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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Seven

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

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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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
NEW RULES – “Emily” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

For a pleasurable pop/rock addition to your weekend, check out the new song from this emerging group, who are following up their Rewind pick from earlier this year called “Pasta”. Co-written with Jake Torrey and Noah Conrad, the tune feels ready for radio love.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ALFIE TEMPLEMAN – “Obvious Guy”
BEN HOBBS – “Own Arms”
GUS DAPPERTON – “Post Humorous”
PETER FENN – “Haven’t Been There For You”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

(PGTC supports the fight against racial inequality in our country: please use this resources website and help where you can.)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 3, 2020

Dancing into another Friday.

As we make it through the July 4th weekend, have a hit holiday and turn on the new singles from artists such as Ellie Goulding, Evanescence, Joel Corry, LANY, Saweetie, Seeb, The Veronicas and more. Here come the fireworks:

Notable albums out this week: Gucci Mane‘s So Icy Summer (iTunes), HONNE‘s No Song Without You (iTunes), Pop Smoke‘s Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon (iTunes), Willie Nelson‘s First Rose Of Spring (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Dan D’Lion‘s When One Thing Leads To Another (iTunes), The Kooks‘s Unshelved: Part III (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“American”, JRM (iTunes)
“Are U Down”, Jayda G (iTunes)
“Biting My Tongue”, The Veronicas (iTunes)
“Bold Me”, Lennixx (iTunes)
“Butterflies Pt. 2 (Remix)”, Queen Naija & Wale (iTunes)
“Change Ya Life”, Shoreline Mafia (iTunes)
“Cold Blooded”, UNSECRET featuring Hulvey & Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Coño”, Jason Derulo x Puri x Jhorrmountain (iTunes)
“Cool Off”, The New Coast (iTunes)
“Daisies (Acoustic)”, Katy Perry (iTunes)
“Dance Dance Dance (Acoustic)”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Decide To Be Happy”, MisterWives (iTunes)
“Depression”, Quando Rondo (iTunes)
“Don’t You Wanna Play?”, SeebJulie Bergan (iTunes)
“Dopamine”, Kungs featuring JHart (iTunes)
“Ego Death”, Ty Dolla $ign featuring Kanye West, FKA Twigs & Skrillex (iTunes)
“Emily”, New Rules (iTunes)
“Eyes Of A Child”, Christine And The Queens (iTunes)
“Faces”, Buddy featuring Lucky Daye (iTunes)
“Flood My Wrist”, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Don Q featuring Lil Uzi Vert (iTunes)
“Forget About Us” and “Hopeless”, Clinton Kane (iTunes)
“Gotham”, Tokyo’s Revenge (iTunes)
“Haven’t Been There For You”, Peter Fenn (iTunes)
“Head & Heart”, Joel Corry featuring MNEK (iTunes)
“Heat Waves”, Glass Animals (iTunes)
“Heavy”, Bow Anderson (iTunes)
“Hurt So Bad”, Cian Ducrot (iTunes)
“I Can Feel Alive”, R3HAB featuring A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“I Don’t Wanna Move” and “Look Back For Me”, SEB (iTunes)
“I Used To Be Cool”, Bright Light Bright Light (iTunes)
“Ice Cream & Cigarettes”, Sophia Messa (iTunes)
“IDWGTYP”, Lovelytheband (iTunes)
“If I Can’t Have You”, Tone Damli (iTunes)
“If This Is The Last Time”, LANY (iTunes)
“If You Leave”, Sky McCreery (iTunes)
“I’m Ready”, Maia Wright (iTunes)
“Island”, The Avener x Maddy (iTunes)
“Just Because”, Cape Francis (iTunes)
“Let It Go”, Josefine (iTunes)
“Like No One Does (Acoustic)”, Jake Scott (iTunes)
“Live From The Villa”, Russ (iTunes)
“Malleable”, Max Leone (iTunes)
“Me About Me”, RaeLynn (iTunes)
“Me Without You”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Montgomery Forever”, The Front Bottoms (iTunes)
“More”, Keshi (iTunes)
“My High”, Disclosure & Slowthai featuring Aminé (iTunes)
“My House”, Elderbrook (iTunes)
“Obvious Guy”, Alfie Templeman (iTunes)
“Own Arms”, Ben Hobbs (iTunes)
“Paranoia”, JXN (iTunes)
“Post Humorous”, Gus Dapperton (iTunes)
“Pretty Bitch Freestyle”, Saweetie (iTunes)
“Queen Of Silver Linings”, Amy Allen (iTunes)
“Rage”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Rather Be You”, Tom Gregory (iTunes)
“Recession Proof”, Yo Gotti (iTunes)
“Sad Girl Summer”, Maisie Peters (iTunes)
“Said Sum”, Moneybagg Yo (iTunes)
“Sauceintherough”, Brakence (iTunes)
“Screw Loose”, Lime Cordiale (iTunes)
“Seaside”, Billy Currington (iTunes)
“Sick Duck”, XIX (iTunes)
“Slow Grenade”, Ellie Goulding featuring Lauv (iTunes)
“Stay Together”, Mikey Wax featuring Renata Baiocco (iTunes)
“Sundy Or Mundy”, Koe Wetzel (iTunes)
“Sunscreen”, Skylar Grey (iTunes)
“Sweat Drippin”, Que Parks (iTunes)
“The Game Is Over”, Evanescence (iTunes)
“This Summer”, Junge Junge featuring Will Church (iTunes)
“Up All Night”, Baker Grace (iTunes)
“Upset”, GASHI, Pink Sweat$ & Njomza (iTunes)
“Wash Us In The Blood”, Kanye West featuring Travis Scott (iTunes)
“Waste Of Lime”, Ingrid Andress (iTunes)
“West Ten”, AJ Tracey & Mabel (iTunes)
“What You Need (Mokita Remix)”, Chord Overstreet (iTunes)
“When I’m No Longer Here”, Yaeow (iTunes)
“Who”, Lxandra (iTunes)
“Whoppa”, Tinie Tempah featuring Sofia Reyes & Farina (iTunes)
“Worth Missing”, Josh Cumbee (iTunes)
“Wu Dirt”, Terrell Hines (iTunes)
“You Already Know”, Cold War Kids (iTunes)
“Your Love”, Wanderer (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from Donna Missal, Glass Animals and Quinn XCII are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

