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The Big Takeover #80 Spring 2017

Big Takeover Exclusives


Song Premiere: "In The Future" by Action Skulls

21 August 2017

Vicki Peterson (The Bangles), John Cowsill (The Cowsills), and Bill Mumy (Barnes & Barnes) join forces on upcoming self-described “Canyon Rock” album.

the Dead Boys, L to R:Jake Hout, Ricky Ratt, Cheetah Chrome, Johnny Blitz, Ginchy; Photo Credit: Jeff Fasano

NEWS: Punk rock legend Cheetah Chrome's (the Dead Boys) Top 6 Music Videos

18 August 2017

Renowned musician Cheetah Chrome of legendary punk rock band the Dead Boys (new album out soon!) picks his Top 6 Music Videos.


Video Premiere: "High School" (live) by The Brat

17 August 2017

Chicano punk rock band The Brat stirred up conventions in the late ’70s to mid-‘80s with its meshing of musical and cultural styles.

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Video Premiere: "Feelings" by Underlined Passages

17 August 2017

Indie rock duo Underlined Passages traverses personal ups and downs on its upcoming dynamic, heavy, and melodically ethereal album.


Song Premiere: "In Glass" by Lotte Kestner

16 August 2017

Anna-Lynne Williams, formerly of Trespassers William, returns with a spare and haunting new album under the moniker Lotte Kestner.


Single Premiere: "Laranja Swadhisthana 67_5 - EPv1" by Dave Wesley

15 August 2017

Instrumentalist Dave Wesley drops a 2-track single that melds strong drum rhythms with ambient and chill sonic accompaniment.

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Song Premiere: "Silo" by Auburn Lull

15 August 2017

Shoegaze band Auburn Lull returns with its textural and reflective first single from its upcoming sonically exploratory album.

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Video Premiere: "God Drugs" by Pure Phase Ensemble 6 feat. Anton Newcombe

14 August 2017

Psych/space rock collective Pure Phase Ensemble 6, led by Anton Newcombe, launches its first performance video from Gdansk, Poland’s renowned SpaceFest!.


Song Premiere: "Corners of Your Mind" by Mark Crozer and the Rels

14 August 2017

NYC-based (by way of the UK) Mark Crozer and his band the Rels have returned with a new indie power pop/retro-pop album.


Video Premiere: Extract from documentary Dennis & Lois by Chris Cassidy

11 August 2017

Exclusive Ramones-focused extract from documentary directed by Chris Cassidy about legendary rock n’ roll super-fans Dennis and Lois.


Video Premiere: "Ciervo de Miyajima" by Tropico Duclos

10 August 2017

Uruguayan shoegaze band Tropico Duclos unveils a black ‘n’ white video for its dreamy and expansive, yet rock-edged single.


Video Premiere: "Embers Of Dead Fires" by Mr. Flannery and His Feelings

10 August 2017

Veteran musician Mike Flannery of Mr. Flannery and His Feelings drops a suspenseful video for his latest single off his new album.


Song Premiere: "Like a Drum" by Tree Machines

9 August 2017

Indie pop/rock band Tree Machines re-imagines the electronic pop genre with an inventive and hypnotic track off its upcoming album.

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Song Premiere: "Flag Burner" by American Anymen

8 August 2017

NYC’s outspoken antifolk outfit American Anymen tackles the fascism of Trump’s America in an angst-driven, protest-motivated single.


Video Premiere: "Breaking Parts" by LAPêCHE

8 August 2017

The members of Brooklyn indie rock band LAPêCHE unveil a new video and divulge details about their upcoming album in a quick Q&A.

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Song Premiere: "Cracks in the Ceiling" by Griffin Robillard

7 August 2017

Boston-based folk-influenced singer-songwriter Griffin Robillard drops the lyrically bittersweet titular track off his upcoming album.


Song Premiere: "I Wanna Be With You" (live) by Raspberries

4 August 2017

Omnivore Recordings delivers a 2-CD/Digital set on renowned and influential power pop band Raspberries’ whose members reunited on stage 30 years after their prior live show.


Song Premiere: "Black Cat" by 68Creep

3 August 2017

Brookyn-based dark alternative outfit 68Creep delivers an ominous, slow-paced single with haunting vocals off its upcoming debut album.


Video Premiere: "Dissolution" by Victorian Halls

3 August 2017

Chicago-based electro-pop/rock duo Victorian Halls reveals an ominous to exhilarating video off its latest album out on Victory Records.


Song Premiere: "Seeing In Blue" by Castle Black

2 August 2017

Brookyn’s own indie rock/post-punk band Castle Black unleashes a gritty and rousing lead track off its upcoming third EP.


Video Premiere: "Television" Planes on Paper

1 August 2017

Washington state indie alt-folk duo Planes on Paper takes off with a relevant single/video about conversation-stifling partisan politics.

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Video Premiere: "I Can See It Now" by DieAlps!

31 July 2017

DieAlps! changes its baroque-pop sound to ’90s-influenced indie rock on its upcoming debut album on New Grenada Records.

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Song Premiere: "Song For David Bowie" by John Elderkin and ¡Moonbeams No Mas!

31 July 2017

John Elderkin, Danielle Howle, and an all-star Carolina band take on an ambitious and playful tribute to Ziggy Stardust and his Spiders From Mars.

Dan Miraldi; Photo Credit: Jenna Fournier

Video Premiere: "The Sweet Sound of Protest" by Dan Miraldi

28 July 2017

Singer-songwriter Dan Miraldi delivers a relevant and resonant message during these social-political troubled and divisive times.

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Song Premiere: "Dawn Of A Bright New Nothing" by Crash City Saints

27 July 2017

Shoegaze/noise rock act Crash City Saints drops a dream-pop delight that features Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde on bass.

Coastal Clouds; Photo Credit: Jon Danovic

Video Premiere: "Nothing To Hide" by Coastal Clouds

26 July 2017

Indie artist Coastal Clouds unveils a hazy, Venice Beach, CA-set video for his latest summertime-vibe single.

Darto; Photo Credit: Gregory Flores

Song Premiere: "I Am" by Darto

25 July 2017

Darto drops a downtempo, synth-infused single off its upcoming album to be released via Aagoo Records.

A.J. Croce; Photo Credit: Karan Simpson

Song Premiere: "Gotta Get Outta My Head" by A.J. Croce

24 July 2017

Illustrious piano man and songwriter (and son of legend Jim Croce) A.J. Croce releases a resonant Americana/soul single.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.