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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 8, 2017

Rhett’s a good bet.

Keep it country with this week’s batch of hot new releases, featuring several hitmakers from the genre, both old and new. There’s plenty more from outside of that world, so check out this week’s notable albums and singles:

THOMAS RHETT – Life Changes (iTunes)
Rhett’s star continues to rise in the Country world, with a number of chart-topping singles to his credit since 2013. His new set is already off to a good start, containing the Maren Morris-assisted “Craving You” (a #1 single at Country radio) and his latest hit at the format, “Unforgettable”, which is just below the top ten. It could very well be next week’s highest new entry.

JACK JOHNSON – All The Light Above It Too (iTunes)
Johnson is back and riding a wave into the top ten at the Triple A format with “My Mind Is For Sale”, and his latest studio album is also for sale (and streaming) at your favorite digital platform. Johnson’s last four studio releases, including one soundtrack, all went to #1 on the Billboard 200. We’ll see if this makes it five.

DUSTIN LYNCH – Current Mood (iTunes)
Lynch just scored his latest #1 at the Country format with “Small Town Boy”, with previous single “Seein’ Red” topping the list in February. Both songs are featured on this set, which should be one of the top new entries on both the overall and country charts.

More albums out this week: Gregg Allman‘s Southern Blood (iTunes), Hanson‘s Middle Of Nowhere – The Greatest Hits (iTunes), Kip Moore‘s Slowheart (iTunes), Leikeli47‘s Wash & Set (iTunes), Odesza‘s A Moment Apart (iTunes), The National‘s Sleep Well Beast (iTunes), Toby Keith‘s The Bus Songs (iTunes), Tori Amos‘s Native Invader (iTunes), Twin Peaks (Music From The Limited Event Series) (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: TOMI‘s Used To (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“2U (Seeb Remix)”, David Guetta featuring Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“Another Shot”, Vigiland (iTunes)
“Be Real”, Phoebe Ryan (iTunes)
“Bringing It Home” and “Lookin’ Up”, Barenaked Ladies (iTunes)
“Come Together”, Gary Clark Jr. (iTunes)
“Craving”, Matt Woods (iTunes)
“Dusk Till Dawn”, ZAYN featuring Sia (iTunes)
“Echoes”, Theory Of A Deadman (iTunes)
“Everyday”, The Americanos featuring D.R.A.M & Kyle (iTunes)
“Fantasy”, George Michael featuring Nile Rodgers (iTunes)
“Flowers”, Cape Cub (iTunes)
“Go To Work”, Nadine (iTunes)
“Holding Your Tongue”, Terror Jr. (iTunes)
“Hurry Up!”, Superfruit (iTunes)
“I Believe I’m Fine”, Robin Schulz & Hugel (iTunes)
“I’ll Name The Dogs”, Blake Shelton (iTunes)
“Let Me Go”, Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso featuring Florida Georgia Line and Watt (iTunes)
“Love”, iLoveMakonnen featuring Rae Sremmurd (iTunes)
“Love So Soft” and “Move You”, Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)
“Mattress (Valley Girl Remix)”, Leland featuring Allie X (iTunes)
“Miles (Acoustic)”, Phillip Phillips (iTunes)
“More More More”, Dagny (iTunes)
“More Than You Know (Acoustic)”, Axwell /\ Ingrosso (iTunes)
“Never Going Back”, The Score (iTunes)
“Out Of My Head”, Loote (iTunes)
“Red Bow”, Union Moon (iTunes)
“Rocket”, Miriam Bryant featuring NEIKED (iTunes)
“Say It To My Face”, Maty Noyes (iTunes)
“Selfish Love (Acoustic)”, Jessie Ware (iTunes)
“Swerve”, Starrah & Diplo (iTunes)
“The Line”, Foo Fighters (iTunes)
“Too Good At Goodbyes”, Sam Smith (iTunes)
“Up All Night”, Beck (iTunes)
“What Good Is Love”, Paul Rey (iTunes)
“You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“You’re The Best Thing About Me”, U2 (iTunes)

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

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TURN IT UP TUESDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (May 21)

Play that Punky music.

Play that Punky music.

You ready to get lucky with some cool albums this week? Here’s what’s going down in Record Town for the week of May 21:

  • Huge release this week for the electronic duo Daft Punk as their first album since 2005, entitled Random Access Memories, hits stores today. First single “Get Lucky” with Pharrell Williams is an international smash and is by far their biggest hit yet in the United States. It will certainly translate into their highest debut sales week, but just how high will it go? We’ll just have to wait and see. (iTunes)
  • Rockers Thirty Seconds To Mars take flight with their fourth studio effort, Love Lust Faith + Dreams. Lead single “Up In The Air” is sitting comfortably in the top 5 on Alternative radio. (iTunes)
  • Originally due last year, the debut album by rapper French Montana is out this week, titled Excuse My French. New single “Freaks”, featuring Nicki Minaj, is currently at Urban radio and doing decently so far. (iTunes)
  • Indie rockers The National are out with their first album in three years, Trouble Will Find Me. Their last album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. (iTunes)
  • Riding high on their Alternative hit called “Harlem”, Denmark-based trio New Politics are in stores this week with their second album, A Bad Girl In Harlem. (iTunes)
  • Hootie’s gone Country again. The third album from Darius Rucker, True Believers, is out this week, featuring the #1 Country song “Wagon Wheel”. (iTunes)
  • Singer-songwriter Beth Hart, best known for her 1999 single “L.A. Song”, and guitarist and singer Joe Bonamassa put out their second record together, SeeSaw. (iTunes)
  • From “Surfin’ U.S.A.” to surfing the web for their latest album, The Beach Boys are out with a 40+ song compilation from their recent concerts, Live – The 50th Anniversary Tour . (iTunes)
  • The jazzy and snazzy Jamie Cullum is back with his new album, Momentum. (iTunes)
  • Lastly, the soundtrack to the motion picture Fast And The Furious 6 is out this week, featuring 2 Chainz, T.I., and more. (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Aw Naw”, a new single from Country singer Chris Young. (iTunes)
  • “Diaper Money”, a comical concoction from The Lonely Island. (iTunes)
  • “Somebody Else”, new from R&B singer Mario and rapper Nicki Minaj. It samples “Remember The Rain” by 21st Century, which hit #100 on the Hot 100 in 1975. (iTunes)

Next week will likely see a holdover at #1, but count on new releases from Alice Chains, John Fogerty and Little Mix to shake things up. A preview is coming in seven!

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