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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 7/3 – 7/9

Record Rewind - July 10, 2016

Our new Record Rewind is about highlighting the top new songs that you may have missed, or should discover, from many of my favorite independent acts out there. If you like what you see, let me know what you think!

Across the world of SoundCloud and my Indie Summer Mix on Spotify, these records stuck out as my favorite independent tunes of the week…

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BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT featuring ELTON JOHN – “Symmetry Of Two Hearts” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Next week marks the release of Rod Thomas’s latest album, Choreography, and based on the instant grat tracks so far, I think I’ll be enjoying it thoroughly. If you need a dose of 1987 in 2016, his intelligent and unabashedly bold pop melodies are a great treat.

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ELLE WATSON – “Phantom” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Watson last appeared on the blogs a couple of months ago; that’s when “Losing Any Sleep” debuted, a track that’s now achieved a massive 550,000+ streams on Spotify. Tapping into an ethereal R&B-flavored world, the haunting results are worth a few plays.

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GIRL FRIEND – “Hello Stranger”
This Manchester band has been a regular on my SoundCloud feed for about a year now, crafting great singles like “Tragic On The Dancefloor” and “Waste My Time”. Their latest gem, mixed by Louis La Roche, should be no stranger to your new music playlist.

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GRAHAM COLTON with EMILY HEARN – “Where You Wanna Go” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Colton’s had two big top five singles on my personal chart, including the #1 hit “Best Days” in 2008, so I’m always happy to find a new song from him. Collaborating with Hearn, their catchy folk/pop record is great for any road trip playlist this summer or fall.

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MYZICA – “Love & Desire” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The Nashville duo, consisting of Isaaca Byrd and Micah Tawlks, strikes again with a delicious bright pop record. It’s the first taste of their forthcoming album, due in September. Driven by synth and drums, “Love” effortlessly captures a youthful 80’s memory.

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SAM TINNESZ featuring MAGIC MANSIONS – “Doesn’t Get Better Than This”
Tinnesz has been busy with two different projects in the last year, one being WΛVE & ROME and the other under his given name. In either case, many of his songs have been on TV recently, so expect this potent punch of rock realness in your living room soon.

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VINYL THIEF – “Letting Me Off Easy” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The Touch EP from this Nashville quartet was finally released on Friday. They’ve served up some hot cuts from the set in the last few weeks, and the last track from it, a dark fusion of electronic and indie rock, is among my favorites. It easily gets my approval.

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X&Y – “Footprints”
Last summer, I found this U.K.-based trio’s song “Rocket Science” on SoundCloud, but this may be their best single to date. Both their writing and production have unleashed a fresh energy and bigger sound for this track. Dig into it (your ears, not your toes.)


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For more new music, we suggest…
ALLIE X – “All The Rage” (iTunes) (Spotify)
APOLLO LTD – “Goodbye” (SoundCloud)
WILD – “Where Love Lives” (iTunes) (Spotify)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 6/12 – 6/18

Record Rewind - June 19, 2016

Our new Record Rewind is about highlighting the top new songs that you may have missed, or should discover, from many of my favorite independent acts out there. We’ll be testing it out this month, so if you like what you see, let me know what you think!

Across the world of SoundCloud and my Indie Summer Mix on Spotify, these records stuck out as my favorite independent tunes of the week…

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BOH DORAN – “Breathe” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Last year, we posted about Doran’s first couple of singles, “Rainbow” and “White Knuckles”, the latter of which hit the top ten on several Spotify Viral lists. Two days ago, she issued her latest single with no fanfare at all. It’s a pretty ballad with radio potential.

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DANIEL FEELS – “Parachute”
New York-based singer/songwriter Dan Goldberger adds to his Distractions, pt. I EP with this cut, which also premiered in video form on the same day. The musical chameleon has given us a big range of genres and textures so far, and this certainly adds to it.

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DECO – “Apollo” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Can our pop bops from King Deco exist at the same time as another act simply called Deco? The answer is, yes. Well, I hope so. It actually marks the third cut we’ve enjoyed from the English act, following “Turn Around” and “Tell Me Lies”. No lie, they’re cool.

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JORDAN GABLE – “Fool Of Me” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Gable took it way back to the 60’s on his previous single, “Want U Anyway”, and now, he takes his time machine forward and into the 80’s. The indie pop record sits nicely with many recent blog songs, with a pleading hook that really brings it home. Get into it.