(PGTC supports the fight against racial inequality in our country: please use this resources website and help where you can.)

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Six

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

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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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
PHANGS – “When I’m All Alone” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Tenth appearance

Nashville’s Jake Germany is ready to slay the world with his album Who’s Gonna Break Your Heart Tonight? later this summer, as we get a nice slice of perfect pop for an appetizer. Co-written by songwriting wizard Bonnie McKee, it’s a tasty and tantalizing tune!

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
WOLF – “Play Dead” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

New York singer/songwriter Julia Wolf has been putting out some really great music so far this year, including her last two releases “Ghost” and “Pillow”, which both were included in the Rewind. The mellow sound of this song is fresh yet familiar and quality stuff.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BLAKE ROSE – “Ordinary People”
CARO – “Part Of Me”
CONOR MAYNARD – “Nothing But You”
DIXIE D’AMELIO – “Be Happy”
JAMIE SCOTT – “Third Time Lucky”
MARC SCIBILIA – “Wild World”
MOLLY MOORE & MATY NOYES – “Handsomer”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

(PGTC supports the fight against racial inequality in our country: please use this resources website and help where you can.)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 26, 2020

How you likin’ those new releases?

Buckle up, kids: this week’s release schedule is looking black, pink and pretty every other color that exists. You can now hear albums and EPs from 6LACK, G-Eazy, HAIM, Jessie Ware, Lauv and others, as well as singles from Becky Hill, BLACKPINK, Kenzie, Melanie Martinez and Usher (with many more big names below.) Like that overview? Let’s get streaming:

