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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week 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
BETTY WHO – “I Remember” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

Just weeks away from the highly-anticipated album Betty, due February 15, Who scores her latest appearance on the Rewind with a memorable pop song that will definitely get you moving. It’s just two weeks into the year, but this single is setting the bar very high.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRASSTRACKS featuring R.LUM.R – “I’m Alright”
CUB SPORT – “Party Pill”
MATHES featuring CAROLINE KOLE – “Backbone”

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 January 11, 2019

“Stranger” things have happened.

The mix of collaborations are hot this Friday, as January’s release schedule slowly starts to heat up. Here are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market today:

Notable albums out this week: Asiahn‘s Love Train 2 (iTunes), Gnash‘s We (iTunes), Randy Houser‘s Magnolia (iTunes), Taking Back Sunday‘s Twenty (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Ben Rector‘s MPLS Magic (iTunes), Hunter Roberson‘s It’s Okay, I’m Fine (iTunes)

Notable remix packages out this week: TBA

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1999 (Stripped)”, Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan (iTunes)
“All Night”, Example (iTunes)
“American Spirit”, Washington (iTunes)
“Anti-Everything”, Lost Kings featuring Loren (iTunes)
“Backbone”, Mathes featuring Caroline Kole (iTunes)
“Believer (Remix)”, Imagine Dragons featuring Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“Blur (Felix Cartal Remix)”, (iTunes)
“Break The Rules”, UNSECRET featuring Anna Mae (iTunes)
“Candlelight (Remix)”, Zhavia featuring Jeremih (iTunes)
“Complicated”, Raiche (iTunes)
“Dancing With A Stranger”, Sam Smith & Normani (iTunes)
“Dead End”, Anna Clendening (iTunes)
“Drive”, Charlotte Cardin (iTunes)
“Find Somebody Else”, Secondhand Serenade (iTunes)
“Getting Closer (Acoustic)”, Justin Jesso (iTunes)
“Giant”, Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man (iTunes)
“Hello My Love”, Westlife (iTunes)
“High Hopes (Don Diablo Remix)”, Panic! At The Disco (iTunes)
“Holding Out For You”, Fedez featuring Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Hope Is A Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me To Have – But I Have It”, Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“Hospitalized”, Broods (iTunes)
“I Remember”, Betty Who (iTunes)
“I Want It All”, Coin (iTunes)
“I’m Alright”, Brasstracks featuring R.LUM.R (iTunes)
“I’m Not In Love”, Kelsey Lu (iTunes)
“If You Wanna Be Loved”, Picture This (iTunes)
“Jumpin On A Jet”, Future (iTunes)
“Just You And I (2019)”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Kinder Eyes”, Ryan Riback featuring Ryann (iTunes)
“Learn To Let Go”, Welshly Arms (iTunes)
“Let Me Down Slowly”, Alec Benjamin + Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“Longshot”, Catfish And The Bottleman (iTunes)
“Lost In The Fire”, Gesaffelstein & The Weeknd (iTunes)
“More Than That”, Lauren Jauregui (iTunes)
“New Man”, BloodPop (iTunes)
“Nights Like This”, Kehlani featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Numb”, Jaira Burns (iTunes)
“Orange Juice” and “Stargazing With Patrick Bateman”, Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“Over My Head”, Judah & The Lion (iTunes)
“Party Pill”, Cub Sport (iTunes)
“People”, Short Pier (iTunes)
“Playinwithme (Remix)”, KYLE featuring Jay Park (iTunes)
“Queen Of Hearts”, Cary Brothers (iTunes)
“Saturday Nights (Remix)”, Khalid featuring Kane Brown (iTunes)
“Scared Of Love”, Rudimental featuring RAY BLK & Stefflon Don (iTunes)
“Speechless (Acoustic)” and “Tequila (Acoustic)”, Dan + Shay (iTunes)
“Spendin'”, ILoveMakonnen featuring Gucci Mane (iTunes)
“Stay Around”, American Authors (iTunes)
“Tension”, Jack & Jack (iTunes)
“This Land”, Gary Clark Jr. (iTunes)
“Thoughtless”, Monica Martin (iTunes)
“Timebomb”, Walk The Moon (iTunes)
“Want You Back”, Grey featuring LÉON (iTunes)
“When I Was Older”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Without Me”, Halsey featuring Juice WRLD (iTunes)
“Woman (Live)”, Wrabel (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Alice Merton, Cody Johnson, Maggie Rogers and many more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, November 11-17, 2018

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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BETTY WHO – “Between You And Me” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance
Notes: Always great to have the latest track from Who in the mix! The acoustic-heavy pop sound and subtle arrangement work well.

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FRANKIE – “You Decided” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance
Notes: With the follow-up to “When I’m Ready”, this artist’s second independent release after a period with RCA is a solid pop gem.

