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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Thirty Three

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 – “Heavy Sh*t” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fifth appearance

Blooming onto another edition of the Rewind, this Rose is already firmly rooted among my favorite independent performers during the last year. Luckily, he pours out another nice tune with this edgier sound, which wouldn’t sound out of place at Alternative radio.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
BRUCE WIEGNER – “Malicious” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

With his first track to make the weekly Rewind since March, Wiegner debuts a new single that may have a harmful title, but it won’t be destroying anything in the immediate vicinity (other than some future damage on the charts.) It might be his best solo cut so far.

PICK OF THE WEEK: THREE
WRABEL – “Magic” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Sixth appearance

From a major label performer to making major records as an independent artist, this multi-talented guy scores another appearance on the Rewind with a magical new release that’s among the best singles of the week. The smooth R&B-influenced sound is real cool.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BENEDICT CORK – “Boys Don’t Cry”
CAL – “My Brother”
GABRIELLE APLIN & JP COOPER – “Losing Me”
JACKSON HARRIS – “Something To Believe In”
SAM TINNESZ – “We’re Gonna Make It”
STEFAN BENZ – “Cool 4 Me”
VÉRITÉ – “Ocean”
ZAYDE WØLF – “Rumble”

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RECORD REWIND 2019: PGTC Picks, Week Twenty Three

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
LO LO – “Dancing In The Dark” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Fourth appearance

Covering a Bruce Springsteen song successfully is a really tough job, especially one as big as this tune became in 1984. However, the Canadian performer Lo Lo is up for the challenge and passes the test with flying colors. It’s a solid pop reimagining of a rock classic.

PICK OF THE WEEK: TWO
SHY MARTIN – “Same Old” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Second appearance

Singer and songwriter Martin has written with top pop talents and sung quite a few great tracks herself, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that her brand new release is here on the Rewind. Following another good single in “Out Of My Hands”, her sound isn’t “Old” at all.

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
CHLOE HOWL – “In The Middle (Sad Banger)”
CHRIS AYER – “Dinosaurs”
EIGHTY NINETY – “10K Summer Nights”
KIM PETRAS – “Clarity”
NAWAS featuring BIG SAM & DA PHESSAH – “Buy My Love”
VINCINT – “Say”
ZAYDE WØLF – “The Boys Of Summer”

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 8, 2018

Tomorrow slays today.

Will a jam band keep it sticky on the survey? Will two ghost hunters chase their way to #1? So many questions and not enough answers to them! These are the notable digital and physical releases headed into the market this Friday:

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – Come Tomorrow (iTunes)
The ninth studio album, and first in nearly six years, from this enduring live favorite hits the market this week. The first single from the set, “Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)”, is now in the top ten on the Triple A chart. With another huge tour ahead, look for this title to reach the top five on the Billboard 200 next week (with a chance at #1.)

DIERKS BENTLEY – The Mountain (iTunes)
Led by the single “Woman, Amen”, which is approaching the top spot on the Country radio chart, Bentley’s newest studio album will be competing (or, rather, scaling a musical mountain) with Sugarland’s new set (see below) for #1 on that genre-specific survey. However, it should also debut in the top ten overall.

KIDS SEE GHOSTS – Kids See Ghosts (iTunes)
After releasing his ye album last week, Kanye West and collaborator Kid Cudi make their debut as this new duo. With West’s certain chart-topping bow propel this effort to the top? Expect significant streaming action for this release.

