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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 9, 2018

What’s new this Weeknd.

Movies and music: they just go together! Before you hit the cinema for the hottest flicks this weekend, here’s what you’ll find on digital services and in stores this Friday:

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Black Panther (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
With artist, curator, producer and songwriter Kendrick Lamar at the helm, you know this soundtrack is going to be amazing. Featuring duets with SZA (“All The Stars”), The Weeknd (“Pray For Me”) and many other acts, both this compilation and the film itself are expected to open extremely well. Notably, this album should have a large streaming advantage, given how well its radio singles have done thus far (and will do in the coming days.) Will this panther be the head of the animal kingdom? Even if it’s not, it’s sure going to roar.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Fifty Shades Freed (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
The other notable soundtrack on this week’s schedule brings us tunes from the third and final movie in the Fifty Shades trilogy, a franchise that already has a #2 album (2015) and a #1 album (2017) under its belt. This set features a duet from Liam Payne and Rita Ora called “For You”, a minor hit on the Top 40 format, while original songs from Dua Lipa, Hailee Steinfeld and Julia Michaels, among others, should provide for another well-received release. Where will it debut? Stay tuned.

More albums out this week: Brian Fallon‘s Sleepwalkers (iTunes), Dashboard Confessional‘s Sleepwalkers (iTunes), Franz Ferdinand‘s Always Ascending (iTunes), MGMT‘s Little Dark Age (iTunes), The Wombats‘s Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Juliander‘s Afterglow (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2 Da Moon”, Towkio featuring Teddy Jackson & Grace Weber (iTunes)
“American Dream”, Skizzy Mars (iTunes)
“Beautiful”, Huntar (iTunes)
“Cool”, Felix Jaehn featuring Marc E. Bassy & Gucci Mane (iTunes)
“Emergency”, Jay Sean (iTunes)
“Friends”, Marshmello & Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“F****d Up”, Bahari (iTunes)
“Good Man”, Ne-Yo (iTunes)
“Good People Do Bad Things”, Prelow (iTunes)
“Growing Pains”, Coin (iTunes)
“I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)”, Tom Speight (iTunes)
“Long As I Live”, Toni Braxton (iTunes)
“Move”, Jesse Saint John (iTunes)
“Need You Now”, Shane Filan featuring Sitti (iTunes)
“Never Over You”, Rozzi (iTunes)
“Not A Love Song (VAVO Remix)”, bülow (iTunes)
“Nuh Ready Nuh Ready”, Calvin Harris featuring PartyNextDoor (iTunes)
“Only You (Frank Pole / Midnight Kids Remix)”, Parson James (iTunes)
“Over The Mountain, Across The Sea”, Elise LeGrow (iTunes)
“Sinners”, Barns Courtney (iTunes)
“Subtle Thing”, Marian Hill (iTunes)
“The Wave”, R3HAB x Lia Marie Johnson (iTunes)
“The Weight Is Gone”, Albin Lee Meldau (iTunes)
“Trust”, Youngblood Hawke (iTunes)
“Volcanic Love”, The Aces (iTunes)
“We Are F**ked”, Noah Cyrus featuring (iTunes)
“Weightless”, Tim Halperin (iTunes)
“Wild Love”, James Bay (iTunes)
“You Are The Reason (Duet)”, Calum Scott & Leona Lewis (iTunes)
“You Could Have Been The One”, Coasts (iTunes)
“You Got ‘Em All”, Trent Harmon (iTunes)
“You’re Not Missing Me”, Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Zombie”, Dreamers (iTunes)

Next week: look out for top albums from Brandi Carlile, Pop Evil and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 11, 2016

Welcome to the Houserwarming party.

You’re invited to the Houserwarming party.

After two surprise albums dropped last week, this week’s batch of releases may not seem as exciting. However, there are plenty of quality acts making their way into the music marketplace with new music. Here are this week’s album and single releases:

