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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Five

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
MAGDALENA BAY – “Money Lover” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

The duo of Matthew Lewin and Mica Tenenbaum might love money, as their latest song title clearly suggests, but the two artists get some love from creating quality music as well. The angelic release and its music video, a nostalgic early 80’s-inspired clip, are solid.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
MATT SIMONS – “Open Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

Written with Dan Romer, Emily Warren and Scott Harris, the same team behind Simons’s single “We Can Do Better”, the new song from his upcoming album After The Landslide (out April 5) has a charming radio-ready sound that’s perfect for the spring weather.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
TAYLOR NOELLE – “End Of The Night” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Noelle might be a new name to the Rewind, but she’s been writing and performing for several years now. The Nashville performer’s latest single is a pop gem that stands out as one of the top new releases of the week. At the end of the night, we’re definitely hooked.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
GABBIE HANNA – “Medicate”
J. HUMAN – “Wish You Would”
JORDAN XIDAS – “Martyr”
KAT SAUL – “Middle Name”
STIRLING – “Let You Down”
VELLEV – “Imagine It”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, November 11-17, 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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BETTY WHO – “Between You And Me” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance
Notes: Always great to have the latest track from Who in the mix! The acoustic-heavy pop sound and subtle arrangement work well.

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FRANKIE – “You Decided” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance
Notes: With the follow-up to “When I’m Ready”, this artist’s second independent release after a period with RCA is a solid pop gem.

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HANNAH JANE LEWIS – “Do It Without You” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance
Notes: First included in 2016, then signed to Polydor and now back in the independent spotlight, Lewis keeps the pop bops coming.

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MAGDALENA BAY – “Ghost” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance
Notes: Back on the Rewind for the first time since January, the duo’s sweet synth-pop sound and 80’s influence is as strong as ever.

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MAX STYLER & THE GRISWOLDS – “Light Me Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance for both acts
Notes: The U.S. meets Australia in this worldly dance collaboration, a nice addition to the latter group’s reinvented sound as of late.

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PHIL GOOD – “Put It All On Me” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance
Notes: Good’s latest tracks are all good with me, as “Be Somebody” and now “Put” showcase an amazing side of the singer’s catalog.

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SPAZZ CARDIGAN – “DOIDOIT” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance
Notes: Emerging as one of Nashville’s most promising new artists, Cardigan’s current track is quirky, catchy and one of his best yet.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
AARON TAOS – “Control”
FLY BY MIDNIGHT – “Heart”
GIRL WILDE – “Nervous Breakdown”
JOE JANIAK – “Heaven Knows”
JULIA KNIGHT – “Cool For You”
PAPERWHITE – “Count On You”
WYLDER – “Ready To Break”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, January 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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MAGDALENA BAY – “Waking Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: “Neon” (January), “Set Me Off” (April) and “Move Slow” (August) were all featured
Notes: It’s the first release of the year for duo Matthew Lewin and Mica Tenenbaum, who certainly know how to create a hooky and super fun 80’s-inspired gem. By the way, if you love their track “Neon” like I do, go and send someone a VinylPost and play it loud!

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VOKES – “Potential” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: “Backroad” (July 2016), “Wrong” (August 2016), “Screens” (October) were all featured; “Easy To Hate” (November) was noted
Notes: Dare I say that this has the potential to be my favorite single of theirs from their latest era? Well, besides the bad puns, it’s a great electropop meets alternative cut from the Los Angeles band, who I’m sure will return to the Rewind many times later in 2018.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
JOHNNY STIMSON – “Rocket” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 8/20 – 8/26/17

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…

There were about five million songs that was I interested in writing about this week, and not nearly enough time to do it. So, I made a list of ten of them, with streaming links and Rewind history all listed below. Enjoy this week’s condensed version, and tell me how you’re feeling about the selections!