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KINGTIDES – “Silhouettes”
This North Carolina duo has been on our radar since last year, when “Drive Through The Night” first appeared online. Riding on a synth pop vibe that explodes into an energetic chorus, this new song has not been fully appreciated yet, so get those reposts up.

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MAGGIE ROGERS – “Alaska” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s amazing what a co-sign from Pharrell Williams can do, but the act in question has to be an extra special one that can also hold their own. For newcomer Rogers, she seems to be doing alright so far. Ethereal and pleasant, “Alaska” is the current state of pop.

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NAWAS – “Wrong” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This Nashville act has been getting some huge buzz over the last few months, as their second single shines with major playlists, as well as a top ten peak on Hype Machine’s overall chart. Jake Nawas and his pals can pump out a powerful production. Stay tuned.

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SAY SAY – “Summer Girl” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Los Angeles’s Adam Reiter and Jesse Gurtis have teamed up for a new single that I’d say (say) is great for the season. Beyond that obvious title, it’s a cheery record, beaming a bright pop ray down on the music world. Pool party, anyone? Soak this hot track up.

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SERAMIC – “The Things You Do” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Smooth. We love smooth. Singer Marcus Foster keeps his momentum going with this retro gem, the last song to be released off a new EP called Found. Imagine listening to your favorite soul album late at night, alone, swaying to the groove. It’s a good feeling.

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THØSS – “Benchwarmer” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Earlier this year, THØSS scored with the blog and streaming hit “IWITW”, which stands at 450,000+ plays on Spotify. Now, that single and a few additional songs can be found on his first EP. The title cut rocks with some edge and a moody lyric. It’s real solid.

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VINYL THIEF – “Here In The Moment” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The excitement continues for this Nashville quartet’s EP Touch, due on July 8. “Here” is the second song to be released from it, a new wave meets future pop jam that keeps the beat going. If you need a new emerging act with a slick sound, these guys are great.

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ZEKE FINN – “Love Song” (iTunes) (Spotify)
There are just a few new names in our Rewind this week, and this trio from Brooklyn is one of them. It’s not their debut single, as they’ve been releasing tracks for over a year, but it’s one that appears to have broadened their blog audience. It’s a nice pop tune.

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Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to afsoybel@hotmail.com and I’ll check it out. Thanks!

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 5/29 – 6/4

Record Rewind - June 5, 2016

Our new Record Rewind is about highlighting the top new songs that you may have missed, or should discover, from many of my favorite independent acts out there. We’ll be testing it out this month, so if you like what you see, let me know what you think!

Across the world of SoundCloud and my Indie Summer Mix on Spotify, these records stuck out as my favorite independent tunes of the week…

SINGLES

Adam Friedman
ADAM FRIEDMAN featuring MIKE POSNER – “Lemonade” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Drink up on the latest single from Friedman and his pal Posner, a tangy track about a man looking for love. (It’s not that simple.)

Alexander Jean
ALEXANDER JEAN – “So Bad” (iTunes) (Spotify)
“Bad” is good when it comes to this highlight from the six-song Head High EP. You’ll be just as tempted as the protagonists here.

Bryce Fox
BRYCE FOX – “Voodoo” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This Los Angeles Fox is on the run with his cool third single, an edgy pop cut that just might have you believing in his sonic spirit.

Kiah Victoria
KIAH VICTORIA – “Cold War” (iTunes) (Spotify)
You know that voice from Postmodern Jukebox, and now, Victoria shines through her story of struggle in this smooth soul song.

Mark Elliott
MARK ELLIOTT – “Drink To Thunk”
We got our first taste of Elliott earlier this year with “Dead End Love Affair”. His new electro-pop jam may get us drite to wrunk.

R.LUM.R
R.LUM.R – “Frustrated” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Reggie Williams is several cuts deep into his project, and if you’re looking for a night drive necessity for your list, this one is hot.

Vinyl Thief
VINYL THIEF – “Healing” (iTunes) (Spotify)
These Nashville guys will not only steal your records, but your attention too. It’s true. The slick song leads their forthcoming EP.

MUSIC VIDEOS

FRENSHIP
FRENSHIP featuring EMILY WARREN – “Capsize” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The Los Angeles duo is having a major moment on Spotify with this pop gem, but hey, we knew the two would break months ago.

Sody and Martin Luke Brown
SODY & MARTIN LUKE BROWN – “Wasted Youth” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Brown is a blog favorite, and newcomer Sody has some nice potential. Two is better than one on this, and it’s not “Wasted” at all.

Want to be featured on this weekly wrap-up? Submit your music to afsoybel@hotmail.com and I’ll check it out. Thanks!

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