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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Nine

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
TONES AND I – “Never Seen The Rain” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

This Australian performer is blowing up in her home country with one Gold and one Platinum single to date, as her sound begins to spread through Europe via increasing airplay and larger playlisting. With an EP due in late August, the hits should keep on coming!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
AARON SMITH – “Unspoken”
ADAM MELCHOR – “Joyride”
COREY HARPER – “Best Of Me”
HUX – “Follow Thru”
LIKEABLE – “Cut Me Off”
PRETTY SISTER & MARCLO – “Poolside Vibe”
WAVE & ROME – “Hey K”

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 July 19, 2019

Guess what’s roaring into the market this week? By now, you probably already know. From Pride Rock to Poland, these are the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

BEYONCÉ & VARIOUS ARTISTS – The Lion King: The Gift (iTunes)
Features: Lead single “Spirit” and collaborations with Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell and more

Notable albums out this week: Freya Ridings‘s Freya Ridings (iTunes), Iggy Azalea‘s In My Defense (iTunes), Nas‘s The Lost Tapes II (iTunes), Peppa Pig‘s My First Album (iTunes), Sabrina Carpenter‘s Singular Act II (iTunes), Scott Stapp‘s The Space Between The Shadows (iTunes), Shakespear’s Sister‘s Singles Party (1988-2019) (iTunes), Sum 41‘s Order In Decline (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Chloe MK‘s Fantasy (iTunes), Ryan Hurd‘s Panorama (iTunes), The All-American Rejects‘s Send Her To Heaven (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Acid Dreams”, MAX featuring Felly (iTunes)
“At Least I Look Cool”, Sasha Sloan (iTunes)
“Arcade (Acoustic)”, Duncan Laurence (iTunes)
“Away From You”, Slenderbodies (iTunes)
“Ay Ay Ay”, Kim Viera featuring Pitbull (iTunes)
“Be Someone (Skream Remix)”, CamelPhat x Jake Bugg (iTunes)
“Best Of Me”, Corey Harper (iTunes)
“Bones”, JC Stewart (iTunes)
“Can You Feel The Love Tonight”, Pentatonix (iTunes)
“Champion”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“Chase”, Aaron Carpenter (iTunes)
“Cut Me Off”, Likeable (iTunes)
“Dear Diary”, Anthony Ramos (iTunes)
“Details”, Billy Currington (iTunes)
“Follow Thru”, Hux (iTunes)
“Forever”, Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Forever’s Not Long Enough (Acoustic)”, John Newman (iTunes)
“Forgive Or Forget (R3HAB Remix)”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Gone”, Charli XCX & Christine And The Queens (iTunes)
“Good Good Lovin”, Sugar Ray (iTunes)
“Heartbreak”, Jamie N Commons & The Fever Dreams (iTunes)
“Heaven After All”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Hollow”, James Smith (iTunes)
“Hot”, Kenzie (iTunes)
“Hotel Walls”, Smith & Thell (iTunes)
“How Do You Sleep?”, Sam Smith (iTunes)
“Hurt Me Now”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“I Just Wanna Shine”, Fitz And The Tantrums (iTunes)
“I Wanna Dance”, Jonas Blue (iTunes)
“I Wish”, Hayley Kiyoko (iTunes)
“I’ll Die Anyway”, Girl In Red (iTunes)
“IFLY”, Bazzi (iTunes)
“It All Comes Out In The Wash” / “Locomotive”, Miranda Lambert (iTunes)
“It Wasn’t Easy To Be Happy For You”, The Lumineers (iTunes)
“Jesus In L.A.”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“Joyride”, Adam Melchor (iTunes)
“Let It Be Me (Acoustic)”, Justin Jesso & Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Lonely Night (Martin Solveig Remix)”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Lying”, PRETTYMUCH featuring Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“Maybe”, Justine Skye (iTunes)
“Money, Fame & Fortune”, Goo Goo Dolls (iTunes)
“Mr. Big Shot”, Nicole Bus (iTunes)
“Naked”, Emily Weisband (iTunes)
“Naughty”, Sam Bluer (iTunes)
“Need Somebody (Acoustic)”, Chris Ayer (iTunes)
“Never Seen The Rain”, Tones And I (iTunes)
“Nightcrawling”, Youngr (iTunes)
“Nostalgic (Blonde Remix)”, A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“Plastic Angels”, EBEN (iTunes)
“Poolside Vibe”, Pretty Sister & MarcLo (iTunes)
“Prophet”, King Princess (iTunes)
“Pure Gold”, half•alive (iTunes)
“Queen Of The Night”, Hey Violet (iTunes)
“Real Life”, Christopher (iTunes)
“Redesigning Women”, The Highwomen (iTunes)
“Roller Skate”, Natasha Bedingfield (iTunes)
“Satellite”, Ben Abraham (iTunes)
“Stay High”, Brittany Howard (iTunes)
“Surf”, More Giraffes (iTunes)
“Take Some Time”, Surfaces (iTunes)
“That Was Yesterday”, Leon Bridges (iTunes)
“The Stage”, Shura (iTunes)
“These Are The Times”, Martin Garrix featuring JRM (iTunes)
“This Year’s Love”, Jasmine Thompson (iTunes)
“Thought About You (Acoustic)”, Tim McGraw (iTunes)
“Thunder”, LCAW (iTunes)
“Valleys (My Love)”, Whitney (iTunes)
“What Is Real”, Iann Dior (iTunes)
“Why Do You Love Me”, Charlotte Lawrence (iTunes)
“Work It Out”, Oyster Kids (iTunes)
“Youth”, VÉRITÉ (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Andy Grammer, NF, Of Monsters And Men 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 Twenty Eight

