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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of May 18, 2018

If you’re betting this set will make a massive debut on next week’s album chart, you’re right: it’s born to slay. If you’re wondering what the BTS is going on around here, these are the notable digital and physical releases making moves this Friday:

BTS – Love Yourself: Tear (iTunes)
K-pop slays pop around the world this week, as this seven-man act from South Korea hits the market with their latest album. The septet is partnering with Columbia Records to work “Fake Love” to U.S. radio; they previously worked with Sony’s independent radio arm, RED, as “MIC Drop” hit the airwaves a few months ago. How will it fare against the prominent rap releases that have recently topped the Billboard 200? It’s sure to be an interesting battle.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – 13 Reasons Why: Season Two (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
With the simultaneous release of this Netflix show’s second season and the soundtrack accompanying it, 13 Reasons Why will likely be the talk of the internet this weekend (and probably beyond!) The lead radio single from the album is “Back To You” by Selena Gomez, which is currently rising through the top 30 on the Top 40 chart.

Notable albums out this week: Courtney Barnett‘s Tell Me How You Really Feel (iTunes), Family Of The Year‘s Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime (iTunes), Five Finger Death Punch‘s And Justice For None (iTunes), James Bay‘s Electric Light (iTunes), KYLE‘s Light Of Mine (iTunes), Nav‘s Reckless (iTunes), Ray LaMontagne‘s Part Of The Light (iTunes), Trent Harmon‘s You Got ‘Em All (iTunes), Ziggy Marley‘s Rebellion Rises (iTunes), Mean Girls (Broadway Cast Recording) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Kevin Gates‘s Chained To The City (iTunes), Xavier Dunn‘s Isic Tutor (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“21”, Mitch James (iTunes)
“Bad Bad News (Ricky’s Vibe Tape)”, Leon Bridges featuring Terrance Martin (iTunes)
“Barbed Wire”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“Better Me Better You”, Clara Mae & Jake Miller (iTunes)
“Bittersweet”, Yellow Claw featuring Sofia Reyes (iTunes)
“Bubblin”, Anderson .Paak (iTunes)
“Champagne”, Lia Marie Johnson (iTunes)
“Come Clean”/”Healing Hands”, Conrad Sewell (iTunes)
“Couch”, Eves Karydas (iTunes)
“Cruel”, Oli Fox (iTunes)
“Dangerous”, ZAYDE WØLF (iTunes)
“Deep Water”, American Authors (iTunes)
“Dinero”, Jennifer Lopez featuring Cardi B & DJ Khaled (iTunes)
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, Backstreet Boys (iTunes)
“Done For Me (James Hype Remix)”, Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani (iTunes)
“Downtown’s Dead”, Sam Hunt (iTunes)
“Emotion”, Vindata x R.LUM.R (iTunes)
“Fake It”, Jesse Saint John (iTunes)
“Fall In Line”, Christina Aguilera featuring Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Finest Hour (Madison Mars Remix)”, Cash Cash featuring Abir (iTunes)
“Girlfriend”, Christine & The Queens featuring Dâm-Funk (iTunes)
“Good As Gold (Yung Olde Mayne Remix)”, Moon Taxi (iTunes)
“Good Morning (Just Kiddin’ Remix)”, Max Frost (iTunes)
“Hell Or High Water”, Passenger (iTunes)
“I Love It”, Cheat Codes & DVBBS (iTunes)
“I Will Always Be Yours” and “Old Friends”, Ben Rector (iTunes)
“Inside”, Jacquees featuring Trey Songz (iTunes)
“Jackie Chan”, Tiësto & Dzeko featuring Preme & Post Malone (iTunes)
“Killing My Time”, G Flip (iTunes)
“Like That”, Kris Wu (iTunes)
“Live In The Moment (TOKiMONSTA Remix)”, Portugal. The Man (iTunes)
“Love Me (Acoustic)”, Forest Blakk (iTunes)
“Man Don’t Dance”, Big Shaq (iTunes)
“Mood”, Carlie Hanson (iTunes)
“Must’ve Been (CID Remix)”, Chromeo featuring DRAM (iTunes)
“No Strings”, Nicole Millar (iTunes)
“Nostalgia (MK Remix)”, (iTunes)
“On My Way”, Lady Leshurr (iTunes)
“One That Got Away”, Michael Ray (iTunes)
“Pretender”, Steve Aoki featuring Lil Yachty & AJR (iTunes)
“RING THE ALARM pt.1, pt.2, pt.3”, The Black Eyed Peas (iTunes)
“Sangria Wine”, Pharrell Williams & Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Solo”, Clean Bandit & Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Spaceship”, Galantis featuring Uffie (iTunes)
“Speechless”, Dan + Shay (iTunes)
“Start Again”, OneRepublic featuring Logic (iTunes)
“Taste”, Betty Who (iTunes)
“The Reason”, Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“Think About It”, TOMI (iTunes)
“Welcome To The Party”, Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump featuring Zhavia (iTunes)
“What If”, Johnny Orlando & Mackenzie Ziegler (iTunes)
“Where Were You In The Morning?”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Why (Mastiksoul Remix)”, Shaggy & Massari (iTunes)
“Yes Indeed”, Lil Baby & Drake (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from the Shawn Mendes, Snow Patrol and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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TURN IT UP MONDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (March 23)

