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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 11/6 – 11/12

Record Rewind - November 13, 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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JEREMY THURBER – “Find You In The Dark” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Thurber, a Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter, is a new name for me. However, he seems eager to get some music out there. After the release of his Deliverance EP in August, this is his new song, which should appeal to fans of Jon Bellion and Troye Sivan.

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KATELYN TARVER – “Hate To Tell You” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Tarver’s previous two singles, a cover of Jeremih’s “Planez” and original song “What Do We Know Now”, were featured in Rewind posts during the late summer. Though “Weekend Millionaires” remains her most successful single, her new one has a great sound.

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MARTIN LUKE BROWN – “Shadow & Light” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Once in the major label system, and now doing it on his own, London singer Brown delivers a poignant pop anthem that’s certainly a fitting one, given the political events of last week. Heavy on an acoustic arrangement and gospel influence, it’s a pleasant release.

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PASSPORT TO STOCKHOLM – “Shooting Stars” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This London trio has been on my radar for over a year now, and their last single was a great folk/pop track called “Better Days”. In their latest release, they go for more anthemic indie rock, which isn’t a bad thing. That chorus could be giant when performed live!

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
PAPER PILOTS – “Automatic” (SoundCloud)
ROYAL TEETH – “Only You” (SoundCloud)

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to afsoybel@hotmail.com and I’ll check it out. Thanks!

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (October 2016)

Radio Report - October 2016

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in October in this month’s Radio Report.

CALUM SCOTT – “Dancing On My Own” (Capitol, October 3 – Hot AC)
Album: TBA
Past HAC History: This is Scott’s first single to be serviced to the format. The original song, recorded by Robyn, did not chart here.

TRAIN – “Play That Song” (Columbia, October 3 – Hot AC and Triple A)
Album: A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat. (2017)
Past HAC/AAA History: They first charted with 1999’s “Meet Virginia”, and the California group is ready for its latest chart “song”.

DNCE – “Body Moves” (Republic, October 4 – CHR/Top 40)
Album: DNCE (2016)
Past CHR History: “Cake By The Ocean” spent 27 weeks in the top 40 to reach its #2 peak. Let’s hope this song “moves” a bit faster.

ROYAL TEETH – “Kids Conspire” (Round Hill/CO5, October 4 – Alternative)
Album: Amateurs (EP) (2016)
Past ALT History: These Louisiana “Kids” have never made the top 40 at the format, but this release fits the sound at the moment.

GOO GOO DOLLS – “Over & Over” (Warner Bros., October 10 – Hot AC)
Album: Boxes (2016)
Past HAC History: With two decades of charting tracks, and a recent top 15 hit in “So Alive”, the format isn’t “over” them quite yet.

JAMES TW – “When You Love Someone” (Island/Republic, October 10 – Hot AC)
Album: First Impressions (EP) (2016)
Past HAC History: This is the 18-year-old singer’s first single to be serviced to Hot AC radio, and it’s a quality ballad for the format.

RIHANNA – “Love On The Brain” (Roc Nation/Def Jam, October 10/11 – CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC)
Album: Anti (2016)
Past CHR/HAC History: With a plentiful amount of hit singles at both formats, this ballad might become a career song for the star.

CAPITAL CITIES – “Vowels” (Lazy Hooks/Capitol, October 18 – Alternative)
Album: TBA
Past ALT History: A, E, I, O and U better believe that this duo is “safe and sound” at the format. Y? They have another catchy track.

FOR KING & COUNTRY – “Priceless” (Word/ADA, October 24 – Hot AC)
Album: RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. (Deluxe Anniversary Edition) (2015)
Past HAC History: “Fix My Eyes” set its sights on the top 40, and it spent four weeks there. Put some faith in this song to chart too.

BISHOP BRIGGS – “Wild Horses” (Island/Republic, October 25 – Alternative)
Album: TBA
Past ALT History: “River” (#3) made Briggs one of the top newcomers here this year. She’ll be galloping for chart glory once more.

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

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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)

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to afsoybel@hotmail.com and I’ll check it out. Thanks!

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