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The Big Takeover Issue #86

Big Takeover Exclusives

Conan Neutron

Song Premiere: "Without the Poison… What Am I?" by Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends

1 October 2020

Rock band Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends unleash a roiling single about depression from their upcoming album about mental health.

Dogs At Large

Song Premiere: "New Disguise" by Dogs At Large

30 September 2020

Chicago-located psych-Americana band Dogs At Large unveil their upbeat, yet heartfelt second single from their upcoming 5th LP.

Davey Woodward & The Winter Orphans

Video Premiere: "Warm Hands" by Davey Woodward & The Winter Orphans

29 September 2020

Bristol-based collective Davey Woodward & The Winter Orphans release a slow-burning confessional from their upcoming album.

Ehtan Gold

NEWS: Ethan Gold "The Last Dive" speaks volumes on risk of gentrification and pandemic costs

29 September 2020

This song is a taster of Gold’s forthcoming double album Earth City, an LP about the modern world. About longing for human connection, for love, the thrill of the city, for communion with nature.


Song Premiere: "On Windowsill" by OurDeadFathers

29 September 2020

Seattle-based psych-/alternative folk-rock band OurDeadFathers releases a bittersweet and melodic threnody from their upcoming album.

Chicago Soul Jazz Collective

Video Premiere: “Where do you go when you dream” by Chicago Soul Jazz Collective ft. Raul Midón

28 September 2020

Acclaimed Chicago Soul Jazz Collective, featuring renowned musician Raul Midón, delivers a kicky, yet laid-back jazz track and animated video.

Mt. Doubt

Album Premiere: Doubtlands by Mt. Doubt

25 September 2020

Scottish indie rock band Mt. Doubt’s third album gets a U.S. release today and band leader Leo Bargery insightfully details the LP’s tracks.

Muck and the Mires

Album Premiere: Take Me Back To Planet Earth EP by Muck and the Mires

25 September 2020

Boston retro-garage rock/power pop band Muck and the Mires release their dynamic, tuneful, and engaging EP via Rum Bar Records.

Beau Jennings 2

Song Premiere: "Hard To Party" by Beau Jennings & The Tigers

24 September 2020

Oklahoma-based musician and filmmaker Beau Jennings and his band The Tigers release an engagingly laid-back stand-alone single.

Roger Street Friedman

Song Premiere: "Poison in the Cut" by Roger Street Friedman

23 September 2020

New York-based singer-songwriter Roger Street Friedman delivers a thoughtful and relevant message about racism and healing on his latest single.

Hell Boulevard

NEWS: Goth' n' roll rockers Hell Boulevard open a new chapter with new Not Sorry LP

22 September 2020

If you have a penchant for death rock and Goth music, your sonic tastes will be satiated by the Swiss band’s new album.

Josh Werner

Song Premiere: "Traversal" by Josh Werner

22 September 2020

Multi-talented veteran American musician Josh Werner bows the vivacious lead single from his upcoming album via M.O.D. Reloaded.

Girls on Grass 2

Video Premiere: "Who's Gonna Cry" by Girls on Grass

22 September 2020

Brooklyn-based country-punk rock band Girls on Grass stick it to the man (well, Trump) on an on-target political track and puppet performance video.

A Love Electric

Video Premiere: "Losing Touch" by A Love Electric

21 September 2020

Acclaimed NYC/Mexico City music trio A Love Electric unveil a captivating video for a contemplative track off their upcoming album.

Hey Elbow

Album Premiere: We Three by Hey Elbow

18 September 2020

Swedish dream-/avant-pop group Hey Elbow drops a captivating self-produced sonic-concept album via Adrian Recordings.


Video Premiere: "Thursday Is The New Sunday" by LATITUDE

17 September 2020

San Francisco-based power pop band LATITUDE unveil an engaging video for a mellow track off their upcoming LP via Emotional Response.