Down by the Bay.

Down by the Bay.

A handful of promising newcomers and a family friendly soundtrack with some big name stars lead the pack of the week’s fresh releases. (NOTE: some items may not be available until Tuesday based on label response status, but most should be up for sale today.) Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of March 23:

  • Already charting well all over Europe is the debut album from James Bay, Chaos And The Calm. Bay’s first single from the set was largely ignored by AAA, “Let It Go”, but the second release from it, “Hold Back The River”, is gaining ground at several radio formats. Thanks to strong pre-order numbers, aided by iTunes’s First Play program for albums, it might have a chance to be next week’s top debut. Even if it isn’t, look for a significant entry. (iTunes)
  • Featuring new cuts from artists like Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna, the soundtrack to the DreamWorks film Home will be moving into its new home on the charts real soon. “Towards The Sun” from the latter artist is the set’s first single, but with “FourFiveSeconds” still dominating in the top ten, its radio airtime is limited. Sales may spike on the weekend if the movie performs well at the box office. (iTunes)
  • You know his #1 single on the Alternative chart from last year titled “Dangerous”, and now Alan Wilkis, better known as Big Data, releases 2.0. The set is largely a collection of collaborations, including the aforementioned hit with Joywave and tracks with Kimbra, Rivers Cuomo and more. The current single from it is “The Business Of Emotion”, featuring White Sea. (iTunes)
  • The legendary Van Morrison returns with Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue, featuring new versions of album cuts as done with Joss Stone, Michael Bublé and more. Though the songs are not as well-known, that’s not stopping a strong physical pre-order peak on sites like Amazon. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Action Bronson‘s Mr. Wonderful (iTunes), Buena Vista Social Club‘s Lost And Found (iTunes), Canaan Smith‘s Canaan Smith (EP) (iTunes), Courtney Barnett‘s Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (iTunes), Earl Sweatshirt‘s I Don’t Like Sh-t, I Don’t Go Outside (iTunes), Joe Bonamassa‘s Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks (Live) (iTunes), Kansas‘s Miracles Out Of Nowhere (iTunes), Kidz Bop Kids‘s Kidz Bop 28 (iTunes), Laura Marling‘s Short Movie (iTunes), Oh Honey‘s Wish You Were Here (EP) (iTunes), Smallpools‘s LOVETAP! (iTunes) and Toto‘s Toto XIV (iTunes).

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

  • “Can’t Deny My Love”, the new single from Brandon Flowers. (iTunes)
  • “Somewhere To Run”, the new single from Krewella. (iTunes)

Death Cab For Cutie‘s Kintsugi and Wale‘s The Album About Nothing are among next Tuesday’s top new album releases. Is either one capable of making it to the top? A full preview is coming on Monday night.

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