Rdio has announced they will be converting their entire existing catalog to AAC/320 kbps. Think you can tell the difference? Take this ABX test to prove it.
In addition, and as part of our ongoing commitment to the artist community, Rdio will work closely with artists and labels from around the world to continue to raise the bar higher on streaming quality where sufficient network bandwidth exists, and to improve stream delivery in markets around the world where network quality and bandwidth are often inconsistent.
Junior Battles new album Rally will hit stores on May 27th. Redbull is premiering the song with some more info from the band and/or you can hear it in the replies.
"In the past, a lot of Junior Battles songs dealt really deliberately with the uncertainty of your early 20s -- trying to figure out how to be a decent adult who still can tour and pay rent and still go to shows on weeknights," says singer/guitarist Sam Sutherland. "When we started writing 'Rally,' things had changed. We had stopped touring as much, and the anxiety of 'Idle Ages' was fading. In its place, we found ourselves writing more broadly about our place in the world and the kind of people we felt ourselves becoming....
Listen to The Swellers' cover of Floor's "Tales of Lolita" on Brooklyn Vegan. The track comes from the Save Your Generation Records 7" split, which we will be streaming on Thursday. The pressing is limited to 300 7" red/clear blend vinyl and releases May 20th.
1. Hung Up - Here To Stay
2. The Swellers - Tales of Lolita (Floor Cover)
1. Lobby Boxer - Anxiety
2. 1876 - Le Planetaruim
Tom Mullen, director, digital marketing at Legacy Recordings/Sony Music, has taken the Executive Playlist to a whole other level--albeit a completist Emo level. Here, with 312 songs spanning 19 hours and 43 minutes of angsty melodicism ranging from Texas is the Reason to Taking Back Sunday to Pinback and beyond, this intense compilation culled from his WashedUpEmo.com blog will leave you exhilarated and perhaps by its end emotionally spent.
You can stream a new Planning For Burial song titled "Where You Rest Your Head At Night" at Noisey. The track appears on the band's upcoming album, Desideratum, which hits stores on May 13th via The Flenser.
The Vantage have released a new song called "Getaway Car" about the Boston Marathon bombings for the one year anniversary of the tragedy. It's in the replies.
It's not always easy to see where you are supposed to go; a lot harder for some, but the choices we make hold weight not only for ourselves, but to those around us as well. Today marks 1 year since two seemingly "normal" brothers who grew up in Cambridge, MA made a choice. This song is about those choices.
Billboard is reporting that Spotify is finalizing a deal with Sprint to bundle their on-demand music service with Sprint family plans.
Mobile plan bundling is generally believed to be the Holy Grail for taking on-demand music services to mainstream users in the U.S. and Europe as the right kind of plan can make paying for music seamless – similar to how consumers pay for premium networks on their cable TV bills.
Watter, a post-rock supergroup of sorts featuring members of Slint, King Crimson and Grails, have posted another song from their upcoming album, This World, set to be released May 27th on Temporary Residence. The song, "Small Business," can be heard via our friends at The AV Club or in the replies.
Stream the new Cosmonaut 7" titled Radio Silence on Alt Sounds. To celebrate, the band has been granted a residency at Pianos in Manhattan, where they will be performing every Tuesday this month. Full information is in the replies.
Blacklist Royals will release Die Young With Me on June 10 via Krian Music Group/UMG. The album was produced by Ted Hutt (Chuck Ragan, Lucero, The Gaslight Anthem) and you can stream the first single, "Hearts on Fire," in the replies via Noisey.
1. Righteous Child
2. Missing Something
3. The Open Door
4. Out In The Dark
5. Twenty Six And Gone
6. The Common Things
7. Skeleton Crew
8. Die Young With Me
9. Hearts On Fire
10. Last Days Of The Suicide Kid
11. Take It / Leave It