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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 20, 2018

Getting more Famous.

While things are slow again, which usually happens at this time of the year, there are plenty of summer bops waiting for your ears from acts and genres far and wide. These are the notable digital and physical releases headed into the market this Friday:

MASON RAMSEY – Famous (EP) (iTunes)
He yodeled his way into America’s hearts earlier this year, but this 11-year-old performer probably won’t be holding shows for Walmart shoppers anytime soon. His debut EP is out this Friday, including both original songs and covers. One of the original tracks, “Famous”, was serviced to country radio during the spring.

Notable albums out this week: 88rising‘s Head In The Clouds (iTunes), Buddy‘s Harlan & Alondra (iTunes), Lori McKenna‘s The Tree (iTunes), Meg Myers‘s Take Me To The Disco (iTunes), The Internet‘s Hive Mind (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: AJ Mitchell‘s Hopeful (iTunes), DRAM‘s That’s A Girls Name (iTunes), Jay Park‘s Ask Bout Me (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“65th & Ingleside”, “I Might Need Security”, “Wala Cam” and “Work Out”, Chance The Rapper (Apple Music)
“American”, Morgan Evans (iTunes)
“Apple Juice”, Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Back For Good”, Cascada (iTunes)
“Best I’ll Ever Sing”, Maisie Peters (iTunes)
“Blinding My Vision”, K. Roosevelt (iTunes)
“Body High”, Sam Bluer (iTunes)
“Changing”, Future Jr. (iTunes)
“Cocaine”, “Come And Go” and “Kiss You Good”, Jez Dior (iTunes)
“Deadcrush (Alchemist x Trooko Version)”, Alt-J featuring Danny Brown (iTunes)
“Death Of Me”, Daughtry (iTunes)
“Death Song” and “Sinner”, Thomas Abban (iTunes)
“Didn’t I”, Rod Stewart featuring Bridget Cady (iTunes)
“Down”, The Offspring (iTunes)
“Empress In Reverse”, Tanners (iTunes)
“Entirety”, Shift K3Y featuring A*M*E (iTunes)
“Evolution Once Again”, Big Data (iTunes)
“Feel About You”, Silk City featuring Mapei (iTunes)
“Finest Hour (Savi Remix)”, Cash Cash featuring Abir (iTunes)
“Funeral Party”, Rose Villain (iTunes)
“Happy Now”, Zedd & Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“Heart To Love”, Passenger (iTunes)
“Hurt People”, Two Feet featuring Madison Love (iTunes)
“I Dreamt We Spoke Again”, Death Cab For Cutie (iTunes)
“Just My Type (Acoustic)”, The Vamps (iTunes)
“Let’s Run Away”, The Last Bandoleros (iTunes)
“Level Up”, Ciara (iTunes)
“Levitate”, Capital Cities (iTunes)
“Lie To Me”, Steve Aoki featuring Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Light Up The Room”, Plain White T’s (iTunes)
“Lil BeBe”, DaniLeigh (iTunes)
“Love It If We Made It”, The 1975 (iTunes)
“Loyal To Me”, Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Might Not Like Me (Kat Krazy Remix)”, Brynn Elliott (iTunes)
“Natural”, Imagine Dragons (iTunes)
“Needle In The Hay”, Vanessa Carlton (iTunes)
“Noticed”, Lil Mosey (iTunes)
“Oh No”, LION (iTunes)
“Pornstar”, Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Ride Or Die (Modern Machines Remix)”, The Knocks featuring Foster The People (iTunes)
“September 16”, Russ (iTunes)
“Solo (Latin Remix)”, Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Somebody Like You”, Francesco Yates (iTunes)
“Something Human”, Muse (iTunes)
“Sour Diesel”, ZAYN (iTunes)
“Stuck”, Lost Kings featuring Tove Styrke (iTunes)
“Tables Have Turned”, Ralph (iTunes)
“Tailgate”, RaeLynn (iTunes)
“Tell Me It’s OK”, R3HAB x Waysons (iTunes)
“The Power Shift”, Greg Holden (iTunes)
“Thru These Walls”, LANY (iTunes)
“Top Of The World”, Kimbra featuring Snoop Dogg (iTunes)
“Treat Myself”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“Walking Away”, St. Lucia (iTunes)
“What’s It Like Now (Baths Remix)”, Mikky Ekko (iTunes)
“When The Curtain Falls”, Greta Van Fleet (iTunes)
“When The Summer Ends”, Savoir Adore (iTunes)
“When They Burn”, Van William (iTunes)
“Whipped Cream”, Ari Lennox (iTunes)
“Who We Are”, Tep No (iTunes)
“Worth It”, Kodaline (iTunes)
“You Should See Me In A Crown”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Zooted”, Becky G featuring French Montana & Farruko (iTunes)

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

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 18, 2015

"Beach" better have her money.

