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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Forty

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
CARLY ROSE – “Getaway Car” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Several years after her appearance on the short-lived U.S. version of The X Factor, this performer’s new music is off to a good start. The follow-up to “Birds & Bees” received some decent playlisting on Spotify last Friday and has an intriguing dark pop/rock sound.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
FINNEAS – “Die Alone” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 15th appearance

Here comes another featured song from the 22-year-old singer, songwriter and older brother of Billie Eilish, who charted in several countries on Apple Music and iTunes with his new release, the Blood Harmony EP. The cut makes for an excellent closer to the set.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRANDON COLBEIN – “Mad”
LAUV – “Sims”
RUTHANNE – “Take What I Can Get”
TIPLING ROCK – “Did I Ever Tell You?”
VIOLET SKIES – “This Could Be Love”

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of October 4, 2019

Summer gets the fall going.

Call all your friends… we have lots of releases on the schedule this week, including plenty of albums by emerging artists and cool tracks from upcoming projects. Here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

BRANTLEY GILBERT – Fire & Brimstone (iTunes)
Features: “What Happens In A Small Town”, a duet with Lindsay Ell that currently sits in the top ten at Country radio

SUMMER WALKER – Over It (iTunes)
Features: “Girls Need Love”, a collaboration with Drake that hit the top five at Urban radio, and the follow-up single “Playing Games”

Notable albums out this week: Angel Olsen‘s All Mirrors (iTunes), BANNERS‘s Where The Shadow Ends (iTunes), Chris Brown‘s Indigo (Extended) (iTunes), Dermot Kennedy‘s Without Fear (iTunes), Jez Dior‘s Handle With Care (iTunes), Joshua Radin‘s Here, Right Now (iTunes), Kevin Griffin‘s Anywhere You Go (iTunes), Kim Petras‘s Turn Off The Light (iTunes), MIKA‘s My Name Is Michael Holbrook (iTunes), RuthAnne‘s Matters Of The Heart (iTunes), Sabrina Claudio‘s Truth Is (iTunes), The Avett Brothers‘s Closer Than Together (iTunes), The Darkness‘s Easter Is Cancelled (iTunes), Wilco‘s Ode To Joy (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Akon‘s El Negreeto (iTunes), Bülow‘s The Contender (iTunes), Carlos Vara‘s Have You Ever Seen A Boy Break Down? (iTunes), Caroline Kole‘s Freaking Out! (iTunes), FINNEAS‘s Blood Harmony (iTunes), Gesaffelstein‘s Novo Sonic System (iTunes), Maisie Peters‘s It’s Your Bed Babe, It’s Your Funeral (iTunes), Molly Rainford‘s Commitment (iTunes), SuperM‘s SuperM (The 1st Mini Album) (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2 Years”, Thomston (iTunes)
“10,000 Hours”, Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“All This Music Must Fade”, The Who (iTunes)
“Barcelona (Acoustic)”, Brother Leo (iTunes)
“Becoming”, Diana Gordon (iTunes)
“Better Half Of Me”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Body”, Isaac Dunbar (iTunes)
“Bottom Bitch”, Doja Cat (iTunes)
“Breathe”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Can I Be Forgiven”, Highasakite (iTunes)
“Cat Pack”, AJ Tracey (iTunes)
“Champions”, James Blunt (iTunes)
“Cheating On You”, Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“Closure”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Cry For Me”, Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Death Stranding”, CHVRCHES (iTunes)
“Diamonds”, Scarypoolparty (iTunes)
“Did I Ever Tell You?”, Tipling Rock (iTunes)
“Dip My Heart In Confetti”, Lxandra (iTunes)
“Don’t Get Me Started”, Pia Mia featuring Gunna & Carnage (iTunes)
“Don’t Let Me Go”, Armin Van Buuren featuring Matluck (iTunes)
“Don’t Leave Me Lonely (Claptone Remix)”, Mark Ronson featuring YEBBA (iTunes)
“Far Away”, Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Figured Out”, Fleur East (iTunes)
“Forces”, Jill Andrews (iTunes)
“Forgive”, Gnash (iTunes)
“Forgotten Eyes”, Big Thief (iTunes)
“Getaway Car”, Carly Rose (iTunes)
“Good Day”, Surfaces (iTunes)
“Gucci Pajamas”, Guapdad 4000 featuring Chance The Rapper & Charlie Wilson (iTunes)
“Heartworks”, Wingtip (iTunes)
“Highest In The Room”, Travis Scott (iTunes)
“Hit The Back”, King Princess (iTunes)
“Honey Glazed”, Easypeel (iTunes)
“Hurt.”, Paul Rey (iTunes)
“I Could Get Used To This”, Martin Jensen & Malte Ebert (iTunes)
“Instagram (R3HAB Remix)”, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike featuring David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha & Afro Bros (iTunes)
“Jealous”, Jessica Mauboy (iTunes)
“Jump”, David Guetta & GLOWINTHEDARK (iTunes)
“Just Because”, Dido (iTunes)
“Know Me Too Well”, New Hope Club & Danna Paola (iTunes)
“Legacy”, Mike Posner & Talib Kweli (iTunes)
“Let Him Go”, JUNG featuring Clara Mae (iTunes)
“Let It Go”, Jarryd James (iTunes)
“Like This”, Breathe Carolina (iTunes)
“Lonely”, R.LUM.R (iTunes)
“Long Game”, Gavin Haley (iTunes)
“Louis”, Take A Daytrip featuring Jesse (iTunes)
“Mad”, Brandon Colbein (iTunes)
“Mistakes”, Fergus James (iTunes)
“Mobb’n”, Kash Doll (iTunes)
“Nice To Meet Ya”, Niall Horan (iTunes)
“Nothing Else (When I Think Of You)”, Joe Stone (iTunes)
“One Two Things”, Party Pupils & Louis Futon featuring TOBi (iTunes)
“Problems”, DeathByRomy (iTunes)
“Ride”, YK Osiris featuring Kehlani (iTunes)
“Send It”, Steve Aoki & Will Sparks (iTunes)
“Sims”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Someone’s Someone”, Monsta X (iTunes)
“South Of The Border (Sam Feldt Remix)”, Ed Sheeran featuring Camila Cabello & Cardi B (iTunes)
“Superman”, Youngr (iTunes)
“The Bones”, Maren Morris & Hozier (iTunes)
“The Kids Are Coming (To Take You Down)”, Third Eye Blind (iTunes)
“The Last Time (Acoustic)”, The Script (iTunes)
“This Could Be Love”, Violet Skies (iTunes)
“Tokyo Ghoul”, Highly Suspect featuring Young Thug & Terrible Johnny (iTunes)
“Triggered (Remix)”, Jhené Aiko featuring 21 Savage & Summer Walker (iTunes)
“Used To You”, Ali Gatie (iTunes)
“War”, Pop Smoke featuring Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“Waste Your Time”, Conor Maynard (iTunes)
“Wasted Time”, Juke Ross (iTunes)
“Way Down”, Tim McGraw featuring Shy Carter (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Cody Jinks, Fantasia, Wale 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 Thirty 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
FINNEAS – “I Don’t Miss You At All” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 14th appearance

