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The Big Takeover #80 Spring 2017

Big Takeover Exclusives

Carta; Photo Courtesy of Carta

Album Premiere: The Sand Collector's Dream by Carta

21 July 2017

San Francisco-based dream-pop/ambient collective Carta unveils a new album awash in slow-burning beauty and regret via Saint Marie Records.


Album Premiere: Sleep by A Thousand Hours

20 July 2017

Atmospheric and ethereal music project A Thousand Hours, led by Red Collier, unveils its masterfully captivating 2nd album.

TV Heads; Photo Credit: Rob Eves

Song Premiere: "Devotional" by TV Heads

19 July 2017

LA-based post-punk band TV Heads slices off a slow-building psych burner and lead cut from its forthcoming full-length.

Marylane_Band_by Angelika Annen

Video Premiere: "Restless" by Marylane

19 July 2017

Swiss indie outfit Marylane unveils a turbulent video that tackles late adolescent emotions and acts as a mirror for our culturally unsettled climate.

Parsons Rocket Project 2 - photo credit Isadora Pennington

Video Premiere: "Interlude I" by Parsons Rocket Project

18 July 2017

Ambient/electronic act Parsons Rocket Project launches a blissfully dreamy instrumental with accompanying video off its upcoming album.

Joseph of Mercury; Photo Credit: Gemma Warren

NEWS: Singer-songwriter/producer Joseph of Mercury's recent Top 5 Music Videos

17 July 2017

Alluring synth-pop crooner Joseph of Mercury details his current Top 5 Music Videos and reveals a film noir video for his single “Find You Inside.”

CousteauX - Liam McKahey and Davey Ray Moor

Video Premiere: "BURMA" by CousteauX

14 July 2017

Founders Liam McKahey and Davey Ray Moor of long-running cinematic noir act Cousteau return, still in their prime, as CousteauX.


NEWS: Recent single from FM Collective (producer/songwriter Mike Lucero and other musicians)

13 July 2017

FM Collective, a collaboration of musicians (including Ken Stringfellow) led by Mike Lucero, reveals a relevant single with proceeds going to MusiCares.

Dubokaj and Fortune Shumba

Song Premiere: "Trinidad Babies" by Dubokaj (feat.Fortune Shumba)

13 July 2017

Alpine Dub electronic specialist Dubokaj joins up with South African vocalists Fortune Shumba for a laid-back summer-vibed hybrid track.

Discolor Blind; Photo Credit: Alexia Vincent

Video Premiere: "Black and Grey" by Discolor Blind

12 July 2017

Multi-talented musician Ashkan Malayeri and vocalist Alexis Nadeau drop a sweetly melancholic, yet rockin’ song off Discolor Blind’s new EP.

The Holy Circle; Photo Credit: Nathan Jurgenson

Video Premiere: "Hearts Called" by The Holy Circle

12 July 2017

Dark pop act The Holy Circle (including Terence Hannum of Locrian) unveils a lyrical video for a haunting single off its recent self-titled album.

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Song Premiere: "Animal Eyes" by Midnight Divide

11 July 2017

Alternative rock band Midnight Divide unleashes a wild hybrid rock ‘n’ electronic lead track from its upcoming second EP Dichotomy.


NEWS: Singer-songwriter Tamino's Top 5 Inventive Music Videos

10 July 2017

Mesmerizing singer-songwriter Tamino details his Top 5 Inventive Music Videos – and the video for his latest single “Cigar” could make the cut.


Song Premiere: "Loose Ends" (Alternate Version) by Bash & Pop

7 July 2017

Omnivore Recordings reissues debut album from Bash & Pop (Tommy Stinson of The Replacements) with rare and bonus material.

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Video Premiere: "Blood Alley" by The Matinée

6 July 2017

Vacouver rock act The Matinée unveils a panoramic video to go with an anthemic song off its recently released second album.

Cricketbows; Photo Credit: Kyle Sweeney

Video Premiere: "Games People Play" by Cricketbows

6 July 2017

Dayton, Ohio’s psych/rural indie rock band Cricketbows delivers a video for a track off its upcoming album on Mosquito Hawk Records.

