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Indie garage-rock band King Ropes isn’t afraid to get grimy, digging into a gritty single and video from its latest album Dirt.
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).
Seattle-based down-tempo electronic pop duo The Spider Ferns drops a relevant story-telling video from its recent EP.
49 and a half years after the original line-up split, all four surviving original members (R.I.P. guitarist Paul Atkinson), Colin Blunstone lead vocals, Rod Argent keyboards/vocals, Chris White bass/vocals, and Hugh Grundy on drums, have begun a rare farewell U.S. tour together; so rare, it’s only the second time they’ve done it—and the first time was 2015! It’s even more rare when you consider the original line-up only came over once in its young, commercial peak. Best of all, from now until April 29, they are once again performing the high water mark of their existence, 1968’s extraordinary, justly lionized, soft-psych masterpiece Odessey & Oracle start to finish to mark the 50th anniversary of its recording.
Transgender indie rock/power-pop singer-songwriter Cait Brennan gives an ex the kiss-off on the spiritedly upbeat “Benedict Cumberbatch”.
NYC-based electronic rock project Dangerous Muse, led by songwriter and vocalist Mike Furey, unveils the lead single from its electrifying new album.
Alaskan slow-core dream-pop band A Thousand Hours delivers a continuously hypnotically absorbing debut album.
Joseph & The Beasts reveals a haunting video for its recent single which touches upon feelings of loss and memory.
Music project Allelujah (Andy Byers of Minus Story and Lucas Oswald of Shearwater) unveils an enigmatic video for its latest single.
San Francisco-based trio INHALT delivers a razor-sharp Kraut-rock influenced, industrial number from its upcoming album.
Brooklyn-based heavy rock band I Am The Polish Army packs a powerful punch on its latest single.
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.
Brooklyn-based, classic rock-inspired post-hardcore band ROBES lays down a heavy, but tuneful single.
Darkwave act Bestial Mouths gets remixed by Jürgen Engler of renowned German industrial band Die Krupps to menacing, yet melodic effect.
American shoegaze mainstays The Veldt unveil a new dream-pop track with production from Rudy Tambala of A.R. Kane.
Hardcore noise-rock band Bloody Knives drops a killer industrial electronic cut off its upcoming album White Light Black Moon.
The compelling and cinematically atmospheric London-based trio Fassine re-works an XTC song to mesmerizing effect.
Mysterious darkwave entity R. Missing (The Ropes in disguise) reveals its lyrically bleak, synths and detached vocals-driven EP.
Tulsa-based trio The Bourgeois drops a mesmerizing EP that delves into hypnotic psychedelia, fuzzed-out rock, and delicate melodies.
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”.
Cosmopolitan down-tempo/chillwave duo Lunar Twin journeys through the mind’s eye to exotic expanses on its new record.
Italian indie rock band Someday reveals its opening track from its debut album This Doesn’t Exist.
California duo Fawns of Love harks back to icons Kate Bush and Cocteau Twins on its new dream-pop/shoegaze album and video.
Seminal UK punk band The Vibrators gets its due with an upcoming 4-CD box set via Cherry Red Records.
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.
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.
After a three year hiatus, Dublin, Ireland-based electronic duo Analogue Wave unveils its new single off its upcoming album.
Singer-songwriter/musician Lindsay Murray of Gretchen’s Wheel address the passage of time and making each moment count on her new single.
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.
Lincoln, Nebraska four-piece rock band Freakabout tackles the topic of overcoming setbacks on a strong single and video.
American indie rock band CryFace blends slacker pop and garage rock on its latest single with accompanying video.
British power pop/psych rock band Divsionists drops a catchy, lively, and wistful pop-rock single and animated video.
LA-based garage-rock duo The Two Tens twists ‘n’ shakes through a rousing cover of Little Richard’s 1964 tune.
Seminal alternative rock/pop band The Muffs gets the reissue treatment for its influential 3rd album Happy Birthday To Me from 1997.
Visceral Candy mixes it up hip-hop/rock style with Passion Party’s Tim Stiles on an lively, lyrics-centric new single.
Veteran soul and blues artist Scott Taylor offers up a saucy new video from a cut off his latest album Blues Kitchen.
Brooklyn-based garage rock band The Rizzos serves up an EP that mixes new studio cuts with live classic rippers.
Legendary music-changing ska pioneer Neville Staple (The Specials, Fun Boy Three, The Special Beat) is back with a fun ska dance track.
Shoegaze/indie rock/noise collective Snowball II rolls along with a refreshing single featuring Kurt Heasley of Lilys.
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.
Cherry Red Records unveils the ultimate retrospective collection on UK 1980s (and still active) punk/goth band Red Lorry Yellow Lorry.
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
The Bastards of Fate continues to puzzle and provoke with a new video for a single off its upcoming album on HHBTM Records.
Turkish underground garage rock/punk band Reptilians From Andromeda keeps it gritty, distorted, and real on its new EP.
Crushed Stars shines from the shadows on an introspective, ambient pop single from its upcoming album.
First show in 23 years by ’90s indie faves; one of three concerts to benefit radio station WFDU.
John Fryer of 4AD’s legendary This Mortal Coil returns with captivating collaborative music project Black Needle Noise.
Allyson Seconds, wife of Kevin Seconds of 7 Seconds, reveals a new video for a track off her latest California-pop album.
Good news! Big Takeover #79 Fall 2016 issue with Lush on the cover is out on the stands! The magazine makes a perfect gift year-round: Big Takeover magazine subscriptions and back issues (like the big enchilada, complete set 1980-2016)! 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, buttons, and (signed if you like) Color 30th Anniversary Festival Posters! What a way to say “Happy New Year!”