Notable albums out this week: Bankrol Hayden‘s Pain Is Temporary (iTunes), Buju Banton‘s Upside Down 2020 (iTunes), CeeLo Green‘s Is Thomas Callaway (iTunes), G-Eazy‘s Everything’s Strange Here (iTunes), Grey Daze‘s Amends (iTunes), HAIM‘s Women In Music Pt. III (iTunes), IDK‘s IDK & Friends 2 (Basketball County: In The Water) (iTunes), James Blunt‘s Once Upon A Mind (Time Suspended Edition) (iTunes), Jessie Ware‘s What’s Your Pleasure? (iTunes), Louis The Child‘s Here For Now (iTunes), Ray LaMontagne‘s Monovision (iTunes), Tenille Townes‘s The Lemonade Stand (iTunes), The Head And The Heart‘s Living Mirage: The Complete Recordings (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: 6LACK‘s 6PC Hot (iTunes), Corey Harper‘s Overcast (iTunes), Forest Blakk‘s Sideways (iTunes), Georgia Ku‘s Real (iTunes), Jujubee‘s Good Juju, Vol. 1 (iTunes), Lauv‘s Without You (iTunes), Pentatonix‘s At Home (iTunes), Remi Wolf‘s I’m Allergic To Dogs! (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Actress”, Chrissy Metz (iTunes)
“Adrenaline”, UNSECRET featuring Sam Tinnesz & Tedashii (iTunes)
“And It Breaks My Heart”, LÉON (iTunes)
“Angels & Demons (Acoustic)”, Jxdn (iTunes)
“Back At It”, Lil Mosey featuring Lil Baby (iTunes)
“Be Happy”, Dixie D’Amelio (iTunes)
“Better By Myself”, JORDY (iTunes)
“Boys Don’t Cry”, Dan Owen (iTunes)
“Breathe & Release”, Riley Pearce (iTunes)
“Can’t Sleep”, Big Boi & Sleepy Brown (iTunes)
“Chicken Tenders”, Dominic Fike (iTunes)
“Cold Feet”, Tayo Sound (iTunes)
“Crazier Things”, Chelsea Cutler & Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Criminal Love”, Eli Gosling (iTunes)
“Curse”, Emily Burns (iTunes)
“Deer”, Peach Tree Rascals (iTunes)
“Describe It”, Stefan Benz (iTunes)
“Discounts”, cupcakKe (iTunes)
“Don’t Let It Wait”, Josh Pyke (iTunes)
“Don’t You Worry”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“Drunk”, Conor Matthews (iTunes)
“Drunk On Emotions”, Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Electric”, Daniel Saint Black (iTunes)
“Exhale”, Kenzie featuring Sia (iTunes)
“Feels Like Love”, Noah Schnacky (iTunes)
“Fire Drill”, Melanie Martinez (iTunes)
“Friends (TELYKast Remix)”, Mishaal featuring Powfu (iTunes)
“Focus (Acoustic)”, Evan Giia (iTunes)
“Giants”, Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)
“Girlfriend”, Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“Girls In The Hood”, Megan Thee Stallion (iTunes)
“Good Times Hard Times”, Ray Dalton (iTunes)
“Gravity”, Malte Ebert (iTunes)
“Greed”, Tash Sultana (iTunes)
“Handsomer”, Molly Moore & Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Heaven”, Cheat Codes (iTunes)
“Heaven On My Mind”, Becky Hill & Sigala (iTunes)
“Hella F*ckin’ Trauma”, Juicy J (iTunes)
“Hey Stupid, I Love You”, JP Saxe (iTunes)
“How You Like That”, BLACKPINK (iTunes)
“I Can’t Breathe”, Jerome Farah (iTunes)
“I Cry”, Usher (iTunes)
“I Don’t Want Your Money (Acoustic)”, Mae Muller (iTunes)
“I Drive Me Mad (Mike Shinoda Remix)”, Renforshort (iTunes)
“I Got 3”, Jack Gray (iTunes)
“I Miss You, I’m Sorry”, Kita Alexander (iTunes)
