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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Forty 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
SHY MARTIN – “Make Us Never Happen” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

Singer and songwriter Martin has one of the best new pop releases of the last week, which marks her first track on the weekly recap since June’s “Same Old”. The single, which reflects on the past trajectory of a relationship, has a strong and relatable lyric for many.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ALLIE X – “Regulars”
BRONZE AVERY – “Messy”
GREG HOLDEN – “Honest”
LAUREN SANDERSON – “Upset”
RYAN PULFORD – “Holding You Close”

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 November 8, 2019

The Cat’s out of the bag… this week’s new release schedule has plenty of tunes for you to see and get on your service of choice. Here are all the notable albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

DOJA CAT – Hot Pink (iTunes)
Features: “Juicy” (with Tyga), a top 20 and top 25 hit on the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts, respectively

LUKE COMBS – What You See Is What You Get (iTunes)
Features: “Beer Never Broke My Heart” and “Even Though I’m Leaving”, reaching #1 and #2, respectively, on the Country radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Ali Gatie‘s You (iTunes), Allen Stone‘s Building Balance (iTunes), Audien‘s Escapism (iTunes), BBNO$‘s I Don’t Care At All (iTunes), Bishop Briggs‘s Champion (iTunes), George Michael‘s Last Christmas (Soundtrack) (iTunes), Iann Dorr‘s Industry Plant (iTunes), John Legend‘s A Legendary Christmas (Deluxe) (iTunes), Julian Lamadrid‘s Mala Noche (iTunes), Kid Buu‘s Revenge Of The Clones (iTunes), Leslie Odom, Jr.‘s Mr (iTunes), Radio Company‘s Vol. 1 (iTunes), Simply Red‘s Blue Eyed Soul (iTunes), Six60‘s Six60 (iTunes), Snow Patrol‘s Reworked (iTunes), The Script‘s Sunsets & Full Moons (iTunes), Tori Kelly‘s Inspired By True Events (Deluxe) (iTunes), Death Stranding: Timefall (Soundtrack) (iTunes), The Little Mermaid Live! (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Ella Henderson‘s Glorious (iTunes), Emotional Oranges‘s The Juice: Vol. II (iTunes), Jason Derulo‘s 2Sides (Side 1) (iTunes), MisterWives‘s Mini Bloom (iTunes), Qveen Herby‘s 7 (iTunes), Terror Jr‘s Come Outside And Break Your Heart (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2 Many”, Kodie Shane (iTunes)
“A Palé”, ROSALÍA (iTunes)
“Ain’t My Tears”, Tyron Hapi (iTunes)
“Alive (Acoustic)”, NUUXS (iTunes)
“All Around The World (La La La) (Mark Shakedown Remix)”, R3HAB x A Touch Of Class (iTunes)
“Boots”, Greyson Chance (iTunes)
“Club”, Kelsea Ballerini (iTunes)
“Cool Anymore”, Jordan Davis featuring Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Desensitize”, DREAMERS (iTunes)
“Diamonds”, Morgan Evans (iTunes)
“Don’t Let Him Fool Ya”, Prince (iTunes)
“Forgotten Ones”, Sabina Ddumba (iTunes)
“Get To Know You”, Samantha Harvey (iTunes)
“Grey Area”, Grey featuring Sofia Carson (iTunes)
“Had It All (Acoustic)”, Parachute (iTunes)
“Here (For Christmas)”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)
“High Heels”, Melanie C featuring Sink The Pink (iTunes)
“High School”, Chloe Lilac (iTunes)
“Hit Me Up”, Omar Apollo, Dominic Fike & Kenny Beats (iTunes)
“Holding You Close”, Ryan Pulford (iTunes)
“I Hate LA”, Hot Chelle Rae (iTunes)
“I’ll Get By”, Avi Kaplan (iTunes)
“Into The Unknown”, Panic! At The Disco (iTunes)
“Invisible”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Island In My Mind”, Cobi (iTunes)
“Jerry Sprunger”, Tory Lanez & T-Pain (iTunes)
“July”, Noah Cyrus featuring Leon Bridges (iTunes)
“Kingdom”, FEVER 333 (iTunes)
“Like A Movie”, Labrinth (iTunes)
“Like It’s Christmas”, Jonas Brothers (iTunes)
“Like You Talk To Me”, John Splithoff (iTunes)
“Lola”, Iggy Azalea featuring Alice Chater (iTunes)
“Make It To Christmas”, Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“Make Us Never Happen”, SHY Martin (iTunes)
“Messy”, Bronze Avery (iTunes)
“Million Ways”, HRVY (iTunes)
“Mirage (Don’t Stop)”, Jessie Ware (iTunes)
“Mountains”, Zac Clark featuring Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness & Joe Pisapia (iTunes)
“Nice To Meet Ya (Diplo Remix)”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Push My Luck”, The Chainsmokers (iTunes)
“Rabbit Hole”, CamelPhat & Jem Cooke (iTunes)
“Reckless”, Lydia Kaseta (iTunes)
“Regulars”, Allie X (iTunes)
“Say It Again”, AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“Slow Down”, Skip Marley & H.E.R. (iTunes)
“Sunseeker”, The Naked And Famous (iTunes)
“Tabú”, Pablo Alboran & Ava Max (iTunes)
“The Best”, AWOLNATION (iTunes)
“Touch & Go”, Tinashe & 6LACK (iTunes)
“Tusa”, Karol G featuring Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Under The Graveyard”, Ozzy Osbourne (iTunes)
“Unlovable”, Glowie (iTunes)
“Unmiss You”, Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Waste My Youth (Ethereal)”, Galxara (iTunes)
“When It Comes To You”, Sean Paul featuring YG (iTunes)
“Willow (Acoustic)”, Fergus (iTunes)
“Woah”, Lil Baby (iTunes)
“Workin’ On It”, Meghan Trainor featuring Lennon Stella & Sasha Sloan (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Celine Dion, Lady Antebellum and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Forty 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 – “Colorblind” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Nashville musician John-Luke Carter was last featured on the Rewind back in December 2016, signing to the electronic music label Armada shortly after that song came out. However, even though his current single is credited as a self-release, it’s still a great track.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
KATELYN TARVER – “Somebody Else”
KIESZA – “You’re The Best”
LOOTE – “All The F–king Time”

