both musically and visually.”

∞  October 22, 2013 — 6:00PM

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New Music Weekly

New Music Weekly - October 22, 2013

Katy PerryEric ChurchPolica

So far this week, we’ve been tuning in to the latest star-studded collaboration compilation from hip-hop giant DJ Khaled, albums from California acts like low-fi duo Best Coast and alt-rockers AFI, and a new EP from the hauntingly beautiful electronic artist Active Child

There are two ways to discover what’s just come out from these and many more artists: Take our personalized roadmap, the New Music Weekly playlist, to hear what we think are the best of the bunch, or chart your own course with the full collection in the Rdio New Releases section. The Playlist Notes below provide some additional intel on some of the key offerings of the week.

PLAYLIST NOTES

  • Katy Perry - Prism
    The pop star’s fourth album is backed by the worldwide hit “Roar” and features a collaboration with twerk king Juicy J.

  • Waka Flocka Flame - From Roaches to Rollies
    This new mixtape from Atlanta’s party starter keeps the energy up until the next album arrives.

  • Fifth Harmony - Better Together
    A Simon Cowell creation formed from last season’s X-Factor in America gets a slickly produced debut to chart the course of good girls going (not too) bad.

  • POLIÇA - Shulasmith
    The eerie electro-indie pop act from Minneapolis takes a bow and arrow to the heart of materialism on the sophomore album.

  • Eric Church - “The Outsiders”
    The Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter emerges with a taste of his fourth full-length.

∞  October 22, 2013 — 9:00AM

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Exclusives

Exclusive: Daughter Stays in SF to Record Rdio Sessions

Daughter

London trio Daughter is the latest awesome act to join the roster of our intimate live concert series that we throw with Rdio fans in attendance. The band performed at the Converse pop-up store in San Francisco for their Rdio Sessions set of six songs from the debut album, If You Leave.

Hear below how Daughter is contributing to the rich musical legacy of the Glassnote label, and check the Rdio Sessions archives for more from this must-hear series for music fanatics.

∞  October 22, 2013 — 9:00AM

Posted by Rdio at 9:00AM in Exclusives |

NewsRecommended By Rdio

Today’s Harvest: Boards of Canada’s Catalog Comes To Rdio

Boards of Canada

Great news for electronic fans as well as enthusiasts of genre-bending sounds: Boards of Canada’s catalog has arrived to Rdio! In addition to the latest album Tomorrow’s Harvest, you’ll soon be able to hear the milestones in the dreamy Scottish electronic duo’s (brothers Marcus Eoin and Michael Sandison) discography.

Seminal albums Music Has The Right To Children (1998), Geogaddi (2002) and The Campfire Headphase (2005) are all available today. The BoC debut Twoism (1995), EPs In a Beautiful Place in the Country (2000) and Trans Canada Highway (2006) will all follow in late November.

Turn up the volume and reap today’s harvest from Boards of Canada now.

∞  October 21, 2013 — 7:00AM

Posted by Rdio at 7:00AM in News, Recommended By Rdio |

Exclusives

RJD2’s Playlist Heats Up The Dance Floor

RJD2

If you listen to the latest (and fifth) album from producer extraordinaire RJD2 (born Ramble John Krohn), you’ll hear how strains of genres like disco, funk, and hip-hop provide inspiration for a sound uniquely his own. To celebrate the release of *More Is Than Isn’t, RJ made a playlist exclusively for Rdio listeners to share some of the musical influences that drive the soundtrack to his soul.

Behold RJD2’s Dance Floor Melters! Press play for more than an hour of straight heatrocks from the likes of Rick James, Cameo, Rene & Angela, and Chic. Warning: From Taana Gardner to Teena Marie, this fire is going to get out of control.

∞  October 17, 2013 — 10:00AM

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Exclusives

An Rdio Exclusive: Korn Takes You Inside The Paradigm Shift

Korn

Korn’s eleventh album The Paradigm Shift marks the return of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch after eight years apart. That’s enough of a big sea change for the band, but the album also signifies a time to revisit the early eras of Korn and bring ideas full circle. Don’t take our word for it; now, you can hear the members of Korn describe the writing and recording of The Paradigm Shift for yourself. Rdio listeners get the jump on hearing the commentary version of the album. Thanks to Korn and Universal, you can enjoy The Paradigm Shift: Track By Track now, one week early.

∞  October 16, 2013 — 9:00AM

Posted by Rdio at 9:00AM in Exclusives |