Secret Sight

Video Premiere: "By The End" by Secret Sight

17 September 2020

Italian indie rock band Secret Sight releases an inventive video for an invigorating track from their latest LP via Seahorse Recordings.

PJ O'Connor

Video Premiere: "Indecisive Moon" by P.J. O'Connor

16 September 2020

New York native and singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist P.J. O’Connor bows an NYC-themed video for a heartfelt track off his upcoming LP.

Short-Haired Domestic

NEWS: Tim Friese-Greene's Short-Haired Domestic offer German kaleidoscope with new single

15 September 2020

UK-based indie music (and married) duo Tim Friese-Greene and Lee Friese-Greene are set to release their debut LP as Short-Haired Domestic.

The Wake

Song Premiere: "Hammer Hall" by The Wake

15 September 2020

Ohioan veteran post-punk/Gothic rock band The Wake enlivens the senses with a vibrant track from their upcoming album.

Holy Youth

Song Premiere: "Off The Radar" by Holy Youth

15 September 2020

Alabama-based indie rock band Holy Youth drop a catchy, dynamic, and vibrant track from their upcoming self-produced album.

My Dear Mycroft

Song Premiere: "The Ghost That Slows You Down" by My Dear Mycroft

14 September 2020

Brooklyn-based rock noir band My Dear Mycroft unveil a hauntingly ominous and emotive lead single from their upcoming debut LP.

Silent Era

Album Premiere: Rotate the Mirror by Silent Era

11 September 2020

Bay Area hardcore (post-)punk/metal hybrid band Silent Era unleash a compelling, socio-politically relevant new album via Nervous Intent Records.

Eddie Japan

Video Premiere: "Summer Hair" by Eddie Japan

10 September 2020

Boston-based retro-mod rock ‘n’ roll band Eddie Japan unveil a heartfelt performance video for a sweeping, yet bittersweet single.


Video Premiere: "Florist" by Ilithios

9 September 2020

Brooklyn-based indie pop/electronic artist Manny Nomikos (Gracie Mansion, Pow! Wow!, and Coyote Eyes), as Ilithios unveils a wistful video.

The Silverbeets

Video Premiere: "We Mattered (Once Upon a Time)" by The Silverbeets

8 September 2020

Tasmanian indie pop/rock band The Silverbeets a socio-politically relevant lyric video for a staccato track off their upcoming LP.

Renny Conti

Video Premiere: "Make Believe" by Renny Conti

8 September 2020

NYC-based singer-songwriter Renny Conti offers up a city-focused video for a wistfully aching indie rock single from his upcoming 2nd LP.


Song Premiere: "Gone By Noon" by MOAT

8 September 2020

English-Swedish duo MOAT, AKA Marty Willson-Piper (The Church) and Niko Röhlcke, unveil a dreamily ruminative track from their upcoming LP.

La Cerca

Video Premiere: "Free of Expectation" by La Cerca

7 September 2020

Tucson, AZ-based ambient/psych(e)-rock band La Cerca unveil a calmly radiating instrumental video/song from their upcoming 5th LP.


Album Premiere: Who's Left and Who's Leaving by LipStitch

5 September 2020

Pacific Northwest rock band LipStitch unleash a passionately heartfelt, rousingly vibrant, and lyrically astute album about change and connection.

Cherry Ames

Video Premiere: "Angel 5" by Cherry Ames

4 September 2020

Washington, DC-based noise rock/shoegaze band Cherry Ames immerse themselves in ’90s underground indie rock on a woozily propulsive new tune.

Modern Time Machines

Video Premiere: "Keepsake" by Modern Time Machines

3 September 2020

LA-based shoegaze band Modern Time Machines go back to the past (and stay in the present) on their nostalgic and intriguing new video.


Song Premiere: "Hand Tremor" by Iress

2 September 2020

SoCal-based heavy, yet melodic atmospheric rock band Iress unveil a slow-burning lament ahead of the release of their compelling new LP.

