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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 24, 2017

Ready to paint the Town.

Ready to paint the Town.

We all try to look to the future in some way or another, but this week, we can really look to the Future (and plenty of other acts!) on the new releases schedule. Here are some of this week’s new albums and singles:

LITTLE BIG TOWN – The Breaker (iTunes)
From “Better Man” to even better results, this group’s newest hit looks to be a multi-week #1 on the Country radio chart. Though the set may fall short of #1 on the Billboard 200, it’ll definitely be a strong chart-topper on the Country albums list. It should be another great era for the quartet, who released their first album in 2002.

I know what you’re saying: “Didn’t he just release an album last week?” He did. Going for two consecutive #1 albums in two weeks is a huge challenge, but this Atlanta rapper certainly has the potential to do it. He does face some competition, however, so stay tuned!

JOHN MAYER – The Search For Everything – Wave Two (EP) (iTunes)
Another month, another Mayer EP. This blog certainly approves! This one features the single “Still Feel Like Your Man”, one of four new songs. It should start out in the top five, just as his last EP did. It’s one of our top choices for the week.

More albums out this week: Aaron Watson‘s Vaquero (iTunes), Old 97’sGraveyard Whistling (iTunes), Prince Royce‘s FIVE (iTunes), The Shack (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Bea Miller‘s Chapter One: Blue (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Bellyache”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Buttons”, Emma Dewing (iTunes)
“By Your Side”, The 1975 (iTunes)
“Celebrate”, Hundred Handed (iTunes)
“Crazy (Alison Wonderland Remix)”, Lido (iTunes)
“Focus”, BIYO (iTunes)
“Get Closer (Joe Mason Remix)”, XYLØ (iTunes)
“Going To Mars”, Judah & The Lion (iTunes)
“Heavy”, POWERS (iTunes)
“Heartlines (Mount Remix)”, Broods (iTunes)
“I’m A Lady”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“Just The Same”, Bruno Major (iTunes)
“Light Outside”, Absofacto (iTunes)
“Lonely Again”, gnash (iTunes)
“Open Your Eyes”, Sam Feldt & Hook N Sling (iTunes)
“Playboy”, Trey Songz (iTunes)
“Redrum”, Era Istrefi featuring Felix Snow (iTunes)
“Rocks”, Life Of Dillon (iTunes)
“Say Love”, Julian Jordan featuring Sj (iTunes)
“Secondhand Hurt”, Devin Dawson (iTunes)
“Shape Of You (Major Lazer Remix)”, Ed Sheeran (iTunes)
“Slide”, Calvin Harris featuring Frank Ocean & Migos (iTunes)
“Some Kinda Wonderful (Pretty Sister Remix)”, Betty Who (iTunes)
“Something Just Like This”, The Chainsmokers and Coldplay (iTunes)
“Stay”, ZeddAlessia Cara (iTunes)
“Strangers”, Tritonal (iTunes)
“Superficial Love (2.0)”, Ruth B. (iTunes)
“Swalla”, Jason Derulo featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Wave Your Flag”, Afrojack featuring Luis Fonsi (iTunes)
“Where The Girls Are”, Josh Turner (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Ed Sheeran, Khalid and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 17, 2017

A look into the Future...

A look into the Future…

Try to wrap your head around all these rap releases… some big names are in the mix this time around! For more Friday fun, here are some of this week’s new albums and singles:

FUTURE – Future (iTunes)
The release of this set was announced just days ago, but it looks like it could be the highest new entry (and likely #1) on the Billboard 200 next week. No tracks from it are currently on the radio, with “Used To This” remaining a stand-alone release, but I’m guessing a few of them will show up on the charts within the next few days. Look for a massive streaming presence for this album.

FAT JOE & REMY MA – Plata O Plomo (iTunes)
From last year’s “All The Way Up” to current single “Money Showers”, the two New York rappers have found some major success on the Rhythmic and Urban formats, which comes years after their last notable radio hits. Full of plenty of featured guests, this is likely to achieve some good numbers and placement next week. Just how high will it go? Stay tuned.

RYAN ADAMS – Prisoner (iTunes)
This is singer/songwriter Adams’s first studio album since the fall of 2015, and with four top ten albums to date, he’s hoping to make it five with this one. Lead single “Do You Still Love Me?” seems to have stalled just under the top ten on the Triple A chart, so I guess the answer is “maybe not.” However, the album should still have a solid debut.

CHARLIE WILSON – In It To Win It (iTunes)
Wilson, the former leader of The Gap Band, recently scored another top ten solo single on the Urban AC chart with “I’m Blessed”. At the current time, it’s at #10 and gaining. The 64-year-old singer’s album should debut in the top 40, perhaps closer to the top 20.

