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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!”
Finnish three-headed stoner rock monster Rückwater runs amok on a raw, rampaging, riffs-filled new EP.
Ethereal indie rock band Queue lines up a live performance video that glides by with reflective, guitar-driven finesse.
Canadian Anglo-pop band The Holiday Crowd carries the jangle-pop torch on its latest up-tempo single and video.
Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), along with Emil Nikolaisen (Serena Maneesh) and 6 top Polish musicians, took part in psych-rock SpaceFest! as Pure Phase Ensemble 6.
Peter Holsapple (the dB’s and Continental Drifters) returns with his first solo venture in more than 20 years.
Composer and songwriter Gregory Uhlmann merges minimalist chamber-pop with introspective folk on his meditative new album.
Austin, Texas-residing dream-pop trio Letting Up Despite Great Faults drops a new video before the release of its upbeat EP.
Austin, Texas-based dream-pop/shoegaze band Blushing channels the heady days of ’90s UK shoegaze on a captivating new EP.
Australian psych pop maestro Dan Webb drops a timely album about toxic politics right before Inauguration Day.
Dean Garcia (Curve, S T F U, M A D) is joined by his daughter Rose Berlin on their ongoing atmospheric music adventures as SPC ECO.
Blues singer-songwriter and musician Mark Porkchop Holder brings his struggles and truth to his upcoming blistering debut album.
After 3 decades away, British post-punk innovators Modern English motivate with 2nd single from their upcoming album.
In an exclusive scoop for The Big Takeover, Gerard Langley, poet and singer of The Blue Aeroplanes, gives a list, with details, of his Top 5 Aeroplanes Tracks.
Portland-based post-punk/psych rock band Daydream Machine drops a new video ahead of its upcoming LP due in March.
Swedish electro-punk queen Rein unloads a ferocious new single that packs an aggressive, yet exhilarating punch.
The best bets on another great year for music, old and new. (Never mind the cranks, here’s the good stuff as ever.)
Rock noir artist Rykarda Parasol reveals a bittersweet video shot in Paris, France for her latest richly stark single.