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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 28, 2019

The chart World is theirs.

Scene any good collaborations lately? With these K-pop guys sticking around, it’s likely that a few have appeared on your radar. So, here are the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

BTS – BTS World (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
Features: Collaborations with Charli XCX, Juice WRLD and Zara Larsson, which all sported strong debuts on the iTunes all-genre chart

THE BLACK KEYS – “Let’s Rock” (iTunes)
Features: “Lo/Hi”, a recent #1 song on the Alternative radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Chris Brown‘s Indigo (iTunes), Foy Vance‘s From Muscle Shoals (iTunes), Ingrid Michaelson‘s Stranger Songs (iTunes), Kim Petras‘s Clarity (iTunes), Kylie Minogue‘s Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection (iTunes), Pepper‘s Local Motion (iTunes), Shane Smith & The Saints‘s Hail Mary (iTunes), The B-52’s‘ Cosmic Thing (30th Anniversary Edition) (iTunes), The Driver Era‘s X (iTunes), Thom Yorke‘s ANIMA (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: BENEE‘s Fire On Marzz (iTunes), Eden XO‘s The Question (iTunes), G-Eazy‘s B-Sides (iTunes), Great Good Fine OK‘s GGFOUR (iTunes), Julia Michaels‘s Inner Monologue – Part 2 (iTunes), Mat Kearney‘s City Of Black & White (Revisited) (iTunes), Moby Rich‘s Our First Second (iTunes), Violet Skies‘s I’ll Buy A House (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Thousand Ways (Acoustic)”, Phoebe Ryan (iTunes)
“Actually”, Valerie Broussard (iTunes)
“All I Know”, Violet Days (iTunes)
“All The Feels”, Fitz & The Tantrums (iTunes)
“Beautiful People”, Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid (iTunes)
“Boys In The Street”, A Great Big World (iTunes)
“Can We Pretend (Sigala Remix)”, P!nk featuring Cash Cash (iTunes)
“Checkmate”, Conan Gray (iTunes)
“Come To Brazil”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“Comin In Hot”, Adam Lambert (iTunes)
“Criminal”, Grey (iTunes)
“Dancing In The Street”, The Struts (iTunes)
“Dancing With Your Ghost”, Sasha Sloan (iTunes)
“Don’t Dream It’s Over”, Liv Dawson (iTunes)
“Fast (Remix)”, Sueco The Child featuring Offset & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Flying On My Own (Dave Audé Remix)”, Celine Dion (iTunes)
“Get Like Me”, Bhad Bhabie featuring NLE Choppa (iTunes)
“Give”, Stan Walker (iTunes)
“Going Off”, JXN featuring A$AP Twelvyy (iTunes)
“Hate How Much I Love You”, Conor Maynard (iTunes)
“Hate Me”, Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD (iTunes)
“Higher Love”, Kygo x Whitney Houston (iTunes)
“History Repeats”, Brittany Howard (iTunes)
“Honey” and “Red Hearse”, Red Hearse (iTunes)
“Hurt Me”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“Icon”, Benjamin Poss (iTunes)
“Just Wanna”, Iggy Azalea (iTunes)
“Losers”, Frawley (iTunes)
“Love Me”, Stanaj (iTunes)
“Love On Myself”, Felix Jaehn featuring Calum Scott (iTunes)
“Not In California”, K.Flay (iTunes)
“Oh Love”, Parson James, Wrabel & VINCINT (iTunes)
“Ooh La La”, Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Pink Youth”, Yuna featuring Little Simz (iTunes)
“Racks”, H.E.R. featuring YBN Cordae (iTunes)
“Restless”, Moon Taxi (iTunes)
“Rewind”, Christian Paul (iTunes)
“Same Room”, JP Saxe (iTunes)
“Simple Things”, Alexander Cardinale featuring Christina Perri (iTunes)
“Some Girl”, Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“Sorry Would Go A Long Way”, Tori Kelly (iTunes)
“The Game”, Mayer Hawthorne (iTunes)
“The Subway Song”, Delacey (iTunes)
“The Wave (Acoustic)”, R3HABLia Marie Johnson (iTunes)
“Things Fall Apart”, Ayokay (iTunes)
“Tonight”, Scarypoolparty (iTunes)
“Ur So Beautiful”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Wait For Me”, Carnage featuring G-Eazy & Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“When I Grow Up”, NF (iTunes)
“Who”, MUNA (iTunes)
“Without You Now”, Digital Farm Animals featuring AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“Youth & Love”, Jack Savoretti featuring MIKA (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums like the soundtrack to Stranger Things 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 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Seventeen

