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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 5, 2017

Looking for “Room” at the top.

It’s a logical fight between a traveller and a logician this week, as two big releases attempt to steal the #1 spot away from Kendrick Lamar‘s hot set. Can one of them pull it off? Here’s all the action from this week’s schedule:

CHRIS STAPLETON – From A Room: Volume 1 (iTunes)
Stapleton’s sophomore album follows 2015’s Traveller, which garnered universal acclaim and a number of awards. It also ranked at #4 on the list of 2016’s best-selling albums here in the States. Lead single “Either Way”, which wasn’t released prior to the album in an unusual move, impacts at Country radio on Monday. It’s pretty clear that this will be a contender for #1, but it’ll have to compete with…

LOGIC – Everybody (iTunes)
The third studio album for this Maryland rapper is also looking at a notable first week, thanks to a lot of positive buzz and a nice list of collaborators. Of course, his first two albums reached the top five in the last few years, but his following continues to expand. “1-800-273-8255”, both the radio single and the number for the Suicide Prevention Hotline, is headed to the Rhythmic format.

More albums out this week: Blondie‘s Pollinator (iTunes), Day Wave‘s The Days We Had (iTunes), Diana Krall‘s Turn Up The Quiet (iTunes), Goodbye June‘s Magic Valley (iTunes), LP‘s Lost On You (iTunes), Mac DeMarco‘s This Old Dog (iTunes), Patti LaBelle‘s Bel Hommage (iTunes), Russ‘s There’s Really A Wolf (iTunes), Ruth B.‘s Safe Haven (iTunes), The Head And The Heart‘s Stinson Beach Sessions (iTunes), Vinyl Theatre‘s Origami (iTunes), Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years Of The Story (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 62 (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: James Hersey‘s Pages (iTunes), Kita Alexander‘s Hotel (iTunes), Sigrid‘s Don’t Kill My Vibe (iTunes), Tim Chadwick‘s Early Days (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Falls Down”, Paul Rey (iTunes)
“Bring It Back”, Lil Yachty (iTunes)
“Bout You”, VÉRITÉ (iTunes)
“Call The Police” / “American Dream”, LCD Soundsystem (iTunes)
“Caramel”, Terror Jr (iTunes)
“Dear Ana (Acoustic)”, Matthew Koma (iTunes)
“Despacito (Major Lazer & MOSKA Remix)”, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (iTunes)
“Do You Think About Me”, Benjamin Ingrosso (iTunes)
“Driver”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Electric Touch (Ayokay Remix)”, A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“Eyes Closed”, Halsey (iTunes)
“Eyes Closed”, Tyga (iTunes)
“Fair-Weather Friend”, Bruno Major (iTunes)
“Got A Little Drunk”, Madcon (iTunes)
“High Without Your Love”, Loote (iTunes)
“Hunter”, Galantis (iTunes)
“Hurt By You”, Emily Warren (iTunes)
“Issues (Alan Walker Remix)”, Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Killing Time”, Serena Ryder (iTunes)
“Mama”, Jonas Blue featuring William Singe (iTunes)
“Moonlight”, Dan Owen (iTunes)
“On The Charts”, DREAMCAR (iTunes)
“Perfect Color”, SafetySuit (iTunes)
“SHE”, Isac Elliot (iTunes)
“Sink”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Slow Hands”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Sundays”, Tom Prior (iTunes)
“Sweet Creature”, Harry Styles (iTunes)
“Tears Gone Bad”, Mr. Probz (iTunes)
“The Breakup”, LANY (iTunes)
“Told You So”, Paramore (iTunes)
“Want You Back”, Haim (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Harry Styles, Zac Brown Band and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 4, 2016

Everybody Wants new music.

Everybody Wants new music.