More albums out this week: Alison Krauss‘s Windy City (iTunes), Jidenna‘s The Chief (iTunes), Nikki Lane‘s Highway Queen (iTunes), The Orwells‘s Terrible Human Beings (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Animal Collective‘s The Painters (iTunes), Bebe Rexha‘s All Your Fault: Pt. 1 (iTunes), Jessie James Decker‘s Gold (iTunes), Maggie Rogers‘s Now That The Light Is Fading (iTunes), The Unlikely Candidates‘s Bed Of Liars (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Kindly Reminder”, Passenger (iTunes)
“All On Me”, Devin Dawson (iTunes)
“Bite My Tongue (Kat Krazy Remix)”, The Beach (iTunes)
“Cold”, Maroon 5 featuring Future (iTunes)
“Empty”, Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“Everyone’s Talking”, James Hersey (iTunes)
“Ex”, James TW (iTunes)
“Fragments”, Jack Johnson (iTunes)
“Game Time”, Flo Rida featuring Sage The Gemini (iTunes)
“Giants”, Take That (iTunes)
“Hard To Love (Acoustic)”, Matthew Koma (iTunes)
“Heartlines (Acoustic)”, Broods (iTunes)
“Heaven”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Heavy”, Linkin Park featuring Kiiara (iTunes)
“How Would You Feel (Paean)”, Ed Sheeran (iTunes)
“I Don’t Wanna Dance”, Coin (iTunes)
“In The Arms Of A Stranger (Grey Remix)”, Mike Posner (iTunes)
“It Ain’t Me”, Kygo featuring Selena Gomez (iTunes)
“London”, Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Love Less”, R.LUM.R (iTunes)
“Machine”, Misterwives (iTunes)
“Nimble Bastard”, Incubus (iTunes)
“Options”, Pitbull featuring Stephen Marley (iTunes)
“Praying”, Tom Grennan (iTunes)
“Rough Draft”, Sarah Solovay (iTunes)
“Suit And Jacket”, Judah & The Lion (iTunes)
“Till You’re Loved”, Mr. Probz (iTunes)
“Time Of Our Lives”, James Blunt (iTunes)
“When Someone Stops Loving You”, Little Big Town (iTunes)
“Work Of Art”, Jamie Cullum (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Aaron Watson, Little Big Town and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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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.

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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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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 27, 2017

Coming down the track with new tracks...

Coming down the track with new tracks…

When it comes to executive orders to better the state of our music industry, I think we can sign off on getting all of you readers out in the blog world up-to-date with the latest releases. After all, it’s not a wall. Here are some of this week’s new album and singles:

TRAIN – a girl a bottle a boat (iTunes)
All aboard! The latest set from this San Francisco band features “Play That Song”, which recently went top ten on Hot AC radio. That sounds like some chart and soul to me! It also features a collaboration with Priscilla Renea, who hit the pop chart as an artist in 2009 with “Dollhouse”. Pat Monahan and crew have earned five top ten albums on the Billboard 200 since 2001, and the sixth could be on its way soon.

MIGOS – Culture (iTunes)
If you’re into raindrops and drop-tops, then you probably know the chart-topping song “Bad And Boujee” by this Georgia rap trio. As it ranks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, it’s also a top ten hit on the Rhythmic and Urban radio listings. This album will receive a large boost due to stream and track-equivalent units, which is not “Bad” at all when it comes to chart placement.

KEHLANI – SweetSexySavage (iTunes)
With cuts like “CRZY” and “Distraction” building up millions of plays at streaming services, the California performer is bound to find some nice support at those platforms for release week. It’s likely to perform much better than her last mixtape, You Should Be Here.

More albums out this week: Aquilo‘s Silhouettes (iTunes), Bell Biv Devoe‘s Three Stripes (iTunes), Brantley Gilbert‘s The Devil Don’t Sleep (iTunes), Erik Hassle‘s Innocence Lost (iTunes), Japandroids‘s Near To The Wild Heart Of Life (iTunes), Joshua Radin‘s The Fall (iTunes), Lauren Alaina‘s Road Less Traveled (iTunes), NOW That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 61 (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Stanaj‘s From A Distance (iTunes), Whissell‘s Old Souls, Young Bodies (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“21 Days”, Scott Helman (iTunes)
“Anymore”, Goldfrapp (iTunes)
“Be The 1”, Ricky Reed (iTunes)
“Don’t Speak For Me (True)”, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (iTunes)
“Hand Grenade”, Jeffrey James (iTunes)
“Love Is The Beast”, RØMANS featuring Avelino (iTunes)
“Love Me Better”, James Blunt (iTunes)
“Medicine”, KNGDAVD (iTunes)
“Mercy (Acoustic Guitar Version)”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Natural”, Russ Macklin featuring Kyle Reynolds (iTunes)
“No Matter”, Frances (iTunes)
“Off My Mind”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Pipe Dreams”, Nelly Furtado (iTunes)
“Play”, SoMo featuring Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Run Up”, Major Lazer featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj (iTunes)
“Scared To Be Lonely”, Martin Garrix featuring Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Skin”, Rag’N’Bone Man (iTunes)
“Sleep Deprived”, LÉON (iTunes)
“So Good”, Zara Larsson featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Testify”, Citizen Four (iTunes)
“Young Blood”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Big Sean, MUNAReba McEntire and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 20, 2017

Lovin' every minute of it.

