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The Planets Won't Let You Sleep Tonight

Album Premiere: Destroy Beautiful Things by The Planets Won't Let You Sleep Tonight

29 November 2018

The vibrant, mesmerizing debut LP from electronic/pop artist Kasson Crooker and the late Sonja Eve Tea is finally released and serves as Sonja’s legacy.

Quentin Sauvé by Florian Renault

Video Premiere: "People To Take Care Of" (live) by Quentin Sauvé

29 November 2018

French musician/singer-songwriter releases a live performance video that showcases his heartfelt, light vocals and post-rock/folk sound.

Fairy Bones - Photo Credit: Marisa Silva

Video Premiere: "I'm Fine" by Fairy Bones

28 November 2018

Phoenix punk/indie rock band Fairy Bones unveils an animated video for a lyrically powerful and emotive single from their second LP.

Darwin's Finches - Photo Credit: Richard Tomcala

Song Premiere: "Hosea!" by Darwin's Finches

28 November 2018

Texan psych/garage rock band Darwin’s Finches delivers a tense and compelling track off their upcoming LP on Artificial Head Record & Tapes.

Burning House  photo by George Evans

Video Premiere: "Mirror Song" by Burning House

27 November 2018

British noisegaze (alt-rock and shoegaze) trio Burning House unveil a video for a potent and transporting single off their upcoming LP.

High Praise

Song Premiere: "Avalanched" by High Praise

27 November 2018

Matt Traxler of renowned ’90s emo/rock band Brandtson teams up with Kevin Fagan of S.S.&C. for a new instrumental post-rock project.

GospelbeacHbyDarrin Noble

Song Premiere: "California Steamer" (live) by GospelbeacH

26 November 2018

GospelbeacH (co-founded by Brent Rademaker of Beachwood Sparks) release a spirited and engaging live track from their upcoming LP.


Video Premiere: "For You" by Ben Millburn

26 November 2018

Ben Millburn and his band, just off a U.S. tour, release the last narrative video for a bluesy Americana tune off their recent LP.

Big Takeover #83 - Alvvays

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24 November 2018

Good news! Big Takeover #83 Fall 2018 issue with Alvvays on the cover has been completed and will be out shortly! And there’s still time for the perfect holiday (or birthday, or other) gift: Big Takeover magazine subscriptions and back issues (like 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!

Strange Monsters

Album Premiere: Strange Monsters II or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Strange Monsters

23 November 2018

Pittsburgh-based indie rock band Strange Monsters brings their wit and grit to a hard-hitting to mellower LP out next week via Pyrrhic Victory Recordings.


Song Premiere: "Licht" by Vlimmer

21 November 2018

German music project Vlimmer (AKA Alexander Leonard Donat) releases a foreboding and shadowy darkwave single from upcoming double EP.

Spacefest 2018 poster

NEWS: SpaceFest Set for Flight, Spaceman Will Carruthers to head Pure Phase Ensemble

20 November 2018

SpaceFest! 2018, the premier space-/psych-/drone-rock (and much more) music festival launches Dec 7th – 8th in Gdańsk, Poland.

Moist - photo by Dan Wahlbeck

Song Premiere: "Firefly" by Moist feat. Maria Marcus

20 November 2018

Swedish artist, remixer, and producer Moist, AKA David Elfström Lilja, drops a glowing and potent pop song from his upcoming LP.


Video Premiere: "Chemical" by Go Fight

20 November 2018

Jim Marcus (Die Warzau) and company deliver a fun, self-described electro-scuzz/dance romp in song and video form.

John Doe

Song Premiere: "Wheels" (Particle Kid cover) by John Doe

19 November 2018

The renowned John Doe (X) releases a split 12” with Particle Kid for Record Store Day Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

Swervedriver - Photo Credit: Steve Gullick

Video Premiere: "Drone Lover" by Swervedriver

16 November 2018

Renowned space rock ‘n’ roll band Swervedriver deliver a socio-politically relevant number with accompanying video off their upcoming LP.

Dei Lucrii 2

Album Premiere: Dei Lucrii EP by Dei Lucrii

16 November 2018

SoCal indie psych-/noise-punk band Dei Lucrii, made up of SoCal punk rock veterans, drops its driving, gritty debut EP.

Avy of Sharkboy

Video Premiere: "Spell" by Sharkboy

15 November 2018

Nineties atmospheric cinema-rock band Sharkboy (led by Avy) returns with the unveiling of a spellbinding song and stop-motion, storytelling video.


