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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Eighteen

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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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
FINNEAS – “I Lost A Friend” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 11th appearance

He’s one of the most consistent performers on the weekly recap post, so it’s no surprise that the newest track by Finneas is included in this weekend’s review. The tender pop ballad turned powerful rock stomper is another emotional one, but a really excellent song.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
LO LO – “Stay Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

It’s been a couple of months since the Canadian performer appeared on the Rewind with the title cut from Sweater Collection, a set that came out last Friday. Combining playful pop production and great lyrics, it’s easy to hear why this nine-track album is so great.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
WRABEL – “The Real Thing” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

Since going independent, singer and songwriter Stephen Wrabel has enjoyed a number of songs making the Rewind post, including this track that was released on Friday. The soulful pop/rock ballad includes some interesting production and a really relatable lyric.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRASKO featuring SAINT PRESSURE – “Lipstick Stains”
DES ROCS – “SLO”
DRUMAQ – “Insecurities”
KIM PETRAS – “Got My Number”
KYAN PALMER x NICOPOP. – “Headcase”
NIGHTTIME CROWD featuring SAM FISCHER – “Shadows Will Fall”
STEFAN ALEXANDER – “Thunderclap”
TESSA VIOLET – “I Like (The Idea Of) You”
WYLDER – “Ghosts”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, August 5 – 11, 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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JEFFREY JAMES – “Saltwater” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Four previous appearances
Notes: With his first Rewind entry since “Unsaid” in April of last year, James’s latest soulful pop banger is a cool late summer treat.

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WAFIA – “I’m Good” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: Co-written by one of my favorite writers of the last few years, Stephen Wrabel, Wafia’s retro-tinged sound is a fantastic find!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM FRIEDMAN – “Bloom”
DANIELLA MASON – “Human”
RUTHANNE – “Liquid”
SAM FISCHER & THE GIFTED – “Restless”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 1/14-20/18

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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BETTY WHO – “Ignore Me” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: none; previously signed to RCA Records
Notes: Who may now be an independent artist, but she certainly doesn’t miss a beat. In fact, “Ignore Me” wasn’t ignored at all a few days ago, when it was added on several of Spotify’s New Music Friday lists, and the lead position on the PGTC Friday Faves playlist.

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JOHNNY STIMSON – “Wild World” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: “Time Machine” (March) had a prominent feature and “Honeymoon” (June) was noted as an additional pick
Notes: Stimson knows how to get my attention with a great stripped-down release. He says he wrote this single to realize “that even though the world is dark sometimes”, he should “stop and notice the beautiful things” within his world. It’s truly an authentic tune.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
LOSTBOYCROW – “I’m A Sailor Not A Salesman” (SoundCloud)
SAM FISCHER – “This City” (SoundCloud)
SUPER DUPER – “Far From Falling” (SoundCloud)
THE SHANTICS – “Mind Pop” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 1/7-13/18

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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DENNY WHITE – “Torn Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Three appearances last year, with notable features for “Traces” (January) and duo Golden Coast’s “Float On By” (October)
Notes: In a note to his Instagram followers, White talked about how “Torn” was the first release that he wrote, produced and mixed without the help of additional personnel. Spotify added the single to its New Music Friday lists in Canada and the United Kingdom.

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SAM FISCHER – “Smoke” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fischer’s two singles from November of 2016, “Getting Older” and “Same Friends”, were both featured
Notes: Fischer’s current release was co-written by a friend, Jamie Hartman, who also co-wrote the #2 entry on my Top 100 of 2017: “Human”, performed by singer Rag’N’Bone Man. (Hartman also produced “Smoke”.) Check it out before it lights up everywhere!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
KAPTAN – “Hardest Part” (SoundCloud)
RAYVON OWEN – “Gold” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 11/26 – 12/2/17

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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NICHOLAS ROBERTS – “Don’t Look Down” (Spotify)
Orlando performer Roberts has been on my radar for some time now, and he’s had a steady stream of singles this year, my favorites (so far) being “Tearing Up My Heart” and “Think About It”. Though his latest tune takes on a slightly different sound, it’s still great.

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SAM FISCHER – “Getting Older” (Spotify)
Yes, I have gotten about three weeks older since Fischer uploaded his last single, and besides a few more gray hairs on my head, I’m quite alright. Actually, I’m doing a lot better after hearing “Getting”, a smooth R&B song with a lovely old school feel. It’s pretty hot.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRUNO MAJOR – “I Think It Must Be Christmas” (SoundCloud)
LIGHT ORANGE – “Hypnotized” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 11/5 – 11/11/17

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…

Not too many purely self-released or small label tracks caught our attention in the last seven days, but there were at least some along the way, so enjoy the selections below! (Full commentary should return next week.)

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SAM FISCHER – “Same Friends” (Spotify)

SVRCINA – “Steady” (Spotify)

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
MARC SCIBILIA – “Something” (SoundCloud)

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