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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty 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
NEW RULES – “Emily” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

For a pleasurable pop/rock addition to your weekend, check out the new song from this emerging group, who are following up their Rewind pick from earlier this year called “Pasta”. Co-written with Jake Torrey and Noah Conrad, the tune feels ready for radio love.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ALFIE TEMPLEMAN – “Obvious Guy”
BEN HOBBS – “Own Arms”
GUS DAPPERTON – “Post Humorous”
PETER FENN – “Haven’t Been There For You”

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 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Six

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
PHANGS – “When I’m All Alone” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Tenth appearance

Nashville’s Jake Germany is ready to slay the world with his album Who’s Gonna Break Your Heart Tonight? later this summer, as we get a nice slice of perfect pop for an appetizer. Co-written by songwriting wizard Bonnie McKee, it’s a tasty and tantalizing tune!

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
WOLF – “Play Dead” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

New York singer/songwriter Julia Wolf has been putting out some really great music so far this year, including her last two releases “Ghost” and “Pillow”, which both were included in the Rewind. The mellow sound of this song is fresh yet familiar and quality stuff.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BLAKE ROSE – “Ordinary People”
CARO – “Part Of Me”
CONOR MAYNARD – “Nothing But You”
DIXIE D’AMELIO – “Be Happy”
JAMIE SCOTT – “Third Time Lucky”
MARC SCIBILIA – “Wild World”
MOLLY MOORE & MATY NOYES – “Handsomer”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

(PGTC supports the fight against racial inequality in our country: please use this resources website and help where you can.)

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Five

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
MCAMP – “Never Love Again (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

This is the first track to appear on the Rewind for R&B singer/songwriter Michael Campanelli, currently based in Lake Oswego, OR (which is just outside of Portland.) The neo soul-inspired cut has a sophisticated and smooth feel to it, perfect for an early morning.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
HUGO HELMIG – “Sooner Or Later”
LUZ – “We’ll Be Fine”
SVRCINA – “Precious”
TONY FERRARI – “Spend It All”

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to adamfsoybel@gmail.com and I’ll check our your tunes. Thanks!

(PGTC supports the fight against racial inequality in our country: please use this resources website and help where you can.)

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Four

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
MOKITA – “Bad” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

Nashville’s John-Luke Carter continues his run of great independent releases with another pop banger. This particular single gets a little help from another frequent face on the Rewind, Los Angeles-based CAPPA, and songwriter Thomas Jones. It’s a summer jam.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
OLI FOX – “Player 2” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

During his short time with Island Records, the performer’s music was featured several times on our Friday Faves playlist, including cuts like “The Worrying” in November 2018 and “Young” in March 2019. His latest track, a rhythmic pop bop, wins the final round!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BEN KESSLER – “No Plans”
CODY FRY – “Thinking About You”
LOLO – “Dead Inside”

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 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty 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
GRIFFIN OSKAR – “Answer” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Singer and songwriter Oskar is back with the follow-up to “We Don’t Get High (Like We Used To)”, a track that was featured on the Rewind in April. Co-written with Isaiah Tejada, known for his work with Britney Spears and Maroon 5, Oskar’s got another winner.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
JOHN SPLITHOFF – “Go Somewhere” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

This artist has been off the Rewind for a few years during his time with Warner Music’s East West label, where he released an EP in 2018 and some assorted tracks. Now, back with a self-released project, Splithoff delivers another smooth musical trip for your ears.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRONZE AVERY – “Only You”
JOY OLADOKUN – “Who Do I Turn To?”
NICK WILSON – “Safe”
TRELLA – “Fumes”

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 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Two

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
CAL – “Catch” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

You may remember Cal Shapiro as one half of the Boston duo Timeflies, who scored a minor top 40 single on the pop radio chart in 2016 with “Once In A While” and released their most recent track in early 2019. The lighter piano pop tune is a very pleasant listen.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
STELA COLE – “Goldrush” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

