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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Forty Seven

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
JORDAN FISHER – “Be Okay” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Our recap for this week involves two acts that were previously signed in the major label system, but have since departed it. The very talented actor and singer Fisher had two minor pop radio hits in 2016 with Hollywood Records. His latest single is a good slow jam.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
MKTO – “Consider Me Yours” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

After scoring their biggest hit with “Classic”, which reached #8 on the pop radio chart in July 2014, this male duo has gone between Columbia Records and BMG for other charting singles at the format. Consider this one as poised to do more with the right support.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM MELCHOR – “I Choose You”
BRUNO MAJOR – “Tapestry”
DES ROCS – “Give Me The Night”
DYLAN DUNLAP – “If That’s Alright”
SAM TINNESZ – “Leading The Pack”
ZAC PAJAK – “Not Around”

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 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Thirty Eight


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 Don’t Miss You At All” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 14th appearance

After debuting “Shelter” a few weeks ago, this next cut from his forthcoming EP titled Blood Harmony (due in two weeks) is a great R&B-influenced cut that runs about two minutes in length. Not just anyone can pull off a F. Scott Fitzgerald reference, but it works!

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
LAUV – “Feelings” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 18th appearance (one as WOOF! IT’S BILLY)

Can’t say we know too many performers that would put out a track under their dog’s name, but the last Lauv single from a couple of weeks back was just that. Now, under his own name, the artist is out with a bubbly new song (check out the video) that really sticks.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
GOLDTOP x SAM TINNESZ – “Soldiers”
LIME CORDIALE – “Robbery”
MINKE – “Rest”
OVERSTREET – “My Ex”
TONI CORNELL – “Far Away Places”
VINCINT – “Someday”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Thirty Three

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
BLAKE ROSE – “Heavy Sh*t” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance

Blooming onto another edition of the Rewind, this Rose is already firmly rooted among my favorite independent performers during the last year. Luckily, he pours out another nice tune with this edgier sound, which wouldn’t sound out of place at Alternative radio.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
BRUCE WIEGNER – “Malicious” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

With his first track to make the weekly Rewind since March, Wiegner debuts a new single that may have a harmful title, but it won’t be destroying anything in the immediate vicinity (other than some future damage on the charts.) It might be his best solo cut so far.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
WRABEL – “Magic” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

From a major label performer to making major records as an independent artist, this multi-talented guy scores another appearance on the Rewind with a magical new release that’s among the best singles of the week. The smooth R&B-influenced sound is real cool.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BENEDICT CORK – “Boys Don’t Cry”
CAL – “My Brother”
GABRIELLE APLIN & JP COOPER – “Losing Me”
JACKSON HARRIS – “Something To Believe In”
SAM TINNESZ – “We’re Gonna Make It”
STEFAN BENZ – “Cool 4 Me”
VÉRITÉ – “Ocean”
ZAYDE WØLF – “Rumble”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty

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
PRETTY SISTER – “Kingdom In The Valley” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

It’s been a minute since Zak Waters’s project last appeared on the Rewind, though he managed to put three singles in the recap last year, including “New Fire” and “Tension”. This bouncy funk release has a fun early 80’s synth-pop influence that’s pretty awesome.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
XYLØ – “Ride Or Die” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

Meanwhile, Paige Duddy’s solo records as XYLØ have been included here a handful of times since going independent, much of that material coming from her EP called Pretty Sad from March. This ride might be a mellower one, but we’re up for the passenger seat.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM LAMBERT, “New Eyes”
ALEC BAILEY, “Flowerbomb”
KIM PETRAS, “Sweet Spot”
LUKR, “Come Thru”
NUUXS, “Safe”
PHOEBE RYAN, “A Thousand Ways”
RUTHANNE, “Superman”
RYANN, “JFK”
SAM TINNESZ featuring BUILT BY TITAN, “Run With The Giants”
TOP BUNK, “Calm Me Down”

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 30, 2018

Will he be the chart champion?

They are the potential champions, my friends, but who will keep on fighting ’til the end? Get ready to buy and stream your picks, because these are the notable digital and physical releases out this Friday:

MEEK MILL – Championships (iTunes)
With his first album following his release from prison this past spring, Mill’s newest album is sure to do well commercially in the States. It includes the song “Dangerous”, a collaboration with Jeremih and PnB Rock that holds at the top of the Urban chart.

THE 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (iTunes)
This quartet has quite the fan base, which should easily push their new set into the top five on the Billboard 200. Two of the cuts from the band’s album have reached the top 20 on the Alternative radio list: “Give Yourself A Try” and “Love It If We Made It”.