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HANNAH JANE LEWIS – “Do It Without You” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance
Notes: First included in 2016, then signed to Polydor and now back in the independent spotlight, Lewis keeps the pop bops coming.

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MAGDALENA BAY – “Ghost” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance
Notes: Back on the Rewind for the first time since January, the duo’s sweet synth-pop sound and 80’s influence is as strong as ever.

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MAX STYLER & THE GRISWOLDS – “Light Me Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance for both acts
Notes: The U.S. meets Australia in this worldly dance collaboration, a nice addition to the latter group’s reinvented sound as of late.

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PHIL GOOD – “Put It All On Me” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance
Notes: Good’s latest tracks are all good with me, as “Be Somebody” and now “Put” showcase an amazing side of the singer’s catalog.

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SPAZZ CARDIGAN – “DOIDOIT” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance
Notes: Emerging as one of Nashville’s most promising new artists, Cardigan’s current track is quirky, catchy and one of his best yet.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
AARON TAOS – “Control”
FLY BY MIDNIGHT – “Heart”
GIRL WILDE – “Nervous Breakdown”
JOE JANIAK – “Heaven Knows”
JULIA KNIGHT – “Cool For You”
PAPERWHITE – “Count On You”
WYLDER – “Ready To Break”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, June 10 – 16, 2018

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 independe2nt songs of the week…

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ALY & AJ – “Good Love” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Three previous appearances, including “Take Me” (August 2017) and “I Know” (November 2017)
Notes: After a short break following their awesome EP from last year, these sisters return with another quality 80’s-influenced jam.

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BETTY WHO – “Just Thought You Should Know” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Three previous appearances, including “Ignore Me” (January 2018) and “Look Back” (March 2018)
Notes: For one of this week’s best EP releases, check out Who’s fantastic five-track set. Opener “Know” is a lovely retro-tinged song.

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PETER THOMAS with LELAND – “Run Away With Me” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance / Two previous appearances, now signed to Vertigo Berlin (Universal Music – Germany)
Notes: With their darker and more electronic reinterpretation of a Carly Rae Jepsen classic, these talented guys still serve up a bop!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
EIGHTY NINETY – “Dream”
FINNEAS – “Landmine”
JAMES DROLL – “Twist My Arm”
KIRSTEN ARIAN – “Girls Hate Girls”
LUKR – “Big Kids”
VHS COLLECTION – “Animal”

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 15, 2018

Another youthful chart-topper.

Take five seconds (or more time than that, we can hope) to check out all of this week’s noteworthy albums, from bubbling boy bands to bold rappers. These are the notable digital and physical releases headed into the market this Friday:

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – Youngblood (iTunes)
After moving their album’s release date up a week, which seems like a rarity these days, these four Australian musicians are looking for their third #1 on the Billboard 200. The new set includes the radio singles “Want You Back” and the title track, which is currently at #1 in their home country. Will it beat streaming monsters from acts like Kanye West and Post Malone? We’ll see soon.

NAS – Nasir (iTunes)
Just in case you haven’t had enough West this summer, he also executive-produced this set, which marks the first studio album for Nas in six years. With five solo #1 titles to date, there’s a very real possibility that this could become his sixth, but again, the competitors are fierce. Stay tuned!