Notable albums out this week: Jorga Smith‘s Lost & Found (iTunes), Lily Allen‘s No Shame (iTunes), Lykke Li‘s So Sad So Sexy (iTunes), Ne-Yo‘s Good Man (iTunes), Sheppard‘s Watching The Sky (iTunes), Sugarland‘s Bigger (iTunes), Tremonti‘s A Dying Machine (iTunes), Zayde Wølf‘s Modern Alchemy (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: bülow‘s Damaged, Vol. 2 (iTunes), Chelsea Cutler‘s Sleeping With Roses (iTunes), Matt Nathanson‘s Pyromattia (iTunes), Michael Blume‘s Cynicism & Sincerity (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Almost Love”, Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Bitches”, Tove Lo featuring Charli XCX, Icona Pop, Elliphant & ALMA (iTunes)
“Bring It Back”, Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Can’t Do Better”, Kim Petras (iTunes)
“Day Drunk”, Morgan Evans (iTunes)
“Deep End”, Daughtry (iTunes)
“Don’t Turn Around”, Amy Shark (iTunes)
“Find Me”, Forest Blakk (iTunes)
“Forever”, Billy Raffoul (iTunes)
“Forever Animal”, Blair (iTunes)
“Ghosts”, Mike Shinoda (iTunes)
“Good As Gold”, Greyson Chance (iTunes)
“Granted”, Josh Groban (iTunes)
“Here We Go”, WILD (iTunes)
“Hooked”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“I Know How To Speak”, Manchester Orchestra (iTunes)
“I’ll Always Be The One Who Makes You Cry”, Eric Hutchinson (iTunes)
“If You’re Over Me (NOTD Remix)”, Years & Years (iTunes)
“Imagine If”, gnash (iTunes)
“Into Your Arms”, Witt Lowry featuring Ava Max (iTunes)
“Kiss Me”, MAGIC! (iTunes)
“Let It Go”, R3HAB & Skytech (iTunes)
“Liberated”, DeJ Loaf featuring Leon Bridges (iTunes)
“Like I Do”, Christina Aguilera featuring GoldLink (iTunes)
“Live In The Moment (Superorganism Remix)”, Portugal. The Man (iTunes)
“Lose It”, Kane Brown (iTunes)
“Lost In Translation”, Youngr (iTunes)
“Louder”, PHANGS featuring Mystery Skulls (iTunes)
“Love Is Love”, Starley (iTunes)
“Love Sick Blues”, Mason Ramsey (iTunes)
“Mary Don’t You Weep (Piano & A Microphone – 1983)”, Prince (iTunes)
“Middle Finger”, Phoebe Ryan + Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“My Heart Is Full”, Norah Jones (iTunes)
“No Deeper We Can Fall”, Elias (iTunes)
“Oh My My (What A Life)”, MILCK (iTunes)
“One Kiss (R3HAB Remix)”, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Pa Mí”, Tory Lanez & Ozuna (iTunes)
“Pops”, THEY. (iTunes)
“Prima Donna”, Tipling Rock (iTunes)
“Reverse”, Vic Mensa featuring G-Eazy (iTunes)
“Right Now”, Confetti (iTunes)
“Saturday Sun (Luca Schreiner Remix)”, Vance Joy (iTunes)
“Signs”, HUGEL & Taio Cruz (iTunes)
“Solara”, The Smashing Pumpkins (iTunes)
“Stampede”, Alexander Jean x Lindsey Stirling (iTunes)
“Summer Fever”, Little Big Town (iTunes)
“Tell Me”, Marshmello (iTunes)
“Tension”, CAPPA (iTunes)
“The Light”, JeremihTy Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Tough”, Lewis Capaldi (iTunes)
“Trouble”, Dan Caplen featuring Ms. Banks (iTunes)
“Used To You”, Dagny (iTunes)
“Why Can’t I Change”, Passenger (iTunes)
“Younger”, Ruel (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from the 5 Seconds Of Summer, Christina Aguilera, Nas and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, April 15-21, 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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CONFETTI – “When I Grow Up” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: One previous mention, “People Suck” (February 2018)
Notes: Though not nearly as polarizing as their last release, the new song from this act is just as fun, touching on a universal theme.

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RYAN PULFORD – “Better Off Alone” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: First time featured
Notes: Originally a SoundCloud discovery from a couple of years back, Pulford’s first release since 2016 is a super house music jam.

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ZAYDE WØLF – “Rule The World” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: Three previous mentions, “Higher Than High” (October 2017) being the most recent entry
Notes: With another hit to howl about, that Wolf man returns with this anthemic and energetic release. (We’ll rate his record high.)

