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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 14, 2018

A web of new music.

‘Tis the season for some jolly gifts from the musical gods, including several notable rap albums and the big soundtrack to one of this weekend’s hottest films. Here are all the albums and singles hitting the market this Friday:

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
Featuring new songs from Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone and many other artists, the soundtrack to this animated movie (which opens tomorrow) should receive a nice boost if the film performs at the box office. Malone’s “Sunflower” (with Swae Lee) is currently charting at several radio formats.

KODAK BLACK – Dying To Live (iTunes)
This album features the Travis Scott and Offset-assisted “Zeze”, a recent #2 single on the Billboard Hot 100 that continues its run in the top ten on the Rhythmic and Urban charts. Given that song’s success, the entire set is likely to be fairly reactive in the market.

MITCHELL TENPENNY – Telling All My Secrets (iTunes)
Tenpenny recently topped the Country radio survey with the hit “Drunk Me”, which is to be followed with “Alcohol You Later” in the new year. We’re sure plenty of his fans will be taking a sip of his latest album in the next few days.

Notable albums out this week: Alan Walker‘s Different World (iTunes), Bay Faction‘s Florida Guilt (iTunes), Bruce Springsteen‘s Springsteen On Broadway (iTunes), Kid Ink‘s Missed Calls (iTunes), The Chainsmokers‘s Sick Boy (iTunes), Vic Mensa‘s Hooligans (iTunes), Volbeat‘s Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken (iTunes), We Three‘s We Three (iTunes), Wisin Y Yandel‘s Los Campeones Del Pueblo (The Big Leagues) (iTunes), ZAYN‘s Icarus Falls (iTunes), Ninjawerks (Vol. 1) (iTunes), Vox Lux (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Chris Ayer‘s Holiday (iTunes), Daniel Powter‘s Giants (iTunes), Gryffin‘s Gravity, Pt. 1 (iTunes), Netsky‘s Abbot Kinney (iTunes), The Decemberists‘s Traveling On (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“100 Ways”, Zhavia Ward (iTunes)
“All I Want For Christmas Is You”, New Hope Club (iTunes)
“Back & Forth (Acoustic)”, Becky Hill (iTunes)
“Behave (James Carter Remix)”, Benjamin Ingrosso (iTunes)
“Cheerleader (Demo)”, JP Cooper (iTunes)
“Dasher”, Gerard Way featuring Lydia Night (iTunes)
“Dirty Blonde”, Eden xo (iTunes)
“Don’t F–k With My Money”, Mystery Skulls (iTunes)
“Done (R3HAB Remix)”, Nikki Vianna (iTunes)
“Elevate”, Papa Roach (iTunes)
“Excuses (Kia Love Remix)”, Olly Murs (iTunes)
“Give It”, Betta Lemme (iTunes)
“Glitch”, Martin Garrix & Julian Jordan (iTunes)
“Imagine”, Ariana Grande (iTunes)
“Jello”, PRETTYMUCH (iTunes)
“Last Xmas”, Allie X (iTunes)
“London”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Loneliness”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“Man To Man”, Dorian Electra (iTunes)
“No Plans”, AJ Mitchell featuring Marteen (iTunes)
“Numb”, Carlie Hanson (iTunes)
“Other Side Of Love”, Anderson East (iTunes)
“Paradise (Acoustic)”, Ofenbach featuring Benjamin Ingrosso (iTunes)
“Pep Talk” and “Quarter-Life Crisis”, Judah & The Lion (iTunes)
“Pretty Paper”, The Lumineers (iTunes)
“Psycho”, Delaney Jane (iTunes)
“Rewrite The Stars (Wideboy’s Hands In The Air Remix)”, James Arthur & Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Shivers”, JT Roach (iTunes)
“Speechless (Lucas & Steve Remix)”, Robin Schulz featuring Erika Sirola (iTunes)
“Stop Believing In Santa”, MNEK (iTunes)
“Strangers In The Night”, Fergus (iTunes)
“Sunday Morning (Alyx Ander Remix)”, Matoma featuring Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Tell Me It’s Over”, Avril Lavigne (iTunes)
“Testify”, Robin Thicke (iTunes)
“That’s Yo Money”, T-Pain (iTunes)
“The Mask”, Matt Maeson (iTunes)
“Tired Of Being Lonely”, Jackson Harris (iTunes)
“Tough”, Quinn XCII featuring Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Used To Love”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Voicebreaks”, Sofi De La Torre (iTunes)
“War Cry”, Queen Naija (iTunes)
“Waste It On Me (Cheat Codes Remix)”, Steve Aoki featuring BTS (iTunes)
“What Happens In a Small Town”, Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell (iTunes)
“What’s Goin’ On”, Vigiland (iTunes)
“Woman Like Me (Banx & Ranx Remix)”, Little Mix (iTunes)
“Xmas Trees”, Bibi Bourelly (iTunes)
“Yesterday”, Justin Klump (iTunes)
“You Mean The Whole Wide World To Me”, Christina Perri (iTunes)

You’ll have to wait until January for some larger albums to appear on the schedule again; a condensed post for next week is TBD for now. Until then, thanks for another great musical year. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 28, 2017

Now is the time for chart glory.

