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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 27, 2018

It’s all in the right Song.

There’s a song (or album) for everyone in this week’s batch of Friday releases, including major country and rock sets and plenty of fresh bops from emerging artists. These are the notable digital and physical releases headed into the market this Friday:

KENNY CHESNEY – Songs For The Saints (iTunes)
Chesney’s latest album includes his recent Country radio chart-topper “Get Along”, and it’ll easily top that genre-specific list next week. Will it have enough momentum to displace Drake‘s Scorpion at #1 on the Billboard 200? If Chesney’s release includes a ticket bundle, things could get close.

Notable albums out this week: Cody Jinks‘s Lifers (iTunes), Daughtry‘s Cage To Rattle (iTunes), Halestorm‘s Vicious (iTunes), RL Grime‘s NOVA (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Emily Burns‘s Seven Scenes From The Same Summer (iTunes), Jaira Burns‘s Burn Slow (iTunes), NUUXS‘s Red Tape [Mixtape, Vol. 1] (iTunes), Queen Naija‘s Queen Naija (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All This Love”, JP Cooper featuring Mali-Koa (iTunes)
“Bad Habit”, Your Smith (iTunes)
“Better Off Alone (GRXTZ Remix)”, Ryan Pulford (iTunes)
“California Looks Good On You”, Wanderer (iTunes)
“Can’t Help Myself”, Mitch James (iTunes)
“Come Down (Acoustic)”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Darkside”, Alan Walker featuring Au/Ra and Tomine Harket (iTunes)
“Don’t Leave Me Alone”, David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Eighteen”, Pale Waves (iTunes)
“Eleven Days”, Max Frost (iTunes)
“Enemy”, Sweater Beats featuring Sorana (iTunes)
“Feel Good”, Jordan Smith (iTunes)
“Feels”, SafetySuit (iTunes)
“Girls Night Out”, Charli XCX (iTunes)
“Give A Little”, Maggie Rogers (iTunes)
“Hollywood Forever”, FINNEAS (iTunes)
“I Don’t Dance (Without You)”, Matoma + Enrique Iglesias featuring Konshens (iTunes)
“I Go Crazy (Acoustic)”, Orla Gartland (iTunes)
“If We Have Each Other”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“In A Minute”, Poppy (iTunes)
“Just Say When”, Capital Cities (iTunes)
“Landslide”, Dagny (iTunes)
“Level Up (Remix)”, Ciara featuring Missy Elliott & Fatman Scoop (iTunes)
“Lose You Too”, SHY Martin (iTunes)
“Make It Up”, Kyan Palmer (iTunes)
“Mine” and “Used To Be”, Matt Nathanson (iTunes)
“More Than Friends”, Jason Mraz featuring Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“Nephew”, Smokepurpp featuring Lil Pump (iTunes)
“Never Gonna Quit”, Royal Teeth (iTunes)
“New Fire”, Pretty Sister featuring MarcLo (iTunes)
“No Brainer”, DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper and Quavo (iTunes)
“Numb”, Declan J Donovan (iTunes)
“Oh God”, Era Istrefi featuring Koshens (iTunes)
“One Day”, Logic & Ryan Tedder (iTunes)
“Overdose”, Agnez Mo featuring Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Out Of The Blue”, Fleurie (iTunes)
“Over”, Spazz Cardigan (iTunes)
“Pavement”, Wingtip (iTunes)
“Pity Party”, Lovelytheband (iTunes)
“Save Me From L.A.”, Fefe Dobson (iTunes)
“Side Effects”, The Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren (iTunes)
“Solo (Yxng Bane Remix)”, Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Stitch”, The Ready Set (iTunes)
“Still Let You Down”, Day Wave (iTunes)
“Tell Me Why”, Russ (iTunes)
“The Way I Am (Eden Prince Remix)”, Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“Throw A Fit”, Tinashe (iTunes)
“Throwing Up Butterflies”, Stela Cole (iTunes)
“Too High”, Goody Grace featuring Jesse Rutherford (iTunes)
“Way Down Low”, Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“We Don’t Care”, Sigala & The Vamps (iTunes)
“We’re Tired”, The Blancos featuring Joyner Lucas (iTunes)
“Wine”, Sam Setton (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from lovelytheband, Mac Miller 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 January 6, 2017

A single? An album? We're divided.

Which single is better? We’re divided.