Album Premiere: Knife of Sin EP by Big'n

14 November 2018

Chicagoan noise-rock band Big’n deliver an abrasive, fiery, and compelling EP recorded by Steve Albini via Computer Students.

Michael and Tish Ciravolo at NAMM

Video Premiere: "Look Up" by Beauty in Chaos feat. Tish Ciravolo

13 November 2018

True supergroup Beauty In Chaos (led by Michael Ciravolo) delivers a striking shoegaze single and video featuring sweet vocals from Tish Ciravolo.

Crooked Ghost - Photo Credit: Rome Widenhouse

Video Premiere: "Sleepwalker" by Crooked Ghost

13 November 2018

Asheville, NC-based indie rock/post-punk band Crooked Ghost unveils an intriguing video for a dark dreamscape single off their upcoming LP.

Live Footage - Photo Credit: Charles Billot

Video Premiere: "Dreamt" by Live Footage

13 November 2018

Brookyn avant-electro duo Live Footage unveil a subdued painted-images video for their meditative downtempo single off their new record.

David Dodini of Orissa

Video Premiere: "Blue Communion" by Orissa

12 November 2018

NYC-based prog-/cinematic rock/metal project Orissa (led by David Dodini) unveils an entrancing video that features the band and two skilled dancers.

Elvyn Rhud

Video Premiere: "Orange Is For Love” by Elvyn Rhud

12 November 2018

French psych-rock band Elvyn Rhud drops a hypnotic video for its narcotic single off a split 7” out via Pyrrhic Victory Recordings.

Possum Moods - Photo courtesy of Emotional Response Records

Album Premiere: Northern Times by Possum Moods

9 November 2018

Engaging LP from DIY supergroup Possum Moods (Jen Turrell and Stewart Anderson of Boyracer, Mia Schoen of Cannanes and Huon, and Harriet and Phoebe of Olsen Twins).

Xymox - Photo Credit: Edmund Messerschmidt

Song Premiere: "Blind Hearts" (Club Mix) by Xymox

8 November 2018

Renowned electronic/synth noir act Xymox (AKA Clan of Xymox) reissues their LP Twist of Shadows with bonus tracks via Pylon Records.

Lightfoils - Photo Credit: Neil Yodnane

Video Premiere: "This Time Is Up" by Lightfoils

7 November 2018

Chicagoan shoegaze/dream-pop band Lightfoils shine brightly with a dynamic performance video for a storming, yet ethereal single.

Andy Dixon of Gumshoe - Photo courtesy of HHBTM Records

Song Premiere: "Never Enough" by Gumshoe

7 November 2018

Americana/troubadour band Gumshoe, led by Andy Dixon, drops an affecting, world-weary dirge from their upcoming LP.

Evi Vine - Photo Credit: Paul Harries

Song Premiere: "Sabbath" by Evi Vine feat. Simon Gallup

6 November 2018

Evi Vine (artist and band) unveils a mysterious and compelling track featuring The Cure’s Simon Gallop off upcoming album.

Stewart Anderson of Boyracer and child - Photo courtesy of Emotional Response

NEWS: Veteran independent act Boyracer releases new politically charged video - GO VOTE!!

6 November 2018

Original member Stewart Anderson (Emotional Response record label), Jen Turrell, and more rev it up with call to unite and vote!

Andy Gonzales of Marshmallow Coast - Photo courtesy of HHBTM Records

Album Premiere: Memory Girl by Marshmallow Coast

5 November 2018

Andy Gonzales releases Marshmallow Coast’s 10th enjoyable, optimistic, and 1980s-influenced LP via HHBTM and delivers track-by-track rundown.

Shaun Mason of Dumb Angel - Photo Credit: Will Kaufhold

Video Premiere: "Like a Wave, Like the Tide" by Dumb Angel

5 November 2018

Canadian shoegazers Dumb Angel, led by songwriter Shaun Mason, hone in on homesickness on their new gently gleaming single.

The Persian Leaps - Photo Credit: Drew Johnson

NEWS: The Persian Leaps detail a Track-By-Track rundown of their recent LP

2 November 2018

Power-pop/indie rock band The Persian Leaps give a detailed and interesting behind-the-scenes view of their latest album Pop That Goes Crunch.

Reliant Tom - Photo courtesy of Diversion Records

Album Premiere: Bad Orange by Reliant Tom

2 November 2018

Brooklyn-based avant-rock (with electro and punk influences) duo Reliant Tom drops an ominous, dark, and catchy LP that reflects our turbulent times.

