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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Seven

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
BETTY WHO – “The One” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Seventh appearance

One of the album highlights from this past Friday’s pack of releases is the latest set from this pop performer, a dazzling project with so many catchy tunes. Several of them, including “I Remember” from a few weeks ago, are on here. This retro track is also fantastic.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
CXLOE – “I Can’t Have Nice Things” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Australian-based pop is having a great 2019 so far and it’s so good have CXLOE in the mix to continue that trend. Of course, her cut titled “Show You”, which was included on the Rewind last August, got a lot of love from Spotify. Her newest release is pretty catchy.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
FELIX CARTAL & LIGHTS – “Love Me” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance (Lights records for Warner Bros. Records)

For the CanCon lover in all of us, check out this super collaboration that’s sure to do well up north and in the EDM chart world. Out just in time for Valentine’s Day on the 14th, it’s another great addition to the catalogs of both soloists. Get ready to move it all night.

PICK OF THE WEEK: FOUR
XYLØ – “Nothing Left To Say” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

After a run of quality bops on the Disruptor label, a part of the Sony family, Paige Duddy’s solo project (formerly a duo with brother Chase) continues on with a new independent song and a forthcoming EP in just under two weeks. It’s a good preview of the project.


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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
AARON TAOS – “Communication”
ANNALIA – “Hold My Breath”
BRIGETTA – “Sad Songs”
CRUISR – “Opening Up”
CUBBI – “Rippling”
EDEN XO – “Have It All”
ELLI MOORE – “Gateway”
EMILY VAUGHN – “Dead 2 Me”
FLY BY MIDNIGHT – “Lovely”
FRANKIE – “Wrong Time”
HANNAH JANE LEWIS – “Last Night Every Night”
JACKSON NANCE – “Call It Love”
LPX – “Give Up The Ghost”
MINKE – “Something Beautiful”
REX ORANGE COUNTY – “Nice House”
SAM SETTON – “Hurts So Much”
SIMON CURTIS – “Love”
STELLIE – “Let’s Forget We Were In Love”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Six

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
BLAKE ROSE – “Lost” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Australian performer Rose appears to be blooming like a rose with his second single to date, which received notable support at both Apple Music and Spotify on Friday and ranked among the top 60 pop titles on iTunes. His awesome song is poised to do even more.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
KIM PETRAS – “If U Think About Me…” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

Three is better than one, and Petras knows it well, having just released another three songs on Thursday of last week. While the two others are collaborations, this solo cut ranks as my favorite of the tracks by far. No need to think about it: this pop bop is a nice one.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
R3HAB x ICONA POP – “This Is How We Party” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance (Icona Pop records for Big Beat Records, distributed by Atlantic Records)

Here’s a great dance release with a nostalgic twist: the song interpolates another track of the same name by S.O.A.P., a Danish duo whose European hit peaked at #21 on the CHR/Pop chart in May 1998. This update keeps it fresh and should be a solid club record.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM MELCHOR – “Three Hours Ahead”
ADAM&STEVE featuring MATY NOYES – “Wherever You Are”
CHRIS JOBE – “Cry”
COOPER & GATLIN – “Like You”
GRANT LANDIS – “Home To Momma”
GREYSON CHANCE – “Shut Up”
SOPHIA ANGELES – “Anybody Else”
SVRCINA – “Insecure”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Five

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
MAGDALENA BAY – “Money Lover” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

The duo of Matthew Lewin and Mica Tenenbaum might love money, as their latest song title clearly suggests, but the two artists get some love from creating quality music as well. The angelic release and its music video, a nostalgic early 80’s-inspired clip, are solid.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
MATT SIMONS – “Open Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