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 November 1, 2019

All we want for Christmas.

Goodbye to Halloween, hello to… Christmas? This week’s schedule is jingling all the way, but there are many other regular albums in the mix as well. Here are all the notable albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

MARIAH CAREY – Merry Christmas (25th Anniversary Edition) (iTunes)
Features: “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, the annual classic that will likely return to the Hot 100 in the coming weeks

MIRANDA LAMBERT – Wildcard (iTunes)
Features: “It All Comes Out In The Wash”, the lead single, which is approaching the top ten on the Country radio chart

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Charlie’s Angels (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
Features: “Don’t Call Me Angel”, a collaboration from Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, which is approaching the top 20 on the Top 40 radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Alphabeat‘s Don’t Know What’s Cool Anymore (iTunes), Cold War Kids‘s New Age Norms 1 (iTunes), Future‘s Monster (iTunes), Gang Starr‘s One Of The Best Yet (iTunes), Highly Suspect‘s MCID (iTunes), Hootie & The Blowfish‘s Imperfect Circle (iTunes), Jeff Lynne’s ELO‘s From Out Of Nowhere (iTunes), Michael Kiwanuka‘s Kiwanuka (iTunes), ‘s Walshy Fire Presents: MMMMØ – The Mix (iTunes), Monsta X‘s Follow – Find You (iTunes), New Politics‘s An Invitation To An Alternate Reality (iTunes), Patrick Stump‘s Spell (Soundtrack) (iTunes), R.LUM.R‘s Surfacing (iTunes), Yelawolf‘s Ghetto Cowboy (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: ALMA‘s Have U Seen Her? (Part I) (iTunes), Fergus James‘s All Of The Colours (iTunes), Frenship‘s Vacation (Versions) (iTunes), Lil Peep‘s Goth Sinner Angel (iTunes), Todrick Hall‘s Haus Party 3 (iTunes), WhoHurtYou‘s Stages (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All The F–king Time”, Loote (iTunes)
“All Summer Long”, Connell Cruise featuring Charlie Finch (iTunes)
“Another Place”, Bastille featuring Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“Better Day”, Young Bombs featuring Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Carrie”, Landon Cube featuring Lil Skies (iTunes)
“Checklist”, MAX featuring Chromeo (iTunes)
“Click”, Madison Kozak (iTunes)
“Colorblind”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Do You Ever?”, Phil Good (iTunes)
“Dominos”, Northeast Party House (iTunes)
“Don’t Say (PBH & Jack Remix)”, Robinson (iTunes)
“Don’t Start Now”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Dream Boy”, Beach Bunny (iTunes)
“Famous”, Vardaan Arora (iTunes)
“Fine”, Mike Shinoda (iTunes)
“Flying (Daniel Allan Remix)”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“For My Daughter”, Kane Brown (iTunes)
“Frío”, Omar Apollo (iTunes)
“F–kyounoah”, Noah Cyrus featuring London On Da Track (iTunes)
“Funeral”, Miguel (iTunes)
“Ghosts”, Six60 (iTunes)
“Gold”, Digital Farm Animals (iTunes)
“Good For Me”, Harper Finn (iTunes)
“Graveyard (Axwell Remix)”, Halsey (iTunes)
“Heartbeats”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Heartstrings”, Felly featuring Santana (iTunes)
“Home To You”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“I Feel Love”, Sam Smith (iTunes)
