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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, February 25 – March 3, 2018

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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QUINN LEWIS – “In Between” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: two previous appearances, “Slipping” (July 2017) and “Hollow” (with Super Duper, September 2017)
Notes: Lewis’s music has slayed me effortlessly in the past, including a prior EP that’s no longer available, and this excellent song is no different. Is the Nashville-based performer a future pop superstar? I sure think so! “Between” is perfect for the Top 40 airwaves.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
KATELYN TARVER – “Never Fade”
VOKES – “Expectation”
YOUNG RISING SONS – “Whiskey”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, January 21-27, 2018

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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MAGDALENA BAY – “Waking Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: “Neon” (January), “Set Me Off” (April) and “Move Slow” (August) were all featured
Notes: It’s the first release of the year for duo Matthew Lewin and Mica Tenenbaum, who certainly know how to create a hooky and super fun 80’s-inspired gem. By the way, if you love their track “Neon” like I do, go and send someone a VinylPost and play it loud!

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VOKES – “Potential” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: “Backroad” (July 2016), “Wrong” (August 2016), “Screens” (October) were all featured; “Easy To Hate” (November) was noted
Notes: Dare I say that this has the potential to be my favorite single of theirs from their latest era? Well, besides the bad puns, it’s a great electropop meets alternative cut from the Los Angeles band, who I’m sure will return to the Rewind many times later in 2018.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
JOHNNY STIMSON – “Rocket” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 11/12 – 11/18/17

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 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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AARON TAOS featuring SHANE STOKES – “Alone” (Spotify)
I’ve been a fan of Taos’s tracks for just over two years now, with his tunes being featured on the Rewind and PGTC Spotify playlists. This year alone, my favorite releases from him include “Not Over Yet” and “Off My Mind”. His diverse musical palette shines again.

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ALY & AJ – “Promises” (Spotify)
With the release of their EP Ten Years this past Friday, the duo of sisters Alyson and Amanda Joy Michalka continue to impress the pop world with their comeback (which will hopefully include a full-length set next year!) This song is my favorite, a super retro bop.

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CHELSEA LANKES – “Matches” (Spotify)
You know that I support all my Nashville kings and queens, and that includes Lankes, though it’s been a moment since her last new music dropped. Back in the spring of 2016, I really enjoyed her self-titled EP. Her latest edgy pop winner is quite an addictive song!

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LAUV – “Paris In The Rain” (Spotify)
Pop keeps pouring down on us this week with the latest tune from Ari Leff’s ongoing playlist project titled I met you when I was 18. This one isn’t as instant as some of his past songs, a few of which have now been on the radio, but there’s a nice 70’s R&B influence.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
AIRPLANE MAN – “New Supplier” (SoundCloud)
BROADHURST – “Open Wide” (SoundCloud)
GHOST MACHINES – “We Bring The Fire” (SoundCloud)
JAMES DROLL – “Jacket Weather” (SoundCloud)
THE BEACH – “U.R. Beautiful” (SoundCloud)
VOKES – “Easy To Hate” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 10/8 – 10/14/17

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 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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BRASKO – “Take Me” (Spotify)
As Jordan Gable, he provided plenty of tasty tunes for several PGTC playlists, including two Rewind appearances with “Fool Of Me” (June 2016) and “Didn’t Mean It” (September 2016). Now, as a second era begins, his edgy new wave-influenced pop sound shines.

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GOLDEN COAST – “Float On By” (Spotify)
Singer and songwriter Denny White has been on the Rewind with a pair of tunes this year, including a feature for “Traces” (January 2017). So, it’s also good to have his duo back in action! Their catchy rhythmic pop song floats toward the top of this week’s releases.

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VOKES – “Screens” (Spotify)
Don’t worry, your vision is fine! This act is now a quintet, having previously hit the Rewind as a solo project (musician Mike Harris) with “Wrong” (August 2016). Focused in a more alternative direction, the transition is flawless and the single is worth a few listens.

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ZAYDE WØLF – “Higher Than High” (Spotify)
Hungry like the Wolf? Us too! “High” is the Nashville performer’s third cut on the Rewind in 2017, with “The Jungle” (August 2017) marking his last appearance to date. With a radio-ready and anthemic pop/rock sound, you’ll be blasting this track through the fall.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
CHRIS JOBE – “Thank You Internet” (SoundCloud)
LEO KALYAN – “No Man’s Land (Part 1)” (SoundCloud)
LUKR – “Secrets” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 7/31 – 8/6

Record Rewind - August 7, 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 PGTC SoundCloud page and my playlists on Spotify, these stuck out as my favorite independent songs of the week…

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CAPPA featuring JON SANTANA – “Wannabe” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Spice up your life with this cool cover by Carla Cappa and producer Jon Santana, who was also credited as a featured act last year on her update of “No Scrubs”. Who will be next: Blaque? Dream? 702? Regardless of what she chooses, I’m definitely here for it.


