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The Big Takeover #79

Big Takeover Exclusives

Derrick Anderson; Photo Credit: Scott Prestwood

Song Premiere: "When I Was Your Man" by Derrick Anderson

24 March 2017

The Bangles and Dave Davies bassist Derrick Anderson goes solo on a collab album that features input from Matthew Sweet, The Bangles, The Smithereens, The Muffs, The Cowsills, and more.

King Ropes; Photo courtesy of King Ropes

Video Premiere: "Shovel and a Pickaxe" by King Ropes

23 March 2017

Indie garage-rock band King Ropes isn’t afraid to get grimy, digging into a gritty single and video from its latest album Dirt.

Bettie Serveert; Photo Credit: Mark Bakker

Video Premiere: "Unsane" by Bettie Serveert

22 March 2017

Dutch cult indie band Bettie Serveert delivers a video for a track off recent album Damaged Good (with limited edition vinyl on Record Store Day).


Video Premiere: "Worlds Will Fall" by The Spider Ferns

22 March 2017

Seattle-based down-tempo electronic pop duo The Spider Ferns drops a relevant story-telling video from its recent EP.

Cait Brennan; Photo Credit: Greg Allen

Song Premiere: "Benedict Cumberbatch" by Cait Brennan

20 March 2017

Transgender indie rock/power-pop singer-songwriter Cait Brennan gives an ex the kiss-off on the spiritedly upbeat “Benedict Cumberbatch”.

Mike Furey of Dangerous Muse; Photo Credit: Dalton Flint

Song Premiere: "Electric Eternity" by Dangerous Muse

17 March 2017

NYC-based electronic rock project Dangerous Muse, led by songwriter and vocalist Mike Furey, unveils the lead single from its electrifying new album.

A Thousand Hours; Photo Credit: A Thousand Hours

Album Premiere: Endless Grey by A Thousand Hours

16 March 2017

Alaskan slow-core dream-pop band A Thousand Hours delivers a continuously hypnotically absorbing debut album.


Video Premiere: "You Rebel, You" by Joseph & The Beasts

16 March 2017

Joseph & The Beasts reveals a haunting video for its recent single which touches upon feelings of loss and memory.

Allelujah; Photo Credit: Angela Marklew

Video Premiere: "Chariots on Fire" by Allelujah

15 March 2017

Music project Allelujah (Andy Byers of Minus Story and Lucas Oswald of Shearwater) unveils an enigmatic video for its latest single.

INHALT;Photo Credit: Geoff Smith

Song Premiere: "Walking on Glass" by INHALT

14 March 2017

San Francisco-based trio INHALT delivers a razor-sharp Kraut-rock influenced, industrial number from its upcoming album.


Song Premiere: "Throat" by I Am The Polish Army

13 March 2017

Brooklyn-based heavy rock band I Am The Polish Army packs a powerful punch on its latest single.


Video Premiere: "The Grand Experiment" by The Neal Morse Band

10 March 2017

Renowned progressive rock act The Neal Morse Band releases Morsefest 2015, a 2-concert, 2 Blu-Ray or 2 DVD and 4 CD set on Radiant Records.

ROBES; Photo Credit: Nathaniel Shannon

Song Premiere: "Lay Low" by ROBES

9 March 2017

Brooklyn-based, classic rock-inspired post-hardcore band ROBES lays down a heavy, but tuneful single.


Song Premiere: "Worn Skin" (Jürgen:Die Krupps remix) by Bestial Mouths

8 March 2017

Darkwave act Bestial Mouths gets remixed by Jürgen Engler of renowned German industrial band Die Krupps to menacing, yet melodic effect.

The Veldt - photo credit Ed Marshall

Song Premiere" "And It's You" by The Veldt

7 March 2017

American shoegaze mainstays The Veldt unveil a new dream-pop track with production from Rudy Tambala of A.R. Kane.


Song Premiere: "The Descent" by Bloody Knives

6 March 2017

Hardcore noise-rock band Bloody Knives drops a killer industrial electronic cut off its upcoming album White Light Black Moon.