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Song Premiere: "Semaphore" by Tiny Magnetic Pets

5 July 2017

Irish synth-pop/electronic act Tiny Magnetic Pets drops a dance-oriented track filled with blissful pop from its upcoming album.

Dion Lunadon; Photo Credit: Ebru Yildiz

Song Premiere: "Com/Broke" (Burning Bridges Remix) by Dvy Drns Vs. Dion Lunadon

5 July 2017

Davey Drones adds his own electronic/industrial spin to a track off Dion Lunadon’s (A Place to Bury Strangers) new album.

BT magazine #80 - Chrissie Hynde

Big Takeover #80 (The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde cover) Out Now! Great Gifts! Order - Subscribe – Renew

1 July 2017

Good news! Big Takeover #80 Spring 2017 issue with The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde on the cover is on the stands! It’s the perfect time for Big Takeover Magazine Subscriptions and Back Issues (like the big enchilada, complete set 1980-2017)! Or six Children’s sizes for our T-Shirts (to go with several Men’s and Women’s sizes) in three colors, as well as our Big Takeover Beer Cozies and (signed if you like) color 30th Anniversary Festival Posters!


Album Premiere: As Light Return by The Telescopes

30 June 2017

Veteran musical visionary Stephen Lawrie, the sole constant of The Telescopes, reveals his 9th exploratory album.


Video Premiere: "Butterfly Sweater" by Twinfolds

30 June 2017

Australian indie rock band Twinfolds (once known as Vertigo) kicks it up with a kinetic rock groove from its upcoming debut EP.

For The Love of Chris Tressler - collage

Album Premiere: For The Love of Chris Tressler compilation

29 June 2017

The shoegaze/dream-pop community pays tribute to Chris Tressler, a passionate music enthusiast who passed away earlier this year.

The Tigerlilies; Photo Credit: Shane Lamb

Video Premiere: "Shipwrecked" by The Tigerlilies

28 June 2017

Cincinnati, Ohio retro punk revivalists The Tigerlilies channel their explosive energy on a performance video for their sing-along rocker.


Video Premiere: "Unnamed November" by Overlake

28 June 2017

Jersey City, NJ dream-pop band Overlake unveils a hazy performance video for a dreamy single from its recent album on Bar/None Records.

Labyrinth Lounge - photo credit Valerie Troutt

Video Premiere: "Trouble Won't Last" by Labyrinth Lounge

27 June 2017

Bay Area (relocated from NYC) soul and jazz act Labyrinth Lounge drops a new video for the first single off its debut album.


Song Premiere: "Lily" by Builder of the House

27 June 2017

Portland, Maine-based folk pop duo Builder of the House reveal a new single from its upcoming album on sonaBLAST! Records.

Glenn Hughes - Addiction

Song Premiere: "Way Back to the Bone" and "Touch My Life" (bonus - live) by Glenn Hughes

27 June 2017

Renowned singer-songwriter/music veteran Glenn Hughes releases a 2-CD edition (with bonus tracks) of his hard-rocking original album Addiction.

She Sir; Photo Credit: Jordan Cole

Song Premiere: “Pheromondo (Babysitter's Back)” by She Sir

26 June 2017

Post-shoegaze band She Sir drifts by with a dreamily exploratory, stylistically hybrid track off its upcoming album Rival Island.


Song Premiere: "Tired Voice" by The March Divide

26 June 2017

Jared Putnam, the artist behind The March Divide, drops an upbeat, pop-oriented single ahead of his 5th EP.

Fred Schneider and the Superions

Album Premiere: The Vertical Mind by Fred Schneider & the Superions

23 June 2017

The B-52’s main man Fred Schneider returns with the Superions for the release of their zany, fun, yes, even profound album via HHBTM Records.

CONVEYER - Photo Credit: Greg Thomas

Album Premiere: No Future by Conveyer

22 June 2017

American melodic hardcore/metalcore band Conveyer unleashes its powerful, dynamic, and relevant album via Victory Records.

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Song Premiere: "Anti-Privilege" by Teen Vice

22 June 2017

NYC-based rock super-group Teen Vice (Tammy Hart, Joshua Ackley, May Dantas, Derek Pippin) unleashes a driving, electrifying track with culturally trenchant lyrics (and interview!).


