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Video Premiere: "Acid Reflux" by Simon Grab

5 August 2022

A hallucinatory collage of plundered archival footage and dialogue mirroring the defective rhythms of Simon Grab as remixed by Mike Hamerski.

Video Premiere: "Stars Will Die Tonight” by Kramer

4 August 2022

In the ten compositions that comprise Kramer’s new LP, mournful at times yet mysteriously life-affirming and generous in their scope, Kramer sees films where there are none, and composes his accompanying ambient soundtracks in a state of interrupted grace.

Video Premiere: "Gliding" by Maple Mars

3 August 2022

LA’s Maple Mars return the video for “Gliding”, the lead single from their first album in over a decade.

Song Premiere: “Chances” by Ari Lindo

2 August 2022

Chicago musician Ari Lindo might be best known for his soulful guitar playing in Late Nite Laundry, The Devonns, or Lester Rey, but he’s showing a different side of his musical talents with his solo folk music.

Song Premiere: "Zancudo" by The Valery Trails

1 August 2022

Through keenly observed detail, swirling instrumentals, and a spirited melody, The Valery Trails’ new single “Zancudo” captures the mood of the sleepy little Costa Rican beach community and its people.

Scary Hours unleashes "Symptoms of Modern Hegemony"

31 July 2022

Following an onslaught of heavy-hitting topical hardcore anthems this year, New Jersey political punks Scary Hours have finally released their much-anticipated full-length debut “Symptoms of Modern Hegemony” via Pyrrhic Victory Recordings.

Video Premiere: "Tyrannosaurus Shake" by Dez Dare

28 July 2022

Tyrannosaurus Shake is the 3rd single from the forthcoming and sophomore album Ulysses Trash by Dez Dare. Featuring chase scenes, disembodied hands and a looming fear that will envelope you whole!

Album Premiere: "See Those Colours Fly" by Breathless

28 July 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “See Those Colours Fly” by Breathless.

Album Premiere: "State of the Secretary" by State of the Secretary

27 July 2022

The new full-length from Raleigh’s State of The Secretary is an introspective and emotionally bold collection of songs.

Album Premiere: "Grits" by Grandpa Jack

26 July 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of Grandpa Jack’s new album Grits, available everywhere July 29.

Video Premiere: "Blood Moon” by Susie Suh

25 July 2022

Big Takeover is pleased to host the premiere for the video for “Blood Moon” by Susie Suh.

Song premiere: Yellowjackets - “Resilience”

21 July 2022

Over four decades into their existence, veteran jazz fusion combo Yellowjackets deserves to release a track called “Resilience.”

Song Premiere: "Hoof It" by The Schizophonics

21 July 2022

San Diego punk-soul trio The Schizophonics release the tempestuous title track to their upcoming album Hoof it, produced by Dean Reis (Plosivs, RFTC.) The MC5’s high-energy melodies meets Memphis soul underground’s rhythmic ruction.

Video Premiere: "Fired Up" by Syvers

20 July 2022

Syvers, a lofi-electronica duo from the midwest have a stunning new single and music video :Fired Up”.

Video Premiere: "New Brighton" by Torture and the Desert Spiders

19 July 2022

Welcome to the world of the Liverpool-based band, Torture and the Desert Spiders, a left-field project based around the songwriting of Anna Kunz.

Video Premiere: "Starve to Strength" by Idle Fire

18 July 2022

‘Being understood is something that I look for in everyday human interactions, ethically and emotionally. But it’s not something vital to my artistic expression.’ – River Gari A.K.A. Idle Fire

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16 July 2022

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Video Premiere: "Good Foot" by B. Hamilton

14 July 2022

Following the recent 2021 release of B. Hamilton’s fourth studio album, Nothing and Nowhere, the Oakland-based rock band are set to drop their new single and lyric video “Good Foot” on July 15th via Sofaburn Records. This is the first single from their forthcoming, as-yet-to-be-titled studio album.