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
EMILY VAUGHN – “Jealous” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

Following the release of her EP Bitch Bops, perhaps one of the best EP titles of the year so far, Vaughn’s new collection of songs is a great listen for any pop fan. Two cuts from the set have been noted here in the last few months and this new cut is another fun jam.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
KIM PETRAS – “Broken” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance

Petras continues her streak of top pop releases with another appearance on the Rewind, which also seems to be reacting well at the major digital platforms. With her usual writing and production team in the mix, she serves an edgy ballad that should endure here.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
LAUV – “Drugs & The Internet” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 15th appearance

This guy is also no stranger to the Rewind: he’s climbing up my personal chart with a tune from earlier this year, the Troye Sivan-assisted “I’m So Tired…”, which ranks at #11 this week. Co-written and produced by Jon Bellion, it’s a cool song and music video.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ALY & AJ, “Don’t Go Changing”
BAKER GRACE, “Illest”
DANIELLA MASON, “Get Me Out Of My Head”
FROY, “Crash”
GOLDEN COAST, “Contagious”
LIKEABLE, “So About Last Night…”
MAGDALENA BAY, “Only If You Want It”
NICK WILSON, “Let Me Hold You”
SAM CREIGHTON, “Smile”
SHY MARTIN, “Out Of My Hands”
SWEETBOY, “Cycling”
THE DRIVER ERA, “Welcome To The End Of Your Life”

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 Thirteen

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
CAPPA – “I Do” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Seventh appearance

It’s been about four months since this artist last appeared on the Rewind with her song “Sux”, and her latest track definitely doesn’t suck whatsoever. Written with Aaron Blackmar, the lighter pop tune has a pleasant melody, while still preserving a playful attitude.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
JESSE SAINT JOHN – “Crying” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance

Released as a part of a two-track single with an updated version of his former Rewind pick “What Do U Like”, you might need some tissues (sold seperately) when you check this cut out for the first time. The retro-tinged electronic sound finds just the right groove.

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PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
SVRCINA – “All I Wanna Do” (iTunes)
Previously on the Rewind: Ninth appearance

From “I Do” to “All I Wanna Do”, the latest Rewind entry for this Nashville performer may not be a hot Sheryl Crow cover, but it’s a pretty catchy single in its own right. Co-written with Ben Eggebrecht and Michael McEachern, it’s another super add to her catalog.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
CUBBI – “Buzzkill”
DANIELLA MASON – “Deepest Of Wells”
EBEN – “Nights Like This”
GABRIELLE APLIN – “Nothing Really Matters”
JOEL ADAMS – “Coffee”
LAUREN AQUILINA – “Tobacco In My Sheets”
RENCE – “Ways To Go”
THE DRIVER ERA – “Feel You Now”
THE WLDLFE – “The Other Side”

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, March 11-17, 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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EMILY BURNS – “Girlfriend At The Time” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First time featured
Notes: Burns is known to both the SoundCloud and Spotify crowd, with thousands of streams for tracks like “Bitch” and “Take It Or Leave It”. Ahead of her Seven Scenes From The Same Summer set, due in July, this new release is a pop lover’s dream. Very catchy!

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THE DRIVER ERA – “Preacher Man” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First time featured
Notes: If you were a fan of the pop group R5, who recorded for Hollywood Records, then you already know Ross and Rocky Lynch’s current project, whose track climbed into top 100 on iTunes during its release day. Your pop prayers have certainly been answered!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
EMMA MCGRATH – “Butterfly”
SASHA SLOAN – “Hurt”

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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