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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 2/5 – 2/11/17

Record Rewind - February 12, 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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JOE HICKS – “Best Clothes” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Hicks is a new name for the Rewind, but I think he’s got a sound that’ll stick around for some time on my radar. The retro-tinged jam is equal parts soulful and soft rock, and seems to be picking up some love on SoundCloud. All in all, “Clothes” dresses up very nicely.


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MARC SCIBILIA – “Summer Clothes” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s sure nice to have a bit of “Summer” in the middle of winter. Nashville’s Scibilia is doing pretty well for himself as an independent artist, having reached a million streams on two of his songs that were self-released last year. The acoustic pop track is worth a listen.


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RAINSFORD featuring SWIMSUIT ISSUE – “Sweet Spot” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Five months ago, this Los Angeles performer last appeared on the Rewind with a great single called “Too Close”. Needless to say, I’ll satisfy my “sweet” tooth’s craving with this delight, which should be another blog hit. The tropical influence on this tune is excellent.


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WILD – “Hold Us Together” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s been a minute since this Los Angeles trio caught my attention, but I really enjoyed their EP All We’ll Ever Have, especially tracks like “Silver & Gold” and “Where Love Lives”. Their radio-ready sound comes through again, a nice blend of light folk and bright pop.


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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
Adam Friedman – “Signals” (SoundCloud)
Benji Lewis – “Drift” (SoundCloud)
FRND – “Substitute” (SoundCloud)
LEVV – “Collateral Damage” (SoundCloud)
Lukr – “Astronaut” (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 10, 2017

The Shades is real.

The Shades is real.

Our new releases post will see you now… or rather, you’ll see our new releases post now. Whatever the case may be, this set of fresh releases before the GRAMMY Awards has many great titles. Here are some of this week’s new albums and singles:

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Fifty Shades Darker (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
Led by the hit ZAYN and Taylor Swift duet, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”, this set full of stars is likely to top the album chart next week. The original Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack, which included several big hits, became one of the top-selling albums of 2015. I think the film’s opening on Friday will contribute to some sales and streaming surges over the weekend, but just how high will it go?

RAG’N’BONE MAN – Human (iTunes)
The title track from this promising newcomer’s album has been on top of my personal chart for five big weeks, and it may just secure another week at the top come Sunday morning. Two of my favorite Jamies, Hartman and Scott, put in work on this album, and it’s at the top of iTunes charts in over 25 countries already. It should also make a decent splash here.

ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS – Zombies On Broadway (iTunes)
McMahon recently hit the top ten on the Alternative radio listing with “Fire Escape”, his first since “Cecilia And The Satellite” in May of 2015. Of course, you probably remember how slow of a run that had. He’s likely due for another top 40 (or a first top 20) album.

BRETT YOUNG – Brett Young (iTunes)
Young took his time and hit the top of the Country radio chart late last year with “Sleep Without You”. His latest single at the format is “In Case You Didn’t Know”, and it could be headed to #1 as well. Look for it to top the Country Albums list next week.

More albums out this week: Lupe Fiasco‘s DROGAS Light (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Aaron Carter‘s LøVë (iTunes), Adam Friedman‘s Green (iTunes), Lukr‘s Heartbreak Mixtape, Vol. 1 (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Chained To The Rhythm”, Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley (iTunes)
“Collateral Damage”, LEVV (iTunes)
“Distance”, Omarion (iTunes)
“Don’t Kill My Vibe”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Ego”, Milky Chance (iTunes)
“Firetruck”, Vice featuring Sage The Gemini & TK Kravitz (iTunes)
“Flip Phone”, Fetty Wap (iTunes)
“I Don’t Know Why (Danny Avila Remix)”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“It Takes Two”, Carly Rae Jepsen and Lil Yachty (iTunes)
“Just A Man”, SoMo (iTunes)
“Oceans Away (Mansionair Remix)”, A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“Shape Of My Heart”, Theory Of A Deadman (iTunes)
“Shape Of You (Acoustic + Galantis Remix)”, Ed Sheeran (iTunes)
“Substitute”, FRND (iTunes)
“Summer Clothes”, Marc Scibilia (iTunes)
“Temperamental Love”, Bridgit Mendler x Devontée (iTunes)
“Tethered”, Rationale (iTunes)
“The Way I Are (Acoustic)”, Leo Stannard x Carmody (iTunes)
“Wind In My Hair”, Mandy Moore (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Charlie Wilson, Ryan Adams and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 8/7 – 8/13

Record Rewind - August 14, 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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EZA – “Alive” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Following her big tune “Off The Record”, Ellery Bonham is back with a sensual little song from her forthcoming Dead Reckoning EP, due on September 16. (I’ve heard the full set and highly recommend it!) Embracing an urban pop feel, it’s a real slow burner.


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JUNIOR EMPIRE – “Decide” (iTunes) (Spotify)
You’ve seen this act on many larger blogs and playlists since the summer began. Both this song and previous single “West Coast” are currently on the overall Hype Machine chart, with the prior release actually outperforming the new one. It’s all quality stuff.

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KID RUNNER – “Illuminate” (iTunes) (Spotify)
You know I’m still a firm believer that “Give Me Something To Love” is bound to be a huge Alternative hit, but this Columbus act has plenty of other great cuts on an EP that was released on Friday. This track delivers on the synthpop goodness, but still rocks.

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LUKR – “Scarecrow” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Whether you enjoyed the original version on Lightning 100 back in 2014, or you’re digging this new mix now, Luke Foley is quite the talent. Spotify’s New Music Friday lists think so too. I think he’ll continue to follow the yellow brick road to big chart success.

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OTIS ENGLISH – “Young Kids, Old Love” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s the first time for English on my weekly post, a 21-year-old singer and songwriter from Los Angeles. He has an awesome track on his hands with this energetic indie pop song, featuring solid writing and production. Look out for more music from him soon.

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OYSTER KIDS – “Gum (Everybody’s My Friend)” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s been five months since these Kids dropped their last release, “Lips”, and now their lips are singing a different tune. It’s a cool one too. Embodying a laid-back West Coast sound, their new song is great for any hot and lazy summer day. Chew on this flavor.

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For more new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
DAN OWEN – “Made To Love You” (SoundCloud)
HANNAH JANE LEWIS – “Hide And Go Seek” (SoundCloud)
JAKE DAVIS – “Saying It Right” (SoundCloud)
KINDER – “Light” (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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