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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 1/7-13/18

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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DENNY WHITE – “Torn Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Three appearances last year, with notable features for “Traces” (January) and duo Golden Coast’s “Float On By” (October)
Notes: In a note to his Instagram followers, White talked about how “Torn” was the first release that he wrote, produced and mixed without the help of additional personnel. Spotify added the single to its New Music Friday lists in Canada and the United Kingdom.

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SAM FISCHER – “Smoke” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fischer’s two singles from November of 2016, “Getting Older” and “Same Friends”, were both featured
Notes: Fischer’s current release was co-written by a friend, Jamie Hartman, who also co-wrote the #2 entry on my Top 100 of 2017: “Human”, performed by singer Rag’N’Bone Man. (Hartman also produced “Smoke”.) Check it out before it lights up everywhere!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
KAPTAN – “Hardest Part” (SoundCloud)
RAYVON OWEN – “Gold” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 12/31/17 – 1/6/18

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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NATALIE MAJOR – “Waves” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: Major’s song was recently heard on the second episode of the Freeform series grown•ish. It’s been tagged over 900 times on Shazam since its first airing on Thursday evening, gaining through subsequent re-airings of the episode.

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THE BEACH – “Toxic Love” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: “U.R. Beautiful” and a cover of “Wonderful Christmastime” were noted as additional picks late last year.
Notes: Previously signed with Sony Music’s U.K. division, singer and songwriter George Morgan continues to pump out the quality songs. “Toxic” was added on Spotify’s New Music Friday lists in countries like Denmark, Italy and Spain.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM BARNES – “Hopeful” (SoundCloud)
MIDNIGHT RIOT – “Can’t Hold Back” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 12/10 – 12/16/17

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…

(The elves… uh, actually just I, have been pretty this week compiling the Top 100 of 2017, which debuts tomorrow. So, although our weekly look into my favorite independent and unsigned songs will be without commentary, you should still check out every track! A very happy and healthy holiday season to everyone, and see you in the new year.)

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AARON TAOS – “Twisted” (Spotify)

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BRASKO – “Static” (Spotify)

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PHANGS – “Eyes Off You” (Spotify)

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
JAMIE SCOTT featuring CARPET BOY – “Feels So Good” (SoundCloud)
PETER WISE – “Want Too Much” (SoundCloud)
TRENT DABBS – “Come Home Safe” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 12/3 – 12/9/17

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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GREYSON CHANCE – “Low” (Spotify)
Chance’s “Seasons” was noted on the Rewind during the first week of July, but I was really impressed with his track titled “London” from late 2016. “Low” is a solid piano-driven tune for the winter, mixing both soft pop and electronic elements into one nice sound.

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JEREMY LOOPS – “Waves” (Spotify)
I’ve been meaning to check out more of Loops’s tracks over the past few years, so when this single was released last Friday, I knew I had to get all over it. Luckily, it’s quite the tune. Co-written with ace songwriter Jake Gosling, “Waves” is a perfect piece of summer.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
AVI ON FIRE – “Escape” (SoundCloud)
KATE KAY ES – “Love Too Hard” (SoundCloud)
LIZA ANNE – “Closest To Me” (SoundCloud)
THE BEACH – “Wonderful Christmastime” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 11/26 – 12/2/17

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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NICHOLAS ROBERTS – “Don’t Look Down” (Spotify)
Orlando performer Roberts has been on my radar for some time now, and he’s had a steady stream of singles this year, my favorites (so far) being “Tearing Up My Heart” and “Think About It”. Though his latest tune takes on a slightly different sound, it’s still great.

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SAM FISCHER – “Getting Older” (Spotify)
Yes, I have gotten about three weeks older since Fischer uploaded his last single, and besides a few more gray hairs on my head, I’m quite alright. Actually, I’m doing a lot better after hearing “Getting”, a smooth R&B song with a lovely old school feel. It’s pretty hot.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRUNO MAJOR – “I Think It Must Be Christmas” (SoundCloud)
LIGHT ORANGE – “Hypnotized” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 11/19 – 11/25/17

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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CARLIE HANSON – “Only One” (Spotify)
Turkey, stuffing and a healthy portion of bops… Thanksgiving may be over for 2017, but we’re giving thanks for the latest song from Hanson. A few months ago, she appeared in the Rewind with the catchy “Why Did You Lie?” No lie, but her new one is just as great.

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LUKR – “The Future” (Spotify)
Nashville singer and songwriter Luke Foley returns with a futuristic jam that also mixes in the present and the past. With a number of great singles over the last couple of years, his new one is quickly growing into one of my favorites. Cool production on this single!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
JAMES CHATBURN – “In The Wild” (SoundCloud)
LANKS featuring NGAIIRE – “My Own Mystery” (SoundCloud)
SLOWES – “Tell Me Why” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 11/12 – 11/18/17

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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AARON TAOS featuring SHANE STOKES – “Alone” (Spotify)
I’ve been a fan of Taos’s tracks for just over two years now, with his tunes being featured on the Rewind and PGTC Spotify playlists. This year alone, my favorite releases from him include “Not Over Yet” and “Off My Mind”. His diverse musical palette shines again.

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ALY & AJ – “Promises” (Spotify)
With the release of their EP Ten Years this past Friday, the duo of sisters Alyson and Amanda Joy Michalka continue to impress the pop world with their comeback (which will hopefully include a full-length set next year!) This song is my favorite, a super retro bop.

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CHELSEA LANKES – “Matches” (Spotify)
You know that I support all my Nashville kings and queens, and that includes Lankes, though it’s been a moment since her last new music dropped. Back in the spring of 2016, I really enjoyed her self-titled EP. Her latest edgy pop winner is quite an addictive song!

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LAUV – “Paris In The Rain” (Spotify)
Pop keeps pouring down on us this week with the latest tune from Ari Leff’s ongoing playlist project titled I met you when I was 18. This one isn’t as instant as some of his past songs, a few of which have now been on the radio, but there’s a nice 70’s R&B influence.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
AIRPLANE MAN – “New Supplier” (SoundCloud)
BROADHURST – “Open Wide” (SoundCloud)
GHOST MACHINES – “We Bring The Fire” (SoundCloud)
JAMES DROLL – “Jacket Weather” (SoundCloud)
THE BEACH – “U.R. Beautiful” (SoundCloud)
VOKES – “Easy To Hate” (SoundCloud)

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