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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 9/18 – 9/24

Record Rewind - September 25, 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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AARON KRAUSE – “Thinkin Bout You” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Krause continues to see huge streaming stats for his 2013 cover of “Every Breath You Take”, but his new pop gem might just take your breath away. He’s been honing his craft as a writer/producer, and this cut is a great achievement for the Nashville musician.

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DENNY WHITE – “Psycho” (available October 7)
He tasted sweet success with “Sweetness”, and he was too cool for school with Golden Coast’s “Recess”. Now, White’s going crazy on the piano and the percussion with his haunting pop track, which comes just a month before Halloween. Spooky. It’s very good.

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KNGDAVD – “Poppies” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This New York City duo is bringing the heat with their fantastic future pop sound. “Say My Name” was featured on the Rewind in mid-July, and “Poppies” blooms in all its rhythmic, yet rock-driven glory. Led by guitar and vocal, their music is out of this world.

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MACKENZIE THOMS – “Shout” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Thoms has been a regular on my blog and playlists for over a year now with songs like “Conviction” and “Do Me All Again”, and if you’re thinking this is an Isley Brothers or Tears For Fears cover, think again. This slick sound is ready to be blasted on the radio.

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MULLALLY – “Wonderful” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Singer Connor Mullally has already seen massive love for his previous singles, “Overdose” and “Troubled Love”, and the Norfolk performer isn’t done adding to his collection of super songs yet. Combining soul and a bit of tropical pop, it certainly works here.

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RAINSFORD – “Too Close” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Los Angeles’s Rainey Qualley last appeared on the Rewind in July, when “S.I.D. (Sunshine In December)” first debuted. The sun’s certainly shining in September too, as her new jam hits the blogs. Regardless of genre, Qualley’s voice draws you in. It’s excellent.

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TAY SALEM – “Threads” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Salem first made the Rewind in mid-July; that’s when he gave us a dose of “Iron”. Now, the London-based singer returns with the next taste of his Night Mill EP, due October 7. The powerful track blends indie rock and R&B, creating a lush musical experience.

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For more great new music, and there was a lot of it this week, these tunes are worth a listen…
ALLIE & IVY – “Best Friends” (SoundCloud)
COSMOS & CREATURE – “Young” (SoundCloud)
KATELYN TARVER – “What Do We Know Now” (SoundCloud)
KIAH VICTORIA – “Titivating” (SoundCloud)
OYSTER KIDS – “40 Nights” (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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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 7/10 – 7/16

Record Rewind - July 17, 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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CARDBOARD KIDS – “I Don’t Need Love” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Several tracks by this Nashville quartet have been featured in the Rewind over these last few weeks, and if you’re in the mood for a new band suggestion, they have a good thing going with their new EP, Mint. “Don’t” is one of the highlights in the five-track set.


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GREER – “Love Me Less”
Boston’s Greer Wilson recently uploaded a pair of tracks, collaborating once again with Christian Medice, a co-writer on a couple of top ten hits on my personal chart from 2014. With a good lyric and a good bounce, he’s got a nice jam for the blog community.

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HARLETSON – “Say Our Goodbyes (Quarter Song)” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The trio of Weston Wilson, Jackson Singleton and Nathan Harrington is off to a great start with their debut single, which follows a number of cover videos since last fall. You’ll want to invest more than a few quarters in this future radio hit. Look out for them.

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KAPTAN – “Numbers” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The streaming numbers don’t lie; with over six million plays to date, Andrew de Torres’s project is a hit. Of course, you knew that already; he’s been featured on my PGTC playlists for nearly a year. His latest song is a solid addition to his diverse music catalog.

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KIAH VICTORIA – “I Ain’t Goin Nowhere” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Summer never sounded so good for this New York singer and songwriter. With two massive tracks to date, she is definitely going to be around for some time. Serving empowerment and intelligence, it sends an important message during a time of uncertainty.

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TAY SALEM – “Iron” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Salem is a new act on my radar, and the London musician doesn’t disappoint with this track. He could have a cinematic future if a good music supervisor finds his work. He paints with dark and lush tones that will grab you from the first listen. Very cool single.

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VHS COLLECTION – “Ghost” (iTunes) (Spotify)
In a week of Ghostbusters coverage in the media, I ain’t ‘fraid of no “Ghost”. In fact, I’m embracing this one. The New York group pops in a new tape and comes out with a danceable little ditty. If you’re headed to Chicago for Lollapalooza, they play on Sunday.

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For more new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
CHERRYADE – “The Crown” (SoundCloud)
DANIEL FEELS featuring CASSO – “Eyes Closed” (SoundCloud)
FINE PRINT – “Matter” (SoundCloud)
SKIES – “Hold On” (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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