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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.

Song Premiere: "Too Late" by Endearments

26 May 2022

“I think breakups have these turning points where you realize things can no longer be fixed,” frontman Kevin Marksson explains. “‘Too Late’ is about those moments—recognizing when you’re being taken for granted and saying enough is enough.”

Video Premiere: "They Scream, My Head Is So Full I Can't Dream" by Dez Dare

25 May 2022

Dez Dare takes to space with his puppets in the new video for his second single for the upcoming album Ulysses Trash.

Video Premiere: "Suedehead" (Morrissey cover) by The Art Of The Soul

25 May 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Suedehead” (Morrissey cover) by The Art Of The Soul.

Video Premiere: "Yours Is a Face From a Dream" by Boris Pelekh

24 May 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Yours Is a Face From a Dream” by Boris Pelekh.

Song Premiere: “Wishing Well” (Juice WRLD cover) by Yoshi Flower

23 May 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Wishing Well” (Juice WRLD cover) by Yoshi Flower.

Song Premiere: "Suffer Peacefully" by Scary Hours

20 May 2022

NJ hardcore outfit Scary Hours return with yet another seditious social critique from their highly anticipated full-length “Symptoms of Modern Hegemony” which is due out this summer.

Video Premiere: “Me Quedo Ahí” by Así Así

19 May 2022

Chicago Latinx indie-rock band Así Así infuses traditional cumbia with dark 60s psychedelia on “Me Quedo Ahí”

Song Premiere: "Suck It Up" by The Wheel Workers

18 May 2022

The Wheel Workers’ new single “Suck It Up” premieres exclusively with Big Takeover.

Song Premiere: "Strange Shapes" by Desario

17 May 2022

Sacramento, California’s Desario premieres “Strange Shapes” with The Big Takeover, including a remix by Peter Holmström of The Dandy Warhols.

Video Premiere: "Lost In Art" by A Fragile Tomorrow

13 May 2022

A Fragile Tomorrow’s first track/video, “Lost In Art”, ahead of the highly anticipated release of their new album It’s Better That Way, (out July 15th) is the anchor of the upcoming album.

Video Premiere: "Stomp the Devil” by The Mortal Prophets

13 May 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Stomp the Devil”, the debut single by The Mortal Prophets, from their upcoming debut EP of the same name due to drop July 8.

Video Premiere: "Problem" by The Dreadnoughts

12 May 2022

Big Takeover is pleased to host the premiere of the new video “Problem” by The Dreadnoughts in anticipation of their upcoming full-length out June 24th.

Song Premiere: "Park Bench" by The Claudettes

11 May 2022

Big Takeover is pleased to host the premiere of “Park Bench”, the second single off The Claudettes forthcoming Oct 14th release, Go Out.

Song Premiere: "Bats!" by KITIMOTO

8 May 2022

Phoenix, Arizona’s KITIMOTO premieres their charging punk single “Bats!” with The Big Takeover, imploring listeners to “pray to the sand.”

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7 May 2022

Good news! Big Takeover Issue #90 Spring 2022 with Billy Bragg on the cover has nearly been completed and will be out shortly! But hurry to order—pre-orders and subscriptions are best/crucial! (And Important!!: If you are a subscriber and you need to update your address, please tell us right away. The post office almost never forwards our issues even if you have a forwarding order in place.)

Video Premiere: "Don't Mind the Merry Go Round" by Crandelion

7 May 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Don’t Mind the Merry Go Round” by Chicago-raised and L.A.-based musician and songwriter Crandelion.

Video Premiere: "Everyday Existential Crisis" by Madeline Rosene

5 May 2022

Madeline Rosene drops her new single and video Everyday Existential Crisis

Song and Lyric Video Premiere: "I Am the Wounded" by The Bell and the Hammer

5 May 2022

On their new album The Things We Get Wrong, the Cincinnati-based, husband-and-wife duo dive deep into the reflection they see in the mirror, swimming across the landscape of college, friendships, faith, marriage and parenting to reach a new kind of clarity.

Song Premiere: "Forty Visits" by Andrew Yarovenko

5 May 2022

Yarovenko is preparing to release his debut solo LP, Start Somewhere, an evocative instrumental journey through disillusionment in the face of late-stage capitalism.

Song Premiere: "There Goes a Brooklyn Girl" by Freedy Johnston

4 May 2022

The Big Takeover is pleased to present “There Goes a Brooklyn Girl”, the first single off Freedy Johnston’s 9th album, Back on the Road to You out September 9, 2022 via 40 Below Records.

Song Premiere "LIVE AND I LEARN” by The Weird Sisters

3 May 2022

LIVE AND I LEARN from The Weird Sisters is a funk rock banger that merges the duo’s eclectic musical backgrounds.


2 May 2022

Big Takeover is pleased to premiere a new compilation to raise awareness about domestic abuse released by Mint 400 Records.