  • RANDY HOUSER — Fired Up (iTunes)
    • Houser’s certainly on a hot streak! His recent single “We Went” just went to the top of the Country radio chart. It gives him five top five hits in a row, which is, by far, the most successful period for the singer in his career. In fact, his latest album title seems like a pretty good indication of how he’s feeling. Look for it to reach the top ten.
  • 3 DOORS DOWN — Us And The Night (iTunes)
    • The Mississippi band is long past their glory days, but they still have an audience at Active Rock radio with “In The Dark”, currently rising in the top ten. Their last album managed a #3 bow in 2011. The new set will probably enter in the lower part of the top ten.
  • More albums out this week: AURORA‘s All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend (iTunes), Brian Fallon‘s Painkillers (iTunes), Cardiknox‘s Portrait (iTunes), Emmy The Great‘s Second Love (iTunes), Gavin James‘s U.S. release of Bitter Pill (iTunes), Jeff Buckley‘s You And I (iTunes), Killswitch Engage‘s Incarnate (iTunes), Lucius‘s Good Grief (iTunes), Matt Corby‘s Telluric (iTunes), Parachute‘s Wide Awake (iTunes), Pete Yorn‘s ArrangingTime (iTunes), The Wild Feathers‘s Lonely Is A Lifetime (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: gnash‘s Us (:):) (iTunes), Jukebox The Ghost‘s Thump Sessions (iTunes), Kane Brown‘s Chapter 1 (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Angel”, Jordan Smith (iTunes)
  • “Boombox”, Laura Marano (iTunes)
  • “California Kids”, Weezer (iTunes)
  • “Dangerous Woman”, Ariana Grande (iTunes)
  • “Get You Home”, Nick Fradiani (iTunes)
  • “Lights Down Low”, MAX (iTunes)
  • “Like I Would”, Zayn (iTunes)
  • “Misery”, Gwen Stefani (iTunes)
  • “Now That I’ve Found You”, Martin Garrix featuring John & Michel (iTunes)
  • “Sing My Blues Away”, Cheap Trick (iTunes)
  • “Soundtrack To A Six Pack”, The Cadillac Three (iTunes)
  • “Two Feet Off The Ground”, Sara Hartman (iTunes)
  • “Where The Hell Are My Friends”, LANY (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Gwen Stefani, Iggy Pop, Jordan Smith and more.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (January 2016) (Part Two)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in January from four different radio formats in the second part of this month’s Radio Report:

ALTERNATIVE (*), TRIPLE A (**)

Brian Fallon
BRIAN FALLON – “A Wonderful Life” (January 12) (*)
Label: Island/Republic
35-year-old Fallon is the leader of the The Gaslight Anthem, a New Jersey act whose last two albums debuted in the top five on the Billboard 200. The quintet is currently taking a hiatus, but Fallon is looking forward to seeing his first solo album reach stores in a few months. It’s called Painkillers. His tour across the States and then into Europe begins on January 7 and concludes on April 20.

Half Moon Run
HALF MOON RUN – “Turn Your Love” (January 12) (*)
Label: Glassnote
The four man Montreal band have been hitting the Alternative survey in their homeland since 2012, and they’ve already had a few hits in Canada. Why are we so late to the party? Anyways, “Turn” is currently in the top ten up there, and that should give it a good opportunity to succeed here. The single is taken from an album titled Sun Leads Me On, which was a minor hit in some territories.

Panic Is Perfect
PANIC IS PERFECT – “You’re Alive” (January 12) (*)
Label: Strange Loop
This San Francisco act released an EP last year called Behind Your Eyelids, and a single from it, “Go Go Go”, managed to land on a few radio stations on the Alternative panel as an independent release. It’s also nearing four million streams on Spotify, thanks to a heavy playlist presence in South America. “Alive” faces some heavy competition on that date, but it’ll likely grab a handful of adds.

Transviolet
TRANSVIOLET – “New Bohemia” (January 12) (*)
Label: Epic
Sarah McTaggart and the guys of this L.A. quartet have been a buzzing group for several months now. Their self-titled EP includes online hits like “Girls Your Age”, which was huge on Hype Machine in 2015 in its original form and in remixed form, and this track, which officially heads to radio during the month. Some blog singles don’t translate at radio, it’s true, but this is too good to ignore.

Everything Everything
EVERYTHING EVERYTHING – “Distant Past” (January 19) (*)
Label: Big Picnic/RED
In the eight years that this English act has been together, they’ve managed to place a handful of minor-charting singles into the top 100 in the United Kingdom. This was one of them; it reached #88 last year as the leadoff single from Get To Heaven. Perhaps that statistic would make some wary of trying it at radio in another country. However, I think it’s a chance worth taking for this release.

Florence + The Machine
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE – “Delilah” (January 19) (*)
Label: Republic
Singles “What Kind Of Man” and “Ship To Wreck” entered the top ten at this format from the How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful era, which is a first for the band, but it’s unclear if they’ll be able to score a third in a row. Sure, their four Grammy nominations in both song and album categories support another release, but it doesn’t seem certain right now. No, it’s not a hot Tom Jones cover.

Grace Mitchell
GRACE MITCHELL – “Nolo” (January 26) (*)
Label: Republic
We last featured Mitchell in September when her song “Jitter” was being serviced to the Alternative format. Sadly, the song didn’t go far, and it just missed the top 40 on my own personal chart. Luckily, with it being a new year and all, the singer has been given a second chance with this song, which is the most streamed cut from her Raceday EP. We hope radio says “Yes” to “No”, you know?

Which of these new singles would you like to see on top of the charts? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab to find PGTC on social media.

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