Eureka! We’ve found it! Actually, we’ve known about Cole and her musical metals for some time now: her last two singles, “Woman Of The Hour” and “Love Like Mine”, were included on the Rewind earlier this year. Unsurprisingly, this song is a nice pop treasure.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
DYLAN – “Guilty”
ELIO – “LA In Two”
JOY OLADOKUN – “Breathe Again”
PHOEBE RYAN – “Reality”
POLLY MONEY – “Astrid”
THE BLOSSOM – “Won’t Leave My Bedroom”
THE WLDLFE – “New Age Meds”

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 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty One

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
R3HAB x HRVY – “Be Okay” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Seventh appearance (HRVY is signed to Virgin/Capitol)

Both R3HAB and HRVY have had plenty of great tracks included on our Friday Faves list, so combining their talents on one song is obviously a pretty good way to earn a spot on our recap. In an era when we want to be okay ourselves, the song has a good message.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
CALL ME LOOP – “Strike”
CHRIS WALLACE – “Insecurities”
CIAN DUCROT – “Anyone But Her”
COREY HARPER – “Fade To Black”
JESSE MCCARTNEY – “Friends”
MOKITA – “Over You”
SHY MARTIN – “Nobody Likes Moving On”
WANDERER – “Give It Up”
WOLF – “Pillow”

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 2020: 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
BLAKE ROSE – “Rest Of Us” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Seventh appearance

Australian singer/songwriter Rose continues to put out some quality releases, including his new track from earlier in the week. Co-written with Tim Pagnotta, best known for his work with acts like Neon Trees and Walk The Moon, this ballad is his best in a while.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
JAKE SCOTT – “Learning To Love You” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance

Learning has been an essential part of this time of self-isolation, so it’s no surprise that Scott’s track about learning to love becomes an essential part of this week’s independent spotlight. Co-written with longtime collaborator Thomas Macken, it’s a very pretty cut.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BEN RECTOR – “It Would Be You”
CAROLINE ROMANO & R3HAB – “I Still Remember”
DES ROCS – “Wayne”
JORDAN SUASTE – “Body”
KATELYN TARVER – “Made It This Far”
KYLE REYNOLDS – “Boogieman”
RUELLE – “Love Changes Everything”
RYANN – “Andrew”

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 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Nineteen

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
ALY & AJ – “Joan Of Arc On The Dance Floor” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Seventh appearance

She was the heroine of the Hundred Years’ War and she’s saving the day again nearly 600 years later in the war of the pop bops. Of course, there won’t be any battlefields or blood, but it’s a big battle on my weekly playlist! Aly & AJ’s new cut is absolutely fantastic.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
KIM PETRAS – “Malibu” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 14th appearance

After what seems like years (more like a couple months) of staying indoors and away from the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus, a destination song is what we need to virtually travel to somewhere sunny and warm. The bright 80’s-influenced song is an earworm.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
CAPPA – “There With You Baby”
CARO – “When All My Friends Move Away”
JOHNNY STIMSON – “Smile”
LO LIND – “Fake Friends”

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 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Eighteen

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
BRUCE WEIGNER – “Say To You” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance

This Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter has been fairly busy in the past year or so, creating songs for both himself and artists like musician and digital creator Scotty Sire and recent Songland contestant and songwriter CORii. “Say” is another quality release.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
DYLAN – “Good Enough” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

It was good enough for some Spotify editorial love and it’s also good enough for the weekly Rewind report: 20-year-old Dylan has a winner with the newest cut from her forthcoming EP titled Red, out May 29. I look forward to hearing the last two songs on the set.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
JAMIE SCOTT – “Friendly Fire” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Scott’s awesome music and fantastic songwriting have been a part of my life since 2011, especially the singles off Grafitti6’s Colours album and his 2014 solo outing My Hurricane, along with his various co-writes for other artists. This track is a very pleasant listen.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ANSON SEABRA – “Hindenburg Lover”
BEN KESSLER – “Just Wanna Be Your Friend”
FLY BY MIDNIGHT – “LA Lonely”
KEVIN GARRETT – “It’s Gonna Be Me”
KODALINE – “Saving Grace”
WRABEL – “Somebody New”

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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