Everything you need for NMF.

The country may be turning more orange, sadly, but when it comes to New Music Friday, we embrace all colors of music. So, as far as this post is concerned, here are the notable albums and singles that we’re electing you to check out this week:

JOHN MAYER – The Search For Everything (Wave One) (EP) (iTunes)
Search no more: Mayer’s soundtrack to “The Weekend” is just the first taste of his new material this year, which is bound to be great. Given the lighter sales as of late, this will hopefully have an easy ride to the top of the charts next week. It’s certainly our top pick.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – 2017 Grammy Nominees (iTunes)
The yearly set is now out, featuring big hits and notable artists of the past year. The actual show airs February 12. It could make some moves in the top ten, especially closer to the air date.

More albums out this week: AFI‘s AFI (The Blood Album) (iTunes), Bryan Lanning‘s Us (iTunes), Starset‘s Vessels (iTunes), Kidz Bop 34 (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Chris Miles‘s Milestones (iTunes), Jacob Sartorius‘s The Last Text (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Afraid Of Everything”, Milo Greene (iTunes)
“Bite My Tongue (Acoustic)”, The Beach (iTunes)
“Burning Man”, Watt featuring Post Malone (iTunes)
“Crying On The Bathroom Floor”, MUNA (iTunes)
“Doomsday”, Ryan Adams (iTunes)
“Drink Up”, Train (iTunes)
“Enough For You”, Joshua Radin (iTunes)
“I’m Born To Run (Remix)”, American Authors (iTunes)
“Move (Jenaux Remix)”, Saint Motel (iTunes)
“Oceans Away (Sam Feldt Remix)”, A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“On + Off”, Maggie Rogers (iTunes)
“Quit You”, Lost Kings featuring Tinashe (iTunes)
“Reciprocate”, Rationale (iTunes)
“Revolution”, The Score (iTunes)
“Still Waiting (Acoustic)”, Tom Chaplin (iTunes)
“Strangehold”, Kevin Garrett (iTunes)
“Text From Your Ex”, Tinie Tempah featuring Tinashe (iTunes)
“Thinking ‘Bout You (Decco Remix)”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Vibe”, Hundred Handed (iTunes)
“Where Does Love Go”, Causes (iTunes)
“You Look Good”, Lady Antebellum (iTunes)

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

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of January 13, 2017

xx marks the spot.

xx marks the spot.

Prepare to rock on with your favorite alternative and indie acts in the latest batch of New Music Friday releases. Here are this week’s notable albums and singles:

THE XX – I See You (iTunes)
The English trio is out with their third studio album, featuring the single “On Hold”, a current top 30 hit on the Alternative chart. It’s likely to be in the running for next week’s Highest Debut, but will it reach the top spot? We can potentially See it. Stay tuned.

COLONY HOUSE – Only The Lonely (iTunes)
These four men from Tennessee look to have a notable entry on next week’s chart with this set, featuring “You & I”, which has airplay across some Alternative and Triple A stations. Don’t leave them Lonely, kids.

More albums out this week: Danny Gokey‘s Rise (iTunes), ONE OK ROCK‘s Ambitions (iTunes), The Flaming Lips‘s Oczy Mlody (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: David Bowie‘s No Plan (iTunes), Idina Menzel‘s Beaches (Soundtrack) (iTunes), Youngr‘s Acoustics (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Back For Me”, Electric Guest (iTunes)
“Bite My Tongue”, The Beach (iTunes)
“Blindside”, Aquilo (iTunes)
“Cul De Sac (Stripped)” and “One & Lonely”, PHANGS (iTunes)
“Dance”, POWERS (iTunes)
“Detroit Or Buffalo (Under The Covers)”, Max Jury (iTunes)
“Do U Dirty”, Kehlani (iTunes)
“Doing Good”, Milky Chance (iTunes)
“How Did You Love (Acoustic)”, Shinedown (iTunes)
“Intro (Creatures Of Habit)”, Greta Isaac (iTunes)
“Issues”, Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“I Miss You”, Grey featuring Bahari (iTunes)
“Kids (Ain’t All Right)”, Grace Mitchell (iTunes)
“Not Afraid Anymore”, Halsey (iTunes)
“On My Way”, Tiësto featuring Bright Sparks (iTunes)
“Paris”, The Chainsmokers (iTunes)
“Phase Me Out”, VÉRITÉ (iTunes)
“Rhythm Inside (Acoustic)”, Calum Scott (iTunes)
“Sex For Breakfast”, Life Of Dillon (iTunes)
“The News”, Train (iTunes)
“Trouble”, The Knocks featuring Absofacto (iTunes)
“Up&Up”, Lennon & Maisy (iTunes)
“You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (A-Trak Remix)”, Phantogram featuring Joey Purp (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for a new album from those Kidz Bop Kids, as well as the 2017 GRAMMY Nominees compilation. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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