“Beach” better have her money.

This week’s New Music Friday leads us on a holiday for music lovers (because, well, we are married to music.) On this stay, we’ll take in a little pop, some rock, some rap and much more. Here’s a look at the week’s new album and single releases:

  • LANA DEL REY — Honeymoon (iTunes)
    • From “High By The Beach” to high on the charts, Del Rey’s third major-label studio set should have a similar debut to her previous two studio albums, which both entered in the top two. Notably, the effort features her cover of the song “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, originally recorded by Nina Simone in 1964. It was then a hit on several occasions in the years to come.
  • MAC MILLER — GO:OD AM (iTunes)
    • 23-year-old Pittsburgh rapper Miller has had some great success and a responsive fanbase since his debut in 2011, including a #1 on the Billboard 200 with his Blue Slide Park album that year. This is his first major-label set, while bringing his total studio albums to three overall. Single “100 Grandkids” barely cracked the Hot 100 at #100.
  • SHINEDOWN — Threat To Survival (iTunes)
    • They’ve had a lock on a spot in the top two on Active Rock radio with “Cut The Cord” for about two months now. A Threat to the top spot on the Billboard 200, you ask? Probably not, but a solid top five debut is not a bad guess. It remains to be seen if any songs will crossover from their latest album.
  • More albums out this week: Alabama‘s Southern Drawl (iTunes), Andy Mineo‘s Uncomfortable (iTunes), Atreyu‘s Long Live (iTunes), Black Violin‘s Stereotypes (iTunes), blessthefall‘s To Those Left Behind (iTunes), Chris Cornell‘s Higher Truth (iTunes), Darlene Love‘s Introducing Darlene Love (iTunes), David Cook‘s Digital Vein (iTunes), David Gilmour‘s Rattle That Lock (iTunes), Judy Collins‘s Strangers Again (iTunes), Katharine McPhee‘s Hysteria (iTunes), Keith Richards‘s Crosseyed Heart (iTunes), Meg Myers‘s Sorry (iTunes), PHASES‘s For Life (iTunes), Ryan Adams‘s 1989 (out 9/21) (iTunes), The Front Bottoms‘s Back On Top (iTunes), Timeflies‘s Just For Fun (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Jasmine Thompson‘s Adore (iTunes), Transviolet‘s Transviolet (iTunes)

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

  • “All For Love”, Madison Beer featuring Jack & Jack (iTunes)
  • “Automatic”, Zhu x AlunaGeorge (iTunes)
  • “Born To Lose”, Cast Of Empire (iTunes)
  • “Cake By The Ocean”, DNCE (iTunes)
  • “Confident”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
  • “Don’t You Worry” and “Make Up”, R. City (iTunes)
  • “Freaks Like Me”, Joe Nichols (iTunes)
  • “Hold Me Now”, Eden XO (iTunes)
  • “Lay By Me”, Firekid (iTunes)
  • “Let’s Go”, Def Leppard (iTunes)
  • “Money”, 5 Seconds Of Summer (iTunes)
  • “Natural Born Lovers”, Erik Hassle (iTunes)
  • “On My Mind”, Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
  • “Party Favors”, Tinashe featuring Young Thug (iTunes)
  • “RGF Island”, Fetty Wap (iTunes)
  • “Runnin’ (Lose It All)”, Naughty Boy featuring Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin (iTunes)
  • “Shine A Light”, BANNERS (iTunes)
  • “The Agony And The Ecstasy”, ROMANS (iTunes)
  • “Until You Were Gone”, The Chainsmokers & Tritonal featuring Emily Warren (iTunes)
  • “Zero”, Chris Brown (iTunes)

Next Friday, our preview will include new albums from CHVRCHES, DisclosureFetty Wap and more. See you then!

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (August 2015) (Part Two)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new singles will be lighting up the national charts during the month. Which tracks will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a small selection of new songs being serviced in August on the Alternative and Triple A formats in the second part of this month’s Radio Report:


Mac Demarco
MAC DEMARCO – “The Way You’d Love Her” (August 4) (**)
Label: Captured Tracks
August 7 marks the release of DeMarco’s new mini-album, Another One, though the full set of eight songs is available to stream as of now. The 25-year-old Canadian singer/songwriter managed to crack the top 30 on the Billboard 200 last year with Salad Days and the new set should keep his days on the listing alive. The Current, based out of Minneapolis, added the cut several weeks ago.

Meg Myers
MEG MYERS – “Lemon Eyes” (August 4) (*)
Label: Atlantic
Tennessee-born Myers is on the verge of releasing a full-length album after a couple of successful EPs, and so far, the 28-year-old singer has managed two top 20 singles on the Alternative survey. Coincidentally, the two have one-word titles: “Desire” (from last year) and “Sorry” (from early this year.) I’m sure she won’t be too bitter if the single becomes another moderate hit at the format.