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
PHOEBE RYAN – “Build Me Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

After landing on the Rewind earlier this year with “A Thousand Ways”, Ryan returns with a cool tune and a very entertaining video. Sure, it might be some time before she’s the next Mr. Wizard or Bill Nye The Science Guy, but Ryan knows how to experiment well.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ANDREW RIPP – “Pilots”
BRONZE AVERY – “Never Be You”
DAVE BARNES – “Dreaming In Electric Blue”
FINISH TICKET – “Dream Song”
KYAN PALMER & NICOPOP. – “Coo Coo Juice”
PETER THOMAS – “Watching TV With The Sound Off”
SAARLOOS – “Feisty”
WANDERER – “Hurt This Way”
WAVE & ROME – “Stardust”

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 July 12, 2019

At the Ed of the class.

It’s an Ed-ucational week both domestically and abroad for New Music Friday, as a set full of collaborations also looks to collaborate on a chart-topping bow. Here are the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

ED SHEERAN – No.6 Collaborations Project (iTunes)
Features: “I Don’t Care”, the current #2 track on both the Hot AC and Top 40 radio charts, as well as collaborations with Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Chris Stapleton, Eminem, Khalid and more

Notable albums out this week: 311‘s Voyager (iTunes), BANKS‘s III (iTunes), K.Flay‘s Solutions (iTunes), Lights‘s Skin&Earth (Acoustic) (iTunes), Paul McCartney‘s Amoeba Gig (Live) (iTunes), Thelma Plum‘s Better In Blak (iTunes), Wylder‘s Golden Age Thinking (iTunes), Yuna‘s Rouge (iTunes), The Lion King (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Isaac Dunbar‘s Balloons Don’t Float Here (iTunes), Madison Ryann Ward‘s Beyond Me (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All This Time”, Deorro (iTunes)
“Baby I Know”, Sam DeRosa (iTunes)
“Bad Guy”, Billie Eilish & Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“Better Me”, Mashd N Kutcher featuring Alex Aiono (iTunes)
“Better Now”, Theresa Rex (iTunes)
“Blessing”, Jessica Mauboy (iTunes)
“Build Me Up”, Phoebe Ryan (iTunes)
“Bullet With Butterfly Wings”, Tommee Profitt featuring Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Cannonball”, Vanic featuring Jocelyn Alice (iTunes)
“Coo Coo Juice”, Kyan PalmerNicopop. (iTunes)
“Costa Rica”, Benjamin Ingrosso (iTunes)
“Crash Into Me”, Steve Aoki & Darren Criss (iTunes)
“Crimes”, Gallant (iTunes)
“Cut My Lip (New Version)”, Twenty One Pilots (iTunes)
“Die Hard”, Marc E. Bassy (iTunes)
“Dilemma”, Sigma (iTunes)
“Dollar”, Becky G & Myke Towers (iTunes)
“Dream Dream Dream”, Madeon (iTunes)
“Dream Song”, Finish Ticket (iTunes)
“Easier (Seeb Remix)”, 5 Seconds Of Summer (iTunes)
“Either You Love Me Or You Don’t (Live Acoustic)”, Plested (iTunes)
“Electric Woman”, Wilder Woods (iTunes)
“Everything Is Broken”, Sheryl Crow featuring Jason Isbell (iTunes)
“Faces (New Version)”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“Fallout”, UNSECRET x Neoni (iTunes)
“Fiesty”, SAARLOOS (iTunes)
“Fighter”, Joseph (iTunes)
“Forgive Or Forget”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Good Thing”, Cash & Maverick (iTunes)
“Grown Up”, Scouting For Girls (iTunes)
“Happiest Year”, Jaymes Young (iTunes)