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APOLLO LTD – “One In A Million” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: “Goodbye” (July 2016)

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COLYER – “The Ringer” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: “Lost In Your Love” (May)

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HUDSON TAYLOR – “Feel It Again” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: none; act previously signed to Cherrytree/Interscope in North America

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MAGDALENA BAY – “Move Slow” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: “Neon” (January), “Set Me Off” (April)

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NICHOLAS ROBERTS – “Think About It” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: “The Pioneers” (February), “Before You Go” (June)

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NICK WILSON – “Miles Apart” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: “Bare” (April)

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NUUXS – “Real Love” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: none


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SUPER DUPER featuring REMMI – “Never Gets Old” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: “Nothing Scares Us” (June), “Second Chances” (July)

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THE NEW COAST – “Sleeptalk” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: “Slow Down” (August 2016), “Melbourne” (November 2016)

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ZAYDE WØLF – “The Jungle” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: “Will I Fall” (June 2016), “Born Ready” (October 2016), “Brave” (July)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 4/9 – 4/15/17

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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JEFFREY JAMES – “Unsaid” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Fresh off the release of his EP on Friday, Nashville singer James throws it back to the earlier part of the 00’s with this smooth R&B and gospel tune. It’s understated, but really shines when he and a backing choir dive into a powerful hook. Check out the whole set!

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LOSTBOYCROW – “Real Name” (iTunes) (Spotify)
You’ve seen this guy all over PGTC and my playlists for some time, so it’s not a surprise that his new song is one of the independent highlights of this week. The electronic-pop song has a nice tropical influence in it, making it a solid choice for your summer playlist.

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MAGDALENA BAY – “Set Me Off” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This duo was last featured on the Rewind in January with the single “Neon”, though member Matthew Lewin also plays with a band that was featured last week, Tipling Rock. Future pop meets early 90’s R&B on this energetic release, another hot track for the two.

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THE NIGHT GAME – “The Outfield” (iTunes) (Spotify)
When we think of outfields, we usually think of the English group that gave us bops like “Your Love” and “Voices Of Babylon”. That being said, this track called “The Outfield” is a home run, especially if it’s already achieving New Music Friday list adds. Great work!

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
Leo Kalyan – “Versailles” (SoundCloud)
Lovespeake featuring Max Frost – “Novocaine” (SoundCloud)
LPX – “Tremble” (SoundCloud)
RKCB – “Bloom” (SoundCloud)
Superwalkers – “I Got You” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 1/8 – 1/14/17

Record Rewind - January 15, 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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FLORIO – “Wait” (iTunes) (Spotify)
New York (formerly Boston) performer Dominic Florio has received some love from our SoundCloud feed in the past, but based on the recent relaunch of his project, it looks like he wants to start anew. Well, at least this chapter begins with a synth-driven pop jam.

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MAGDALENA BAY – “Neon” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The duo of Matthew Lewin and Mica Tenenbaum is a new name on the blog, though Lewin plays in a group that I featured in several Rewind posts last year, Tipling Rock. The twosome bottles the magic of 80’s pop nostalgia in just over two minutes and 30 seconds.

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PHANGS – “One & Lonely” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Last year, Nashville’s Jake Germany went solo with the track “Cul De Sac”, which landed on both notable blogs and playlists. It’s out now in a stripped version, which is just as cool as the original, but his newest tune really stands out for some great production work.

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VÉRITÉ – “Phase Me Out” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This New York City singer has been counting up her millions of Spotify streams lately, thanks in part to strong playlist support for a cover of The 1975’s “Somebody Else”. Back to originals, “Phase” has a great lead vocal, and feels like it could do really well as a sync.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
FLAGSHIP – “Mexican Jackpot” (SoundCloud)
GRETA ISAAC – “Intro (Creatures Of Habit)” (SoundCloud)
MATING RITUAL featuring LIZZY LAND – “Night Lies” (SoundCloud)
TEAMMATE – “Damage” (SoundCloud)

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