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LYON HART – “Falling For You” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Hart’s been on my radar since last year, when he released an EP called With Or Without Me. After focusing on featured slots, this New York City singer has a new release. Combining a smooth R&B-flavored melody with an impassioned vocal, it’s a great effort.

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MYZICA – “We Belong Together” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The talented Nashville duo of Isaaca Byrd and Micah Tawlks has another delicious pop sound to go around. Before you ask, no, it isn’t a Mariah Carey cover. This is, however, an electric ride into the era of Kim Wilde and The Bangles. So, jam out and have fun.

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PETER WISE – “Denial”
It’s wise to listen to Peter… at least, that’s what I believe. I enjoyed his “Sweet Solitude” single in June, and while that release saw him digging into some silky soul, this song is a pop tune with some solid tempo. Look out for more from the versatile singer soon.

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RALPH – “Something More” (iTunes) (Spotify)
We all asked for “something more” from this Toronto singer after “Cold To The Touch” did so well earlier this summer, and it’s a great feeling to know she delivered with her latest track. Singer Raffa Weyman has another synthpop jam with a meaningful lyric.

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SATCHMODE – “State Of Mind” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Los Angeles’s dynamic dream pop duo just got a little more dreamier with their new single. They’ve had millions of streams and a plethora of blogs behind them, so their “state of” career is also looking quite whimsical. Love Hz is due to be released in October.

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SLOW SUGAR – “Hypnotic Love” (iTunes) (Spotify)
I’ve been looking for a single from these two (Alex Utay and Danielle Harris) for some time now. They put on a good live show. If they play again in New York City, you should check them out. “Hypnotic” is an enticing and potent pop ballad with nice potential.

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VOKES – “Wrong” (iTunes) (Spotify)
If you haven’t listened to this California musician’s EP titled Fractalism, you’re missing out on a great set of songs. Of course, I’m a little biased, as I’ve supported the project since the beginning of the year. “Wrong” is so right, with its soothing melody shining.

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For more new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
ADAM JENSEN – “Drugs” (SoundCloud)
DELAMARE – “Black And White Space” (SoundCloud)
PAPER LIONS – “My Number” (SoundCloud)
SCAVENGER HUNT – “River Runs Dry” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 6/26 – 7/2

Record Rewind - July 3, 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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BEACH TIGER – “Companion” (iTunes) (Spotify)
You may have heard this song in the mix of your favorite New Music Friday playlist. I’ve enjoyed their two prior singles, and it’s a good thing to say that they’re 3-for-3 for me now. The South Carolina band has mastered a great indie rock mentality that works.

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CAPPA – “Mad About U” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Attention pop girls: please clear the way for Carla Cappa. The Nashville performer delivers again with her new song, a saucy R&B flavored track with nice production. Her hot jam is a winner for the summer; call it another feather in her cap-pa. (I tried, really.)

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HANNAH GRACE – “Mustang” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Grace has been on my radar for a number of years now, and I’ve enjoyed songs like “Keep Your Love” and “Meant To Be Kind”. It looks like she’s about to add to my favorites, with a new EP due on July 15. Fusing 70’s rock with current pop, Grace shines again.

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KID RUNNER – “Give Me Something To Love” (iTunes) (Spotify)
If there’s one song this week that could be a big record at Alternative radio several months from now, it’s this excellent tune from the upcoming EP Body Language, due August 12. The Ohio band continues to get streaming love, and is poised for more success.

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RAINSFORD – “S.I.D. (Sunshine In December)”
Last year, Rainey Qualley had a pair of tracks issued to Country stations on a small label, including “Me And Johnny Cash”, which was spun on a number of outlets. Returning with a project under this new name, she flourishes with an edgy pop sound and lyric.

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VOKES featuring NEVVE – “Backroad” (iTunes) (Spotify)
He’s four singles into his new project, and it’s pretty clear that Los Angeles musician Mike Harris has a strong electronic soul vibe that’s hitting thousands of ears around the world. His latest track should continue to, ahem, drive up support in the coming days.

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WILD – “Silver & Gold” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Christmas in July? Not quite. Save the snow and tinsel for a later date, but do unwrap this gift from the Los Angeles trio. The last year has given the band a blog and streaming breakout, with “Back To You” and “Vagabond” leading the pack. Look out for more.

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YOUNG SUMMER – “Alright” (iTunes) (Spotify)
The summer is very young indeed, but this summery sound will get you feeling young again. D.C.-based singer Bobbie Allen has a great return single that dives into the pop pool of 80’s goodness. Don’t towel off just yet; you’ll want to ride this wave for a while.

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For more new music, we suggest…
GYPSY & THE CAT – “Life” (iTunes) (Spotify)
NATIVE PEOPLE – “Call Me” (iTunes) (Spotify)

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