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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 9/17 – 9/23/17

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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SUPER DUPER featuring QUINN LEWIS – “Hollow” (Spotify)
Nashville-based producer Josh Hawkins and singer Lewis have both been featured on the Rewind in the past few months, so if bops are what you want, these men are pretty reliable. Together, they’ve combined to create a super single from Hawkins’s upcoming set.

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THRIVING IVORY – “See You” (Spotify)
Has it been a minute since you’ve seen the name of this group? Same here. Yes, this is the same act (performing as a duo) that had a chart song called “Angels On The Moon” on the Hot AC and Top 40 formats in 2008-9, and their newest single is surprisingly good.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
DERMOT KENNEDY – “Moments Passed” (SoundCloud)
FRILLS – “Magic Tide” (SoundCloud)
OFELIA K – “Killing Me (Go Sun Come Moon)” (SoundCloud)
TRENTON – “Don’t Hide Yourself” (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, 7/2 – 7/8/17

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…

This week proved to be a slow one as far as finding new music and artists to spotlight, especially due to the Fourth of July holiday. I considered skipping the Rewind for a week, but that’s not really fair to the songs I did find, is it? So, I’ll let the music speak for itself this week, without the commentary, and if you have any comments, let me know. Thanks! Happy Sunday!

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CAPE FRANCIS – “Iditarod” (iTunes) (Spotify)

OFELIA K – “Bad Boys (Février 17)” (iTunes) (Spotify)

SAM TINNESZ featuring YACHT MONEY – “Play With Fire” (iTunes) (Spotify)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 9/4 – 9/10

Record Rewind - September 11, 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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ACT AS IF – “Taking It Slow”
This Los Angeles quartet has been around for several years now, last releasing an album in 2014 with Steady. Two songs off their forthcoming EP, due on Friday, were uploaded on SoundCloud during the week. They have an indie pop winner with this release.

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CAPPA – “Next Ex” (iTunes) (Spotify)
If you’re hungry for a delicious pop record, look no further than this Nashville singer’s Queen Of Hearts EP next week. Seriously, if you don’t know Carla Cappa yet, you’ve got some catching up to do. Her songs are polished perfection, and this is no exception.

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HIDININ – “Something Better”
Daniel Kadawatha and Sebastian Forslund make up this Swedish duo, and though the act is a new name for me, the two guys got a good amount of SoundCloud and Spotify support for their prior single, “Free But Hollow”. It’s pure pop with a positive message.

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JORDAN GABLE – “Didn’t Mean It” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Nashville’s Gable has been on our radar since earlier this year, when he was releasing catchy tunes like “Fool Of Me” and “Want U Anyway”. So, here’s one more to add to the list. He knows his sound, and he does it very well. I’m looking forward to more music.

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OFELIA K – “Another World” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Chaos Cave has to be one of the best EP titles so far this year, but beyond the name of that release, this Los Angeles singer has an extremely consistent track record of singles, some of which appear in this set of five tracks. Dig into that intriguing sound of hers.

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ROYAL TEETH – “Kids Conspire”
After a year or so with Elektra Records, which resulted in no major releases, the band from the Bayou State is back with a new EP titled Amateurs. The independent set is due on November 18. You’ll find these “Kids” running around the radio dial next month.

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VAN WILLIAM featuring FIRST AID KIT – “Revolution” (iTunes) (Spotify)
William leads the band WATERS, and while they continue on their next record, he’s crafting some great music as a solo act. A few months back, he released “Fourth Of July”. Now, he’s collaborating with the Swedish sister duo on a lovely folk single for the fall.

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WANDERER – “Call Me Crazy” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Tempe, AZ may be singer Adam Simons’s hometown, but he’s been finding a home in the blogosphere too. With 30,000 plays on SoundCloud and 200,000 on Spotify, his slick pop and new wave sound is spreading around. This might be his catchiest tune yet.

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For more new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
PUBLIC – “Perfect” (SoundCloud)
SCAVENGER HUNT – “Sweet Talk” (SoundCloud)
WILD – “American Love” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 7/24 – 7/30

Record Rewind - July 31, 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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BOA – “Pharaoh” (iTunes) (Spotify)
A few months ago, this duo released a jam called “Right Place Right Time”, which got them a solid amount of blog coverage and a contract with LAB Records, an independent group that’s given us some tasty tracks recently. You can add this pop gem to the list.

