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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 1/29 – 2/4/17

Record Rewind - February 5, 2017

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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BRUNO MAJOR – “Like Someone In Love” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Well, the fabulous and talented Major can now say he’s been on the Rewind with both original tracks and covers. Over the years, this song has been released in versions by Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra and more. You can add this remake to the good ones.

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STOLAR – “Paralyzed” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The music of New York City’s Jay Stolar has been featured on both our SoundCloud and Spotify feeds in the past, but he’s beginning a new chapter with the release of his latest song. The R&B-influenced pop tune brings the edge, but also feels accessible. Good work.

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SVRCINA – “Deeper” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Nashville’s Molly Svrcina last appeared on the Rewind in July with “Island”, but the young singer is building some momentum in the streaming world. To date, she’s accumulated over five million plays on Spotify. A soaring vocal and bold production make this shine.


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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
George Ogilvie – “Foreign Hands” (SoundCloud)
James Gillespie – “What You Do” (SoundCloud)
Kevin Garrett – “Pulling Me Under” (SoundCloud)
Lonely Benson – “Strawberry Afternoon” (SoundCloud)
Satchmode – “Love Hz” (SoundCloud)

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to afsoybel@hotmail.com and I’ll check it out. Thanks!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 3, 2017

Big Sean, Big debut.

Big Sean, Big debut.

Flip for some February fun in our latest releases post, including top sets from the world of gospel, pop, rap and more. Here are some of this week’s new albums and singles:

BIG SEAN – I Decided. (iTunes)
The Santa Monica rapper last released an album in 2015, so he’s bouncing back into the spotlight with a fresh set that’s likely to be in the running for the top spot next week. “Bounce Back” is currently in the top five on both Rhythmic and Urban radio, while it starts a run at the CHR/Top 40 format. The album features additional collaborations with Eminem and Jeremih.

REBA MCENTIRE – Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope (iTunes)
Is it possible to hate Reba? I don’t think so. Though it’s getting increasingly harder for her new songs to hit the Country airwaves, the new studio album from the legendary singer is a Gospel one, featuring a surprise sales hit in “Back To God”. With a mix of traditional hymns and original songs, it’s sure to get some love from her fans. Look for a decent debut next week.

MUNA – About U (iTunes)
This trio has my top pick of the week, an amazing effort full of catchy pop songs that also deliver a musical message. Current single “I Know A Place” is getting some Hot AC airplay, while former single “Loudspeaker” touched the top 50 on Triple A radio.

More albums out this week: Kari Jobe‘s The Garden (iTunes), RuPaul‘s Remember Me: Essential, Vol. 1 (iTunes), Wyclef Jean‘s J’ouvert (iTunes), Young Dolph‘s Gelato (iTunes), Dear Evan Hansen (Cast Recording) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Alice Merton‘s No Roots (iTunes), Barns Courtney‘s The Dull Drums (iTunes), Griffin Oskar‘s Hostage (iTunes), Kevin Garrett‘s False Hope (iTunes), Ryan Corn‘s The Pressure (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“4AM”, The Mowgli’s (iTunes)
“Another Lover”, Pat Kiloran featuring Jordy Searcy (iTunes)
“Beauty And The Beast”, Ariana Grande and John Legend (iTunes)
“Believer”, Imagine Dragons (iTunes)
“Big Picture”, London Grammar (iTunes)
“Black Wave”, K.Flay (iTunes)
“Bound To You”, Jocelyn Alice (iTunes)
“Dark Side”, Phoebe Ryan (iTunes)
“Deeper”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“Déjà Vu”, Ken Loi featuring Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Falling”, Alesso (iTunes)
“Feed The Machine”, Nickelback (iTunes)
“Fun”, Blondie (iTunes)
“Goodbye”, filous featuring Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“Grace”, Rag’N’Bone Man (iTunes)
“Happy People”, Little Big Town (iTunes)
“Hard To Love”, Matthew Koma (iTunes)
“Hold On”, Chord Overstreet (iTunes)
“Hopeless Romantic”, Michelle Branch (iTunes)
“I Don’t”, Mariah Carey featuring YG (iTunes)
“I Think Of You”, Jeremih featuring Chris Brown and Big Sean (iTunes)
“Lions”, Skip Marley (iTunes)
“Love Is Mystical”, Cold War Kids (iTunes)
“Mad World”, Jasmine Thompson x Eden Prince (iTunes)
“Paralyzed”, STOLAR (iTunes)
“Permission To Love”, SAARA (iTunes)
“Prom Queen”, Molly Kate Kestner (iTunes)
“Rich White Girls”, Mansionz (iTunes)
“Safe Inside (Mark McCabe Remix)”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Something Here”, Day Wave (iTunes)
“Some Kinda Wonderful”, Betty Who (iTunes)
“Stay In The Dark”, The Band Perry (iTunes)
“Thief”, Ansel Elgort (iTunes)
“Way You Are”, Fetty Wap featuring Monty (iTunes)
“Where’s The Revolution”, Depeche Mode (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Brett Young and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 1/22 – 1/28/17

Record Rewind - January 29, 2017

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 – “Off My Mind” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Taos came onto my radar back in the fall of 2015 with songs like “Hands” and “Simple & Sober”, which got some repost action on my SoundCloud feed. His more pop-driven delivery, while still maintaining the usual indie sensibilities, makes for one enjoyable single.