“I Wanna Be Yours”, Pink Sweat$ featuring Crush (iTunes)
“International Woman Of Leisure”, La Roux (iTunes)
“Is It Just Me?”, Emily Burns (iTunes)
“It Might Be Time”, Tame Impala (iTunes)
“Kissing Other People”, Lennon Stella (iTunes)
“Lalala (Remix)”, Y2K & Bbno$ with Enrique Iglesias & Carly Rae Jepsen (iTunes)
“Let It Happen”, Violet Days (iTunes)
“Lose Myself”, Faustix (iTunes)
“Love Me More”, Trippie Redd (iTunes)
“Lucky”, Chelsea Cutler & Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Messy”, Twin XL (iTunes)
“Monsta”, BENEE (iTunes)
“Morning”, Teyana Taylor & Kehlani (iTunes)
“Motivation (Remix)”, Normani featuring 21 Savage (iTunes)
“Now I’m In It”, Haim (iTunes)
“On A Prayer”, Boy In Space featuring Shy Martin (iTunes)
“Own”, Hartley (iTunes)
“Play With Fire”, Nico Santos (iTunes)
“Rich”, Kid Ink (iTunes)
“Scumbag”, Goody Grace featuring Blink-182 (iTunes)
“Sideshow”, Jutes (iTunes)
“So Good”, Dove Cameron (iTunes)
“Somebody Else”, Katelyn Tarver (iTunes)
“Someone Else”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“Something Unreal”, The Script (iTunes)
“Teeth (Live From The Vault)”, 5 Seconds Of Summer (iTunes)
“That Bitch”, Bea Miller (iTunes)
“The Greatest”, John Lindahl (iTunes)
“Unbroken”, Bon Jovi (iTunes)
“Used To Love”, Martin Garrix & Dean Lewis (iTunes)
“Villains”, Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“We Got Love”, Sigala featuring Ella Henderson (iTunes)
“We’re Just Kids”, Call Me Karizma (iTunes)
“What You Did (Preditah Remix)”, Mahalia featuring Ella Mai (iTunes)
“Where The Wild Things”, Labrinth (iTunes)
“Winter Wonderland”, Sam Feldt (iTunes)
“You And Me As One (Acoustic)”, Sigma & Jack Savoretti (iTunes)
“You’re The Best”, Kiesza (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Bishop Briggs, Luke Combs, Snow Patrol and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Forty 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
CXLOE – “Devil You Don’t” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance

This is the fourth single from CXLOE to appear on the Rewind this year and is already receiving support from influential Australian radio station Triple J, leading to some building action on Shazam down under. The darker electronic and pop cut is devilishly good.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
JULIANDER – “On & On” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

After one EP and a series of singles through Sony Music in Sweden, singer and songwriter Juliander is now independent and he has a great hit to start off his next era. The smooth and enticing R&B-influenced cut should stay on (& on) your playlist through the fall.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
FLY BY MIDNIGHT – “Love Me Like A Friend”
SVRCINA – “Between Us”

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 October 25, 2019

Old is new again.

Who will establish Dominion over the music world this week? Don’t think too hard about this one. From country to rock and everything else, here are all the notable albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

KANYE WEST – Jesus Is King (iTunes)
Features: an 11-track album full of songs like “Every Hour”, “Follow God” and “Water”

OLD DOMINION – Old Dominion (iTunes)
Features: “One Man Band”, a current top ten song on the Country radio chart, and the former #1 single “Make It Sweet”

