Hear New Music From Pop’s Biggest New Artists

RobinThicke-472x472We’ve got new music from some of pop music’s powerhouse artists on Slacker’s New Pop First! 

Even though Robin Thicke has the #1 song in the country right now with “Blurred Lines,” but he’s not wasting any time. He’s released a new single that features Kendrick Lamar called “Give It 2 U.” In a recent interview, he said: “It’s very Michael Jackson, Prince but also pretty hip-hop. It’s a big, shiny pop record.”

Janelle Monáe is also gearing up for the release of her second album “The Electric Lady,” which drops September 10th. She recently announced that Prince will guest on the new record, and she’s released a new track from the album, called “Dance Apocalyptic.”

You can hear Robin Thicke, Janelle Monáe and other tracks that your Slacker curators think will be tomorrow’s hits today on New Pop First.

 

Ciara’s Reinvention With New Album Of The Week

CIARA-472x472Ciara’s new album is this week’s Album of the Week!

Over the last nine years, R&B star Ciara has experienced a healthy does of success, selling over seven million albums worldwide. But, it was her recent move to a new label and a bit of a reinvention that has empowered Ciara to make her most daring and forward-thinking album to date.

Her self-titled, fifth studio album includes the hit single “Body Party” featuring her boyfriend, Future, as well as some thumping R&B tracks like “Sophomore” that are sure to be fan favorites. However, the  EDM infused “Overdose” and collaboration with Nicki Minaj on “I’m Out” are bold moves that truly make the album stand out.

Hear all of Ciara’s brand new self-titled album on demand now on Album Of The Week on Slacker.

 

New Song Stuck In My Head – Karmin’s “Brokenhearted”

KARMIN-472x472The duo of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan—better known as Karmin—rose to fame via YouTube, Reddit and the Ellen DeGeneres show, eventually signing to Epic and reaching the US Top 20 with their single “Brokenhearted.”

They’re hard at work on their debut album, due out this fall, but you can hear the first single “Acapella” now on demand. It’s the new Song Stuck In My Head on Slacker.

 

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Slacker’s Artist of the Week is Cultural Icon Jack White

JACK WHITEJack White is Slacker’s Artist Of The Week! 

This week marks Jack White’s 38th birthday, and to try to summarize his work as a musician, producer, entrepreneur, actor, and all-around cultural icon is a daunting task. Simply put: he is a true Rock and Roll renaissance man. As the front man of the White Stripes, he reintroduced an entire generation to traditional blues and forgotten garage rock, and in the process reminded us of Detroit’s importance in the history of American music. He filtered these traditional American artforms through a distinctively punk rock approach to music, and the result was a sound that defined a decade and spawned countless copy-cat bands.

One of modern music’s most prolific artists, he’s gone on to form other bands like The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, he has produced critical albums for the likes of Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson, and he’s collaborated with artists like Alicia Keys, Bob Dylan, Danger Mouse, and Jimmy Page. His Nashville-based Third Man record label and recording studio is quickly becoming one of the most reliable sources of new American music, and he’s even found time to show off his acting chops in films like “Cold Mountain” and “Walk Hard.”

On this week’s Artist of the Week station, your Slacker curators have attempted to provide an overview of all things Jack White. You’ll hear his music–with his many bands and as a solo artist—along with the music that influenced him, his contemporaries, and his collaborations.

New Music From Country’s Biggest Stars

Justin-Moore1-472x472September is shaping up to be a big month, with two of country’s biggest stars releasing highly anticipated new albums. Chris Young’s “A.M.” and Justin Moore’s  “Off the Beaten Path” will both be released on the 17th.

You can hear both of their new singles–Young’s “Aw Naw” and Moore’s “Point at You” on Slacker’s New Country First here. 

Shania Twain will also release new music as took a break from her residency at Caesars Palace to announce her first new album since 2002’s ‘Up!”

She posted this to her Facebook page: “I will spend a lot of the summer working out what to put on my next album…A break from the stage gets me back to writing the songs.” You can hear the hits that helped her sell 75 million albums and win 5 Grammys on Slacker’s ‘90s Country while we anticipate what is bound to be an amazing new album.

New Music First: Pixies & Beck Release First Tracks in Years

We’ve got some new music for you on Slacker and right now from some indie/alternative favorites. It seems some artists are dusting off the studio pipes and getting back down to business. Pixies-472x472

First, we have the Pixies. Just two weeks after announcing that Kim Deal had left the band, Pixies have released “Bagboy”, their first new song in 9 years.

They’ve also announced that Kim Shattuck of the Muffs will replace Deal for their upcoming world tour. The band says they will be playing “the most wide-ranging concert set-lists of Pixies music in the band’s career.” You can hear “Bagboy” now on Slacker’s New Indie First!

Beck-472x472Beck is also back at it with his first new music since 2008’s “Modern Guilt.”

His new track “Defriended” was released as a single; he plans to release two albums this year, one acoustic and one more in line with Beck’s electro/avant-pop style. You can hear Beck’s new music–including “Defriended”– and more of tomorrow’s biggest songs today on Slacker’s New Alternative First here.

More new music coming your way on Slacker. Stay tuned!

Song Stuck in My Head: “365 Days” by ZZ Ward

ZZ-Ward-472x472Singer/songwriter ZZ Ward has been on Slacker’s radar since she recorded a session for us at SXSW 2012.

Pennsylvania-born but raised in Oregon, Ward’s unique brand of soul-infused blues rock with a hip hop edge is getting her noticed. Ward’s latest single, “365 Days,” is an excellent example of her incredible talent.

You can hear “365 Days” now—it’s the Song Stuck In My Head on Slacker.

And check out ZZ Ward during her session with us at SXSW 2012 below:

 

New Artist to Watch: Introducing RaVaughn

RaVaughn-472x472Accomplished studio vocalist and current Ne-Yo protégé RaVaughn is preparing her debut album that will be released soon.

RaVaughn brings a unique twist to R&B mixing in pop and rock elements of her own. She got her break as a background vocalist on the hit TV show Glee and has recorded demos and background vocals for multiple artists including Celine Dion, Natasha Bedingfield and Jennifer Hudson.

On her debut album, she told S2S: “…it’s definitely about trying to get back to that classic R&B. Back when the words really meant something other than ‘turning up’ or ‘being in the club.”

RaVaughn is most definitely an artist to keep an eye on. You can hear her new tracks “Better Be Good” (featuring Wale) and “Best Friend” now on Slacker’s New R&B First here.

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