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JESSE RUBEN – “First Day Of Summer” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This is why we need him: fun and catchy songs that fit the light-hearted manner of the season. You may know his tender ballad of late last year, especially with its reach, but it’s always good to hear another side of a songwriter. “First” is a nice slice of sunshine.

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KID RUNNER – “Don’t Change Me” (iTunes) (Spotify)
While “Give Me Something To Love” remains in rotation for me, this Ohio quintet has a whole EP coming out in just two weeks. I think it’ll be pretty awesome based on the two releases so far. “Don’t” shines in all its alt-pop glory, with a good melody and lyric.

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KINGDM – “Superman” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The dynamic duo has been making the various streaming platforms their kingdom since late last year, and the reign continues on with their heroic and high-flying new release. It’s an easy listen, a lush piece of late night pop. Grab your cape and keep listening.

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MARC SCIBILIA – “Believer” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Current Nashville resident Scibilia was previously with I.R.S./Capitol Records, but now, he’s good with Good Lander. So, it’s not a surprise that his new self-released song is also, well, good. Written about a hope for change in rough times, it’s a hit with heart.

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OFELIA K – “Killing Me” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This Los Angeles singer keeps releasing great singles for the blog and streaming communities, and that growing base of believers is really making an impact. “Killing” is keeping her alive, and sailing smoothly into the hearts of art pop lovers around the world.

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For more new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
BRAIN TAN – “New Light” (SoundCloud)
EARLY HOURS – “Into The Wilderness” (SoundCloud)
VHS COLLECTION – “The Longest Drive” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 6/19 – 6/25

Record Rewind - June 26, 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. We’ll be testing it out this month, so if you like what you see, let me know what you think!

Across the world of SoundCloud and my Indie Summer Mix on Spotify, these records stuck out as my favorite independent tunes of the week…

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AIRPLANE MAN – “We’re On Fire” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Mystery rules when it comes to this new act, one that virtually appeared out of nowhere on some major Spotify lists over the last few days. However, there’s no need to be alarmed here: there’s a co-pilot on this plane, and the two have flown this route before.

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BILLIE EILISH – “Six Feet Under” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Eilish’s “Ocean Eyes” opened up a lot of eyes (and ears) when it took over the blogs and Viral charts earlier this year. So, it’s not a surprise that she’s bound for big numbers again with this pretty pop track. Did I mention that she’s done all this at age 14? Crazy!

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CAMERON ERNST – “My Village” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Ernst is a fairly new name for me, though I did like his song “Wild” a few months back. However, with a music catalog dating back to 2010, maybe I’m just late to the party. The sound is familiar, but if you like some Troye Sivan or Years & Years, this is for you.

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FLETCHER – “Avalanche” (iTunes) (Spotify)
You know her, you love her, you’ve probably dabbled in painting your face while belting out her big streaming single. (Really, it’s okay. We all do it.) Her new single is headed down the musical mountainside, but can it reach the force of “War Paint”? We’ll see.

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LANKS – “Bitter Leaf” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Melbourne musician Will Cuming follows his single “Golden Age” with another golden tune, a soulful electronic song that takes a lot of elements and creates one robust song. There is certainly nothing bitter about the Triple J and playlist love it’s had thus far.

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LOSTBOYCROW – “Where It All Goes” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Making his home in Los Angeles, singer Chris Blair has put out plenty of jams in the last 18 months, including “Love Won’t Sleep” and “Thursday”. So, where is he going? To the top, of course. Blair’s knack for a good melody and great production shines again.

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OFELIA K – “I Love My Lawyer” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Out of my selections this week, this takes the prize as best title of the bunch. Hey, if Fall Out Boy and Jackson Browne can make it into the top 40 with cuts about the profession, I think we can have another. Any judge would rule that “Lawyer” is a pop windfall.

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PETER WISE – “Sweet Solitude” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Brooklyn-based Wise came onto my radar last summer with a song called “On The Ground”, and would you believe that this song is his first original release in nearly a year? Despite the long wait, he doesn’t disappoint, achieving a more intimate lyric and vibe.

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STALKING GIA – “Second Nature” (iTunes) (Spotify)
New York singer Tiffany Giardina had some minor success under her given name several years ago, including a charting album in No Average Angel. Since her identity change last year, several of her songs have gained some traction online. Watch out for this.

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For more new music, we suggest…
CARDBOARD KIDS – “Social” (Spotify)
CHERRYADE – “Fractured Fairytales” (Spotify)
TRENT DABBS – “Optimists” (Spotify)

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