“I’m Doing Fine”, Mike Waters (iTunes)
“Identity”, Grandson (iTunes)
“IDK You Yet (Live/Piano)”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Just A Man”, The Goo Goo Dolls (iTunes)
“Kisses For Breakfast”, Kiara Nelson (iTunes)
“Lil Scammer That Could”, Guapdad 4000 featuring Denzel Curry (iTunes)
“Love Songs”, Sarah Barrios (iTunes)
“Loving Nobody”, Galxara (iTunes)
“Mad At Disney”, Salem Ilese (iTunes)
“March March”, The Chicks (f/k/a Dixie Chicks) (iTunes)
“Manta Rays”, Chloe Moriondo (iTunes)
“My Religion Is You”, The Flaming Lips (iTunes)
“My Way”, Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Naked”, Jonas Blue & MAX (iTunes)
“Naked”, Lilly Ahlberg (iTunes)
“Needed Somebody”, Willie Shaw (iTunes)
“Neither Here Nor There”, Tobi Lou (iTunes)
“Never Want To Be In Love”, Savannah Conley (iTunes)
“No More”, CARYS (iTunes)
“Nothing But You”, Conor Maynard (iTunes)
“Oh What A Feeling”, Walk Off The Earth (iTunes)
“Ordinary People”, Blake Rose (iTunes)
“Overkill”, Holly Humberstone (iTunes)
“Parasite Eve”, Bring Me The Horizon (iTunes)
“Part Of Me”, Caro (iTunes)
“Past Life”, Trevor Daniel & Selena Gomez (iTunes)
“Play Dead”, Wolf (iTunes)
“Rainbow”, Run The World (iTunes)
“Real Love Song”, Nothing But Thieves (iTunes)
“Reds Turn Blue”, David Cook (iTunes)
“Rounds”, Calboy featuring Fivio Foreign (iTunes)
“Rulers”, Apollo LTD (iTunes)
“Sad Child”, Sandro Cavazza & Brother Leo (iTunes)
“Save Me (Reimagined)”, Skillet (iTunes)
“Second Time Around”, Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“Silver Linings”, The Bitch Bible featuring Grandma Gloria (iTunes)
“Sixteen”, Oscar Welsh (iTunes)
“Slipping Away”, LEISURE (iTunes)
“Somebody (Acoustic)”, Dagny (iTunes)
“Sometimes 2020”, Alphabeat (iTunes)
“Sometimes Things Just Fall Apart”, Rence (iTunes)
“Standing With You”, Guy Sebastian (iTunes)
“Stealing All My Friends”, Carlie Hanson (iTunes)
“Stick That In Your Country Song”, Eric Church (iTunes)
“Stone Cold”, NAWAS (iTunes)
“Switches”, Washington (iTunes)
“Symphony”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“System”, Curtis Waters (iTunes)
“The Worst”, Benny Mayne (iTunes)
“This Time Lucky”, Jamie Scott (iTunes)
“This Year’s Summer”, Violet Days (iTunes)
“Together In This”, Natasha Bedingfield (iTunes)
“Too Close”, JP Cooper (iTunes)
“Too Close To Fire”, Skrizzly Adams (iTunes)
“Trust Nobody”, DJ Snake (iTunes)
“Underwater”, Hartley (iTunes)
“Version Of Me”, Delilah Montagu (iTunes)
“Wah Wah Wah”, Love For Hire featuring Everlyte (iTunes)
“Want U Back”, Joan (iTunes)
“What Do I Know”, Robert Counts (iTunes)
“Whats Poppin (Remix)”, Jack Harlow featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“When I’m All Alone”, Phangs (iTunes)
“When You’re Around”, Jutes (iTunes)
“Who Am I”, NEEDTOBREATHE (iTunes)
“Wild World”, Marc Scibilia (iTunes)
“Wish I Knew”, Tuka (iTunes)
“Wolves”, MISSIO (iTunes)
“Wonderful”, Burna Boy (iTunes)
“Worst Of You”, NEFFEX (iTunes)
“Wrong”, Ryan Riback featuring Olivia Noelle (iTunes)
“Y’allsome”, Pryor & Lee (iTunes)
“Yes, I Will Wait”, Victor Crone (iTunes)