After debuting “Shelter” a few weeks ago, this next cut from his forthcoming EP titled Blood Harmony (due in two weeks) is a great R&B-influenced cut that runs about two minutes in length. Not just anyone can pull off a F. Scott Fitzgerald reference, but it works!

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
LAUV – “Feelings” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 18th appearance (one as WOOF! IT’S BILLY)

Can’t say we know too many performers that would put out a track under their dog’s name, but the last Lauv single from a couple of weeks back was just that. Now, under his own name, the artist is out with a bubbly new song (check out the video) that really sticks.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
GOLDTOP x SAM TINNESZ – “Soldiers”
LIME CORDIALE – “Robbery”
MINKE – “Rest”
OVERSTREET – “My Ex”
TONI CORNELL – “Far Away Places”
VINCINT – “Someday”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Thirty Four


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
FINNEAS – “Shelter” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 13th appearance

Ahead of his forthcoming EP titled Blood Harmony and a solo headline tour, singer and songwriter Finneas O’Connell continues to put out good music that’s true to himself and unique from his sister’s catalog. This tune is one of his more radio-friendly cuts so far.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
CAROLINE KOLE – “Easy”
DRUMAQ – “Translucent”
FRANKE – “Down For No Reason”
JOCELYN ALICE – “Sweetheart”
PEYTON LIST featuring CANNON – “Don’t Cry”
SAM CREIGHTON – “Someone Else’s Party”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Four

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
JHART – “Temporary” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