Notable albums out this week: Buddy Guy‘s The Blues Is Alive And Well (iTunes), Christina Aguilera‘s Liberation (iTunes), Chromeo‘s Head Over Heels (iTunes), Jacquees‘s 4275 (iTunes), Jay Rock‘s Redemption (iTunes), Mayday Parade‘s Sunnyland (iTunes), Mike Shinoda‘s Post Traumatic (iTunes), The Gaslight Anthem‘s The ’59 Sound Sessions (iTunes), Welles‘s Red Trees And White Trashes (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Betty Who‘s Betty, Pt. 1 (iTunes), DNCE‘s People To People (iTunes), Gladius‘s Revelation (iTunes), Grandson‘s A Modern Tragedy Vol. 1 (iTunes), King Princess‘s Make My Bed (iTunes), Loote‘s Single (iTunes), Paul Rey‘s Note To Self (iTunes), Ruel‘s Ready (iTunes), Vigiland‘s V (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Amore”, Pitbull featuring Leona Lewis (iTunes)
“Bed” / “Rich Sex”, Nicki Minaj featuring Ariana Grande / Lil Wayne (iTunes) (iTunes)
“Big Kids”, Lukr (iTunes)
“Big Little Life”, Mikey Wax (iTunes)
“Bonnie I Want You” / “Your Body”, Plain White T’s (iTunes)
“Born To Be Yours”, Kygo & Imagine Dragons (iTunes)
“Carried Away”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Check This Out”, Marshmello (iTunes)
“Cherry Papers”, Jay Sean (iTunes)
“Colors (Wideboys Remix)”, Jason Derulo (iTunes)
“Come Down”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Dance To This”, Troye Sivan featuring Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Dream”, Eighty Ninety (iTunes)
“Erase”, FRND (iTunes)
“Everything Is Fine”, All Time Low (iTunes)
“Focus (Demo)”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Frozen Frames”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Girls (Martin Jensen Remix)”, Rita Ora featuring Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX (iTunes)
“Ghost”, FRANKIE x Scott Hoying featuring One Night (iTunes)
“Gold Rush”, Death Cab For Cutie (iTunes)
“Growing Pains”, Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“I’m A Mess”, Bebe Rexha (iTunes)
“If You Wanna Love Somebody”, Tom Odell (iTunes)
“Just My Type”, The Vamps (iTunes)
“Lately”, Noah Cyrus + Tanner Alexander (iTunes)
“Let Me Live”, Rudimental & Major Lazer featuring Anne-Marie & Mr. Eazi (iTunes)
“Low Key In Love”, Jaira Burns (iTunes)
“Messy (R3HAB Remix), Kiiara (iTunes)
“Mine”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Oceans”, Martin Garrix featuring Khalid (iTunes)
“One Kiss (Valentino Khan Remix)”, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Run Away With Me”, Peter Thomas with Leland (iTunes)
“Savage”, Sam Tinnesz featuring 7kingZ (iTunes)
“Shed A Tear”, Kodaline (iTunes)
“Superlove”, Whethan featuring Oh Wonder (iTunes)
“The Middle”, Parachute (iTunes)
“Undo”, RL Grime featuring Jeremih & Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Unlonely”, Jason Mraz (iTunes)
“Vows”, Mullally (iTunes)
“Water”, Kim Cesarion (iTunes)
“When We Were Young”, Picture This (iTunes)
“Where’s My Love (Sam Feldt Remix)”, SYML (iTunes)
“Woop Woop”, Kid Ink (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Bebe Rexha, Dan + ShayPanic! At The Disco 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: PGTC Picks, May 27 – June 2, 2018

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 independe2nt songs of the week…

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EMILY WARREN – “Paranoid” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Two previous appearances, most recently “Something To Hold On To” (July 2017)
Notes: We try not to let the pop paranoia sink in, though we suspect this song is a winner. Warren’s solo releases continue to shine!

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LAUV – “Enemies” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Ten previous appearances, most recently “Bracelet” (May 2018)
Notes: You know, we haven’t seen Lauv on the Rewind in… oh, a week! With his playlist era completed, this new tune is a highlight.

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LIV MIRALDI – “Dilemma” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: Miraldi’s great remake of this massive single from 2002 takes a modern-day R&B classic and turns it into a sugary pop rush.

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PRETTY SISTER featuring WHITE GOLD – “Tension” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Two previous appearances, most recently “Thirsty” (November 2016) / First appearance
Notes: No sibling rivalry here! Zak Waters’s first cut in over a year is, by far, the filthiest and funkiest jam in the bunch this Sunday.

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R3HAB x QUINN LEWIS – “How You’ve Been” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance / Four previous appearances, most recently “Weekend Luv” (April 2018)
Notes: When PGTC favorite Lewis teams up with one of the hottest DJs/producers around, you know it’s going to be one giant bop!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ALLIE X – “Focus”
BETTY WHO – “All Things”
CHELSEA CUTLER – “Someone Else”
FLY BY MIDNIGHT – “All The Feels”
NICHOLAS ROBERTS – “Growing Up”
REYNA – “Baby Forget It”
VINCINT – “Remember Me”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, May 13-19, 2018

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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BETTY WHO – “Taste” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Two previous appearances, most recently “Look Back” (March 2018)
Notes: Who’s newest winner is fifty shades of saucy and sensual, wrapped in a great pop production. This craving is really delicious.

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CARLIE HANSON – “Mood” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Three previous appearances, most recently “Us” (February 2018)
Notes: If you’re in the mood for another jam from Hanson, which I currently am, you’ll definitely dig the urban lean of her new one.

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CHELSEA CUTLER – “The Reason” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Two previous appearances, most recently “Out Of Focus” (February 2018)
Notes: Cutler’s third single of the year has a great hook and solid electronic elements, and I think you’d agree that that’s reasonable.

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JESSE SAINT JOHN – “Fake It” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: One previous appearance, “Move” (February 2018)
Notes: If you weren’t moving to his last single, you may not have a passion for pop bops! John’s newest release is an electronic gem.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
FELICITY – “Pilot With A Fear Of Heights”
VINDATA x R.LUM.R – “Emotion”

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