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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, June 3 – 9, 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 independe2nt songs of the week…

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CAPPA – “Tension” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Four previous appearances, most recently “Hey Hi Hello” (September 2016)
Notes: After almost two years away from the Rewind, this Los Angeles singer is back with a fun and quirky new cut that really pops.

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KIM PETRAS – “Can’t Do Better” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: This German singer returns with another great pop release with a booming hook that will get stuck in your head quite easily.

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PHANGS featuring MYSTERY SKULLS – “Louder” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Six previous appearances, most recently “Good Now” (February 2018) / First appearance
Notes: For that after hours disco party, or any time of day, this collaboration will have you blasting the sound and moving your feet.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BLAIR – “Forever Animal”
BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT – “How I Feel”
CONFETTI – “Right Now”
GREYSON CHANCE – “Good As Gold”
STARLEY – “Love Is Love”
TIPLING ROCK – “Prima Donna”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, February 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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BEN HOBBS – “Two Pieces” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: four previous appearances, “Shame” (February 2017) being the most recent feature
Notes: Hobbs has been pretty consistent with the quality of his music, and it’s great to have him back with his first new track of the year. It’s notably different from his prior song, which was decidedly more pop/rock, though this jam will definitely get you moving.

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CARLIE HANSON – “Us” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: two previous appearances, “Only One” (November 2017) being the most recent feature
Notes: Hanson has quickly become one of my favorite newcomers of the past six months, having delivered bops on bops with “Why Did You Lie?” last summer and “Only” noted above. Blame it all on Drake, or the catchiness of this song: it’s bound to be a huge hit.

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HUMAN NATURAL – “Fantasy” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: first appearance
Notes: The duo of Hannah Winkler and Brian Robert Jones have a sensational sound with their first single to make my column. An energetic ride into the world of glitch pop and electronic music awaits your ears, but please, braid your hair before this tune begins.

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LAUV – “Getting Over You” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: seven previous appearances, “Paris In The Rain” (November 2017) being the most recent feature
Notes: Singer and songwriter Ari Leff’s latest release to make the report bears a title that’s the exact opposite of how I feel about his catalog so far. The accessible pop single has a relatable message, and should be another winner with casual and hardcore fans alike.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
CHELSEA CUTLER – “Out Of Focus”
FLY BY MIDNIGHT – “Just Say It”
LOSTBOYCROW – “Church With No Ceiling”
PHANGS – “Good Now”
THE BEACH – “Our Favourite Song”
TIPLING ROCK – “TMSN”
TRENT DABBS – “Matter Of Time”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 12/10 – 12/16/17

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…

(The elves… uh, actually just I, have been pretty this week compiling the Top 100 of 2017, which debuts tomorrow. So, although our weekly look into my favorite independent and unsigned songs will be without commentary, you should still check out every track! A very happy and healthy holiday season to everyone, and see you in the new year.)

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AARON TAOS – “Twisted” (Spotify)

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BRASKO – “Static” (Spotify)

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PHANGS – “Eyes Off You” (Spotify)

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
JAMIE SCOTT featuring CARPET BOY – “Feels So Good” (SoundCloud)
PETER WISE – “Want Too Much” (SoundCloud)
TRENT DABBS – “Come Home Safe” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 7/23 – 7/29/17

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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PHANGS – “I Think I’m In Love?” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This week’s Nashville lovefest begins with my favorite song from an EP that came out on Friday titled Get In My Arms, which you’ll need to get in your ears as soon as you’re done reading this. Jake Germany has a good thing going with his solo project. Great stuff!

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QUINN LEWIS – “Slipping” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Originally from Brisbane, now based in Nashville, this performer is enjoying his first appearance on the Rewind, though I did enjoy the title song from his EP Addicted quite a bit last fall. Lewis won’t be slipping off my radar anytime soon; his new pop bop is great.

