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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Twelve

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
BRUNS – “Never Go Back” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

If you remember the Colorado quintet Churchill, best known for their top five Triple A radio tune “Change”, then you might like the new single from former member Tim Bruns and his duo. One of their poppier efforts to date, the track is a pretty catchy spring jam.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
HEARTS & COLORS – “Lion” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Previously signed to Casablanca Records in the U.S. and now headed down the independent route, the new cut by this Swedish duo roars into the zoo that we know as Rewind. Breezing through a lighter tropical pop single, this act’s catalog remains just as colorful.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
THE NGHBRS – “Almost There” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

We’re sure the nghbrhd won’t mind if you bump the current single from Griffin Oskar and Ryan Dominic, who previously appeared on the Rewind with a cut called “All Or Nothing” last June. With a catchy and bright pop sound, it’s like I loved them all over again!

PICK OF THE WEEK: FOUR
WRABEL – “I Want You” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Over the last few years, this talented singer/songwriter has been signed with the Island Def Jam Music Group and Epic Records. At the latter, he managed to score a #1 song on my personal chart, 2016’s “11 Blocks”. This remixed version of an old cut is a good one!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM MELCHOR – “Means To A Mend”
KEVIN GARRETT – “Smoke”
MOONTOWER – “Lay With Me”
STEFAN ALEXANDER – “Don’t Speak”

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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 22, 2019

Knew in stores this week.

Regardless of whether you made the Dean’s list or not in your school days, the Dean at the top of this list is ready to lead a strong pack of new albums and singles. These are all the notable releases hitting the market this Friday:

DEAN LEWIS – A Place We Knew (iTunes)
Features: “Be Alright”, the #1 song on the Hot AC chart with additional top ten action at AC radio/top 15 action at Top 40 radio

RICH THE KID – The World Is Yours 2 (iTunes)
Features: “Splashin'”, currently in the top 50 at Rhythmic and Urban radio

Notable albums out this week: Andrew Bird‘s My Finest Work Yet (iTunes), Bad Suns‘s Mystic Truth (iTunes), Jenny Lewis‘s On The Line (iTunes), Kevin Garrett‘s Hoax (iTunes), Mötley Crüe‘s The Dirt (Soundtrack) (iTunes), Nav‘s Bad Habits (iTunes), Wallows‘s Nothing Happens (iTunes), Yungblud‘s Live In Atlanta (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Adam Melchor‘s Plan On You (iTunes), Flora Cash‘s Press (iTunes), Ruth B‘s Where I’ll Find You Again (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“123456”, Fitz & The Tantrums (iTunes)
“2all”, Catfish And The Bottlemen (iTunes)
“24/7/365”, “Cry Baby”, “If It Ain’t Broke”, “One More Whiskey Song” and “These Days”, Mackenzie Porter (iTunes)
“85%”, Loote featuring gnash (iTunes)
“Almost There”, The NGHBRS (iTunes)
“Attitude”, Aaron Carpenter (iTunes)
“Better When You’re Gone (Nicky Romero Pop Edit)”, David Guetta, Brooks & Loote (iTunes)
“Bitter Love”, Pia Mia (iTunes)
“Coke & Henny Pt. 1”, Pink Sweat$ (iTunes)
“Come Along”, Pentatonix (iTunes)
“Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind”, Logic (iTunes)
“Cruel”, Glowie (iTunes)
“Do It Yourself”, ILIRA (iTunes)
“Don’t Feel Like Crying (Live/LIFT)”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Don’t Speak”, Stefan Alexander (iTunes)
“Drugs (KBAYE Remix)”, Upsahl (iTunes)
“Edit You”, KREAM featuring Stela Cole (iTunes)
“Fantasy”, Soki Tukker (iTunes)
“Friends Go”, Maggie Lindemann (iTunes)
“Go Out And Get It”, Devon Gilfillian (iTunes)
“Green Light Go”, Becky G (iTunes)
“Headcase”, Kailee Morgue featuring Hayley Kiyoko (iTunes)
“Home”, SMALLTALK (iTunes)
“I Don’t Belong In This Club”, Why Don’t We & Macklemore (iTunes)
“I Like Girls”, PnB Rock featuring Lil Skies (iTunes)
“I Need To Know”, Tim Chadwick (iTunes)
“I Want You (2019)”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“If I Ain’t Got You”, Dan Talevski (iTunes)
“Karma (Alpharock & Devan Remix)”, Robinson (iTunes)
“Lay With Me”, Moontower (iTunes)
“Lion”, Hearts & Colors (iTunes)
“Lookin’ For (The Wild Remix)”, Digital Farm Animals featuring Danny Ocean (iTunes)
“Lovely”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Lover Lover”, Nicopop x Tyler Mann (iTunes)
“More”, Jasmine Thompson (iTunes)
“Movement (Maya Jane Coles Remix)”, Hozier (iTunes)
“Never Go Back”, BRUNS (iTunes)
“Obsessed”, Dynoro & Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“OH MY!”, O.A.R. (iTunes)
“On My Way”, Alan Walker featuring Sabrina Carpenter & Farruko (iTunes)
“Open Up (Acoustic)”, Matt Simons (iTunes)
“Orange Trees”, MARINA (iTunes)
“Out Of Love (Devault Remix)”, Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“Phases”, Ashlee + Evan (iTunes)
“Play It Cool”, Steve Aoki & Monsta X (iTunes)
“Pray”, Illenium featuring Kameron Alexander (iTunes)
“Pretty Shining People (Acoustic)”, George Ezra (iTunes)
“Ready To Love”, The Magician (iTunes)
“Rival”, LANCO (iTunes)
“Saint Honesty”, Sara Bareilles (iTunes)
“Sanjake”, Cleopatrick (iTunes)
“So Close”, Kyle Lionhart (iTunes)
“Stand Up (Show Love)”, The O’Jays (iTunes)
“Style”, Foster The People (iTunes)
“Swan Song (Acoustic)”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Undo”, Naughty Boy featuring Calum Scott & Shenseea (iTunes)
“Unemployed”, Tierra Whack (iTunes)
“Talk Slow”, Cody Lovaas (iTunes)
“Tempo”, Lizzo featuring Missy Elliott (iTunes)
“The Only Ones”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Vendetta”, UNSECRET featuring Krigarè (iTunes)
“Waiting For Love”, Openside (iTunes)
“Wake Me When It’s Over”, The Cranberries (iTunes)
“Watch Me (Remix)”, Jaden Smith (iTunes)
“What I Like About You”, Jonas Blue featuring Theresa Rex (iTunes)
“Who Do You Love (R3HAB Remix)”, The Chainsmokers featuring 5 Seconds Of Summer (iTunes)
“Your Peace”, Jacquees featuring Lil Baby (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from Ben Platt, Billie Eilish, George Strait and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Eleven