Next week, new singles from Amy Allen, LANY and New Rules are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

(PGTC supports the fight against racial inequality in our country: please use this resources website and help where you can.)

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Five

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

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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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
MCAMP – “Never Love Again (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

This is the first track to appear on the Rewind for R&B singer/songwriter Michael Campanelli, currently based in Lake Oswego, OR (which is just outside of Portland.) The neo soul-inspired cut has a sophisticated and smooth feel to it, perfect for an early morning.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
HUGO HELMIG – “Sooner Or Later”
LUZ – “We’ll Be Fine”
SVRCINA – “Precious”
TONY FERRARI – “Spend It All”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

(PGTC supports the fight against racial inequality in our country: please use this resources website and help where you can.)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 19, 2020

Translation: two top titles this week.

That Friday feeling is back again, which means plenty of new music is ready for your ears. You can now hear albums from Gabby Barrett, Jason Mraz, John Legend and Teyana Taylor, as well as singles from BTS, J. Cole, Rascal Flatts and The Killers. Will your listening experience stay gold? Let’s find out:

BLACK EYED PEAS – Translation (iTunes)
Features: “Mamacita” and “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”, both recent hits on the Rhythmic and Top 40 radio charts

GABBY BARRETT – Goldmine (iTunes)
Features: “I Hope”, a recent #1 single on the Country chart that’s now crossing to Hot AC and Top 40 radio charts