Song Premiere: "That Wave" (XTC cover) by Fassine

6 March 2017

The compelling and cinematically atmospheric London-based trio Fassine re-works an XTC song to mesmerizing effect.

R. Missing; Photo Credit: R. Missing

Album Premiere: Unsummering EP by R. Missing

3 March 2017

Mysterious darkwave entity R. Missing (The Ropes in disguise) reveals its lyrically bleak, synths and detached vocals-driven EP.

Album Premiere: An Infinite Void EP by The Bourgeois

3 March 2017

Tulsa-based trio The Bourgeois drops a mesmerizing EP that delves into hypnotic psychedelia, fuzzed-out rock, and delicate melodies.

The Creation; Photo Credit; Courtesy of Numero Group

Song Premiere: "How Does It Feel To Feel" (US version; Stereo Mix) by the Creation

2 March 2017

Renowned British Invasion band the Creation receives a definitive career comp via Numero Group, including the never-before-heard ‘stereo mix’ US version of “How Does It Feel To Feel”.

Lunar Twin; Photo Credit: Lunar Twin

Song Premiere: "Waves" by Lunar Twin

1 March 2017

Cosmopolitan down-tempo/chillwave duo Lunar Twin journeys through the mind’s eye to exotic expanses on its new record.


Song Premiere: "Clean Couch" by Someday

28 February 2017

Italian indie rock band Someday reveals its opening track from its debut album This Doesn’t Exist.


Video Premiere: "That's What We Do" by Fawns of Love

27 February 2017

California duo Fawns of Love harks back to icons Kate Bush and Cocteau Twins on its new dream-pop/shoegaze album and video.

The Vibrators - The Epic Years 1976-1978 box set

News: The Vibrators: The Epic Years 1976-78 box set via Cherry Red Records

24 February 2017

Seminal UK punk band The Vibrators gets its due with an upcoming 4-CD box set via Cherry Red Records.


Song Premiere: "Hello Cruel World" by The Flywheels

23 February 2017

Psych-pop duo The Flywheel’s new album is a shining tribute to its bassist, Eric Scott, who passed away just over a year ago.

Young Astronaut; Photo Credit: Jack Fairey

Video Premiere: "Chasing El Dorado" by Young Astronaut

22 February 2017

UK indie rock/pop four-piece Young Astronaut drops a reflective to upbeat single and story-telling video that takes place at a rollerskating rink.


Song Premiere: "Hope" by Analogue Wave

21 February 2017

After a three year hiatus, Dublin, Ireland-based electronic duo Analogue Wave unveils its new single off its upcoming album.

Lindsay Murray of Gretchen's Wheel; Photo Credit: Amanda Warner

Song Premiere: "Left Turn" by Gretchen's Wheel

20 February 2017

Singer-songwriter/musician Lindsay Murray of Gretchen’s Wheel address the passage of time and making each moment count on her new single.

Secret Shine; Photo Credit: Secret Shine

Song Premiere: "For You" by Secret Shine

17 February 2017

Seminal British dream-pop pioneers Secret Shine return with a captivating album that evokes the heady shoegaze days as well as showcases their indie pop chops.

Freakabout; Photo Credit:Huy Nguyen

Video Premiere: "Yellow Light" by Freakabout

16 February 2017

Lincoln, Nebraska four-piece rock band Freakabout tackles the topic of overcoming setbacks on a strong single and video.

CryFace; Photo Credit: Jessica Irgens

Video Premiere: "Stone Me" by CryFace

15 February 2017

American indie rock band CryFace blends slacker pop and garage rock on its latest single with accompanying video.


Video Premiere: "Say Can You" by Divisionists

14 February 2017

British power pop/psych rock band Divsionists drops a catchy, lively, and wistful pop-rock single and animated video.

The Two Tens; Photo Credit: Chris Barber

Song Premiere: "Bama Lama Bama Loo" (Little Richard cover) by The Two Tens

13 February 2017

LA-based garage-rock duo The Two Tens twists ‘n’ shakes through a rousing cover of Little Richard’s 1964 tune.

The Muffs; Photo Credit: Alison Dyer

Song Premiere: "The Best Time Around" (Demo) by The Muffs

10 February 2017

Seminal alternative rock/pop band The Muffs gets the reissue treatment for its influential 3rd album Happy Birthday To Me from 1997.