We made it to 2017! Hope you’re having a great new year so far. As always, January is fairly slow for new releases. However, you may just find something enjoyable in this week’s batch of goodies. Here are this week’s notable albums and singles:

ED SHEERAN — “Castle On The Hill” (iTunes) and “Shape Of You” (iTunes)
Sheeran’s first two cuts from ÷ (pronounced “divide”) will be released at Midnight on the East Coast. He’s had five top ten hits on the CHR/Top 40 radio chart since 2013.

More albums out this week: Dropkick Murphys‘s 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Great Good Fine OK‘s III (iTunes), Halestorm‘s ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“65 Roses”, Martin Luke Brown (iTunes)
“Brand New Colony”, Handsome Ghost (iTunes)
“Breathe (Acoustic)”, Seeb featuring Neev (iTunes)
“Dearly Beloved”, Kiesza (iTunes)
“Delicious”, Daniel Powter (iTunes)
“Diamonds”, Afrojack featuring Jay Karama (iTunes)
“Don’t Leave”, Snakehips & (iTunes)
“Don’t Wanna Know (BRAVVO Remix)”, Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar (iTunes)
“Dream On”, Amy MacDonald (iTunes)
“Hold On”, Flor (iTunes)
“Let’s Give It A Shot”, Boehm featuring Brandyn Burnette (iTunes)
“Move Your Body (Single Mix)”, Sia (iTunes)
“Name For You”, The Shins (iTunes)
“Oh Brother”, Saint Raymond (iTunes)
“Rooting For You”, London Grammar (iTunes)
“Say Something Loving”, The xx (iTunes)
“So Close”, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (iTunes)
“Thinking ‘Bout You”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Traces”, Denny White (iTunes)
“Tried To Tell Ya”, Brantley Gilbert (iTunes)
“Undercover”, Kehlani (iTunes)
“Wild Horses (Acoustic)”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“Yours If You Want It”, Rascal Flatts (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new sets from Colony House, The xx and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (April 14)

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A “Big” debut on the horizon.

From swinging onto Vine and through the branches of the Billboard 200, there’s a rising social star whose fans are wild about a debut album from him. Let’s jump into the jungle with the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of April 14:

  • He’s all of 16 years old and he already has a top five EP and two charting singles on the Hot 100. Of course, he also has a few million fans to his credit across his social media platforms. Popular Vine singer and now major label recording artist Shawn Mendes is out with a full-length album called Handwritten, featuring “Life Of The Party” and “Something Big”. Though neither has become a radio hit despite two releases of each to the CHR airwaves, the pre-order count built up in the last few months will certainly land him in the top two when all is said and done. (iTunes)
  • Looking for their first top ten (and perhaps even top five) on the Billboard 200 is the hard rock quartet Halestorm and their third studio album, Into The Wild Life. The set features a recent #1 single on the Active Rock chart, “Apocalyptic”, and a few other album cuts that are selling, like “Amen” and “Sick Individual”. A nice sales week is in order for them, but given the recent change to the album chart formula, we’ll have to wait and see just how well it does. (iTunes)
  • With the first studio album released by the Nash Icons imprint of Big Machine Records, country star Reba McIntire is out with Love Somebody, featuring the minor chart single “Going Out Like That”. (She’s credited by her first name now.) Though it won’t do nearly as well as her past sets, the new material’s gone over well with her fans. (iTunes)
  • Odd Future’s Tyler, The Creator is already topping the iTunes albums list with Cherry Bomb, which was announced a few days before its release this week. Several album cuts from it are charting well on the overall songs list. A physical CD is due later this month. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Avid Dancer‘s 1st Bath (iTunes), Dance Gavin Dance‘s Instant Gratification (iTunes), Dwight Yoakam‘s Second Hand Heart (iTunes), Greg Holden‘s Chase The Sun (iTunes), Jack Garratt‘s Synesthesiac (EP) (iTunes), needtobreathe‘s Live From The Woods (iTunes), Sabrina Carpenter‘s Eyes Wide Open (iTunes), The Mowgli’s Kids In Love (iTunes) and Tori Amos‘s deluxe re-issues of Little Earthquakes (iTunes) and Under The Pink (iTunes).

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

  • “Addicted To A Memory”, new from Zedd and Bahari. (iTunes)
  • “Still Want You”, a new instant grat track from Brandon Flowers. (iTunes)

Next week, rockers Alabama Shakes could be the top debut on the chart with Sound & Color. How will they do against other potential entries from Passion Pit and Yelawolf? A full preview is coming in seven!

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