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 – “Lemonade” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Back in January, this performer’s past single “Grip” had its grip on that week’s edition of the Rewind. Now, his tangy new title gives Bailey another refreshing highlight to add to his collection of cool pop tunes. Stir it all together and you’ve got a talented rising star.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
GREYSON CHANCE – “Seasons Nineteen” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Seventh appearance

On a slow week in music, Chance’s new album Portraits is one of the top sets from Friday. Several titles from the project have been mentioned on the Rewind during the past few weeks, including “Shut Up” and “Timekeeper”. It’s the season(s) for taking a Chance!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BENEDICT CORK – “Fear Of Lonely”
KEVIN GARRETT – “Running From”
RUTHANNE – “Love Again”

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: PGTC Picks, October 21-27, 2018

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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ALLIE X – “Girl Of The Year” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance
Notes: With her latest cut from the highly anticipated Super Sunset, out tomorrow, this Canadian artist serves up another pop jam.

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BIRTHDAY – “Dream” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Ninth appearance
Notes: Regardless of whether it’s your birthday or not, you can still enjoy this new track, a great indie rock meets electronic release.

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GATSBY – “Brooklyn” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: As one part of a two song release, the other titled “Don’t Look Good”, the great Gatsby impresses with his soulful pop tracks.

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J. HUMAN – “Be Like That” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: For your dose of R&B and pop realness with a little swagger, this Nashville performer has a cool sound and lots of potential.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRUNS – “Girl”
KEVIN GARRETT – “In Case I Don’t Feel”
LUKR featuring FOSSA BEATS – “Numb”
MARC SCIBILIA – “Wildest Dreams”
NICOPOP. featuring TYLER MANN – “Below The Ceiling”
THE SHANTICS – “Heaven”

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: PGTC Picks, 10/29 – 11/4/17

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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ALY & AJ – “I Know” (Spotify)
Well, if you asked me in the beginning of the year, I wouldn’t have thought that this duo would be making some of the best music of 2017, but, as far as female-led pop goes, they’ve had some cool tunes. The retro-tinged hit makes for a nice part of a fall soundtrack.

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EDEN XO featuring TRAVIS MILLS – “Say That Again” (Spotify)
I’ll always be sad that “Too Cool To Dance” didn’t fully translate at Top 40 radio, even if it hit the top ten on my own chart, though I am glad to see this performer back in action with another pop bop. “Say” is instant and catchy; it’s a natural fit for any CHR station.

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KYLE REYNOLDS – “Money For Tonight” (Spotify)
For the playful pop fan in all of us, we have the newest single from singer and songwriter Reynolds, who was previously featured on the Rewind with “Friday Saturday Sunday” five months ago. Working his magic, he carves a nice niche for himself in the pop scene.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
FUTURE FATHERS – “False Information” (SoundCloud)
LO – “Good Good” (SoundCloud)
LOUISA WENDORFF – “Wildfire” (SoundCloud)
WHOLE DOUBTS featuring KEVIN GARRETT – “Leave” (SoundCloud)

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: 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)

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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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