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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 3/26 – 4/1/17

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 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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NELLY FURTADO – “Sticks And Stones” (iTunes) (Spotify)
“What? She’s back?” Yes, she is, and she’s going the independent route this time. This set is pretty raw at times, but it also feels like a true artistic record. Of course, I feel that Jamie Scott can do wrong, and this wouldn’t sound out of place on Graffiti6’s second album.

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NICK WILSON – “Bare” (iTunes) (Spotify)
At the beginning of the year, I heard a really interesting remake of Ariana Grande’s “Into You” performed by this U.K. singer, and I’m glad I took down the name. This original song is a very solid indie pop track, influenced by a funky guitar line and synthpop elements.

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VÉRITÉ – “When You’re Gone” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Streaming darling Kelsey Byrne has been slaying major playlists effortlessly across a number of services in the past few months, with her latest tune receiving adds on some prominent lists focused on new releases. The edgy pop winner is bold, but quite hooky as well.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
Bantug – “Just Like A Dream” (SoundCloud)
Bruno Major – “Second Time” (SoundCloud)
Jesse Hale Moore – “Ringing In Your Ears” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 2/19 – 2/25/17

Record Rewind - February 26, 2017

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 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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BEN HOBBS – “Shame” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This is the third time on the Rewind for London singer Hobbs, who last appeared in October with the song “Take The Blame”. At this point, I think I’m probably verging on a stan. Anyways, for me, this tune recalls 1987 in pop music, which makes for a fantastic result.


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BRUNO MAJOR – “Just The Same” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Major’s had a major presence on the Rewind with his lovely lunar project, and his latest piece of moon music is a super blend of R&B and gospel roots, mixed with a hint of pop. The pure and emotional cut is one of his best of the set so far. Can’t wait for the next one.


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EMMA DEWING – “Buttons” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Making her debut on the Rewind is a California singer that got a SoundCloud repost from me in 2016 on her remake of 1991’s “Don’t Cry” by Guns N’ Roses. Her latest single is a change of pace, a bouncy bop that’s equal parts poppy and theatrical. Watch out for her.


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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
Benjamin Poss – “Brainwashed” (SoundCloud)
BIYO – “Focus” (SoundCloud)
Daniel Feels x Robert Gillies – “On My Way” (SoundCloud)
Lyon Hart – “Delusional” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 1/29 – 2/4/17

Record Rewind - February 5, 2017

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 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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BRUNO MAJOR – “Like Someone In Love” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Well, the fabulous and talented Major can now say he’s been on the Rewind with both original tracks and covers. Over the years, this song has been released in versions by Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra and more. You can add this remake to the good ones.

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STOLAR – “Paralyzed” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The music of New York City’s Jay Stolar has been featured on both our SoundCloud and Spotify feeds in the past, but he’s beginning a new chapter with the release of his latest song. The R&B-influenced pop tune brings the edge, but also feels accessible. Good work.

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SVRCINA – “Deeper” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Nashville’s Molly Svrcina last appeared on the Rewind in July with “Island”, but the young singer is building some momentum in the streaming world. To date, she’s accumulated over five million plays on Spotify. A soaring vocal and bold production make this shine.


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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
George Ogilvie – “Foreign Hands” (SoundCloud)
James Gillespie – “What You Do” (SoundCloud)
Kevin Garrett – “Pulling Me Under” (SoundCloud)
Lonely Benson – “Strawberry Afternoon” (SoundCloud)
Satchmode – “Love Hz” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 11/20 – 11/26

Record Rewind - November 27, 2016

Our new Record Rewind is about highlighting the top new songs that you may have missed, or should discover, from many of my favorite independent acts out there. If you like what you see, let me know what you think!

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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BRUNO MAJOR – “Easily” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Major’s latest single is off to a quick launch at Spotify, where it was added on several prominent New Music Friday playlists. For all you Rewind readers out there, you know how much I like his voice and writing style, so I’d easily recommend a listen to his catalog.

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LEX LOW – “Drifting” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s been a moment since we’ve heard from this performer, but he has a number of reposts on my SoundCloud feed to date. His EP Mystery was released almost exactly a year ago, and it’s a solid effort overall. His new 80’s R&B-influenced song is a real cool tune.

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SAD PALACE – “Breeze” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This is the first time on the Rewind for this English band, who released their first single, “Rainbow Melt”, a little over a month ago. I think there’s more reason to be happy than Sad, but a name is a name. Their groovy and energetic Alternative sound is promising.

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THE NIGHT CAFÉ – “You Change With The Seasons” (iTunes) (Spotify)
“Change” can be a good thing, but when it comes to these four Liverpool guys, they certainly haven’t changed my opinion of all that great music they’ve been creating. Their new track, a mellow indie rock standout this week, will continue to do well through the fall.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
ALEXANDERSON – “Issues” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 10/30 – 11/5

Record Rewind - November 6, 2016

Our new Record Rewind is about highlighting the top new songs that you may have missed, or should discover, from many of my favorite independent acts out there. If you like what you see, let me know what you think!

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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BRUNO MAJOR – “The First Thing You See” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Here’s a Rewind entry that’s kind of new, but not exactly. A live version of this track appears on an EP from Major that came out in January 2014 on Virgin Records, and it’s actually gaining at streaming services. However, this new mix is super smooth and lovely.