ALESSIA CARA – The Pains Of Growing (iTunes)
Cara’s sophomore effort features the moderately successful “Growing Pains”, a top 20 entry on the Top 40 and Hot AC charts, as well as “Trust My Lonely”, which is lower on both lists. Will it hit the top ten on the Billboard 200 like 2015’s Know-It-All?

Notable albums out this week: Calum Scott‘s Only Human (Special Edition) (iTunes), Clean Bandit‘s What Is Love? (iTunes), DaniLeigh‘s The Plan (iTunes), Earl Sweatshirt‘s Some Rap Songs (iTunes), Wheeler Walker Jr.‘s WW III (iTunes), Dumplin’ (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Bay Ledges‘s In Waves (iTunes), Elderbrook‘s Old Friend (iTunes), Keelan Donovan‘s Disco Confetti (iTunes), Sam Tinnesz‘s Babel: The Ruins (iTunes), Sasha Sloan‘s Loser (iTunes), Stefan James‘s Nights Like (iTunes), Global Citizen – 1 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“About You” and “Drive Thru”, MacKenzie Porter (iTunes)
“Bad Ideas”, Tessa Violet (iTunes)
“Better To Lie”, Benny Blanco, Jesse & Swae Lee (iTunes)
“Blur”, featuring Foster The People (iTunes)
“Bolting Volts”, Molly Parden (iTunes)
“Bye Bye”, Gryffin featuring Ivy Adara (iTunes)
“Call You”, Cash Cash featuring Nasri (of MAGIC!) (iTunes)
“Colder”, Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Colorblind”, Kina Grannis (iTunes)
“Crazy Love”, Future Animals (iTunes)
“Damn Good Liar”, Emily Burns (iTunes)
“Devil’s Tower”, Toto (iTunes)
“Feeling Of Falling”, Cheat Codes x Kim Petras (iTunes)
“First Winter”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“Funny Business”, Alice Merton (iTunes)
“Good Form (Remix)”, Nicki Minaj featuring Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“Life”, REECE (iTunes)
“Mercy”, Grace Weber featuring Vic Mensa (iTunes)
“Middle Of A Heartbreak”, Leland (iTunes)
“My Mistake”, Gabrielle Aplin (iTunes)
“Nothing Breaks Like A Heart”, Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus (iTunes)
“Pissed”, Saweetie (iTunes)
“Play”, Jax Jones & Years & Years (iTunes)
“Rainberry”, ZAYN (iTunes)
“Reset”, Gesaffelstein (iTunes)
“Rollercoaster”, Audien featuring Liam O’Donnell (iTunes)
“Ruin My Life (Piano Version)”, Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Salvation”, The Strumbellas (iTunes)
“Second Boyfriend”, Matt Hall (iTunes)
“Serotonin”, Call Me Karizma (iTunes)
“Sicko Mode (Skrillex Remix)”, Travis Scott (iTunes)
“Stories”, Refs (iTunes)
“Strangers Now”, Tom Speight (iTunes)
“Sunday Morning (Zookëper Remix)”, Matoma featuring Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Sux”, CAPPA (iTunes)
“WTF”, Hugel featuring Amber Van Day (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Brett Young, Coldplay, Gucci Mane and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, October 7-13, 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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FRANKIE – “When I’m Ready” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: Previously with RCA via the Gold’n Retriever imprint, the “New Obsession” singer keeps the bops coming with her new one.

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ROZZI featuring SCOTT HOYING – “Lose Us” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance (both acts; Hoying is currently signed to RCA as a member of Pentatonix)
Notes: Previously with Columbia via the Small Giant imprint, but continuing independently, Rozzi’s collaboration is serving vocals.

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SOFI DE LA TORRE – “Run That Back” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance
Notes: The Spanish-born, Los Angeles-based musician lands on here with her hot new hit that features some nice production work.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
CONVENTIONER – “Now I Know”
FINNEAS – “Luck Pusher”
JACKSON HARRIS – “In The Dark”
KIRSTEN ARIAN – “Wild And Free”
MATT HARTKE – “People You Love”
SAM TINNESZ – “Hold Me Up”
SVRCINA – “Come Together”

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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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 25, 2017

Goin’ four the top.

I know what you’re saying — there are people not named Taylor Swift releasing music this week? Shocking, right? Here are the major releases you need to know for this Friday:

FIFTH HARMONY – Fifth Harmony (iTunes)
The current quartet, formerly quintet, is “Down” on their luck this era, as the lead single from their latest studio album stumbled on the charts. However, even without Camila Cabello in the mix, their fanbase remains strong and should lead them to a fairly solid debut. No new single from the set has been serviced to radio, though that could change following their VMA performance.

