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Renowned rock band Soul Asylum reissues expanded editions of their first two Twin/Tone albums via Omnivore Recordings.
Seattle-based protest folk and renegade rock trio Charlie and the Rays release a musically robust, vocally appealing, and lyrically relevant album.
Leeds, England band Luna Pines blends modern electronica with dream-pop on their captivating new EP.
Nashville-via-Atlanta band God Bless Relative delivers indie folk-pop with charm and twang on a track from its upcoming album.
Singer-songwriter/musician Salim Nourallah releases a video for a track inspired by John Lennon’s “Imagine” off his upcoming double LP.
Acclaimed Norwegian singer-songwriter Bellman (AKA Arne-Johan Rauan) delivers another dream-like number from his latest album.
Boston-based synthpop band Telelectrix drops a groovin’, yet vocally bittersweet number from its upcoming full length.
Veteran shoegaze/alt-soul band The Veldt unveil a video for a mesmerizing track from its latest album on sonaBLAST! Records.
NYC/LA rock ‘n’ roll veteran Arthur Alexander (The Poppees, Sorrows) reveals a lyrically wry, but sonically raucous video/song.
Good news! Big Takeover #82 Spring 2018 issue with L.A. punk legends X on the cover has been completed and is shipping now! And there’s still time for the perfect upcoming Father’s Day (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!
Musical exploratory cosmonaut Martin Kennedy launches into the unknown with his latest absorbing and transporting album.
Post-rock/metal progressive band Dezorah pull out the sonic and emotional stops on their second dramatic and dynamic EP.
Swiss dream-pop act Bleu Roi unveils a visually stunning video shot in Scotland for a restrained, yet emotively powerful track.
Canadian power-pop/punk band Sightlines just released a new EP and is supporting it with a North American tour.
Northern New Jerseyan, singer-songwriter Ryan Struck (recording under the moniker Scary Hours) bows his introductory track.
Serbian atmospheric post-metal band Face Off unveils a sonically massive, but nuanced EP that combines heavier doom metal with a dreamier ambiance.
Long-running industrial/electro-ethereal duo Collide unveil a captivating original track from its double album of remixes (and 2 covers).
NY-based Franco-American folk-rock duo The Whispering Tree drops a relevant song and animated video for a track off its upcoming LP.
The NYC-based band reveal an inventive, heartfelt stop-motion animation video for a song that details the promises and hassles of living in NYC.
British garage pop band The Mu-Tones (including Anthony Grantham, former guitarist/songwriter in Marion) releases a rousing indie rocker.
Alt-pop artist Azalia Snail delights once again with a bright, bitmoji-centered video for a track off her latest vibrantly pop album.
Mexican shoegaze/alternative rock band Car Crash Sisters drop a video for a dynamic track off their debut album.
LA-based artist Will Sprott (Shannon and the Clams, La Luz) unveils a black ‘n’ white video – with aliens – for a track off his LP on Burger Records.
Santa Barbara pop-punk band Sanderlings (led by Woody Locke) drops an amusing video for a track off its upcoming album.
Dean Garcia (Curve, SPC ECO) and Preston Maddox (Bloody Knives) join forces again on a mesmerizing, immersive, and atmospheric double album.
The Maximo Park guitarist goes solo and releases a wandering, black ‘n’ white video for a track off his new album.
Nicholas Merz of Seattle indie rock band Darto goes solo on his upcoming debut album arriving via Aagoo Records.
Punk rock/horncore four-piece Actionesse revel in absurdity and dissonance on its odd, yet compelling upcoming EP.
Renowned singer-songwriter (and renaissance man) Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding) returns with his first album of cover songs.
Rarities from legend Gene Clark (The Byrds) are unearthed and showcased on a new album from Omnivore Recordings.
Australian outfit Winter Witches explore the intricacies of queer identity through their atmospheric dream-pop and new video.
El Paso, Texas indie rock/shoegaze band Sleepspent unveils its involving, brooding, and restless debut EP via Slow Start Records.
NYC-based electronic artist Searmanas (aka Niabi Aquena) unveils a mystic, cinematic single from her debut LP on Cleopatra Records.
Native North Carolinian blues-rock/folk singer-songwriter/musician Matt C. White debuts his involving, emotive, and acoustic-driven album.
Alternative music band Skating Polly release a compelling track from their upcoming album that melds the best of gritty rock and melodic pop.
Canadian shoegaze/post-punk darlings The City Gates bow a dynamic and vividly transporting, reflective and rockin’ second album.
Spacehog’s frontman Royston Langdon returns in solo singer-songwriter form as LEEDS with a dreamy, David Bowiesque piano pop number.
Montana-based garage rock band King Ropes, led by Dave Hollier, release a video focused on the cycle of urban/rural decay and renewal.
LA-based indie rock band honeychain deliver a gritty and rollicking cover of a Material Issue tune while spotlighting their hometown.
Long-time musician Kurt Schellenbach, back as Kurt Stifle and the Swing Shift, brings some fun back to music videos with a sock puppet romp.
Renowned British New Wave / dark rock outfit Shriekback returns with an foreboding and rhythmically restless first single off their upcoming LP.
Supergroup Hawk (David Hawkins, Gary Louris of the Jayhawks, Ken Stringfellow of The Posies, and Pete Thomas of Elvis Costello’s Attractions) deliver a classic power-pop number.
Brooklyn-based psych-rocker Cosmos Sunshine lights up with a rockin’ Tolkien- and Sweden-inspired track from his upcoming LP.
Rock ‘n’ roll legend Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ Bizarre Records output gets compiled and expanded with several bonus tracks.
Renowned power-pop band (with core of Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer) returns with expanded reissues of 3 LPs and a world tour.
Connecticut psych/space-rock band Landing rises to the sky with a new video for an ominous to uplifting tune off its upcoming LP.
Wordsmith extraordinaire Graham Smith (recording as the band Kleenex Girl Wonder) drops it like its hot, lyrically, on an upbeat power-pop/rocker.
Philadelphia-located indie rock band Sixteen Jackies brings the noise, and melody, on a moody new tune from its upcoming EP.
California dreamgraze group Soft Science reveal their new double A-side single with a delightful original and wistful cover tune.