Stephen Clair 2

Song Premiere: "Is This Thing On" by Stephen Clair

2 September 2020

New York-residing musician Stephen Clair returns with a vibrant and tuneful pop-rock track from his upcoming new LP via Rock City Records.


Video Premiere: "Moving Tangle" by Outwave

1 September 2020

Italian alt-rockers Outwave release a vibrant performance video for a hard-hitting track from their debut LP out soon via Seahorse Recordings.

Gretchen's Wheel

Song Premiere: "Interloper" by Gretchen's Wheel

1 September 2020

Lindsay Murray of Gretchen’s Wheel releases a simmering single from her upcoming album that features members of Nada Surf and the Posies.

Tender Creature

Song Premiere: "The Quietest Car" by Tender Creature

31 August 2020

New York-based LGBTQ+ indie-folk/pop duo Tender Creature reveal their vulnerable side with their nostalgic, pensive, and poignant new single.

Andre Salvador

Album Premiere: André Salvador and the Von Kings by André Salvador and the Von Kings

28 August 2020

New York City streets and scenes inform the music on multi-instrumentalist Tim Cheplick and company’s new indie/psych-rock LP.

Social Gravy

Song Premiere: "Happening Now" by Social Gravy

27 August 2020

LA alt-rock/world music band Social Gravy offer up a tasty folk-pop single with mellow pace and soulful vocals from their upcoming EP.

Lulu Lewis 2

Song Premiere: "Hit Your Town" by Lulu Lewis

27 August 2020

New York-based New Wave/Goth-rock outfit Lulu Lewis returns with a prescient and relevant disco-inspired single off their upcoming LP.

Christopher the Conquered

Video Premiere: "Put It On Your Credit Card" by Christopher the Conquered

26 August 2020

Born entertainer Christopher Ford unleashes a a tongue-in-cheek video for a tuneful track from his upcoming album via Grand Phony Music.

The Persian Leaps 3

NEWS: Indie rock/power pop outfit The Persian Leaps will launch their new EP in September

25 August 2020

The St. Paul, Minnesota outfit and Big Takeover favorites release a whimsically infectious new single ahead of the EP roll-out.


NEWS: Post-metal enchantress KnightressM1 sizzles on "Lock & Key" single

25 August 2020

KnightressM1 is a rock / metal power trio based in Oakland and the brainchild of violinist, vocalist, pianist, and composer Emily Palen.

Brendan James

Song Premiere: "Day By Day" by Brendan James

25 August 2020

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Brendan James unveils a gently engaging and heartfelt single, created in quarantine, from his upcoming LP.

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Video Premiere: "Girl Over Here" by Tiny Bit of Giant's Blood

24 August 2020

Chicago-based glam punk/rock band Tiny Bit of Giant’s Blood unleashed a cheeky and inventive video for a bold rocker from their latest LP.

Special Moves

Album Premiere: Little Help by Special Moves

21 August 2020

Olympia, WA lo-fi indie/college rock project Special Moves, founded/led by Joshua Hoey (Box Fan, Parasol, Blood Orphans), drops a new LP.

The Bats

NEWS: Legendary indie band The Bats fly again with new studio album

21 August 2020

The renowned New Zealander jangle-pop outfit will release their next album in November via equally acclaimed Flying Nun Records.

Armon Jay

Video Premiere: "Lighthouse" by Armon Jay

20 August 2020

Armon Jay (Dashboard Confessional) unveils an gently atmospheric video for the lyrically vulnerable opener from his upcoming third solo LP.

Matt Walker

Video Premiere: "Astronomica" by of1000faces

18 August 2020

Matt Walker, the musician behind of1000faces, unveils the atmospheric and expansive title track from his upcoming electronica-based album.

Anton Barbeau 2 - Photo Credit:Julia Boorinakis Harper

NEWS: New Anton Barbeau single "Manbird" charts a flight course all its own

18 August 2020

This is the title track from an upcoming double album to be released in September via Beehive Sound (US) and Gard du Nord (UK).