RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 8/7 – 8/13

Record Rewind - August 14, 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. If you like what you see, let me know what you think!

Across the PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…


EZA – “Alive” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Following her big tune “Off The Record”, Ellery Bonham is back with a sensual little song from her forthcoming Dead Reckoning EP, due on September 16. (I’ve heard the full set and highly recommend it!) Embracing an urban pop feel, it’s a real slow burner.


JUNIOR EMPIRE – “Decide” (iTunes) (Spotify)
You’ve seen this act on many larger blogs and playlists since the summer began. Both this song and previous single “West Coast” are currently on the overall Hype Machine chart, with the prior release actually outperforming the new one. It’s all quality stuff.


KID RUNNER – “Illuminate” (iTunes) (Spotify)
You know I’m still a firm believer that “Give Me Something To Love” is bound to be a huge Alternative hit, but this Columbus act has plenty of other great cuts on an EP that was released on Friday. This track delivers on the synthpop goodness, but still rocks.


LUKR – “Scarecrow” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Whether you enjoyed the original version on Lightning 100 back in 2014, or you’re digging this new mix now, Luke Foley is quite the talent. Spotify’s New Music Friday lists think so too. I think he’ll continue to follow the yellow brick road to big chart success.


OTIS ENGLISH – “Young Kids, Old Love” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s the first time for English on my weekly post, a 21-year-old singer and songwriter from Los Angeles. He has an awesome track on his hands with this energetic indie pop song, featuring solid writing and production. Look out for more music from him soon.


OYSTER KIDS – “Gum (Everybody’s My Friend)” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s been five months since these Kids dropped their last release, “Lips”, and now their lips are singing a different tune. It’s a cool one too. Embodying a laid-back West Coast sound, their new song is great for any hot and lazy summer day. Chew on this flavor.


For more new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
DAN OWEN – “Made To Love You” (SoundCloud)
HANNAH JANE LEWIS – “Hide And Go Seek” (SoundCloud)
JAKE DAVIS – “Saying It Right” (SoundCloud)
KINDER – “Light” (SoundCloud)

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

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