Rayland Baxter
RAYLAND BAXTER – “Yellow Eyes” (August 4) (**)
Label: ATO
Still deep into the optometry section of the monthly radio post, we find another musician based in Nashville, though one that’s on the hunt for their breakout hit on the airwaves. Coming from a musical family, the americana and folk singer definitely has a place waiting for him on the Triple A format. Baxter’s single is already spinning on Nashville’s Lightning 100 and Philadelphia’s WXPN.

Alabama Shakes
ALABAMA SHAKES – “Gimme All Your Love” (August 11) (* + **)
Label: ATO
Sharing the same label as Baxter is this quartet, who interrupt the short chart run of the album cut “Future People” (currently top 30 on the Triple A chart based off unsolicited airplay) with this official second single from the former #1 album Sound & Color. If some GRAMMY “Love” doesn’t come in for their material later this year, it will certainly be a disappointment. Watch out for this.

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS – “Sugar” (August 11) (**)
Label: Party Fowl/Thirty Tigers
Last week, this song came up in my Spotify Discovery Weekly review as one of my favorite selections on the playlist. However, the New York group is already being buzzed about for some great live performances, which is converting into adds and larger streams data at digital platforms. We’ve already had several “Sugar” titles at different radio formats this year, but this one is just as sweet.

Grace Potter
GRACE POTTER – “Empty Heart” (August 18) (**)
Label: Hollywood
32-year-old Potter and her group The Nocturnals have been rocking out together for over a decade, but for her latest release, it’s a solo outing. Midnight is the name of the album, which is due in a few weeks. First single “Alive Tonight” stalled out fairly quickly and, thus, with no single at radio, the time has come to get something out there. It certainly has a better chance to gain some play.

Tyler Lyle
TYLER LYLE – “Feel Free” (August 18) (**)
Label: All Who Wander
Independent singer Lyle, originally from Georgia, has been writing and recording music for some time now. You may remember a video for his song “Werewolf” that gained some nice coverage online in 2013. This past June, his latest album, The Native Genius Of Desert Plants, bloomed at digital retail and streaming, and it’s a solid batch of songs. This bluesy single is among the best on it.

Vance Joy
VANCE JOY – “Fire And The Flood” (August 25) (*)
Label: F-Stop/Atlantic
After the multi-format hit that was “Riptide” and the top five followup “Mess Is Mine” on Alternative radio, the Melbourne singer is now in stores with an expanded edition of his Dream Your Life Away album, originally released last September. Though “Great Summer” from the soundtrack to Paper Towns wasn’t included on it, this release was, and a music video debuted for it last week.

Which of these new songs would you like to see on top of the charts? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab to find PGTC on social media.

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (February 11)

The outsider goes inside the charts.

The outsider goes inside the charts.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so instead of heading to CVS for a gift, why not give the gift of music for the big day? Here are some choices you may fall in love with that are in stores for the week of February 11:

  • This week’s biggest release and likely to land a debut of six figures is the new album from Country singer Eric Church, The Outsiders. The current single from it is “Give Me Back My Hometown”, a top gainer on the airplay chart and a consistent seller digitally. Unless the soundtrack from Frozen decides to surprise once again, this should be #1 next week. (iTunes)
  • His first era came and went without a significant hit, but Frankie Ballard‘s Sunshine & Whiskey has a delivered a massive track in “Helluva Life”, which sits in the top ten on the Country chart. His album should land somewhere in the top 20 dependent on how big his base is. (iTunes)
  • The second original television soundtrack from HBO’s Girls is out this week, titled All Adventurous Women Do. It features songs from Christina Perri, Lily Allen, Miguel and more. Adventurous indeed. (iTunes)
  • Two other soundtracks from the movies are both out today: The Lego Movie (iTunes) and Vampire Academy (iTunes).
  • Other releases out include: Band Of Horses‘s Acoustic At The Ryman (iTunes), Greg Laswell‘s I Was Going To Be An Astronaut (iTunes), Meg Myers‘s Make A Shadow (EP) (iTunes), Neil Finn‘s Dizzy Heights (iTunes) and Sun Kil Moon‘s Benji (iTunes).

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

  • “Automatic”, the first single from Miranda Lambert‘s forthcoming album. (iTunes)
  • “Better Than It Ever Could Be”, a new track from Aussie band The Preatures. (iTunes)
  • “Tell The World”, a great new track from singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson. (iTunes)
  • “You’re Mine”, a digital single from Lea Michele‘s forthcoming album. (iTunes)
  • “You’re Mine (Eternal)”, out on Wednesday for diva Mariah Carey. (iTunes)

American Idol‘s Candice Glover and Country star Cole Swindell lead the pack of next week’s releases. We’ll see how they fare in seven.

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