Notable albums out this week: Alexander 23‘s I’m Sorry I Love You (iTunes), Anna Of The North‘s Dream Girl (iTunes), Anthony Ramos‘s The Good & The Bad (iTunes), Armin Van Buuren‘s Balance (iTunes), Bruce Springsteen‘s Western Stars – Songs From The Film (iTunes), Cigarettes After Sex‘s Cry (iTunes), Gallant‘s Sweet Insomnia (iTunes), Grace Potter‘s Daylight (iTunes), Gryffin‘s Gravity (iTunes), Guapdad 4000‘s Dior Deposits (iTunes), Harry Connick, Jr.‘s True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter (iTunes), James Blunt‘s Once Upon A Mind (iTunes), King Princess‘s Cheap Queen (iTunes), Lea Michele‘s Christmas In The City (iTunes), Rex Orange County‘s Pony (iTunes), Tessa Violet‘s Bad Ideas (iTunes), Toby Keith‘s Greatest Hits: The Show Dog Years (iTunes), VÉRITÉ‘s New Skin (iTunes), Walk Off The Earth‘s Here We Go! (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Ben Platt‘s The Politician (Soundtrack) (iTunes), DeathByRomy‘s Love U – To Death (iTunes), Lost Kings‘s Lost Angeles (iTunes), Lxandra‘s Another Lesson Learned (iTunes), PVRIS‘s Hallucinations (iTunes), Shakespear’s Sister‘s Ride Again (iTunes), Thomston‘s En-Route: Los Angeles (iTunes), Tomorrow x Together‘s The Dream Chapter: MAGIC (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“90’s”, Marc Scibilia (iTunes)
“All Comes Back To You”, R3HAB (iTunes)
“All I Want (For Christmas)”, Liam Payne (iTunes)
“Ass Like That”, Victoria Monét (iTunes)
“Be Your Man”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Better Half Of Me (Acoustic)”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Better Now”, Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“Between Us”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“Blind Leading The Blind”, Mumford & Sons (iTunes)
“Bruises (Delta Jack Remix)”, Lewis Capaldi (iTunes)
“Come On”, Mondo Cozmo (iTunes)
“Devil You Don’t”, CXLOE (iTunes)
“Die A Little Bit”, Tinashe featuring Ms. Banks (iTunes)
“Faith”, Galantis & Dolly Parton featuring Mr. Probz (iTunes)
“FMU”, Brooke Candy featuring Rico Nasty (iTunes)
“Frail State Of Mind”, The 1975 (iTunes)
“Friends Like These”, Jack Gray (iTunes)
“Give You Blue”, Allen Stone (iTunes)
“Good As Hell (Remix)”, Lizzo & Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Had It All (Ashworth Remix)”, Parachute (iTunes)
“I Can’t Be Me”, Alex Aiono (iTunes)
“Look At Her Now” and “Lose You To Love Me”, Selena Gomez (iTunes)
“Love Me Like A Friend”, Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“Lucky Me”, The Knocks featuring Great Good Fine OK (iTunes)
“Magic (MC4D Remix)”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“Maniac”, Conan Gray (iTunes)
“Me Necesita”, PRETTYMUCH & CNCO (iTunes)
“Mood For You”, Felix Sandman (iTunes)
“My Blood”, Westlife (iTunes)
“No Control”, Aaron Carpenter (iTunes)
“Nothing Ever Changes”, Sody (iTunes)
“OCD”, Logic featuring D2N2EARTH (iTunes)
“Old Stars”, Fergus James featuring Dustin Tebbutt (iTunes)
“On & On”, Juliander (iTunes)
“Orphans”, Coldplay (iTunes)
“Papi”, Isabela Merced (iTunes)
“R U O.K.?”, Fleurie (iTunes)
“Raising Hell”, Kesha featuring Big Freedia (iTunes)
“Reach”, Audien featuring Jamie Hartman (iTunes)
“Remind You (New Version)”, FRENSHIP (iTunes)
“Sabotage”, JoJo featuring Chika (iTunes)
“Skin”, San Cisco (iTunes)
“Slow Dance (Sam Feldt Remix)”, AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max (iTunes)
“The Other Side”, Lauren Alaina (iTunes)
“Toxic”, Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Waste My Time”, Spencer Barnett (iTunes)
“We Made It”, Louis Tomlinson (iTunes)
“We Were”, Keith Urban featuring Eric Church (iTunes)
“What I’m Leaving For”, Lady Antebellum (iTunes)
“What She Wants Tonight”, Luke Bryan (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Cold War Kids, Mariah Carey, Miranda Lambert and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Forty Two

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
FRANKIE – “Underdog” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance

After appearing on the Rewind a couple of times earlier this year following a run with RCA imprint Gold’n Retriever, this performer has another good pop song that fits neatly with the rest of her catalog. The cut flourishes with a radio-ready sound and a great lyric.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ALLIE X – “Rings A Bell”
BAHARI – “Gameboy”
CAMDEN WELLES – “About You”
CODY SIMPSON – “Golden Thing”
HUX – “Heavy”
LEON ELSE – “Couldn’t Do It”
RAINSFORD – “Open Open”
VÉRITÉ – “Think Of Me”

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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