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WHISSELL – “Living Now” (iTunes) (Spotify)
I’ve certainly enjoyed a lot of new music from Lauren Whistle this year, including her EP Old Souls, Young Bodies in January and a pack of three additional stand-alone singles since the late spring. She delivers on another well-crafted production and melody here.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
CLUB DRIVE – “International” (SoundCloud)
FJØRA – “Zodiac” (SoundCloud)
JAMES CHERRY – “On My Mind” (SoundCloud)
SUPER DUPER featuring LOUIS JOHNSON – “Second Chances” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 4/23 – 4/29/17

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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FRILLS – “My Love” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This new duo is the first of two acts from Brooklyn on the Rewind this week, and though there’s essentially nothing out there about the two men or the origin of the project, “Love” is one catchy single. I can certainly hear it playing on the Alternative airwaves soon.


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PETER WISE – “Sandcastle State Of Mind” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s been a little while since this Brooklyn performer was last featured on the Rewind, with previous singles “Sweet Solitude” (June) and “Denial” (August) making the weekly mix. Wise returns with a fusion of pop, reggae and R&B, a smooth sound that’s enjoyable.

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PHANGS featuring R.LUM.R – “Always Been U” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Nashville’s Jake Germany continues to serve up the jams, regardless of whether he’s performing solo or with a group. With his new single, he shares the vocals with another red hot Nashville soloist, Reggie Williams. If you need pop done right, this is a great track.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
George Taylor – “I Hear Your Song, Sweetness” (SoundCloud)
James Cherry – “Hold On” (SoundCloud)
Joe Hicks – “Talk To Me” (SoundCloud)
Lizzy Land – “Beat Goes On” (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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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 8/21 – 8/27

Record Rewind - August 28, 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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CAPE CUB – “All I Need” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s amazing to have a new song from Chad Male, who released his Closer EP back in the spring. That set yielded great singles like “Keep Me In Mind” and “Swim”. His return marks a fuller sound and more of a new wave sensibility, one that fits with the singer.

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FLETCHER – “Wasted Youth” (iTunes) (Spotify)
She’s a queen of streams, and she’s back where she belongs: on your favorite Spotify New Music Friday playlist. Leaping towards a total of 42 million plays at the service, her latest single is perhaps her best since “War Paint”. It’s certainly not a wasted release.

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GOLDEN COAST – “Recess” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Do you ever wish you were back on the swings or the monkey bars, reliving the joy of being young again? The Los Angeles duo of Denny White and Steven Mudd want to take you out of the darkness and onto this pop playground. I hope this slides onto radio.

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PHANGS – “Cul De Sac” (iTunes) (Spotify)
From leading the Cardboard Kids to debuting his new solo project, Jake Germany has plenty of sounds to make the rounds. That consistent output provides us with another cool single. His song title might be a dead-end street, but his career is one open road.

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ROYAL TONGUES – “Overdose” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The boys from Buffalo, Aaron Bonus and Justin Gammella, are back with their first new release in nearly four months. In May, it was “Oblivion”. Now, sticking with the “O” titles, their prescription for energetic production and indie pop goodness will heal all.

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THE NEW COAST – “Slow Down” (iTunes)
We last heard from Nick Blyth and Chris Cheater earlier this year, when “Lost In Your Love” had its debut on blogs and playlists. Their Paraga Beach EP comes out November 4, but given these two great tracks, the other half of the EP should be just as solid.

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YOUNG SUMMER – “Fallout” (iTunes) (Spotify)
At this point, you know I’m excited about the upcoming EP from Bobbie Allen. Each cut released so far is different musically, and I can’t wait to hear the full thing. She released this lush ballad earlier this week, soothing with its dulcet tones and pretty melody.

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For more new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
KIAH VICTORIA – “Hollow” (SoundCloud)
MYZICA featuring EZRA CAREY – “Drive” (SoundCloud)
TRUITT – “Fallback” (SoundCloud)

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