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San Francisco-based psych/alt-rock band The Spiral Electric unleashes its heavy and dynamic lead single from an upcoming double LP.
LA-based exploratory dream-pop duo United Ghost add energetic psych and electronic elements to their indie pop/shoegaze sound.
French-Canadian atmospheric alternative rock band Jet Black release a transporting, dynamic to reflective post-rock/ shoegaze/space rock album.
Buzzed-about Philly rock band SPiN (known for viral “Zombie Girl” video) take a chance on a new pop/electro sound for their upcoming LP.
Renowned Canadian band Great Lake Swimmers resurface with a gracefully engaging and lyrically poignant alt-folk/chamber-pop LP.
Atlanta, GA-based pop-rock singer-songwriter K Michelle DuBois drops the sparking, melodic lead single from her upcoming third LP.
Summer Magic (AKA Kevin Bachmann, previously in shoegaze band Troubadour Dali) releases a sunny, propulsive power pop track.
German post-punk/electronic duo WHOLE (AKA Alexander Leonard Donat and Thomas Schernikau) bow their driven, noir first single.
Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Austin Coleman radiates luminescent, engaging alt-country vibes on his second album.
British indie rock band Social Room expand their vivid palette with a reflective, classic singer-songwriter number from their upcoming EP.
LA-based composer/singer-songwriter Gene Micofsky reveals a cinematic video for a slowly building, dramatic song from his upcoming LP.
Seattle-located art/noise/garage rock band Tres Leches drops a sonically dynamic and emotively lacerating single.
Memphis-based blues and psych-influenced rock band Dirty Streets drops a dreamier track with video from their upcoming LP.
French experimental and intense drumming trio PILES pummel the eardrums with high-energy rhythms and intriguing patterns.
NYC transplant (from Arizona) singer-songwriter Carli Naff delivers an emotionally spellbinding first single from her upcoming EP.
Darkly alluring UK-Greece duo m1nk (musician Barry Snaith and vocalist Erika Bach) unveil an atmospherically noir composition.
The pioneering transgender rocker goes all in on his solo debut.
Brooklyn, NY power rock trio Grandpa Jack release a heavy, dynamic, and textured self-titled album that delves into psychedelic rock.
Veteran NYC art-rock/dream-pop act Elysian Fields return to the fore with a mysterious rock noir album and European tour.
NY-based art rocker Ghost X Gardens pens a love letter to his temporary stay at the (in)famous Chelsea Hotel on his upcoming LP.
East and West collide on a mesmerizing video/track by neo-psych-rock band Pete International Airport (Peter G. Holmström of The Dandy Warhols).
Welsh indie rock band Silent Forum are set to release an infectiously poppy single and amusing game arcade-set video.
Long-running indie rock/pop band The Mommyheads return after 6 years with a dynamic, gritty, and socially relevant song/video.
Long-running post-punk/gothic rock band Autumn released their latest album Chandelier early this year via Sett Records.
Arizona, home of ’90s Beautiful Noise scene, offers up another, newer radiant dream-pop/shoegaze band named Citrus Clouds.
XTC co-frontman Colin Moulding and original XTC drummer Terry Chambers released their debut English-pop EP as TC&I last year.
David J of legendary post-punk/goth/artrock Bauhaus and renowned Love and Rockets released a heartfelt solo LP last year.
Venerable British band Cornershop return with.sweet, faithful cover of a classic tune by The Archies, and Tjinder Singh gives details about the single.
NYC alternative rock duo The Soft Underground release a dynamic,and melodic LP that showcases ’90s alt-rock, psych-rock, indie folk, and more.
Los Angeles, CA/New Orleans, LA-based singer-songwriter James Rose unfurls a mellifluous, melodic folk-pop EP.
NYC cult witch house act White Ring return after eight long years with a chillingly mesmerizing album that explores both tragedy and hope.
Philadelphia-based alternative/experimental outfit Tulipomania release a 3-track EP with a darkly slinky tune and two remixes.
Avant-garde chanteuse Jeanne Vomit-Terror delivers a thumpin’ dancefloor-ready electro-pop/disco hybrid with odd-pop lyrics from debut LP.
Ohioan fun-lovin’ DIY punk-pop/garage rock band Slimfit unleash a spirited and engaging indie album via Bandcamp.
Hoboken, NJ’s The Special Pillow, led by Dan Cuddy (Hypnolovewheel) unfolds its vivid and bittersweetly dreamy 6th psych/indie pop LP.
Dirk Knight, founder of dream-punk collective Seasurfer, and his current line-up unveil a hazy video for an ethereal noir track off their upcoming EP.
Tim Arnold and Keith Goodwin of Philadelphia-based indie band Good Old War team up on new music project Found Wild.
Siobhan de Maré (Mono, Violet Indiana) and Gary Bruce, as sophisticated and atmospheric duo Swoone, will release a debut LP soon.
Supergroup The Pull of Autumn, with members from Fashion, Johanna’s House of Glamour, and Thowing Muses/Belly is set to release a new LP.
NYC-based (by way of California) singer-songwriter Evan Jewett releases a bass-steeped piano/synths rumination from his upcoming LP.
Canadian noise rock duo Not Of reveal their raw, dissonant, and explosive second LP and run down the deep meaning behind each track.
Texas-based indie folk singer-songwriter Austin Basham bows a vintage-looking DIY video for a track off his upcoming debut LP.
Boulder, CO-located singer-songwriter Aya Maguire delivers a delicate to passionate debut LP that is an expression of her musical and personal growth.
Classic rock/pop band Echo Courts unveils a vivid, melodic, and captivating new LP and co-founder Kelly Fahey talks about the record.
Get lost in your creative mind with exploratory indie pop duo Well Well Well’s 2-EP release, Poptimism and Ships, ahead of a collaborative ‘Choose Your Own Disaster Tour’ and zine.
Punk legend Walter Lure (The Heartbreakers) and his band The Waldos unleash the raw and spirited track from their upcoming LP.
Irish singer-songwriter Linda Em unveils a passionate ballad with dual male/female vocals from her forthcoming EP.
Good news! Big Takeover #82 Spring 2018 issue with L.A.’s 41-year greats X on the cover has been completed and is shipping! Great as gifts including Big Takeover magazine subscriptions and back issues (even the big enchilada, complete set 1980-2018)! Plus 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!
In a special premiere, Berlin’s dream punks Fir Cone Children drop 2 catchy songs from a child’s viewpoint off their upcoming LP.