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KEVIN GARRETT – “Little Bit Of You” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Well, what do you know? Two weeks in a row, two songs from Garrett. With an EP due next week, titled False Hope, it is a true hope that he delivers with, what I think will be, another excellent set of tracks. That lush vocal and smooth arrangement are just heavenly.

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KNGDAVD – “Medicine” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Something told us we needed a prescription for a little pop power this week, and now we’re just itching to get a refill. This New York act continues to impress me, but you already knew that from my support of “Poppies” and “Say My Name” last year. It’s a good one.

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RUSS MACKLIN featuring KYLE REYNOLDS – “Natural” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Macklin is a new name on the Rewind, but Reynolds was last on here about four months ago with a sync song called “Alive”. If you’re familiar with that tune, he takes a bit of a musical leap here. Luckily, both Macklin and Reynolds put in some super work on this jam.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
Cody Lavaas – “Lie” (SoundCloud)
Jeffrey James – “Hand Grenade” (SoundCloud)
Jenna Kyle – “Dust” (SoundCloud)
Satellite Mode – “Secrets” (SoundCloud)
Smith & Thell – “February” (SoundCloud)
Tom Speight – “Willow Tree” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 1/15 – 1/21/17

Record Rewind - January 22, 2017

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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CASTLECOMER – “If I Could Be Like You” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Sydney’s smashing Alternative quintet keeps on making great music, with this song being one of their more accessible tracks to date. I guess it’s because you can both rock out and dance to it, which is always a good thing. The catchy jam is ready to make some moves.

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KEVIN GARRETT – “Strangehold” (iTunes) (Spotify)
A surprise release from New York’s Garrett, still making quite a name for himself in the blog and streaming worlds, gives us another great entry this week. The soulful sound of Garrett’s vocals and musicality is so enticing that you’ll be wishing for more. I know I am.

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MAX AND THE MOON – “Killing Time” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s a bittersweet moment for this Rewind entry, as the Los Angeles quartet is going their separate ways. However, their last single is actually my favorite of theirs, ironically enough, combining anthemic rock and pop into a lush sound for their fans. We’ll miss them.

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REYNA – “Matinee” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This Milwaukee duo came onto the PGTC radar in the spring of last year with a song called “Ink On My Skin”, which is closing in on a solid 200,000 streams on Spotify. Their latest guitar-driven single digs into some late 80’s roots, inspiring one smooth pop dream.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
AUGUST – “Ghosts” (SoundCloud)
Eliason – “Heaven Knows” (SoundCloud)
Hundred Handed – “Vibe” (SoundCloud)
Pierre Stemmett – “Unfair” (SoundCloud)
Sabrina Parker – “Write You Down” (SoundCloud)
Sam Seg – “Lover” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 8/14 – 8/20

Record Rewind - August 21, 2016

Our new Record Rewind is about highlighting the top new songs that you may have missed, or should discover, from many of my favorite independent acts out there. If you like what you see, let me know what you think!

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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BRUNO MAJOR – “Wouldn’t Mean A Thing” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Major’s delightfully retro-tinged ballad got some, well, major looks on iTunes and Spotify upon its wide release a few days ago. I think it’ll continue to grow nicely. Though it isn’t his first release to date, it’s certainly an exciting moment for the London singer.


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CASTLECOMER – “Judy” (iTunes) (Spotify)
I’ve reposted a number of songs from this Australia quintet in the past; my favorites include “Fire Alarm” and “The Noise”. Their latest single is another indie rock gem with a catchy chorus. It may even have sync potential down the line. So, get to rocking out!

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CHRIS JAMISON – “Truth” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Jamison was a finalist on The Voice in the fall of 2014, and his super soulful EP I Am Chris Jamison is a smooth reminder of that great artistry he showcased on the program. “Better Man” is on the radio in his hometown, but the production on “Truth” is hot.

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KATELYN TARVER – “Planez” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Last year, Tarver achieved a notable SoundCloud breakout with cuts like “Nobody Like You” and “Weekend Millionaires”. You’ll find that the latter hit had a proper digital release earlier this summer. Her new cover song soars high into the pop stratosphere.

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KEVIN GARRETT – “Precious” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s no secret that Garrett has jams for days, and the New York performer, who defines his sound as “odd soul”, has another tune to make you swoon. Exquisitely executed, this release has a great hook and solid build that pulls you in. I can’t wait to hear more.

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For more new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
HUDSON SCOTT – “Get Down” (SoundCloud)
TIM ATLAS – “The Other Side” (SoundCloud)
WAVE & ROME – “Strangers (Acoustic)” (SoundCloud)

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to afsoybel@hotmail.com and I’ll check it out. Thanks!

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