With the third single to be released from his forthcoming set Songs From Therapy, hit singer and songwriter James Abrahart has a great new song in the mix this week, following top pop cuts like 2018’s “Put It To Bed” and “Why Does It Hurt”. It’s another winner.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BLAKE ROSE – “Lady”
COIN – “Crash My Car”
DANIELLA MASON – “Girl In The Box”
DELANEY JANE – “Red”
DENNY WHITE – “Nobody”
FINNEAS – “Angel”
MKTO – “Shoulda Known Better”
OVERSTREET – “On The Way”
STEFAN ALEXANDER – “Barricade”
SVRCINA – “Back 2 Good”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Eighteen

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
FINNEAS – “I Lost A Friend” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 11th appearance

He’s one of the most consistent performers on the weekly recap post, so it’s no surprise that the newest track by Finneas is included in this weekend’s review. The tender pop ballad turned powerful rock stomper is another emotional one, but a really excellent song.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
LO LO – “Stay Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

It’s been a couple of months since the Canadian performer appeared on the Rewind with the title cut from Sweater Collection, a set that came out last Friday. Combining playful pop production and great lyrics, it’s easy to hear why this nine-track album is so great.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
WRABEL – “The Real Thing” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

Since going independent, singer and songwriter Stephen Wrabel has enjoyed a number of songs making the Rewind post, including this track that was released on Friday. The soulful pop/rock ballad includes some interesting production and a really relatable lyric.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRASKO featuring SAINT PRESSURE – “Lipstick Stains”
DES ROCS – “SLO”
DRUMAQ – “Insecurities”
KIM PETRAS – “Got My Number”
KYAN PALMER x NICOPOP. – “Headcase”
NIGHTTIME CROWD featuring SAM FISCHER – “Shadows Will Fall”
STEFAN ALEXANDER – “Thunderclap”
TESSA VIOLET – “I Like (The Idea Of) You”
WYLDER – “Ghosts”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week 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
ADAM LAMBERT – “Feel Something” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

After three albums in the major label system and several charting singles across a few different radio formats, the former American Idol contestant’s new independent release ranked in the top ten on iTunes yesterday. The deeply personal song is simple but lovely.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
COTIS – “Blame”
FINNEAS – “Claudia”
JESSE SAINT JOHN – “Wiser”
SPENCER – “17”
XYLØ – “Fireworks”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, October 14-20, 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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CARLIE HANSON – “Toxins” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance
Notes: Hanson, who first appeared in August 2017 with “Why Did You Lie?”, continues her pop takeover with this great new single.

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FINNEAS – “Let’s Fall In Love For The Night” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Ninth appearance
Notes: Long time, no see: “Luck Pusher” was briefly mentioned last week. Deeply tender, yet bold and assertive, it’s really fantastic.

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JHART – “Why Does It Hurt” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance
Notes: With his follow-up to the excellent “Put It To Bed”, this talented writer and vocalist has another great single with a big hook.

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MARISA MAINO – “Ever Young” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: Nashville-based Maino has released two other songs to date; this pop winner is accessible and a sign of good things to come.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
GIRL WILDE – “Bad Side”
MALIA CIVETZ – “Just A Little Crush”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, October 7-13, 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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FRANKIE – “When I’m Ready” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: Previously with RCA via the Gold’n Retriever imprint, the “New Obsession” singer keeps the bops coming with her new one.

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ROZZI featuring SCOTT HOYING – “Lose Us” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance (both acts; Hoying is currently signed to RCA as a member of Pentatonix)
Notes: Previously with Columbia via the Small Giant imprint, but continuing independently, Rozzi’s collaboration is serving vocals.

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SOFI DE LA TORRE – “Run That Back” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: The Spanish-born, Los Angeles-based musician lands on here with her hot new hit that features some nice production work.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
CONVENTIONER – “Now I Know”
FINNEAS – “Luck Pusher”
JACKSON HARRIS – “In The Dark”
KIRSTEN ARIAN – “Wild And Free”
MATT HARTKE – “People You Love”
SAM TINNESZ – “Hold Me Up”
SVRCINA – “Come Together”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, September 9-15, 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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ALYSON STONER – “Fool” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: No foolin’ around here, as the multi-talented Stoner delivers with one of the best pop singles of the week with a strong hook.

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JESSE MCCARTNEY – “Wasted” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: After a nice run with “Better With You” earlier this year, McCartney’s follow-up song will make you whistle and dance along.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ASHLEE + EVAN – “Paris”
CALL ME LOOP – “Cut & Run”
DANIELLA MASON – “Public Places”
JOHNNY STIMSON – “Sprinkle”
PHIL GOOD – “Be Somebody”

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