RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 10/2 – 10/8

Record Rewind - October 9, 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…

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JUNIOR EMPIRE – “Danger” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This London quintet has been featured twice before on my Rewind, and their latest song is another worthy part of their catalog. It has a definite early 90’s feel to it, perhaps inspired by larger bands of the day like Depeche Mode or New Order. It’s a good sound.

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LAUV – “Breathe” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Former New Yorker and now Los Angeles singer/songwriter Ari Leff continues to deliver solid records, experimenting with many different sounds along the way. His latest single strikes a good balance between the classic soft rock song and modern production.

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SMITH & THELL – “Row” (Spotify)
This Swedish duo had a hit on Spotify earlier this year with a single titled “Statue”. Between the original version and a remix, it’s a little below 2.4 million plays overall at the service. However, their latest release is an even catchier folk-pop jam. It’s great for fall.


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ZAYDE WØLF – “Born Ready” (iTunes) (Spotify)
I’ve been supporting Wølf’s prowl for pop glory since the beginning of the year, and my animal instinct tells me that he’s due for a great run with his album Golden Age. It’s a big release in what’s been a big period of syncs for the musician, and he’s not done yet.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
CASTLECOMER – “Get In Line” (SoundCloud)
ELLE WATSON – “Walls” (SoundCloud)
KIDS AT MIDNIGHT – “Turn It Off” (SoundCloud)
LEON POWER – “Blind” (SoundCloud)

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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