March brings some madness to the music biz, and there are many emerging acts, as well as old favorites, to grab your attention in our latest new releases recap. Here are this week’s album and single releases:

  • GRANGER SMITH — Remington (iTunes)
    • Smith recently topped the Country radio chart with “Backroad Song”, a single that was aided by iHeartMedia’s On The Verge program. “If The Boot Fits” was recently named the next single, and it heads for adds on March 14. Will the set named after a firearm company hit the top ten with a bullet? Stay tuned.
  • MIIKE SNOW — III (iTunes)
    • The Swedish trio’s first album in four years features the single “Genghis Khan”, which is very close to reaching the top ten on the Alternative radio survey. Though the act formed nearly a decade ago, this is their biggest U.S. hit to date.
  • THE KNOCKS — 55 (iTunes)
    • New York’s B-Roc and J-Patt have been remixing for other artists for years now, and the duo’s first full-length set sees them collaborating with acts like Carly Rae Jepsen and Walk The Moon, making for some great tunes.
  • THE STRUTS — Everybody Wants (iTunes)
    • Originally released in 2014, then pulled because of a new U.S. record deal, this reissue of the English band’s debut album features five new songs and the radio singles “Could Have Been Me” and “Kiss This”.
  • More albums out this week: Kendrick Lamar‘s untitled unmastered. (iTunes), Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz‘s Collegrove (iTunes), Loretta Lynn‘s Full Circle (iTunes), Nick Bean‘s L.O.V.E. (iTunes), Ninja Sex Party‘s Under The Covers (iTunes), Omi‘s Me 4 U: The Remixes (iTunes), The Rubens‘s Hoops (iTunes), The Saint Johns‘s Dead Of Night (iTunes), Tonight Alive‘s Limitless (iTunes), Violent Femmes‘s We Can Do Anything (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Day Wave‘s Hard To Read (iTunes), Frank Turner‘s Mittens (iTunes)

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

  • “American Country Love Song”, Jake Owen (iTunes)
  • “Bourbon”, Gallant (iTunes)
  • “Chronic”, Phoebe Ryan (iTunes)
  • “Desire”, Years & Years featuring Tove Lo (iTunes)
  • “Do It, Try It”, M83 (iTunes)
  • “Down”, Marian Hill (iTunes)
  • “Get Out”, Frightened Rabbit (iTunes)
  • “Lips”, Oyster Kids (iTunes)
  • “Love Yourself”, Jasmine Thompson (iTunes)
  • “No”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
  • “Painkillers”, Brian Fallon (iTunes)
  • “Shovels & Dirt”, The Stumbellas (iTunes)
  • “Sleep Like A Baby”, K. Michelle (iTunes)
  • “When I Wake Up Tomorrow”, Cheap Trick (iTunes)
  • “You’re Not There”, Lukas Graham (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from 3 Doors Down, Jeff Buckley, Randy Houser and more.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 17, 2015

Back to the Future.

Back to the Future.

This week’s New Music Friday takes us on a ride into the Future, and pops into the present with some solid new releases across the genres. So, grab a seat and some coins, because here are this week’s new album and single releases:

  • FUTURE — DS2 (iTunes)
    • The rapper and singer from Atlanta is hoping the ol’ third time’s the charm expression will work in his favor for the release of his third studio album. His last set, Honest, reached a peak of #2 last year. With steady Urban radio play and a growing fan base, this could be the one to top the chart.
  • HIGHLY SUSPECT — Mister Asylum (iTunes)
    • This trio from Cape Cod is becoming one of the big breakouts at the Active Rock format this year with “Lydia”. It is currently surging through the top ten and aiming for the top five next week. Look out for the guys on tour during a busy month of August.
  • ALAN JACKSON — Angels & Alcohol (iTunes)
    • 25 years after his debut album was released, 56-year-old country superstar Jackson is out with his twentieth studio album this week. “Jim And Jack And Hank” is the leadoff single from it and is receiving some airplay at the format.
  • More albums out this week: Galactic‘s Into The Deep (iTunes), Iron & Wine and Bed Bridwell‘s Sing Into My Mouth (iTunes), Jason Isbell‘s Something More Than Free (iTunes), Miles Davis‘s At Newport: 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4 (iTunes), MS MR‘s How Does It Feel (iTunes), Papoose‘s You Can’t Stop Destiny (iTunes), Pitbull‘s Dale (iTunes), Ratatat‘s Magnifique (iTunes), Sublime With Rome‘s Sirens (iTunes), Tame Impala‘s Currents (iTunes), The Chemical Brothers‘s Born In The Echoes (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Clairity‘s Alienation (iTunes), Day Wave‘s Headcase (iTunes), Icona Pop‘s Emergency (iTunes), KYKO‘s Animals (iTunes), New Motion‘s Kiss (iTunes), Sevyn Streeter‘s Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1 (iTunes)

