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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”

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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”

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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”

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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”

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RECORD REWIND 2020: 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
GRIFFIN OSKAR – “We Don’t Get High (Like We Used To)” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Oskar previously appeared on the Rewind twice as one half of the duo The NGHBRS, though I also enjoyed his previous major label EP Hostage, which was released by Republic in 2017. The strong pop ballad about a lost relationship isn’t lost on our weekly report.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
OSTON – “Shrug” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

The Los Angeles-based performer has been steadily putting out her own material and collaborations since 2018, while finding some very solid editorial support on Spotify in the process. Don’t shrug off this catchy track: it’s a quirky and quality bop for your playlist.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ALAINA CASTILLO – “Pass You By”
ELIO – “Body Language”
OVERSTREET – “Summertime”
SVRCINA – “Selfish”

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Sixteen

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
PHOEBE RYAN – “Ring” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

If Ryan’s name rings a bell, you may remember her time with Columbia Records when she released a number of tracks that did well in the streaming world, including 2015’s “Mine” and 2017’s “Dark Side”. Though she’s now independent, her music is still very nice.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
RAINSFORD – “2 Cents” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

This is the sixth appearance to date on the Rewind for the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell and the talent definitely runs in the family. As she continues to carve a path in the electronic and synth-pop world, her stunning new single is worth much more money.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ANSON SEABRA – “Emerald Eyes”
CAPPA featuring YUPPYCULT – “Change My Mind”
GIRL IN RED – “Midnight Love”
HANNAH GRACE – “Wasted Love”

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RECORD REWIND 2020: PGTC Picks, Week Fifteen

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
JESSE MCCARTNEY – “Yours” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

With a new single out and rumors that he may be a fan of turtles, particularly singing turtles, the former Dream Street member and actor is having a moment with his reignited solo music career. This release, with a particularly personal set of lyrics, is quality stuff.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
SHY MARTIN – “Can I Call You Back?” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

This is the third song of 2020 by Swedish singer/songwriter Martin to be featured on the Rewind, with “Slow” and “Still The Same” (a collaboration with Rewind alum Boy In Space) also catching my attention in prior weeks. We’ll call her new tune a very good cut.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
AARON SMITH – “Brother”
ALFIE TEMPLEMAN – “Happiness In Liquid Form”
JORDAN FISHER – “Walking On The Ceiling”

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