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Renowned musician Cheetah Chrome of legendary punk rock band the Dead Boys (new album out soon!) picks his Top 6 Music Videos.
Chicano punk rock band The Brat stirred up conventions in the late ’70s to mid-‘80s with its meshing of musical and cultural styles.
Indie rock duo Underlined Passages traverses personal ups and downs on its upcoming dynamic, heavy, and melodically ethereal album.
Anna-Lynne Williams, formerly of Trespassers William, returns with a spare and haunting new album under the moniker Lotte Kestner.
Instrumentalist Dave Wesley drops a 2-track single that melds strong drum rhythms with ambient and chill sonic accompaniment.
Shoegaze band Auburn Lull returns with its textural and reflective first single from its upcoming sonically exploratory album.
Psych/space rock collective Pure Phase Ensemble 6, led by Anton Newcombe, launches its first performance video from Gdansk, Poland’s renowned SpaceFest!.
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.
Exclusive Ramones-focused extract from documentary directed by Chris Cassidy about legendary rock n’ roll super-fans Dennis and Lois.
Uruguayan shoegaze band Tropico Duclos unveils a black ‘n’ white video for its dreamy and expansive, yet rock-edged single.
Veteran musician Mike Flannery of Mr. Flannery and His Feelings drops a suspenseful video for his latest single off his new album.
Indie pop/rock band Tree Machines re-imagines the electronic pop genre with an inventive and hypnotic track off its upcoming album.
NYC’s outspoken antifolk outfit American Anymen tackles the fascism of Trump’s America in an angst-driven, protest-motivated single.
The members of Brooklyn indie rock band LAPêCHE unveil a new video and divulge details about their upcoming album in a quick Q&A.
Boston-based folk-influenced singer-songwriter Griffin Robillard drops the lyrically bittersweet titular track off his upcoming album.
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.
Brookyn-based dark alternative outfit 68Creep delivers an ominous, slow-paced single with haunting vocals off its upcoming debut album.
Chicago-based electro-pop/rock duo Victorian Halls reveals an ominous to exhilarating video off its latest album out on Victory Records.
Brookyn’s own indie rock/post-punk band Castle Black unleashes a gritty and rousing lead track off its upcoming third EP.
Washington state indie alt-folk duo Planes on Paper takes off with a relevant single/video about conversation-stifling partisan politics.
DieAlps! changes its baroque-pop sound to ’90s-influenced indie rock on its upcoming debut album on New Grenada Records.
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.
Singer-songwriter Dan Miraldi delivers a relevant and resonant message during these social-political troubled and divisive times.
Shoegaze/noise rock act Crash City Saints drops a dream-pop delight that features Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde on bass.
Indie artist Coastal Clouds unveils a hazy, Venice Beach, CA-set video for his latest summertime-vibe single.
Darto drops a downtempo, synth-infused single off its upcoming album to be released via Aagoo Records.
Illustrious piano man and songwriter (and son of legend Jim Croce) A.J. Croce releases a resonant Americana/soul single.
San Francisco-based dream-pop/ambient collective Carta unveils a new album awash in slow-burning beauty and regret via Saint Marie Records.
Atmospheric and ethereal music project A Thousand Hours, led by Red Collier, unveils its masterfully captivating 2nd album.
LA-based post-punk band TV Heads slices off a slow-building psych burner and lead cut from its forthcoming full-length.
Swiss indie outfit Marylane unveils a turbulent video that tackles late adolescent emotions and acts as a mirror for our culturally unsettled climate.
Ambient/electronic act Parsons Rocket Project launches a blissfully dreamy instrumental with accompanying video off its upcoming album.
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.”
Founders Liam McKahey and Davey Ray Moor of long-running cinematic noir act Cousteau return, still in their prime, as CousteauX.
FM Collective, a collaboration of musicians (including Ken Stringfellow) led by Mike Lucero, reveals a relevant single with proceeds going to MusiCares.
Alpine Dub electronic specialist Dubokaj joins up with South African vocalists Fortune Shumba for a laid-back summer-vibed hybrid track.
Multi-talented musician Ashkan Malayeri and vocalist Alexis Nadeau drop a sweetly melancholic, yet rockin’ song off Discolor Blind’s new EP.
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.
Alternative rock band Midnight Divide unleashes a wild hybrid rock ‘n’ electronic lead track from its upcoming second EP Dichotomy.
Mesmerizing singer-songwriter Tamino details his Top 5 Inventive Music Videos – and the video for his latest single “Cigar” could make the cut.
Omnivore Recordings reissues debut album from Bash & Pop (Tommy Stinson of The Replacements) with rare and bonus material.
Vacouver rock act The Matinée unveils a panoramic video to go with an anthemic song off its recently released second album.
Dayton, Ohio’s psych/rural indie rock band Cricketbows delivers a video for a track off its upcoming album on Mosquito Hawk Records.
Irish synth-pop/electronic act Tiny Magnetic Pets drops a dance-oriented track filled with blissful pop from its upcoming album.
Davey Drones adds his own electronic/industrial spin to a track off Dion Lunadon’s (A Place to Bury Strangers) new album.
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!
Veteran musical visionary Stephen Lawrie, the sole constant of The Telescopes, reveals his 9th exploratory album.
Australian indie rock band Twinfolds (once known as Vertigo) kicks it up with a kinetic rock groove from its upcoming debut EP.
The shoegaze/dream-pop community pays tribute to Chris Tressler, a passionate music enthusiast who passed away earlier this year.
Cincinnati, Ohio retro punk revivalists The Tigerlilies channel their explosive energy on a performance video for their sing-along rocker.