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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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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, 6/18 – 6/24/17

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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COURTSHIP. – “Perfect People” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The Los Angeles duo of Eli Hirsch and Micah Gordon continues to craft excellent cuts for the blog world, with “Love For Everyone” and “Sunroof” among my favorites from them. “Perfect” has a lovely nostalgic feel, sounding like a nod to late 70’s California rock.

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KAPTAN – “Better” (iTunes) (Spotify)
I’ve been a big supporter of Andrew de Torres’s current project on the blog for a couple of years now, though he hasn’t appeared in a Rewind post since “Numbers” in July 2016. Well, you can re-examine those numbers now, as his alternative pop jam gets started.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
Bel Heir – “California High” (SoundCloud)
RKCB – “Vice” (SoundCloud)
Sam Tinnesz featuring Super Duper – “Babel” (SoundCloud)
Super Duper featuring Daniella Mason – “Nothing Scares Us” (SoundCloud)
VÉRITÉ – “Control” (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, 10/30 – 11/5

Record Rewind - November 6, 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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BRUNO MAJOR – “The First Thing You See” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Here’s a Rewind entry that’s kind of new, but not exactly. A live version of this track appears on an EP from Major that came out in January 2014 on Virgin Records, and it’s actually gaining at streaming services. However, this new mix is super smooth and lovely.

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CAPE CUB – “Heat Of The Night” (iTunes) (Spotify)
As the weather continues to get colder and colder, the more we miss the “Heat” from those glorious summer days. However, a new EP from Chad Male’s glorious project is certainly going to whip up some warmth for the blogs. Wake up to 6AM and a great single.

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KINGSBURY – “Easy” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Here’s a new name from Nashville, a pop duo consisting of Caroline Kingsbury and Will Hess. A few years ago, Kingsbury, the solo performer, released some music as The Red Headed Indian. Now, the two make it sound so “Easy” to craft a cool cut for the blogs.

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THE NEW COAST – “Melbourne” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The London duo of Nick Blyth and Chris Cheater last appeared on the Rewind in August with “Slow Down”, but they certainly have done the opposite of that with the Friday release of an EP titled Paraga Beach. The guys have carved out a great sound for the set.

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WHISSELL – “Old Souls, Young Bodies” (iTunes) (Spotify)
About a month ago, Nashville’s Lauren Whistle made it onto the Rewind with a great track called “Pain Of Love”. Her debut EP is a couple of months away, but that lush pop sound and pleading vocal in her latest release are enough to keep me satisfied (for now!)

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
GRETA ISAAC – “Don’t Tell” (SoundCloud)
HUSKY – “Late Night Store” (SoundCloud)
LONELY BENSON – “Let Me Know” (SoundCloud)
SAM TINNESZ featuring YACHT MONEY – “Play With Fire” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 7/3 – 7/9

Record Rewind - July 10, 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 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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BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT featuring ELTON JOHN – “Symmetry Of Two Hearts” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Next week marks the release of Rod Thomas’s latest album, Choreography, and based on the instant grat tracks so far, I think I’ll be enjoying it thoroughly. If you need a dose of 1987 in 2016, his intelligent and unabashedly bold pop melodies are a great treat.

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ELLE WATSON – “Phantom” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Watson last appeared on the blogs a couple of months ago; that’s when “Losing Any Sleep” debuted, a track that’s now achieved a massive 550,000+ streams on Spotify. Tapping into an ethereal R&B-flavored world, the haunting results are worth a few plays.

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GIRL FRIEND – “Hello Stranger”
This Manchester band has been a regular on my SoundCloud feed for about a year now, crafting great singles like “Tragic On The Dancefloor” and “Waste My Time”. Their latest gem, mixed by Louis La Roche, should be no stranger to your new music playlist.

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GRAHAM COLTON with EMILY HEARN – “Where You Wanna Go” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Colton’s had two big top five singles on my personal chart, including the #1 hit “Best Days” in 2008, so I’m always happy to find a new song from him. Collaborating with Hearn, their catchy folk/pop record is great for any road trip playlist this summer or fall.

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MYZICA – “Love & Desire” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The Nashville duo, consisting of Isaaca Byrd and Micah Tawlks, strikes again with a delicious bright pop record. It’s the first taste of their forthcoming album, due in September. Driven by synth and drums, “Love” effortlessly captures a youthful 80’s memory.

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SAM TINNESZ featuring MAGIC MANSIONS – “Doesn’t Get Better Than This”
Tinnesz has been busy with two different projects in the last year, one being WΛVE & ROME and the other under his given name. In either case, many of his songs have been on TV recently, so expect this potent punch of rock realness in your living room soon.

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VINYL THIEF – “Letting Me Off Easy” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The Touch EP from this Nashville quartet was finally released on Friday. They’ve served up some hot cuts from the set in the last few weeks, and the last track from it, a dark fusion of electronic and indie rock, is among my favorites. It easily gets my approval.

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X&Y – “Footprints”
Last summer, I found this U.K.-based trio’s song “Rocket Science” on SoundCloud, but this may be their best single to date. Both their writing and production have unleashed a fresh energy and bigger sound for this track. Dig into it (your ears, not your toes.)


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For more new music, we suggest…
ALLIE X – “All The Rage” (iTunes) (Spotify)
APOLLO LTD – “Goodbye” (SoundCloud)
WILD – “Where Love Lives” (iTunes) (Spotify)

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