JOHN LEGEND – Bigger Love (iTunes)
Features: “Conversations In The Dark”, a current top 20 single on the Urban AC radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Bob Dylan‘s Rough And Rowdy Ways (iTunes), Jason Mraz‘s Look For The Good (iTunes), Jinka‘s No Anything Else (iTunes), Juke Ross‘s Chapter 2 (iTunes), Justine Skye‘s Bare With Me (iTunes), Lamb Of God‘s Lamb Of God (iTunes), Michael Franti & Spearhead‘s Work Hard And Be Nice (iTunes), Ocean Alley‘s Lonely Diamond (iTunes), Phoebe Bridgers‘s Punisher (iTunes), Smokepurpp‘s Florida Jit (iTunes), Stray Kids‘s Go Live (iTunes), Tee Grizzley‘s The Smartest (iTunes), Teyana Taylor‘s The Album (iTunes), Songs From Love, Victor (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Breland‘s Rage & Sorrow (iTunes), EBEN‘s Honeydew (iTunes), Super Duper‘s Prelude (iTunes), Wale‘s The Imperfect Storm (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“4U”, Nicole Millar (iTunes)
“After Ours”, Dahl (iTunes)
“Alane”, Robin Schulz & Wes (iTunes)
“Bad Texter”, Ryan Woods (iTunes)
“Beautiful Lies (Cold)”, Lolo Zouaï (iTunes)
“Black Parade”, Beyoncé (iTunes)
“Bouncin”, KYLE (iTunes)
“Brand New”, Calboy featuring King Von (iTunes)
“BRB (Acoustic)”, Mahalia (iTunes)
“California”, Usher featuring Tyga (iTunes)
“Can’t Force Love”, Wankelmut (iTunes)
“Carousels”, Doves (iTunes)
“Catch Fire”, UNSECRET featuring Sam Tinnesz & Hulvey (iTunes)
“Count Me In”, THEY. (iTunes)
“Country State Of Mind”, Josh Turner featuring Chris Janson (iTunes)
“Cry”, Ashnikko featuring Grimes (iTunes)
“Disco Man (Little Dragon Remix)”, Remi Wolf (iTunes)
“Do Re Mi” and “Love2ButCant”, Adan Diaz (iTunes)
“Don’t Wanna Love”, Jujubee (iTunes)
“Dream Girl (Home Made)”, Anna Of The North (iTunes)
“Dreamer”, Trippie Redd (iTunes)
“Everybody Rise”, Amy Shark (iTunes)
“First Mission”, Blueface (iTunes)
“Friends”, Lil Halima (iTunes)
“Freezing”, Bren Joy (iTunes)
“Gimme Love (Channel Tres Remix)”, Joji (iTunes)
“Go Outside”, Natalie Schlabs (iTunes)
“Hood Scars 2”, J.I. The Prince Of N.Y. & Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“How They Remember You”, Rascal Flatts (iTunes)
“I Can’t Breathe”, H.E.R. (iTunes)
“I Don’t Wanna Dance”, Top Bunk (iTunes)
“I Wanna Know”, Jetta (iTunes)
“If I Build A Home On The Moon”, Picture This (iTunes)
“I’m Finally In Love” and “Loving You”, Thomas Headon (iTunes)
“I’m Not OK”, RHODES (iTunes)
“Inside” and “Outside”, Gnash (iTunes)
“Internet”, Lauren Sanderson (iTunes)
“Judi”, Nissi (iTunes)
“Let Go”, Matt Hartke (iTunes)
“Let Me Love You”, Chris Wallace (iTunes)
“Life In Stereo”, Mads Langer (iTunes)
“Live And Die In LA”, SEB (iTunes)
“Lockdown”, Anderson .Paak (iTunes)
“Lose Touch”, Remme (iTunes)
“Mi Niña”, Ozuna (iTunes)
“Miss U More Than U Know”, Sofia Carson & R3HAB (iTunes)
“Moral Of The Story”, Ashe featuring Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Move Like A Boss”, Fivio Foreign featuring Young M.A (iTunes)
“My Own Soul’s Warning”, The Killers (iTunes)
“My People”, Amber Mark (iTunes)
“Natalie Portman”, Tom Speight (iTunes)
“Never Love Again”, Mcamp (iTunes)
“No Way”, Big Skeez (iTunes)
“Not Alright”, Pink Sweat$ (iTunes)
“Notes”, Que Parks (iTunes)
“One Prayer Left”, Ryan Griffin (iTunes)
“Perfect Way To Die”, Alicia Keys (iTunes)
“Precious”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“Push It Right”, MOTi featuring Laura White (iTunes)
“Snow On Tha Bluff”, J. Cole (iTunes)
“Sooner Or Later”, Hugo Helmig (iTunes)
“Spend It All”, Tony Ferrari (iTunes)
“Stay All Night (Acoustic)”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Stay Gold”, BTS (iTunes)
“Still Remember”, Gucci Mane & Pooh Shiesty (iTunes)
“Tap In”, Saweetie (iTunes)
“The Champion”, The Score (iTunes)
“Thinkin’ On You”, Bklava (iTunes)
“Thousand Faces”, Don Diablo & Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“Underneath”, Ramz (iTunes)
“Vacant Heart”, StaySolidRocky featuring Big4Keezy (iTunes)
“Vacation”, Tyga (iTunes)
“Vicious”, Tate McRae featuring Lil Mosey (iTunes)
“Wake Up Romeo”, Caro Emerald (iTunes)
“We’ll Be Fine”, Luz (iTunes)
“Western Swing & Waltzes”, Colter Wall (iTunes)
“When I See You, I See Home (Wedding Version)”, Tyler Hilton (iTunes)
“Would You Come Home”, Tyler Blackburn (iTunes)