There’s a sizable Fire burning among the albums being released this week, and plenty of notable names from the worlds of pop, rap and rock music. Here are the albums and singles you need to know this Friday:

ARCADE FIRE – Everything Now (iTunes)
With two #1 albums in a row, it’s no surprise that the fifth studio release by this Canadian sextet is the leading contender for the top spot next week. The title track from it is currently in the top 20 on the Alternative chart, and #1 on the Triple A list. Many of the reviews for it appear to be mixed thus far, though it’s still early on in the process.

CAGE THE ELEPHANT – Unpeeled (iTunes)
Led by the single “Whole Wide World”, this is a new live album by the Kentucky band, featuring both singles and album cuts off their past studio albums. Their previous release, 2015’s Tell Me I’m Pretty, had a top 30 peak and gave them two #1 titles on the Alternative chart. Will this set achieve the same results? Stay tuned!

JULIA MICHAELS – Nervous System (iTunes)
This singer has plenty of notable hits to her credit as a songwriter, and she entered the top ten on both Hot AC and Top 40 radio earlier this year with “Issues”. Now, follow-up “Uh Huh” is making some solid gains at the latter format. You’ll find these singles and more on this seven-song set.

More albums out this week: Aminé‘s Good For You (iTunes), Coast Modern‘s Coast Modern (iTunes), Jillette Johnson‘s All I Ever See In You Is Me (iTunes), Joe Nichols‘s Never Gets Old (iTunes), Joywave‘s Content (iTunes), Luke Christopher‘s TMRWFRVR (iTunes), Passenger‘s The Boy Who Cried Wolf (iTunes), Vic Mensa‘s The Autobiography (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: PHANGS‘s Get In My Arms (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“95”, Picture This (iTunes)
“All The Ways To Say Goodbye”, Mitch James (iTunes)
“Are We There Yet”, Timeflies featuring Chase Rice (iTunes)
“Beatnik Trip”, Gin Wigmore (iTunes)
“Boys”, Charli XCX (iTunes)
“Cages”, needtobreathe (iTunes)
“Caught In The Middle”, Anastacia (iTunes)
“Champagne Supernova”, OneRepublic (iTunes)
“Cloud Riders”, Tori Amos (iTunes)
“Come At Me”, DEV (iTunes)
“Complicated”, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. David Guetta featuring Kiiara (iTunes)
“Do Re Mi”, Blackbear featuring Gucci Mane (iTunes)
“Either Way”, Snakehips & Anne-Marie featuring Joey Bada$$ (iTunes)
“England Lost” and “Gotta Get A Grip”, Mick Jagger (iTunes)
“Faded Heart”, BØRNS (iTunes)
“F.D.N.”, Dreezy (iTunes)
“Happy Love (SAINT WKND Remix)”, ROMANS (iTunes)
“Heaven”, State Of Sound (iTunes)
“High Without Your Love (Bender Remix)”, Loote (iTunes)
“I Am Not A Trend (No Rules)”, Michael Blume (iTunes)
“It’s You”, Wrabel & Magical Thinker (iTunes)
“Learn To Let Go”, Kesha (iTunes)
“Living Now”, Whissell (iTunes)
“Love In Ruins”, Gryffin featuring Sinead Harnett (iTunes)
“Marmalade”, Macklemore featuring Lil Yachty (iTunes)
“Midnight”, Jessie Ware (iTunes)
“My Boy”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“No Stopping You”, Brett Eldredge (iTunes)
“On My Mind”, James Cherry (iTunes)
“Please Keep Loving Me”, James TW (iTunes)
“Rose”, Tom Speight (iTunes)
“Run For Cover”, The Killers (iTunes)
“Rx”, Theory Of A Deadman (iTunes)
“Sober”, Cheat Codes & Nicky Romero (iTunes)
“So Close (THANKS Remix)”, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (iTunes)
“Streets Of Gold”, Isaiah (iTunes)
“Sun Comes Out”, Decco x Leo Stannard (iTunes)
“Too Good”, Marsicans (iTunes)
“Unforgettable”, Thomas Rhett (iTunes)
“Wanna Know Love (Piano Version)”, Jasmine Thompson (iTunes)
“Would You Ever”, Skrillex featuring Poo Bear (iTunes)
“You Da Baddest”, Future featuring Nicki Minaj (iTunes)

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

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