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CAPE CUB – “Heat Of The Night” (iTunes) (Spotify)
As the weather continues to get colder and colder, the more we miss the “Heat” from those glorious summer days. However, a new EP from Chad Male’s glorious project is certainly going to whip up some warmth for the blogs. Wake up to 6AM and a great single.

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KINGSBURY – “Easy” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Here’s a new name from Nashville, a pop duo consisting of Caroline Kingsbury and Will Hess. A few years ago, Kingsbury, the solo performer, released some music as The Red Headed Indian. Now, the two make it sound so “Easy” to craft a cool cut for the blogs.

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THE NEW COAST – “Melbourne” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The London duo of Nick Blyth and Chris Cheater last appeared on the Rewind in August with “Slow Down”, but they certainly have done the opposite of that with the Friday release of an EP titled Paraga Beach. The guys have carved out a great sound for the set.

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WHISSELL – “Old Souls, Young Bodies” (iTunes) (Spotify)
About a month ago, Nashville’s Lauren Whistle made it onto the Rewind with a great track called “Pain Of Love”. Her debut EP is a couple of months away, but that lush pop sound and pleading vocal in her latest release are enough to keep me satisfied (for now!)

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
GRETA ISAAC – “Don’t Tell” (SoundCloud)
HUSKY – “Late Night Store” (SoundCloud)
LONELY BENSON – “Let Me Know” (SoundCloud)
SAM TINNESZ featuring YACHT MONEY – “Play With Fire” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 9/25 – 10/1

Record Rewind - October 2, 2016

Our new Record Rewind is about highlighting the top new songs that you may have missed, or should discover, from many of my favorite independent acts out there. If you like what you see, let me know what you think!

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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BRUNO MAJOR – “There’s Little Left” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Major really impressed me with his last single, “Wouldn’t Change A Thing”, which spread across the blogs shortly after its release in August. Don’t let the title fool you; there’s certainly more left from this budding performer and his neo soul cut. It’s refreshing.

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CAPE CUB – “Lifeline” (iTunes) (Spotify)
If you don’t know Chad Male’s great project by now, I’ve only written and posted my love for it about a million times. So, would it be alright if I make it a million and one? With another cut from his upcoming 6AM EP, it’s another winner for the indie rock crew.

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KYLE REYNOLDS – “Alive” (iTunes) (Spotify)
A little under two years ago, this California singer/songwriter pitched me his EP at the time, Simple Things. Driven by streams of “Miles On My Heart”, it’s done 775,000+ combined plays to date on Spotify. He has a catchy sync song now, and lots of potential.

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TIPLING ROCK – “Campus Fashion” (iTunes) (Spotify)
If you detest back-to-school season, or all those midterms coming your way, chances are that you can at least enjoy this A+ single. It comes from a Boston quartet that I’ve enjoyed for some time now, making psychedelic pop sound pretty groovy in 2016. Dig in.

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WHISSELL – “Pain Of Love” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s always excellent to get a new single from Nashville’s Lauren Whistle, who combines the 60’s soul and grit of Dusty Springfield and Nancy Sinatra with 90’s Alternative girls like Fiona Apple and Tori Amos. You’ll feel pleasure over “Pain” after listening to it.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
JAMES CHERRY – “Break Somebody” (SoundCloud)
KING DECO – “Ready My Lips” (SoundCloud)
ROMA – “Missing Out” (SoundCloud)
SILENT CROWD – “Candy” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 8/14 – 8/20

Record Rewind - August 21, 2016

Our new Record Rewind is about highlighting the top new songs that you may have missed, or should discover, from many of my favorite independent acts out there. If you like what you see, let me know what you think!

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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BRUNO MAJOR – “Wouldn’t Mean A Thing” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Major’s delightfully retro-tinged ballad got some, well, major looks on iTunes and Spotify upon its wide release a few days ago. I think it’ll continue to grow nicely. Though it isn’t his first release to date, it’s certainly an exciting moment for the London singer.


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CASTLECOMER – “Judy” (iTunes) (Spotify)
I’ve reposted a number of songs from this Australia quintet in the past; my favorites include “Fire Alarm” and “The Noise”. Their latest single is another indie rock gem with a catchy chorus. It may even have sync potential down the line. So, get to rocking out!

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CHRIS JAMISON – “Truth” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Jamison was a finalist on The Voice in the fall of 2014, and his super soulful EP I Am Chris Jamison is a smooth reminder of that great artistry he showcased on the program. “Better Man” is on the radio in his hometown, but the production on “Truth” is hot.

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KATELYN TARVER – “Planez” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Last year, Tarver achieved a notable SoundCloud breakout with cuts like “Nobody Like You” and “Weekend Millionaires”. You’ll find that the latter hit had a proper digital release earlier this summer. Her new cover song soars high into the pop stratosphere.

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KEVIN GARRETT – “Precious” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s no secret that Garrett has jams for days, and the New York performer, who defines his sound as “odd soul”, has another tune to make you swoon. Exquisitely executed, this release has a great hook and solid build that pulls you in. I can’t wait to hear more.

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For more new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
HUDSON SCOTT – “Get Down” (SoundCloud)
TIM ATLAS – “The Other Side” (SoundCloud)
WAVE & ROME – “Strangers (Acoustic)” (SoundCloud)

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