Next week, the new projects from HAIM and Jessie Ware are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Four

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

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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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
MOKITA – “Bad” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

Nashville’s John-Luke Carter continues his run of great independent releases with another pop banger. This particular single gets a little help from another frequent face on the Rewind, Los Angeles-based CAPPA, and songwriter Thomas Jones. It’s a summer jam.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
OLI FOX – “Player 2” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

During his short time with Island Records, the performer’s music was featured several times on our Friday Faves playlist, including cuts like “The Worrying” in November 2018 and “Young” in March 2019. His latest track, a rhythmic pop bop, wins the final round!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BEN KESSLER – “No Plans”
CODY FRY – “Thinking About You”
LOLO – “Dead Inside”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

(PGTC supports the fight against racial inequality in our country: please use this resources website and help where you can.)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 12, 2020

One release date at a time.

On this hot June weekend, we have hot new releases from Chloe x Halle, Gone West, Mondo Cozmo and more, while fresh singles from AJ Mitchell, Gorillaz, Surfaces and others keep things toasty too. This is what New Music Friday sounds like this week:

Notable albums out this week: Chloe x Halle‘s Ungodly Hour (iTunes), Gone West‘s Canyons (iTunes), Iann Dior‘s I’m Gone (iTunes), Jack Garratt‘s Love, Death & Dancing (iTunes), Kodaline‘s One Day At A Time (iTunes), Liam Gallagher‘s MTV Unplugged (Live At Hull City Hall) (iTunes), Lil Peep‘s Crybaby (iTunes), Mondo Cozmo‘s New Medicine (iTunes), Norah Jones‘s Pick Me Up Off The Floor (iTunes), RMR‘s Drug Dealing Is A Lost Art (iTunes), Spacey Jane‘s Sunlight (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Alt Bloom‘s Astronaut Complex (iTunes), Clare Dunn‘s Honestly: A Personal Collection (iTunes), Dua Saleh‘s Rosetta (iTunes), Nea‘s Some Say (iTunes), WILD‘s Yours & Mine (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“(I Can’t Be Your) Medicine”, Sval (iTunes)
“Alien”, Dennis Lloyd (iTunes)
“April”, Thomston (iTunes)
“Bad”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Bad Inna Bed”, Sean Paul (iTunes)
“Better Break My Heart”, Rhys (iTunes)
“Black And White (Oliver Nelson Remix)”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Bleed”, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Blessed”, Buju Banton (iTunes)
“Blue”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Both Still Young”, Dzeko & Keith Urban (iTunes)
“Boy Dontcha Know”, Joan Osborne (iTunes)
“Break My Heart (Solardo Remix)”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Build Me A Daddy”, Luke Bryan (iTunes)
“Burn”, AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“Cadillac Drive”, Pink Sweat$ featuring Price (iTunes)
“Caramelo”, Ozuna (iTunes)
“Chico 9”, Afrojack & Chico Rose featuring Jeremih (iTunes)
“Dance With Somebody”, The Midnight (iTunes)
“Dead Inside”, Lo Lo (iTunes)
“Don’t Rush”, Young T & Bugsey featuring DaBaby (iTunes)
“Dreams”, Kyle Lionhart & Billy Otto (iTunes)
“Elephant In The Room”, Mags (iTunes)
“Emily”, Jamie Scott (iTunes)
“End Of Daze”, Spillage Village (iTunes)
“Everything I Did To Get To You”, Ben Platt (iTunes)
“Far Away From Home”, Sam Feldt & VIZE featuring Leony (iTunes)
“Fast Car”, Black Pumas (iTunes)
“Friday 13th”, Gorillaz featuring Octavian (iTunes)
“F*ck Up The Friendship”, Leah Kate (iTunes)
“Get Me”, Anna Clendening (iTunes)
“Get Up”, T-Pain (iTunes)
“Go”, The Kid LAROI & Juice WRLD (iTunes)
“Heroes”, Vera Blue (iTunes)
“Hey There Delilah”, Andrelli (iTunes)
“High On You”, Sigma x John Newman (iTunes)
“Holding Onto The Feeling”, Bobby Bazini (iTunes)
“Hollywood”, Benedict Cork (iTunes)
“Honeysuckle (Julian Lamadrid Remix)”, Greyson Chance (iTunes)
“I Dare You (Arkadi Remix)”, Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)
“If I Have A Son”, Ruth B. (iTunes)
“If I Was A Bar”, Matt Stell (iTunes)
“Jaded”, Kaash Paige (iTunes)
“Just For Now” and “It Takes Two”, Maren Morris (iTunes)
“Last Night”, Ricki-Lee (iTunes)
“Learn To Fly”, Surfaces & Elton John (iTunes)
“Leave Me On Read”, YK Osiris (iTunes)
“Let U Leave”, Kota Banks (iTunes)
“Lighthouse”, Georgia Ku (iTunes)
“Love Is Gone”, G-Eazy featuring Drew Love & JAHMED (iTunes)
“Love Me With Your Lie”, Kiesza (iTunes)
“Make It Rain”, Pop Smoke featuring Rowdy Rebel (iTunes)
“Mistakes”, Paul Rey (iTunes)
“Next 2 Me”, Armaan Malik (iTunes)
“No Mañana”, Black Eyed Peas featuring El Alfa (iTunes)
“No Plans”, Ben Kessler (iTunes)
“No Song Without You”, HONNE (iTunes)
“Nocturnal”, Jens (iTunes)
“On My Own”, Shamir (iTunes)
“Pale Yellow”, Woodkid (iTunes)
“People Watching”, CeeLo Green (iTunes)
“Player 2”, Oli Fox (iTunes)
“Praying For Love”, Elias (iTunes)
“Pretty Girl Hi!”, UMI (iTunes)
“Remember”, King Henry (iTunes)
“Rose Rouge”, Jorga Smith (iTunes)
“Sad In Scandinavia”, Seeb x Zak Abel (iTunes)
“Savage Love”, Jawsh 685Jason Derulo (iTunes)
“Shampoo”, Benjamin Ingrosso (iTunes)
“Shotta Flow 5”, NLE Choppa (iTunes)
“Stuck In A Bubble”, George Alice & Nasaya (iTunes)
“Survival”, NEEDTOBREATHE featuring Drew Holcomb & Ellie Holcomb (iTunes)
“Sweet Temptation”, Hanna Ferm (iTunes)
“Sweeter”, Leon Bridges featuring Terrace Martin (iTunes)
“Take Care Of You”, Ella Henderson (iTunes)
“Take It Back”, Drew Sycamore (iTunes)
“That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads”, Granger Smith featuring Lathan Warlick (iTunes)
“The Bigger Picture”, Lil Baby (iTunes)
“The Man Who Loves You The Most”, Zac Brown Band (iTunes)
“Thinking About You”, Cody Fry (iTunes)
“Tommy Lee”, Tyla Yaweh featuring Post Malone (iTunes)
“Tomorrow”, Tiësto featuring 433 (iTunes)
“Trap (Rompasso Remix)”, SAINt JHN (iTunes)
“Trollz”, 6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Undo My Heart”, Karen Harding featuring Digital Farm Animals (iTunes)
“Vacancy”, Neil Young (iTunes)
“Valentino (Imanbek Remix)”, 24kGoldn (iTunes)
“Vultures Cry 2”, Kodak Black featuring WizDaWizard & Mike Smiff (iTunes)
“Wait For You”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Wake Up Love”, Teyana Taylor featuring Iman (iTunes)
“Warrior”, Aluna featuring SG Lewis (iTunes)
“Watch Me Break Your Heart”, Matilda Rose (iTunes)
“Watch Them Fall”, UNSECRET featuring Sam Tinnesz & Tedashii (iTunes)
“You Wouldn’t Know”, John Tucker (iTunes)

Next week, the latest albums from Gabby Barrett, Jason Mraz and John Legend are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Three

Sunday afternoon means it’s time for the Record Rewind, highlighting the top new tracks that you might’ve missed during the work week, all from my favorite small label and independent acts out there. If it’s on the site, it’s something that you need to check out!