Video Premiere: “Burn It” by Ex Norwegian

30 April 2022

South Florida’s Ex Norwegian keep the music going with their 13th album, blending classic influences such as Bowie, Reed & the Kinks into an enthralling blend of alt. powerpop, stoner rock and light psychedeliia.

Album Premiere: "Never Heavy" by Never Heavy

29 April 2022

“Never Heavy” is both celebratory and contemplative — the sound of an artist getting it all right, without forgetting what it took to get there.

Video Premiere: “Brighten the Corner” by Night Court

28 April 2022

Big Takeover is excited to bring you the video premiere of “Brighten the Corner” by Night Court.

Song Premiere: “Meantime/Between Time” by Autumn Hollow

27 April 2022

Boston band, Autumn Hollow, releases their single “Meantime/Between Time,” off the Americana EP, Throw the House, due out June 17.

Video Premiere: "Choker" by Walker Brigade

27 April 2022

“Choker”, the first video from “If Only” — the keenly-awaited full-length debut from LA quartet Walker Brigade — introduces the band’s signature postpunk pop sound.

Video premiere: "These patterns" by Jerome Begin & David Friend

26 April 2022

One of the finest records released so far in 2022, Post- is a collaboration between two stalwarts of twenty-first century contemporary classical music: pianist David Friend and composer Jerome Begin.

Wesley Dean

Song Premiere: Wesley Dean "Leave Adelaine Alone"

25 April 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of Australian musician Wesley Dean’s new single “Leave Adelaide Alone”, from his upcoming album unknown, out April 29.

Davey Furey

Song Premiere: Davie Furey "History"

25 April 2022

Irish singer-songwriter Davie Furey’s new single, “History,” is a Celtic-folk-infused, synth-bolstered anthem begging to echo off arena walls. It’s a sound as big as its carpe-diem call to action.

OV STARS photo by Nick Kiefer

EP Premiere: Tuesdays by Ov Stars

20 April 2022

The Asbury Park-based songwriting team of former Psychic TV bassist Alice Genese and Shaune Pony Heath, who operate as Ov Stars, are releasing their debut, Tuesdays.

Andrew Weiss

Video Premiere: "A Beginner's Guide To Being Famous" by Andrew Weiss and Friends

19 April 2022

With a handful of releases already under their belts (most recently 2021’s Highly Fascinated), Weiss and his collaborators return in 2022 with an ambitious double album, Sunglass & Ash.

Willis Willis

Album Premiere: Predazzled by Willis Willis

18 April 2022

A frequent collaborator in the Brooklyn music scene, Willis Willis is releasing his debut album Predazzled on April 22. The project explores themes of transformation with a refreshing emotional candor, mixing in elements of ’90s grunge, gothic Americana, and classic alt-rock.

Blake Morgan

Video Feature: "Baby I Would Want You" by Blake Morgan

15 April 2022

Shot entirely at iconic Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, Blake Morgan’s new video “Baby I Would Want You” re-teams the artist with New York City indie-filmmaker Alice Teeple.

Alpha Cat

Video Premiere: "Orbit" by Alpha Cat

8 April 2022

“Orbit” is a video for song that’ll be included on songwriter/producer Alpha Cat’s upcoming Venus Smile EP. The track was written and produced by Alpha Cat aka Elizabeth McCullough and features Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams, John Mayer) on guitar, bassist Reggie McBride (Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Parliament) and Jason Harrison Smith on drums. It was mixed and mastered by the late Brett “Cosmo” Thorngren.

Alpha Rabbit

Video Premiere: "Eternity" by Alpha Rabbit

8 April 2022

Alpha Rabbit recently released their compelling new single, “Eternity,” through New Jersey Indie label Mint 400 Records. Coming on April 15t,h the band drops their new album which is also titled Eternity. Today the Trenton, NJ trio brings you the premiere of the video for “Eternity”.

Chateau Chateau

Video Premiere: "Push Your Luck" by Chateau Chateau

7 April 2022

Equal parts melancholy and glitter, Chateau Chateau is an evolving community of musicians from Tuscon, Arizona making cathartic indie pop for weirdos, outcasts, queer folks, and anyone else who needs it.

The March Divide

Song Premiere: "Tension In The Air" by The March Divide

7 April 2022

Putnam’s urgent melodies, wrapped in just-slick-enough production, draw you in and keep you there. “Tension In The Air” is one of The March Divide’s best examples of this trick to date.

Datura4 (credit: Jon Tarry)

Song Premiere: “Open The Line” by Datura4

7 April 2022

Today The Big Takeover is excited to be premiering “Open The Line,” the first single from Datura4’s new Neanderthal Jam LP.

Silktail photo credit Nate Iversen

Song Premiere: "Clarity" by Silktail

6 April 2022

Pleasingly loud, blown-out-speaker, hard-hitting melodic alt-rock from Lansing, Michigan

Startographers photo by Craig Knapp

Video Premiere: "Backslide" by Startographers

6 April 2022

“Backslide’‘ is the second single from the Austin-based band’s forthcoming debut album, coming in late 2022. The single will be released this Friday on Shifting Sounds.