RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 6/26 – 7/2

Record Rewind - July 3, 2016

Our new Record Rewind is about highlighting the top new songs that you may have missed, or should discover, from many of my favorite independent acts out there. We’ll be testing it out this month, so if you like what you see, let me know what you think!

Across the world of SoundCloud and my Indie Summer Mix on Spotify, these records stuck out as my favorite independent tunes of the week…

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BEACH TIGER – “Companion” (iTunes) (Spotify)
You may have heard this song in the mix of your favorite New Music Friday playlist. I’ve enjoyed their two prior singles, and it’s a good thing to say that they’re 3-for-3 for me now. The South Carolina band has mastered a great indie rock mentality that works.

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CAPPA – “Mad About U” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Attention pop girls: please clear the way for Carla Cappa. The Nashville performer delivers again with her new song, a saucy R&B flavored track with nice production. Her hot jam is a winner for the summer; call it another feather in her cap-pa. (I tried, really.)

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HANNAH GRACE – “Mustang” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Grace has been on my radar for a number of years now, and I’ve enjoyed songs like “Keep Your Love” and “Meant To Be Kind”. It looks like she’s about to add to my favorites, with a new EP due on July 15. Fusing 70’s rock with current pop, Grace shines again.

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KID RUNNER – “Give Me Something To Love” (iTunes) (Spotify)
If there’s one song this week that could be a big record at Alternative radio several months from now, it’s this excellent tune from the upcoming EP Body Language, due August 12. The Ohio band continues to get streaming love, and is poised for more success.

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RAINSFORD – “S.I.D. (Sunshine In December)”
Last year, Rainey Qualley had a pair of tracks issued to Country stations on a small label, including “Me And Johnny Cash”, which was spun on a number of outlets. Returning with a project under this new name, she flourishes with an edgy pop sound and lyric.

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VOKES featuring NEVVE – “Backroad” (iTunes) (Spotify)
He’s four singles into his new project, and it’s pretty clear that Los Angeles musician Mike Harris has a strong electronic soul vibe that’s hitting thousands of ears around the world. His latest track should continue to, ahem, drive up support in the coming days.

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WILD – “Silver & Gold” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Christmas in July? Not quite. Save the snow and tinsel for a later date, but do unwrap this gift from the Los Angeles trio. The last year has given the band a blog and streaming breakout, with “Back To You” and “Vagabond” leading the pack. Look out for more.

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YOUNG SUMMER – “Alright” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The summer is very young indeed, but this summery sound will get you feeling young again. D.C.-based singer Bobbie Allen has a great return single that dives into the pop pool of 80’s goodness. Don’t towel off just yet; you’ll want to ride this wave for a while.

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For more new music, we suggest…
GYPSY & THE CAT – “Life” (iTunes) (Spotify)
NATIVE PEOPLE – “Call Me” (iTunes) (Spotify)

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to afsoybel@hotmail.com and I’ll check it out. Thanks!

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