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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Twelve

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
BRUNS – “Never Go Back” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

If you remember the Colorado quintet Churchill, best known for their top five Triple A radio tune “Change”, then you might like the new single from former member Tim Bruns and his duo. One of their poppier efforts to date, the track is a pretty catchy spring jam.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
HEARTS & COLORS – “Lion” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Previously signed to Casablanca Records in the U.S. and now headed down the independent route, the new cut by this Swedish duo roars into the zoo that we know as Rewind. Breezing through a lighter tropical pop single, this act’s catalog remains just as colorful.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
THE NGHBRS – “Almost There” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

We’re sure the nghbrhd won’t mind if you bump the current single from Griffin Oskar and Ryan Dominic, who previously appeared on the Rewind with a cut called “All Or Nothing” last June. With a catchy and bright pop sound, it’s like I loved them all over again!

PICK OF THE WEEK: FOUR
WRABEL – “I Want You” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Over the last few years, this talented singer/songwriter has been signed with the Island Def Jam Music Group and Epic Records. At the latter, he managed to score a #1 song on my personal chart, 2016’s “11 Blocks”. This remixed version of an old cut is a good one!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM MELCHOR – “Means To A Mend”
KEVIN GARRETT – “Smoke”
MOONTOWER – “Lay With Me”
STEFAN ALEXANDER – “Don’t Speak”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Ten

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 WIEGNER – “IDK” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Wiegner makes the Rewind for the first time, though he first came onto my radar a few months back with a solid track titled “Better Off This Way” (as The Weekend Riot) and co-writes for acts like Annalia and Gatsby. IDK what you think, but I’m enjoying this cut.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
KYAN PALMER & NICOPOP. featuring YURI JONESS – “Antisocial Socialites” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance, second appearance, first appearance

Of the three artists combining their talents for this single, Palmer returns to the Rewind with his first track since “Pretend That You Love Me” from last September, one of the great cuts from on his set Burn Mona Lisa. This collaboration is a groovy throwback jam.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
LO LO – “Sweater Collection” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

The Canadian soloist that gave us the great pop bop “Convenient” last year, as well as the minor radio hit “Yours” up north, gets her second appearance on the Rewind with a fashionable single that’s just the right fit. The sound is familiar, but it’s irresistibly catchy!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM MELCHOR – “Plan On You”
DENNY WHITE – “Like It Was”
GREYSON CHANCE – “Timekeeper”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Nine

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 BURNS – “Too Cool” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

If I said I wasn’t a big fan of Burns’s latest track, then I would be a, ahem, damn good liar. (Not really.) The follow-up to that bop is also good and comes with a fun and colorful video too. Co-written by a PGTC alum, Martin Luke Brown, this release is cool with us.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ASTN – “Feel Nothing”
BRUNS – “In The Garden”
CHRIS AYER – “Mad Eye”
DES ROCS – “Dead Ringer”
HUGO HELMIG – “Don’t Wait Up”
JOEL ADAMS – “A Big World”
XYLØ – “Should Have Known”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Eight

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
ADAM LAMBERT – “Feel Something” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

After three albums in the major label system and several charting singles across a few different radio formats, the former American Idol contestant’s new independent release ranked in the top ten on iTunes yesterday. The deeply personal song is simple but lovely.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
COTIS – “Blame”
FINNEAS – “Claudia”
JESSE SAINT JOHN – “Wiser”
SPENCER – “17”
XYLØ – “Fireworks”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week 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
BETTY WHO – “The One” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Seventh appearance

One of the album highlights from this past Friday’s pack of releases is the latest set from this pop performer, a dazzling project with so many catchy tunes. Several of them, including “I Remember” from a few weeks ago, are on here. This retro track is also fantastic.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
CXLOE – “I Can’t Have Nice Things” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Australian-based pop is having a great 2019 so far and it’s so good have CXLOE in the mix to continue that trend. Of course, her cut titled “Show You”, which was included on the Rewind last August, got a lot of love from Spotify. Her newest release is pretty catchy.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
FELIX CARTAL & LIGHTS – “Love Me” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance (Lights records for Warner Bros. Records)

For the CanCon lover in all of us, check out this super collaboration that’s sure to do well up north and in the EDM chart world. Out just in time for Valentine’s Day on the 14th, it’s another great addition to the catalogs of both soloists. Get ready to move it all night.