“Harder”, Jax Jones & Bebe Rexha (iTunes)
“Here, Right Now”, Joshua Radin (iTunes)
“How This Feels”, R.LUM.R (iTunes)
“Hungover Sunday”, Christian French (iTunes)
“Hurt This Way”, Wanderer (iTunes)
“I Found You”, Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“I’m Fakin”, Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“I’m Not Alright”, Loud Luxury & Bryce Vine (iTunes)
“Isn’t It Harmless?”, Hollyn (iTunes)
“It’s Real Love”, Yellow Days (iTunes)
“Look What I’ve Become”, Mike Posner x Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Love Me First”, Stellie (iTunes)
“Loser”, ILOVEMAKONNEN (iTunes)
“Main Attraction”, Jeremy Renner (iTunes)
“Melee”, Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Mine Mine Mine”, Andreas Moe (iTunes)
“Mine Right Now (High Contrast Remix)”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Miss Me?”, DVSN (iTunes)
“Move On”, AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“Never Be You”, Bronze Avery (iTunes)
“Nomad”, Jeremy Renner (iTunes)
“Now You’re Gone (Acoustic)”, Tom Walker featuring Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“On Chill”, Wale featuring Jeremih (iTunes)
“Pilots”, Andrew Ripp (iTunes)
“Playboys”, Midland (iTunes)
“Potential”, Alt Bloom (iTunes)
“Ready Set”, Kash Doll featuring Big Sean (iTunes)
“Sad”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Same Drugs”, Matt Nathanson featuring Patrick Stump (iTunes)
“Say It”, Phantoms featuring Anna Clendening (iTunes)
“Self Love”, Call Me Loop (iTunes)
“Shine”, Emeli Sandé (iTunes)
“Show Me”, Gavin Haley (iTunes)
“Sign”, Jeremy Renner & Eric Zayne (iTunes)
“Something Real”, Armin Van Buuren & Avian Grays featuring Jordan Shaw (iTunes)
“Spirit”, Beyoncé (iTunes)
“Stardust”, WAVE & ROME (iTunes)
“Swing”, Sofi Tukker (iTunes)
“Take Me Home (I’m Ready)”, Tor Miller (iTunes)
“Talk It Out”, Matt Corby & Tash Sultana (iTunes)
“The Good Life”, The Band Perry (iTunes)
“Thing For You”, David Guetta & Martin Solveig (iTunes)
“This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)”, Echosmith (iTunes)
“Tip Of My Tongue”, Kenny Chesney (iTunes)
“U Say”, The Bonfyre featuring 6LACK (iTunes)
“Using”, Ritual featuring Emily Warren (iTunes)
“We Run This Beach”, Baylee Littrell (iTunes)
“What If”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Wiggle It”, French Montana featuring City Girls (iTunes)
“Wild Roses”, Of Monsters And Men (iTunes)
“Won’t Stop”, Justin Mylo featuring Shaylen (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Beyoncé, Iggy Azalea, Sabrina Carpenter 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 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
BENEDICT CORK – “Pray No More” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

We’re popping the Cork on another edition of the Rewind with the latest song from this amazing English singer and songwriter. It’s been only five weeks since he was last featured with “Breaking Hearts”, but his emotive vocals and soft pop sound are still on point.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
MAGDALENA BAY – “Mine”
UNSECRET featuring SAM TINNESZ – “Lay Your Weapons Down”

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 July 5, 2019

A joyful holiday week of hits.