Dave Derby of Gramercy Arms photo by Debora Francis

Video Premiere: "Untogether" by Gramercy Arms

1 November 2018

Former Dambuilders front man Dave Derby has a new song, “loosely based on recent events.”

Elza - Photo Credit: DLR Photography

Album Premiere: Nothing's Wrong by Elza

1 November 2018

Canadian independent, solo artist Elza unveils a dark (and light), introspective, and captivating LP that gets to the essence of her psyche.

The Reputations - Photo Credit: Jackson Montgomery Schwartz

Video Premiere: "Electric Power" by The Reputations

31 October 2018

Austin-based power rock ‘n’ roll band The Reputations are set to release their new LP produced by Jody Stephens (Big Star) via Nine Mile Recordings.

The J.O.B. - Photo Credit: Joey Wharton

Song Premiere: "Witching Well" by The J.O.B.

31 October 2018

Virginian alt-rock with blues soul and Americana roots band The J.O.B. bewitch with a stompin’, soulful single from their upcoming LP.

Noctorum - Photo Credit: Olivia Willson-Piper

Song Premiere: "Piccadilly Circus in the Rain" by Noctorum

31 October 2018

Renowned veterans Marty Willson-Piper (The Church) and British producer Dare Mason release an upbeat, mellifluous, and bittersweet single.

Ty Segall - Photo Credit: Denée Segall

Song Premiere: "Fanny" (Original Demo) by Ty Segall

30 October 2018

Prolific and terrific Ty Segall unleashes a heartfelt ode to his dog on vinyl-only 7” via Aagoo Records, with proceeds benefiting animal rescue organizations.

Dead Seconds - live - Photo Credit: Eamon DeFabbia-Kane

Album Premiere: The Ground by Dead Seconds

26 October 2018

NYC-based heavy alt-/psych-rock band Dead Seconds (led by Matt C. White) unleashes its immense, intense, and fiery second album.

Dolores Haze

Album Premiere: Play Hard Fuck Hard Love Hard by Dolores Haze

26 October 2018

Swedish electro-pop/punk trio Dolores Haze release a striking, tuneful, defiant to heartfelt 2nd LP that showcases their multi-faceted sound.

The Silence Kit - Photo Credit: Danielle Neilio

Album Premiere: Fall Protection by The Silence Kit

25 October 2018

Philadelphia-based post-punk band The Silence Kits releases its bracing, inspiring 5th album that expands and refines its sound.

Ceiling Spirits - "Fields Of Progress / Ash" artwork

Video Premiere: "Fields of Progress / Ash" by Ceiling Spirits

24 October 2018

Cinematic post-rock music project Ceiling Spirits (a collab led by guitarist Mario Quadracci), unveils a striking track and video.

Jon Hatchett - Photo Credit: John Dixon

Album Premiere: Mother Nature Wins Again by Jon Hatchett Band

24 October 2018

New Orleans-based country and western/Americana act Jon Hatchett Band offer up a rousing to reflective second album.

Parabola West - Photo Credit: Kelly Hill

NEWS: American Singer-Songwriter Parabola West Weaves A Golden New Single

24 October 2018

American (but NZ-residing) Celtic/Norse singer-songwriter has released a lush and melodic single from her enchanting 2nd EP.

Thurston_Moore photo by Paul Hudson

Song Premiere: "Klangfarbenmelodie.. And The Colorist Strikes Primitiv (Part 2)" by Thurston Moore

23 October 2018

Indie rock legend Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) gets a vinyl release of his avant-garde 1995 EP that was only dropped on CD in New Zealand.

Castlecomer - Photo Credit: Anna Webber

Video Premiere: "Leaving" (Historian session) by Castlecomer

23 October 2018

Fast-rising Australian indie rock/pop band Castlecomer unveil a captivating track from their acoustic/electric studio session.

The Camino Side Project

Song Premiere: "Vilma's Soundtrack" by The Camino Side Project

23 October 2018

Intrepid world traveler Paul Farran and his family documented their voyages through song and he has revealed a chiming, shining acoustic single.

Cloak & Dagger 2018 poster

Darkness Descends Upon Los Angeles for Cloak & Dagger 2018 featuring She Wants Revenge, The Faint, HEALTH & More

22 October 2018

Cloak & Dagger 2018 features performances by She Wants Revenge, The Faint, HEALTH, Christian Death and more at the Los Angeles Theater.