Song Premiere: "Hate has a Heartbeat" by Grandpa Jack

14 July 2022

“One of the first songs we wrote for Grits, “Hate Has a Heartbeat,” is about the current state of the world and how we interact and communicate. To be honest, I can’t think of a better time to be releasing it.” – Matt C. White, Grandpa Jack drummer

Song Premiere: “Don’t mind you asking" by Jude Flannery

12 July 2022

Philadelphia musician Jude Flannery partnered with Matt Barrick (The Walkmen, Muzz), Quentin Stoltzfus (Mazarin, Light Heat), Robbie Bennett (The War on Drugs), and more on his forthcoming solo debut.

Album Premiere: "Some Other Way" by Hutchie

11 July 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of Hutchie’s new LP Some Other Way.

Video Premiere: “333 Dreams” by Tiffany Goode

9 July 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of the video for “333 Dreams” – a surreal experience as the haunting melody slides over dream like sequences.

Video Premiere: "See You in Marfa" by Salim Nourallah

6 July 2022

Singer-songwriter/producer Salim Nourallah teamed up with Marty Willson-Piper (formerly of The Church), and the brand new single and title track from Nourallah’s forthcoming EP, See You in Marfa — provides the sunny, carefree music for a joyful new video.

Album Premiere: "Adaleena" by Svvarms

4 July 2022

Big Takeover is excited to premiere Adaleena, the fiery debut EP by bay area folk-rock band, Svvarms, which drops everywhere July 8. So, get ready for tasty hooks and groovy licks, which might just burn down your barn!

Song Premiere: "it was yr birthday" by GREAT

2 July 2022

“it was yr birthday” is the debut single from GREAT—aka NYC multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Chandler Fredrick.

Album Premiere: "Ghosts pass through, running from the body" by Light Creates Shadow

30 June 2022

Portland, OR post-metal trio Light Creates Shadow’s new full length is a powerful, emotive rebirth, produced by Matt Bayles. Hear the full album today!

Video Premiere: "Unstoppable Me" by Jeff Elbel + Ping (Marathon Records)

28 June 2022

“Unstoppable Me” is a sunny pop charmer from Chicago-area prog/roots-pop collective Jeff Elbel + Ping. The song’s boundless confidence sets up a twist in The Threefinger Opera LP’s storyline. The video is campy fun from the team at Mecoclub.

Song Premiere: "Experimental World" by Evan Taylor

27 June 2022

“Experimental World” is a new single from songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Evan Taylor being released on Taylor’s own Loantaka Records.

Video Premiere: "They Put Tears In Cigarettes" by Useless Users

25 June 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of Useless Users “They Put Tears In Cigarettes” from the debut LP “We Are All” due out on Emotional Response Records July 3.

Video Premiere: "Wild Eyes" by Nervous Eaters

24 June 2022

Pioneering Boston punk band Nervous Eaters, contemporaries of bands like the Ramones, The Police, Iggy Pop, The Pretenders, and a host of others, has released a new single, “Wild Eyes,” ahead of a new album due out this fall on Little Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records.

Song Premiere: "good night" by partygirl

23 June 2022

PREMIERE: partygirl Explores Survivorship as Radical Political Identity in Debut Single “good night”

Video Premiere: "Matador Bell" by doubleVee

23 June 2022

Premier of “Matador Bell,” the second video from the upcoming Treat Her Strangely album, the latest album from doubleVee featuring former Starlight Mints frontman, Allan Vest.

Song Premiere: "Jordu" by City of Four

22 June 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of new music from City of Four from the upcoming jazz compilation “Standard Issue” on Mint 400 Records / Raining Music.

Song Premiere: "The Drugs Don't Work" (Verve cover) by The Art Of The Soul

21 June 2022

Big Takeover is pleased to host the premiere of “The Drugs Don’t Work” (Verve cover) by The Art Of The Soul.