Written with Dan Romer, Emily Warren and Scott Harris, the same team behind Simons’s single “We Can Do Better”, the new song from his upcoming album After The Landslide (out April 5) has a charming radio-ready sound that’s perfect for the spring weather.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
TAYLOR NOELLE – “End Of The Night” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Noelle might be a new name to the Rewind, but she’s been writing and performing for several years now. The Nashville performer’s latest single is a pop gem that stands out as one of the top new releases of the week. At the end of the night, we’re definitely hooked.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
GABBIE HANNA – “Medicate”
J. HUMAN – “Wish You Would”
JORDAN XIDAS – “Martyr”
KAT SAUL – “Middle Name”
STIRLING – “Let You Down”
VELLEV – “Imagine It”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week 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
ASHLEY TISDALE – “Love Me & Let Me Go” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Former Disney star Tisdale last appeared on the report in November when her original track “Voices In My Head” was released to a fairly good reception. Her follow-up song, though not as successful commercially, is a nice electronic pop addition to her collection.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
FRANKIE – “Lost In Translation” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

Just ahead of her forthcoming EP STA7GES, due next month, this performer has another great pop sound on her hands. Other cuts on the set include “When I’m Ready” and “You Decided”, both of which landed on the report last fall. Translation: prepare for bops!

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
LAUV & TROYE SIVAN – “I’m So Tired…” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 14th appearance (Sivan is signed to Capitol Records)

Lauv is definitely in a collaborative mood lately, as the Julia Michaels-assisted “There’s No Way” continues to gain on the pop radio chart, while his release with Sivan makes its debut this week. The short but sweet sound is catchy and the boys sound nice together.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRAD O’NEILL featuring JAMES ESSEX – “Wild One”
GIRL WILDE – “Fake Louis”
PETER MANOS – “You Don’t Know Me”
SAARLOOS – “Fire Is Love”
SPAZZ CARDIGAN – “S.O.S.”
THE BAND CAMINO – “Something To Hold On To”

UNSECRET featuring SAM TINNESZ – “Here Come The Warriors”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Three

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
ALEC BAILEY – “Grip” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Former Vine star Bailey is earning some praise for his second original song, the follow-up to “Callin'” from October of last year. The 22-year-old performer has a fairly big fan base from his years of covering and creating music, so watch out for his upcoming tracks.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
LAUREN AQUILINA – “If Looks Could Kill” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Aquilina’s prior appearance on the weekly post came back in September with her release called “Psycho”. This week, not only is her latest solo cut out, but she also appears on “FU4E”, an EP cut by the duo Los Kings. Both tracks are quality additions to her catalog.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
MISS BENNY – “Rendezvous” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Actor and social media star Ben J. Pierce previously released songs under the artist name Benny, but as Miss Benny, he’s looking to take things to the next level. With a fierce sound that’s catchy and confident, 2019 should be a great year for the teenage performer.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
AARON TAOS featuring KHARY – “Is It Anything?”
DELANEY JANE & SHAUN FRANK – “Throwback”
DES ROCS – “Outta My Mind”
ELLA VOS – “Temporary”
HANNAH GRACE – “With You”
MYYLO – “Jonesing”
VICETONE featuring MATT WERTZ – “Fences”
VIOLET SKIES – “Is She Gonna Be There?”
YAEGER – “You Like Me”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Two

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
BETTY WHO – “I Remember” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

Just weeks away from the highly-anticipated album Betty, due February 15, Who scores her latest appearance on the Rewind with a memorable pop song that will definitely get you moving. It’s just two weeks into the year, but this single is setting the bar very high.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRASSTRACKS featuring R.LUM.R – “I’m Alright”
CUB SPORT – “Party Pill”
MATHES featuring CAROLINE KOLE – “Backbone”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week One

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
FLEUR EAST – “Favourite Thing” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

The former X Factor winner may on the independent route now, but her international support is still strong. Now in the top five on iTunes in Ireland and the U.K., with chart action at the service in over a dozen countries, East’s new song is a “Favourite” this week.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
DAN TALEVSKI – “Home Alone”
HUGO HELMIG – “Young Like This”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

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