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Rock ‘n’ roll band The Blanks return with a new album and video/song that recalls the ’90s golden era of MTV’s 120 Minutes.
Australian indie/alt-rock band Lost Worlds mixes garage rock, punk spirit, and a touch of electronica on their exciting new LP.
Power pop intercontinental (Japan and California) act Curling release the vibrant opening track off their upcoming LP.
Instrumental group Whale Fall mesmerizingly merges (post-)rock with pastoral touches on its wide-ranging, nuanced, and absorbing LP.
Americana singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Ric Robertson casts a captivating spell with his authentic rock, blues, and country tunes.
Meménto Mori, AKA Pål-Andrè Rauan, reveals a contemplative, deeply personal, yet universal, and absorbing album.
Leeds, England-based post-punk band Klammer deliver a darkly captivating ’80s-throwback number off their upcoming album.
Martin Nyrup and Ian Harling of electronic-based band Perpacity drop a video for a track off their upcoming album.
Music veterans James Williamson (The Stooges), Frank Meyer (The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs), and Petra Haden (The Haden Triplets) joins forces on a new album.
Indie pop/rock band Four Star Riot offers a dynamic and relevant album that questions our escape from real life via social media.
London-based fast-rising hip-hop act Too Many T’s blends catchy pop with quicksilver vocal flow and classic hip-hop rhythms.
Seattle-located garage-punk band The Black Tones release a potent second single from their upcoming EP.
Seattle rock band Sound of the Hunter, led by Natalie Bayne, delivers a performance and storytelling video for a track off its upcoming LP.
Utah-based indie rock band The Solarists jam it out on a chill, buoyant title track from its soon-to-be-released EP.
Rock band/music veterans The Eyebrows release a dreamy, retro cut awash in bittersweet regret from their upcoming LP.
Fred Abong (formerly of Throwing Muses and Belly) releases his debut solo EP and announces a UK tour with Kristin Hersh.
Stereolab’s long-term keyboard player Morgane Lhote releases a new tune under her solo project moniker Hologram Teen ahead of new LP.
Tuscany, Italy-based alternative rock band Piqued Jacks delves into the interesting details about their new song and video.
Brooklyn-based indie rock band The Exits is causing a stir with its performances and new eerily atmospheric video for a dreamy number.
Outlaw country-soul singer-songwriter Ben Bostick delivers a vivid video about being frustrated by the rat race and finding an escape.
Chicago-located indie rock band Kate Renegade bow their latest rambunctious to reflective LP recorded by the renowned Steve Albini.
Bay Area, California’s Strange Culprits mix garage rock with Americana, pop, and soul on their stirring and heartfelt debut LP.
Massachusetts-based rock trio Colorway release a breezy homage to summery pop bands from their upcoming album.
Canadian indie rock/pop act Feel Alright (AKA Craig Fahner) drops a rad new video for a laid-back track from their recent LP.
Singer-songwriter Thomas Comerford unveils a video of darkness and light for a single off his forthcoming album.
Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, and Tones on Tail legends Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins carry the torch as Poptone.
Rudy Tambala of pioneering dream-pop group A.R.Kane returns with a new video under the moniker of Jübl.
Americana/pop singer-songwriter Jerry Castle delivers an upbeat, ’80s-inflected tune from his sixth solo album.
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.