Visceral Candy feat Tim Stiles; Photo Credit: TBASA

Song Premiere: "Plastic Sleep" by Visceral Candy feat. Tim Stiles

9 February 2017

Visceral Candy mixes it up hip-hop/rock style with Passion Party’s Tim Stiles on an lively, lyrics-centric new single.

Scott Taylor; Photo Credit: Terri Haskins

Video Premiere: "Alabama Babe" by Scott Taylor

9 February 2017

Veteran soul and blues artist Scott Taylor offers up a saucy new video from a cut off his latest album Blues Kitchen.

The Rizzos; Photo Credit: Seth Applebaum

Album Premiere: No Parents No Rules 2: Beneath the Planet of No Rules EP by The Rizzos

8 February 2017

Brooklyn-based garage rock band The Rizzos serves up an EP that mixes new studio cuts with live classic rippers.

Neville Staple; Photo Credit: John Coles

Song Premiere: "Return of Judge Roughneck" by Neville Staple

7 February 2017

Legendary music-changing ska pioneer Neville Staple (The Specials, Fun Boy Three, The Special Beat) is back with a fun ska dance track.


Song Premiere: "CR-VUC" by Snowball II

6 February 2017

Shoegaze/indie rock/noise collective Snowball II rolls along with a refreshing single featuring Kurt Heasley of Lilys.

Cindy Lee Berryhill; Photo Credit: Joe Murray

Song Premiere: "American Cinematography" by Cindy Lee Berryhill

6 February 2017

Renowned singer-songwriter/guitarist Cindy Lee Berryhill returns with an album that lovingly celebrates her partnership with, and the life of, her late husband, Crawdaddy! magazine founder/rock critic Paul Williams.

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Live

Album Premiere: Albums & Singles 1982-1989: 4CD Clamshell Box by Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

3 February 2017

Cherry Red Records unveils the ultimate retrospective collection on UK 1980s (and still active) punk/goth band Red Lorry Yellow Lorry.

World War IX; Photo Credit: World War IX

Video Premiere: "Have You Seen My Drugs?" by World War IX

2 February 2017

Brooklyn’s World War IX carries the banner of vintage American punk music with a fun and manic video (with political commentary) for its latest single

Bastards of Fate; Photo Credit: Kent Moore

Video Premiere: "Dark Matter" by The Bastards of Fate

2 February 2017

The Bastards of Fate continues to puzzle and provoke with a new video for a single off its upcoming album on HHBTM Records.


Album Premiere: Doomsday EP by Reptilians From Andromeda

1 February 2017

Turkish underground garage rock/punk band Reptilians From Andromeda keeps it gritty, distorted, and real on its new EP.


Song Premiere: "Diminished Returns" by Crushed Stars

1 February 2017

Crushed Stars shines from the shadows on an introspective, ambient pop single from its upcoming album.

John Fryer; Photo Credit: Marquis

Song Premiere: "Swimming Through Dreams" by Black Needle Noise

30 January 2017

John Fryer of 4AD’s legendary This Mortal Coil returns with captivating collaborative music project Black Needle Noise.


Video Premiere: "Sun Don't Shine" by Allyson Seconds

30 January 2017

Allyson Seconds, wife of Kevin Seconds of 7 Seconds, reveals a new video for a track off her latest California-pop album.

RuckwaterPhotoCreditJarkko Metsälammi

Album Premiere: Bonehead EP by Rückwater

27 January 2017

Finnish three-headed stoner rock monster Rückwater runs amok on a raw, rampaging, riffs-filled new EP.

Queue; Photo Credit: Rebecca Aronow

Video Premiere: "More" by Queue

26 January 2017

Ethereal indie rock band Queue lines up a live performance video that glides by with reflective, guitar-driven finesse.

The Holiday Crowd; Photo Credit: The Holiday Crowd

Video Premiere: "I Need This Bed To Myself" by The Holiday Crowd

25 January 2017

Canadian Anglo-pop band The Holiday Crowd carries the jangle-pop torch on its latest up-tempo single and video.