Video Premiere: "Ray of Sunshine" (live - Belgrave Sessions) by KOYO

21 June 2017

Leeds, UK psychedelic/progressive rock and electronic band KOYO unveils a live performance video for a dynamically transporting track off its debut album.

Parsons Rocket Project -photo credit Isadora Pennington

Song Premiere: "Exit Launch" by Parsons Rocket Project

20 June 2017

Altanta, GA space/post-rock band Parsons Rocket Project jumps into the outer spheres with the first single off its debut album.


Video Premiere: "Weasel" by The Franklys

20 June 2017

UK-based garage rock/pop band The Franklys drops a high-energy track and amusing track ‘n’ field video off of its debut album.

The Heavy Blinkers - photo credit  Catherine Stockhausen

Song Premiere: "The Night And I Are Still So Young" by The Heavy Blinkers

20 June 2017

Long-running Canadian orchestrated pop/rock band The Heavy Blinkers delivers the title track off its vinyl LP reissue via Label Obscura.

Mare Island 2; Photo Credit: Josh Katz

Album Premiere: Mare Island EP by Mare Island

19 June 2017

Indie rock band Mare Island (with members from The Velvet Teen and Loma Prieta) sets sail with its rich and melodic debut EP.

Conveyer - No Future video stills

NEWS: American melodic hardcore band Conveyer reveals new video from upcoming album

18 June 2017

Wisconsin-based melodic hardcore band Conveyer unveils an intense new performance video for the title track off new album No Future.

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Album Premiere: Gracie and Rachel by Gracie and Rachel

16 June 2017

Gracie and Rachel unveil an illuminating debut album that showcases the duo’s journey through adventurous youth and creative collaboration.

Raj; Photo Credit: Sean White

Video Premiere: Series of 7 Videos by Raj and the 100's

16 June 2017

Prolific rock ‘n’ roll/pastoral folk creative Raj Sabhlok has recorded hundreds of songs, a series of 7 which premiere here in the video format.

Jesus On Heroine

Song Premiere: "Ardhanarishvara" by Jesus On Heroine

15 June 2017

Danish psychedelic shoegaze trailblazers Jesus On Heroine pushes further inward and outward with its hypnotic new single.

Quaeschning and Schnauss; Photo Credit: Thorsten Quaeschning

Video Premiere: "Rain on Dry Concrete" by Quaeschning & Schnauss

15 June 2017

German synthesizer masters Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss join up for a joint instrumental album and unveil an entrancing video.

Bellman; Photo Credit: Line Loholt

Video Premiere: "Getaway" by Bellman

14 June 2017

Norwegian dream-pop creative Bellman unveils a beautiful video featuring bright, sweeping Nordic land- and cityscapes.


Song Premiere: "Rescue" by Nescora

14 June 2017

Brookyn-based Americana singer-songwriter Nescora releases the lead single from his forthcoming folk-rock album.

Chris Frain - Pattern Language

Album Premiere: Total Squaresville by Pattern Language

13 June 2017

Instrumental electronic music artist Pattern Language (AKA Chris Frain) premieres his solo analog synths-based album.


Video Premiere: "And I Drive at Night" by Black Helicopter

13 June 2017

Boston-based alternative rock band Black Helicopter touches down with a live performance video for a single off its recently released EP.


Song Premiere: "Chapel Hill" by Star Tropics

12 June 2017

Chicago’s Star Tropics drops a lively, yet brooding indie pop/dream-pop tune from its upcoming debut full-length Lost World.

New Politicians

Song Premiere: "Disarmer" by New Politicians

9 June 2017

New Jersey post-punk/alternative rock band New Politicians drops a romping, yet still moody number off its upcoming 4th EP.


Song Premiere: "Light In The Night" by Mise en Scene

8 June 2017

Canadian indie garage rock/pop band Mise en Scene drops a dynamic track off its vital and insightful upcoming album Still Life On Fire.

Tunabunny; Photo Credit: Jennie Cain

Song Premiere: "The Rest of Us" by Tunabunny

8 June 2017

Athens, Georgia’s very own Tunabunny drops a laid-back track about (dis)connection from its experimental rock opus (on double vinyl).