PICK OF THE WEEK: FOUR
XYLØ – “Nothing Left To Say” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

After a run of quality bops on the Disruptor label, a part of the Sony family, Paige Duddy’s solo project (formerly a duo with brother Chase) continues on with a new independent song and a forthcoming EP in just under two weeks. It’s a good preview of the project.


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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
AARON TAOS – “Communication”
ANNALIA – “Hold My Breath”
BRIGETTA – “Sad Songs”
CRUISR – “Opening Up”
CUBBI – “Rippling”
EDEN XO – “Have It All”
ELLI MOORE – “Gateway”
EMILY VAUGHN – “Dead 2 Me”
FLY BY MIDNIGHT – “Lovely”
FRANKIE – “Wrong Time”
HANNAH JANE LEWIS – “Last Night Every Night”
JACKSON NANCE – “Call It Love”
LPX – “Give Up The Ghost”
MINKE – “Something Beautiful”
REX ORANGE COUNTY – “Nice House”
SAM SETTON – “Hurts So Much”
SIMON CURTIS – “Love”
STELLIE – “Let’s Forget We Were In Love”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week 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
BLAKE ROSE – “Lost” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Australian performer Rose appears to be blooming like a rose with his second single to date, which received notable support at both Apple Music and Spotify on Friday and ranked among the top 60 pop titles on iTunes. His awesome song is poised to do even more.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
KIM PETRAS – “If U Think About Me…” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

Three is better than one, and Petras knows it well, having just released another three songs on Thursday of last week. While the two others are collaborations, this solo cut ranks as my favorite of the tracks by far. No need to think about it: this pop bop is a nice one.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
R3HAB x ICONA POP – “This Is How We Party” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Third appearance (Icona Pop records for Big Beat Records, distributed by Atlantic Records)

Here’s a great dance release with a nostalgic twist: the song interpolates another track of the same name by S.O.A.P., a Danish duo whose European hit peaked at #21 on the CHR/Pop chart in May 1998. This update keeps it fresh and should be a solid club record.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ADAM MELCHOR – “Three Hours Ahead”
ADAM&STEVE featuring MATY NOYES – “Wherever You Are”
CHRIS JOBE – “Cry”
COOPER & GATLIN – “Like You”
GRANT LANDIS – “Home To Momma”
GREYSON CHANCE – “Shut Up”
SOPHIA ANGELES – “Anybody Else”
SVRCINA – “Insecure”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week 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
MAGDALENA BAY – “Money Lover” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

The duo of Matthew Lewin and Mica Tenenbaum might love money, as their latest song title clearly suggests, but the two artists get some love from creating quality music as well. The angelic release and its music video, a nostalgic early 80’s-inspired clip, are solid.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
MATT SIMONS – “Open Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

Written with Dan Romer, Emily Warren and Scott Harris, the same team behind Simons’s single “We Can Do Better”, the new song from his upcoming album After The Landslide (out April 5) has a charming radio-ready sound that’s perfect for the spring weather.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
TAYLOR NOELLE – “End Of The Night” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First appearance

Noelle might be a new name to the Rewind, but she’s been writing and performing for several years now. The Nashville performer’s latest single is a pop gem that stands out as one of the top new releases of the week. At the end of the night, we’re definitely hooked.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
GABBIE HANNA – “Medicate”
J. HUMAN – “Wish You Would”
JORDAN XIDAS – “Martyr”
KAT SAUL – “Middle Name”
STIRLING – “Let You Down”
VELLEV – “Imagine It”

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