After all those hamburgers and hot dogs, you need some new releases for the holiday weekend! Here are the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

MARSHMELLO – Joytime III (iTunes)
Features: “Rescue Me”, a collaboration with A Day To Remember that’s earning minor airplay at Alternative radio

Notable albums out this week: Ailee‘s Butterfly (iTunes), Jaden‘s ERYS (Deluxe) (iTunes), Machine Gun Kelly‘s Hotel Diablo (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Rosalia‘s F**king Money Man (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1 Time”, Jeezy (iTunes)
“All The Time (Don Diablo Remix)”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Another One Down”, Richard Marx (iTunes)
“Best Part Of Me”, Ed Sheeran featuring YEBBA (iTunes)
“Blow”, Ed SheeranBruno Mars & Chris Stapleton (iTunes)
“Castles (Acoustic)”, Freya Ridings (iTunes)
“Dance In The Dark”, Au/Ra (iTunes)
“Donkey Kosh (Demo)” + “My Best Dress (Demo)”, Florence + The Machine (iTunes)
“Dynamite”, Westlife (iTunes)
“Find U Again (MK Remix)”, Mark Ronson featuring Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Getting Started”, Aloe Blacc featuring JID (iTunes)
“Glory To The Veins”, Raphael Saadiq featuring Ernest Turner (iTunes)
“Gone 2 Long (Choir Version)”, PRETTYMUCH (iTunes)
“Goodbyes”, Post Malone featuring Young Thug (iTunes)
“Gulf Coast Girl”, Caroline Jones & The Pelicanaires featuring Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Lukas Nelson & Mac McAnally (iTunes)
“Happy Days”, Blink-182 (iTunes)
“Instagram”, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike featuring David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha & Afro Bros (iTunes)
“It Don’t Matter”, Jacob Collier featuring JoJo (iTunes)
“Lay Your Weapons Down”, UNSECRET featuring Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Lights”, BTS (iTunes)
“Let Me Be”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Lift Me Up”, Dirty Heads (iTunes)
“Live Forever”, Stafford Brothers featuring Lexy Panterra & Lil Yachty (iTunes)
“Love Me Or Leave Me Alone”, Beachwood (iTunes)
“Mamacita”, Jason Derulo featuring Farruko (iTunes)
“Medicine”, Au/Ra (iTunes)
“Middle Of Nowhere”, Felix Sandman (iTunes)
“Miracle (Michael Calfan Remix)”, Labrinth (iTunes)
“More Than Friends”, Mokita (iTunes)
“My One”, Wiley featuring Tory Lanez, Kranium & Dappy (iTunes)
“Not OK (Frank Walker Remix)”, Kygo featuring Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Obsessed (Acoustic)”, Ina Wroldsen & Dynoro (iTunes)
“Phone Numbers”, Dominic Fike (iTunes)
“Pray No More”, Benedict Cork (iTunes)
“Rotate (Clockwise)”, Rak-Su (iTunes)
“Ruins”, Gabriella Cilmi (iTunes)
“Same Blood”, Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Sauce”, Remi Wolf (iTunes)
“Simmer”, Mahalia featuring Burna Boy (iTunes)
“So Am I”, Ava Max featuring NCT 127 (iTunes)
“So Caught Up”, The Teskey Brothers (iTunes)
“Spirit”, Isaiah (iTunes)
“Summer Days (Lost Frequencies Remix)”, Martin Garrix featuring Macklemore & Patrick Stump (iTunes)
“Talk About You”, Benjamin Rihan (iTunes)
“The Way That You Love Me”, Vera Blue (iTunes)
“Time Won’t Go Slowly”, Snow Patrol (iTunes)
“Touched”, Tyron Hapi featuring Roy Bing & Carla Wehbe (iTunes)
“Waking Up”, MJ Cole & Cedric Gervais featuring Freya Ridings (iTunes)
“When The Party’s Over (Live)”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“Will We Talk?”, Sam Fender (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Ed Sheeran, K.Flay 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 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
KIM PETRAS – “Shinin'” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 13th appearance

With the release of her newest album Clarity on Friday, this is probably the last appearance from Petras you’ll be seeing here on the Rewind for some time. That being said, this is really good album closer to what’s been an amazing (and sometimes unexpected) era.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM LAMBERT – “Comin In Hot”
DELACEY – “The Subway Song”
PARSON JAMES, WRABEL & VINCINT – “Oh Love”
VIOLET DAYS – “All I Know”

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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