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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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
GRIFFIN OSKAR – “Answer” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Singer and songwriter Oskar is back with the follow-up to “We Don’t Get High (Like We Used To)”, a track that was featured on the Rewind in April. Co-written with Isaiah Tejada, known for his work with Britney Spears and Maroon 5, Oskar’s got another winner.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
JOHN SPLITHOFF – “Go Somewhere” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

This artist has been off the Rewind for a few years during his time with Warner Music’s East West label, where he released an EP in 2018 and some assorted tracks. Now, back with a self-released project, Splithoff delivers another smooth musical trip for your ears.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRONZE AVERY – “Only You”
JOY OLADOKUN – “Who Do I Turn To?”
NICK WILSON – “Safe”
TRELLA – “Fumes”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 5, 2020

One of this week’s chart Jewels.

Though there are some new releases to highlight this week, it’s more important to highlight causes and opportunities that help us find justice for those we’ve lost in the Black community and to help provide for their future. Please visit this website and help out where you can. If you’re in the mood for some music, here are some top titles this week:

Notable albums out this week: Bruno Major‘s To Let A Good Thing Die (iTunes), Emilie Nicolas‘s Let Her Breathe (iTunes), JayDaYoungan‘s Baby23 (iTunes), Mt. Joy‘s Rearrange Us (iTunes), Run The Jewels‘s RTJ4 (iTunes), Sleepy Hallow‘s Sleepy For President (iTunes), Sondre Lerche‘s Patience (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Flatbush Zombies‘s Now, More Than Ever (iTunes), John Splithoff‘s Go Somewhere (iTunes), Riz La Vie‘s Feed. (iTunes), Trella‘s Waiting Games (iTunes), Two Door Cinema Club‘s Lost Songs (Found) (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Ghost”, Travis (iTunes)
“All At Once”, Half Moon Run (iTunes)
“All The Things She Said”, Poppy (iTunes)
“Always Forever”, Aquilo (iTunes)
“American Crisis”, Bob Mould (iTunes)
“Animals”, Lawson (iTunes)
“Answer”, Griffin Oskar (iTunes)
“Bad Intentions (Faustix Remix)”, Alexander Oscar (iTunes)
“Bésame (I Need You)”, R3HAB, TINI & Reik (iTunes)
“Black Converse”, LOVA (iTunes)
“Black Like Me”, Mickey Guyton (iTunes)
“Body Cast”, Dua Saleh (iTunes)
“Boys Don’t Cry”, SEB (iTunes)
“Breaking Down The Door” and “Good S**t Happens”, Michael Franti & Spearhead (iTunes)
“Breathe Again”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“Closer To You”, Julian Perretta (iTunes)
“Cold Comfort”, Glen Hansard (iTunes)
“Complicated”, Eves Karydas (iTunes)
“Dance Dance Dance”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Fading Like A Flower”, Frida Öhrn (iTunes)
“Get In Trouble (So What)”, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. Vini Vici (iTunes)
“Girls From The North”, COTIS (iTunes)
“Hard To Get”, Samantha Harvey (iTunes)
“Harmony Hall”, Switchfoot (iTunes)
“Kelly”, The Aces (iTunes)
“Karma”, Lily McKenzie (iTunes)
“LA At Night”, The Coronas (iTunes)
“Lioness”, Easypeel (iTunes)
“Make Em Wanna Change”, Adam Sanders (iTunes)
“Never Let It Go (Dub Mix)”, Clear Six (iTunes)
“No Flag”, Elvis Costello (iTunes)
“Only You”, Bronze Avery (iTunes)
“Party Fear”, Raleigh Ritchie (iTunes)
“Qué Mal Te Fue”, Natti Natasha (iTunes)
“Regret It”, Peg Parnevik (iTunes)
“Safe”, Nick Wilson (iTunes)
“Someone Said”, FOOL (iTunes)
“Stay Home”, Chris Wallace (iTunes)
“Still Frames”, Caroline Kole (iTunes)
“These Days”, Marsicans (iTunes)
“Tinted Eyes”, DVBBS featuring Blackbear & 24KGoldn (iTunes)
“Trainwreck”, Willie Jones (iTunes)
“Wash Ya Hands”, KT Tunstall featuring Grace Savage & The Freelance Hellraiser (iTunes)
“Who Do I Turn To?”, Joy Oladokun (iTunes)
“Worldwide Beautiful”, Kane Brown (iTunes)
“You Ain’t Big”, Rufus Wainwright (iTunes)

Next week, the new albums from Iann Dior and the late Pop Smoke are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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