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
BAHARI – “Savage”
CRUISR – “Mind Eraser”
JOHNNY STIMSON – “End Of Time”
JON LEMMON – “Something True”
KATELYN TARVER – “LY4L”
MALIA CIVETZ – “Little Victories”
SHAE JACOBS – “Space”
VHS COLLECTION – “One”

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, January 28-February 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…

(Given the Super Bowl this weekend and a larger-than-expected workload, notes will return next week. Go Patriots!)

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SASHA SLOAN – “Normal” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: first time featured

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THE MOWGLI’S – “Real Good Life” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: first time featured; band was previously signed to Photo Finish Records

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VÉRITÉ & PELL – “Bout You” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: “Phase Me Out” (January 2017), “When You’re Gone” (April 2017), “Bout You” (original solo, May 2017) and “Saint” (June 2017) were featured; “Control” (June 2017) was noted

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ZAYDE WØLF – “Gladiator” (Spotify)
Previously on the Rewind: “Will I Fall” (June 2016), “Born Ready” (October 2016), “Brave” (July 2017), “The Jungle” (August 2017), “Higher Than High” (October 2017) were featured; no additional noted songs

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
WANDERER – “Driving (1985 Version)” (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, 8/20 – 8/26/17

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…

There were about five million songs that was I interested in writing about this week, and not nearly enough time to do it. So, I made a list of ten of them, with streaming links and Rewind history all listed below. Enjoy this week’s condensed version, and tell me how you’re feeling about the selections!

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APOLLO LTD – “One In A Million” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: “Goodbye” (July 2016)

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COLYER – “The Ringer” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: “Lost In Your Love” (May)

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HUDSON TAYLOR – “Feel It Again” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: none; act previously signed to Cherrytree/Interscope in North America

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MAGDALENA BAY – “Move Slow” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: “Neon” (January), “Set Me Off” (April)

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NICHOLAS ROBERTS – “Think About It” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: “The Pioneers” (February), “Before You Go” (June)

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NICK WILSON – “Miles Apart” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: “Bare” (April)

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NUUXS – “Real Love” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: none


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SUPER DUPER featuring REMMI – “Never Gets Old” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: “Nothing Scares Us” (June), “Second Chances” (July)

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THE NEW COAST – “Sleeptalk” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: “Slow Down” (August 2016), “Melbourne” (November 2016)

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ZAYDE WØLF – “The Jungle” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Previously featured: “Will I Fall” (June 2016), “Born Ready” (October 2016), “Brave” (July)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 7/9 – 7/15/17

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 – “Not Over Yet” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Taos is certainly making his mark on the Rewind this year, having previously been featured with a pair of top tracks: “Off My Mind” in January and “These Days” in May. As the title says, his days of my enjoying his tunes are not over yet, as he releases another bop.

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JOHN SPLITHOFF featuring MADISON RYANN WARD – “Show Me” (iTunes) (Spotify)
It’s been over a year since Splithoff released his last new single, the smooth and delectable “Sing To You”, which has now achieved a super impressive 20 million streams on Spotify. This R&B-influenced pop collaboration steers him in a fresh, but lovable, direction.

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ZAYDE WØLF – “Brave” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This Nashville singer and songwriter last appeared on the Rewind about a year ago, but several tracks from 2016’s Golden Age were featured on PGTC’s Spotify playlists. The anthemic pop cut has a nice hook and some cool builds in production. It’s a winner to me!

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For more great new music, these songs are worth a listen…
ANDREW BELLE – “Honey And Milk” (SoundCloud)
TRENTON – “In The Summer Light” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 10/2 – 10/8

Record Rewind - October 9, 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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JUNIOR EMPIRE – “Danger” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This London quintet has been featured twice before on my Rewind, and their latest song is another worthy part of their catalog. It has a definite early 90’s feel to it, perhaps inspired by larger bands of the day like Depeche Mode or New Order. It’s a good sound.

