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RECORD REWIND 2019: 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
PRETTY SISTER – “Kingdom In The Valley” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

It’s been a minute since Zak Waters’s project last appeared on the Rewind, though he managed to put three singles in the recap last year, including “New Fire” and “Tension”. This bouncy funk release has a fun early 80’s synth-pop influence that’s pretty awesome.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
XYLØ – “Ride Or Die” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

Meanwhile, Paige Duddy’s solo records as XYLØ have been included here a handful of times since going independent, much of that material coming from her EP called Pretty Sad from March. This ride might be a mellower one, but we’re up for the passenger seat.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM LAMBERT, “New Eyes”
ALEC BAILEY, “Flowerbomb”
KIM PETRAS, “Sweet Spot”
LUKR, “Come Thru”
NUUXS, “Safe”
PHOEBE RYAN, “A Thousand Ways”
RUTHANNE, “Superman”
RYANN, “JFK”
SAM TINNESZ featuring BUILT BY TITAN, “Run With The Giants”
TOP BUNK, “Calm Me Down”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: 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…

(Due to Mother’s Day, full commentary will return next week. Enjoy this week’s selections!)

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PICK OF THE WEEK: ONE
BAHARI – “:( (Sad Face)” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

The former trio, now duo, certainly isn’t sad to see their latest release in our weekly recap. The darker electro-pop cut is a good one.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
CXLOE – “Low Blow” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

This Australian performer continues to prove herself as a cool emerging name in pop music. “Low” is certainly a high point for her.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BAUM – “Fuckboy”
ISAAC DUNBAR – “Cologne”
JOE JANIAK – “The Big One”
KIM PETRAS – “Blow It All”
SVRCINA – “Pages”
TONES AND I – “Dance Monkey”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: 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
FINNEAS – “I Lost A Friend” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: 11th appearance

He’s one of the most consistent performers on the weekly recap post, so it’s no surprise that the newest track by Finneas is included in this weekend’s review. The tender pop ballad turned powerful rock stomper is another emotional one, but a really excellent song.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
LO LO – “Stay Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

It’s been a couple of months since the Canadian performer appeared on the Rewind with the title cut from Sweater Collection, a set that came out last Friday. Combining playful pop production and great lyrics, it’s easy to hear why this nine-track album is so great.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
WRABEL – “The Real Thing” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

Since going independent, singer and songwriter Stephen Wrabel has enjoyed a number of songs making the Rewind post, including this track that was released on Friday. The soulful pop/rock ballad includes some interesting production and a really relatable lyric.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BRASKO featuring SAINT PRESSURE – “Lipstick Stains”
DES ROCS – “SLO”
DRUMAQ – “Insecurities”
KIM PETRAS – “Got My Number”
KYAN PALMER x NICOPOP. – “Headcase”
NIGHTTIME CROWD featuring SAM FISCHER – “Shadows Will Fall”
STEFAN ALEXANDER – “Thunderclap”
TESSA VIOLET – “I Like (The Idea Of) You”
WYLDER – “Ghosts”

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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”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: 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
BENEDICT CORK – “Funny How Things Change” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

This English performer’s previous single “Fear Of Lonely” was noted on an edition of the Rewind about a month ago, but this single also caught my ear pretty quickly. Slowing it down with a classic soft pop release, Cork’s cut feels ready for radio and the big screen.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
BLAKE ROSE – “Best Of Me” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

Australian singer Blake Rose hasn’t “Lost” his momentum on our weekly recap, though that was his last title to appear on here. The latest of his three released singles so far stays firmly in his comfortable pop/rock lane, but with a more pronounced alternative feel.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM SAMPLE, “Not Tonight”
CHRIS AYER featuring LACES, “Running In Reverse”
CRUISR, “Get Out”
EMILY VAUGHN, “Bitch”
KYLE REYNOLDS, “Baptized”
SINCLAIR featuring JINKA, “Drop-Dead Knockout”
WINGTIP, “Broken Bones”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: 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
FLY BY MIDNIGHT – “Waiting Tables” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Eighth appearance

There’s definitely two seats at the table for these guys; I’ve been feasting on their releases for some time now, so the waiting period wasn’t long for this winner to arrive. The mellow retro-tinged pop single combines enough modern elements for a successful result.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
HANNAH JANE LEWIS – “Not Yours Never Was” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance

Following the release of the Rewind-approved cuts “Do It Without You” and “Last Night Every Night”, Lewis’s latest song is an easy add to the list, which is featured on her new self-titled EP. With so many great pop records in her catalog, she’ll continue to do well.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
OVERSTREET – “All Nighter” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

During the summer of 2017, Overstreet climbed as high as #14 on my personal chart with “Hold On”, though I enjoyed the majority of his songs during a stint with Island Records. Leaning towards a darker rock feel, this one could find support at Alternative radio.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ALEC BAILEY – “Roseanne”
EBEN – “You The One”
HARRISON WHEELER featuring MARSHALL MAGIC – “Up All Night”
HUX – “Wreck”
JOHAN – “Fifteen”
MISS BENNY – “Every Boy”
MYZICA – “Can’t Come Back”
VIOLET DAYS – “Afterparty”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Fourteen

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
COREY HARPER – “Don’t Hate Me” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Starting things off this week, we have the first appearance by a Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter that’s been releasing music for several years. This cut was co-written by two blog friends, Donovan Woods and Todd Clark, and it sounds like a future radio hit.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
MATT SIMONS featuring BETTY WHO – “Dust” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance / Eighth appearance

Though both Simons and Who are no longer in the major label system, they sure are making some great music together. This single from the former’s album After The Landslide, released last Friday, is a super soft pop collaboration that should continue to do well.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
WRABEL – “Love To Love U” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance

Two weeks ago, this performer’s new version of a prior single (“I Want You”) was one of the top picks on that edition of the Rewind. So, it’s not a surprise to see him back on here so soon with another original track, a soulful pop cut that showcases his many talents.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ASTN – “Tidal Wave”
JOHNNY STIMSON – “Flower”
OMAR APOLLO – “Friends”
SPENCER BARNETT – “Suicide Note”
VINCINT – “Please Don’t Fall In Love”
ZAYDE WØLF – “Cold-Blooded”

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