OLD DOMINION – Happy Endings (iTunes)
They’re at #1 on Country radio at the moment with “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart”, but they will be breaking into the charts in a nice position. The Nashville quintet, whose last album gave them three #1 songs on that airplay chart, is looking to reach the top ten on the Billboard 200 (and #1 on the format-specific list) for the first time.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – Villians (iTunes)
In 2013, this group’s last album became their first #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Now, with “The Way You Used To Do” having a good run in the top 15 on the Alternative survey, they could be headed for a second chart-topper on the Billboard 200. Watch out for it.

THE WAR ON DRUGS – A Deeper Understanding (iTunes)
The Philadelphia group, in its major label debut, is already garnering some great reviews for its latest set. Their previous album’s top 30 peak should easily be eclipsed by wherever this one lands, thanks to a top ten Triple A hit in “Holding On”.

More albums out this week: Action Bronson‘s Blue Chips 7000 (iTunes), Andrew Belle‘s Dive Deep (iTunes), A$AP Mob‘s Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy (iTunes), Elliot Root‘s Conjure (iTunes), Picture This‘s Picture This (iTunes), PVRIS‘s All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell (iTunes), The Cadillac Three‘s Legacy (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Angels & Airwaves‘s We Don’t Need To Whisper (Acoustic) (iTunes), Blake Shelton‘s Live (From The Wildhorse Saloon) (iTunes), Sam Tinnesz‘s Babel (iTunes), Timeflies‘s Too Much (iTunes), Welshly Arms‘s Legendary (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Almost Famous”, Noah Cyrus (iTunes)
“Always Been You”, Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“Body”, LÉON (iTunes)
“Bully”, John Butler Trio (iTunes)
“Color Green”, New Politics (iTunes)
“Cross Your Mind”, Wingtip featuring morgxn (iTunes)
“Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”, Rod Stewart featuring DNCE (iTunes)
“Dead (Acoustic)”, Madison Beer (iTunes)
“Diving”, Bridgit Mendler & RKCB (iTunes)
“Far Gone”, BURNS featuring Johnny Yukon & GoldLink (iTunes)
“Feel It Again”, Hudson Taylor (iTunes)
“Finger Tips”, Newton Faulkner (iTunes)
“Girlfriend”, Busta Rhymes featuring Vybz Kartel and Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Hotel”, Breathe Carolina & Flatdisk (iTunes)
“Hungry” and “You Already Know”, Fergie (iTunes)
“Ins And Outs”, Sofia Carson (iTunes)
“If You Fall”, Ray Dalton (iTunes)
“Light It Up”, Luke Bryan (iTunes)
“Look What You Made Me Do”, Taylor Swift (iTunes)
“Lust For Life (BloodPop Remix)”, Lana Del Rey featuring The Weeknd (iTunes)
“Make A Little”, Midland (iTunes)
“Miles Apart”, Nick Wilson (iTunes)
“Miracle Of Love”, Jamie Lawson (iTunes)
“Never Gets Old”, Super Duper featuring Remmi (iTunes)
“Never Let You Down”, Barns Courtney (iTunes)
“New Rules (Alison Wonderland Remix)”, Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“One In A Million”, Apollo LTD (iTunes)
“Pizza”, Martin Garrix (iTunes)
“Raining”, The Front Bottoms (iTunes)
“Real Love” NUUXS (iTunes)
“Sky Walker”, Miguel featuring Travis Scott (iTunes)
“Sleeptalk”, The New Coast (iTunes)
“Staring At The Sun”, LCAW featuring Sophie Hintze (iTunes)
“Tell Me You Love Me”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“The Jungle”, ZAYDE WØLF (iTunes)
“Think Before I Talk”, Astrid S (iTunes)
“Too Hotty”, Quality Control featuring Quavo, Takeoff and Offset (iTunes)
“Unforgettable (Tiësto & Dzeko’s AFTR:HRS Remix)”, French Montana featuring Swae Lee (iTunes)
“Wait”, JP Cooper (iTunes)
“Walk On Water”, Thirty Seconds To Mars (iTunes)
“Wicked (RatCity Remix)”, Mansionz (iTunes)
“Wonderful Wonderful”, The Killers (iTunes)
“Written In The Scars”, The Script (iTunes)
“You Can’t Control It”, Jack Johnson (iTunes)
“You Won’t Love Me”, BETSY (iTunes)

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

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