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

  • “How Deep Is Your Love”, new from Calvin Harris and Disciples. (iTunes)
  • “Leave A Trace”, new from CHVRCHES. (iTunes)
  • “Run Away With Me”, new from Carly Rae Jepsen. (iTunes)
  • “She’s Kinda Hot”, the hot new single from 5 Seconds Of Summer. (iTunes)
  • “Sugar”, a collaboration from Robin Schulz and Francesco Yates. (iTunes)
  • “Sunday Funday”, a new single from MAGIC! (iTunes)
  • “Swords”, new from M.I.A., along with an added visual. (iTunes)
  • “That’s How You Know”, new from Nico & Vinz and featured guests Bebe Rexha and Kid Ink. (iTunes)

Next Friday, our preview will include fresh releases from Bea Miller, Jill Scott and Prince Royce. See you then!

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ON THE RISE: Cool Tunes, Hot New Acts (January 2015)

The PGTC SoundCloud page is still going strong with updated songs from some great talents, both in the U.S. and abroad. I wanted to recap some of those discoveries, being that it’s the end of the month, so here’s a sample of some of the cool tunes and hot new acts that came onto or re-emerged on my radar during the month:

Day WaveDAY WAVE – “Nothing At All” and “Total Zombie”
Location: Oakland, California

If you’re a fan of the duo Carousel, then you know Jackson Phillips and his solo venture, which is buzzing all over the blogs just as quickly. With two tracks over 100,000 plays on SoundCloud, Phillips’s indie rock vibe is proving to be more chilled out than the weather. “Zombie” was the one that got me hooked as I am known to be one in the mornings, but it’s more than just a title of course. Calm and inviting, it’s a surprise that neither project has gone national yet. That could change in 2015.

John SteenJOHN STEEN – “Yes I Know”
Location: Dallas, Texas

We’ve had some great acts from Texas outside of the Country circuit in the last few years and Steen’s intelligent pop tracks have flown under the radar for several years now. “Know” is one of them, a piano-driven single with a standout chorus and solid background harmonies. Steen knows his way around a melody (prior cut “Why?” shows that off especially well) and it seems that things will be getting even busier for the singer/songwriter as he tries to put out an album. I’m waiting for more.

Matt WoodsMATT WOODS – “In The Dark”
Location: London, England

Working with one of my favorite producers and writers, Jake Gosling, and his Sticky Studios, the performer from Cornwall and now based in London has recorded two solid EPs for the group over the past two years. However, this song looks like it will be his breakout release, a hauntingly beautiful yet fragile piece of pop that is drenched in a soul-stirring and tormented vocal, one that only a handful of people can pull off. It’s so genuinely gorgeous and lovely that the repeat button is a given.

New MotionNEW MOTION – “Anyway” and “She Said” (iTunes)
Location: Hitchin, England

New to the scene is this quartet out of London consisting of Harvey Downes, Jack Cox, John Heatley and Josh Clarke. Last fall, the group changed from Front Row to their current name and the results have given them a few new fans, including the person writing this post. Mixing the hot sound of glossy 80’s indie rock with a bright, youthful image in those clean-cut city polaroids, the four guys are certainly destined for more as they look to neatly fill the void between boyband and blog band.

The ScoreTHE SCORE – “Oh My Love” (iTunes)
Location: Los Angeles, California

First mentioned on my blog back in May when the duo was entered in an iHeartRadio sponsored contest, former New York musicians Edan Dover and Eddie Anthony headed out to the West Coast where they’ve been in the studio crafting music. It marks a shift in their career, from a safer soft rock sound to an energetic and vibrant pop melody that shakes things up, yet stays true to their core tastes. It’s a great rebranding, both sonically and socially, and should help the guys continue nicely.

For more great music (at least I’d like to think so) and/or to get in touch, you can find the appropriate link above or click the “About Us” section to email your act in. Until next time, keep making those tunes.

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