Song Premiere: "Ouroboros" by Luminous Beings

17 June 2022

Big Takeover is pleased to host the premiere of the new “Anti-Hate” single “Ouroboros” from post-hardcore band Luminous Beings, from their upcoming album ‘Horrors’ due out June 24.

Song Premiere: “Just Say So” by Sunshine Riot

15 June 2022

The Boston alt-rock band reaches cruising altitude on the first single from this September’s Sparkle Baby 2000 EP.

Song Premiere: "Black Film" by Gentlemen Rogues

14 June 2022

Gentlemen Rogues come from the fertile lands of Austin Texas with their brand of no holds barred power-pop. Big Takeover is thrilled to bring you a premiere of their new single, “Black Film”!

Video Premiere: "Nightglow" by Coo & Howl

11 June 2022

Boston’s Coo & Howl premiere their newest single “Nightglow” exclusively at Big Takeover.

Video Premiere: "Witching Hour" by Jeremy Little

10 June 2022

Invoking ravens and the afterlife, the mythological tale spun in the video for rock artist Jeremy Little’s “Witching Hour” feels like Edgar Allen Poe meets David Bowie.

Video Premiere: "Make It Summer" by Niina Soleil

9 June 2022

Niina Soleil is Los Angeles’ newest pop artist with the refreshing quality of realness. Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of the new single and video, “Make It Summer.”

Video Premiere: “Age of Anxious” by Pony Girl

8 June 2022

Pony Girl’s “Age of Anxious” explores themes of isolation in the digital age through dark comic vignettes & absurdist situations. It’s a sitcom for rats with a side of existential dread.

Song Premiere: "Harvest Moon" (Neil Young cover) by Daddy's Beemer

7 June 2022

A high speed convertible of indie rock and jangle pop, the Charleston-based outfit puts a new spin on the 1990s classic. Listen to the exclusive single premiere today — only at The Big Takeover.

Video Premiere: "I Believe in Love" by Spaghetti Eastern Music

6 June 2022

Spaghetti Eastern Music Shifts into Singer-Songwriter Mode
With New Single, “I Believe in Love”

Song Premiere: "She Sells Sanctuary" (The Cult cover) by Covert Stations

3 June 2022

Covert Stations shakes the sheets from the window on their rendition of The Cult’s long-standing arena anthem, “She Sells Sanctuary” from 1985’s Love album, for their second cover single.

Song Premiere: ‘Paris n’existe pas’ by Son Parapluie (featuring Isobel Campbell)

2 June 2022

Son Parapluie recalls late 60’s swinging Paris with Isobel Campbell, Jah Wobble & more – ‘Paris n’existe pas’, available 3rd June. Listen to the title track now!

Album Premiere: "Burn The Rails" by The Handcuffs

2 June 2022

Album stream premier of Burn The Rails, 4th studio album from Chicago’s The Handcuffs featuring Brad Elvis of The Elvis Brothers and The Romantics — a heady mix of early 1970s glam, indie, garage, art and blues rock.

Cole Degenova

Song Premiere: “Before I’m Gone” by Cole DeGenova

1 June 2022

Chicago-based keyboardist and alt-pop artist Cole DeGenova captures the feeling of fleeting youth on his new standalone single “Before I’m Gone.”

Song Premiere: "Rock N Roll" by The Shelter People

31 May 2022

The Shelter People say “Rock N Roll” saved their soul and we believe after hearing this rocker!

Video Premiere: “Cause Of My Pain” by Sons Of Silver

28 May 2022

Los Angeles-based indie rock super group Sons Of Silver premiere their latest video, “Cause Of My Pain,” a haunting track which teeters between a head-nodding bounce and a hypnotic refrain.

Song Premiere: "Juna" by Roanoke

27 May 2022

Roanoke’s “Juna,” the B-side to the single “Selene,” premieres exclusively via Big Takeover.