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LAUV – “Breathe” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Former New Yorker and now Los Angeles singer/songwriter Ari Leff continues to deliver solid records, experimenting with many different sounds along the way. His latest single strikes a good balance between the classic soft rock song and modern production.

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SMITH & THELL – “Row” (Spotify)
This Swedish duo had a hit on Spotify earlier this year with a single titled “Statue”. Between the original version and a remix, it’s a little below 2.4 million plays overall at the service. However, their latest release is an even catchier folk-pop jam. It’s great for fall.


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ZAYDE WØLF – “Born Ready” (iTunes) (Spotify)
I’ve been supporting Wølf’s prowl for pop glory since the beginning of the year, and my animal instinct tells me that he’s due for a great run with his album Golden Age. It’s a big release in what’s been a big period of syncs for the musician, and he’s not done yet.

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For more great new music, these tunes are worth a listen…
CASTLECOMER – “Get In Line” (SoundCloud)
ELLE WATSON – “Walls” (SoundCloud)
KIDS AT MIDNIGHT – “Turn It Off” (SoundCloud)
LEON POWER – “Blind” (SoundCloud)

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RECORD REWIND: PGTC Picks, 6/5 – 6/11

Record Rewind - June 12, 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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CARDBOARD KIDS – “Struggle” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Sometimes, the struggle is real. In fact, this “Struggle” is real… real solid, that is. Nashville’s four Kids are back and going around the pop playground we call the blogosphere, scoring in the top 20 on the Hype Machine Twitter chart. Their Mint EP is out soon.

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DENNY WHITE – “Sweetness”
Golden Coast’s golden boy returns with a treat of a track; call it smooth ear candy infused with a dark core. White’s single jumped to #1 on Hype Machine’s Twitter list during the week, the top 30 overall, and remains popular on several sites. Have a cavity yet?

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EZA – “Off The Record” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Nashville’s Ellery Bonham is no stranger to hot pop records, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that I’m on the record with my approval for her latest jam. It’s great. “Off” saw a nice boost from a Billboard premiere and an add on Spotify’s U.S. New Music Friday list.

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HALFNOISE – “Know The Feeling” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Many people are obsessed with “Can’t Stop The Feeling” at the moment, myself included, but there are a few other “feeling” cuts out there waiting to be heard. This Zac Farro project has one of them, a slice of electro-pop that’ll satisfy the SoundCloud crowd.

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HANNAH JANE LEWIS – “Bend Or Break” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Lewis’s potent pop sound delivered her great results with her previous single, “Why Start A War”, and thus, the war for blog love continues with a likable follow-up single. If you haven’t heard much about the London newcomer so far, you definitely will soon.

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JAKIL – “Tongue Tied” (iTunes) (Spotify)
This five-man band is a new one on my radar, but we’ll be keeping an eye on them. They’re based in London and Edinburgh. They seem to be wrapping their tongues around the popular and slick 80’s sound that’s made a comeback in the past few years. I like it.

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JUNIOR EMPIRE – “West Coast” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Currently in the top ten on Hype Machine is this cool track, a new single from the group that went through a recent name change. They were previously known as The Mispers. Now, the act delivers a nice summery song, a mixture of pop and electric goodness.

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LAUV featuring TRAVIS MILLS – “Question” (iTunes) (Spotify)
Lauv was featured on our 16 For ’16 list late last year, when he gained massive support for his Lost In The Light EP and songs like “Reforget” and “The Other”. He’s a lion by name, and his production certainly roars. Oh, and the answer is to keep listening to it.

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PRETTY SISTER – “West Coast” (iTunes) (Spotify)
We have dueling “West Coast” records in the lineup this week, and I had to feature them both. I may as well take a vacation to the western part of the country soon. This Zak Waters project has impressed with several viral hits, and this soulful song is excellent.

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ZAYDE WØLF – “Will I Fall” (iTunes) (Spotify)
How will this Wolf survive? A steady diet of syncs and reactive songs, of course. The Rare Breed EP is a good listen, featuring the anthemic track “Built For This Time”, but “Will I Fall” is another solid single from the Nashville musician. Get onto the dark side.

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