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Kudzu 3 - photo credit Shay Rainy

Song Premiere: "No Backbone" by Kudzu

20 December 2017

Missouri post-punk/synthwave duo Kudzu releases the infectious lead single off its upcoming album on Push & Pull Records.

Blitz/Berlin; Photo Credit; Erin Leydon

Video Premiere: "The Tannhauser Gate" by Blitz/Berlin

20 December 2017

Canadian instrumental/film composition act Blitz/Berlin releases a video for an outtake originally composed for the Blade Runner 2049 campaign.

Japan Suicide photo credit Luca Sola

Video Premiere: "Circle" by Japan Suicide

19 December 2017

Italian post-punk/noise rock band Japan Suicide drops a dark and intense video for its recently released single.


Video Premiere: "Reckless Lover" (live - Escape Routes: The Sudden Sessions) by Handsome Ghost

19 December 2017

Indie pop duo Handsome Ghost unveil a live performance video as part of a stripped back session of songs from its upcoming debut album.

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Song Premiere: "Prisoner's Dilemma" by Jim White

18 December 2017

Veteran Southern Gothic/experimental folk artist Jim White delivers a jazz-tinged story-teller from his upcoming 6th solo album.

Vast Asteroid; Photo Credit: Julien Legay

Video Premiere: "Spacegaze" by Vast Asteroid

15 December 2017

Space/noise rock super-group Vast Asteroid unleashes an involving narrative video for an epic track off its recently released self-titled album.

TheMinnesotaChildPhotoCredit LaraAburamadan

Song Premiere: "Fireflies" by The Minnesota Child

15 December 2017

Indie folk/pop artist The Minnesota Child (AKA Ethan Buckner) delivers a sweet and warm tune from his upcoming EP.

Jeffrey Gaines Photo credit Joe Cicak

Song Premiere: "Bjorn Toulouse" by Jeffrey Gaines

14 December 2017

Long-standing singer-songwriter/guitarist Jeffrey Gaines returns with a new album in 2018 and reveals a bittersweet cut off the LP.

The Rotten Mangos

Video Premiere: "In Love With The Afternoon" by The Rotten Mangos

13 December 2017

Austin, Texas-based psychedelic rock (with a hit of pop) band The Rotten Mangos drops a fresh, retro-inspired video.

Mary And The Ram

Song Premiere: "The Dream" by Mary And The Ram

12 December 2017

British post-punk/electronic rock two-piece Mary And The Ram charges ahead with the sharply noir b-side off its upcoming single.

James Raftery

Video Premiere: "Everything" by James Raftery

12 December 2017

Electro-/synth-popper James Raftery, who once recorded as Rat Wakes Red, returns as solo artist with LP and joyous new video.


Song Premiere: "Right All The Time" by Moon Darling

11 December 2017

Seattle-based psychedelic rock band Moon Darling delivers a dreamy and fluid rumination off its intense and captivating new EP.

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9 December 2017

Great X-mas/other holiday gifts including Big Takeover magazine subscriptions and back issues (even the big enchilada, complete set 1980-2017)! 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!


Album Premiere: Penguin Party by Sarah Schonert

8 December 2017

Experimental multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Sarah Schonert unveils her third eclectic and involving full-length.

Joel Gion

Video Premiere: "Come To Light" by Joel Gion

7 December 2017

Psych artist (and long-standing percussionist in Brian Jonestown Massacre) Joel Gion offers a warm and laid-back song with accompanying video.


Video Premiere: "Nobody" by Kit & The Chardonnay Boys

7 December 2017

Nonchalantly saucy psych-pop/rock act Kit & The Chardonnay Boys delivers the goods on its new tune with accompanying video.

MISS+RESS; Photo Credit Stephen Yang

Video Premiere: "Nested Infinities" by MIS+RESS

6 December 2017

NYC musician Brian Wenckebach, recording as MIS+RESS, unveils a dreamy and spacey instrumental (guitar-based) reverie.


Video Premiere: "Rising Tide" by Twin Frames

6 December 2017

Ohioan bedroom pop trio Twin Frames delivers a smooth and buoyant live performance video of a number from its upcoming debut EP.

Heroes Of Toolik

Video premiere: "Quincunx" by Heroes of Toolik

5 December 2017

The latest from guitarist Arad Evans and his avant-folk ensemble does not disappoint.

MOTORCADE; Photo Credit: Jerome Brock

Song Premiere: "When The Hit Comes" by MOTORCADE

4 December 2017

Dallas, Texas-based MOTORCADE runs with a new ’80s-inflected synth single ahead of its debut album on Idol Records.

The Parson Red Heads

Song Premiere: "It's Hard For Me To Say" by The Parson Red Heads

1 December 2017

Oregon-located power pop band The Parson Red Heads reveals one of two bonus tracks off an expanded edition of its most recent album.

Grant-Lee Phillips; Photo Credit: Denise Siegel

Song Premiere: "The Wilderness" by Grant-Lee Phillips

30 November 2017

Grant Lee Buffalo frontman and solo artist Grant-Lee Phillips returns with a socially relevant second single off his upcoming 9th studio album.


Album Premiere: Glimpse EP by MOLLY

29 November 2017

Austrian duo MOLLY unveils its captivating and transporting post-rock (and post-punk/psych-rock) new EP, as well as an atmospheric concert video.


Video Premiere: "Begin To Remember" by Echo Us

29 November 2017

Echo Us (AKA Ethan Matthews) releases its 5th studio album today, as well as a reflective, yet spirited performance video.

Danny Newcomb and the Sugarmakers

Song Premiere: "King of Nothing" by Danny Newcomb & the Sugarmakers

28 November 2017

Seattle-based power pop/rock ‘n’ roll band Danny Newcomb & the Sugarmakers drops a honey of a single from its upcoming album.

We Are Parasols

Album Premiere: Inertia by We Are Parasols

27 November 2017

Industrial/darkwave trio We Are Parsols drops its darkly mesmerizing and dystopian second album on cassette as well as digitally.

Little Mazarn

Song Premiere: "White Fang" by Little Mazarn

27 November 2017

Lindsey Verrill, under the stage name Little Mazarn, releases a haunting folk song off her upcoming self-titled album.


Song Premiere: "Marina" by Speed the Plough

24 November 2017

Veteran New Jersey-based indie band Speed the Plough unveils a mesmerizing indie folk number from its upcoming 9th album.

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23 November 2017

Good news! Big Takeover #81 Fall 2017 issue with Slowdive 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 1980-2017)! 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!

Rock Back: Stronger Than The Storm

NEWS: Patetico Releases Rock Back: Stronger Than The Storm comp to support Hurricane Victims

23 November 2017

Patetico Recordings releases massive Rock Back: Stronger Than The Storm compilation to support international hurricane victims.

BELLADONNA Photo Credit Lucilla Le Donne

Song Premiere: "Spiders of Gomorrah" by Belladonna

23 November 2017

Influential Italian rock noir band Belladonna reveals a cut from its upcoming 4th studio album that will be featured in the trailer of Nextflix series Godless.

By An Ion

Song Premiere: "Fenestra" by By An Ion

22 November 2017

LA-based electro-synth duo By An Ion delivers a shimmering and uplifting second single ahead of its upcoming EP.


Song Premiere: "The Wild One, Forever" (Tom Petty cover) by Azalia Snail

22 November 2017

Eclectic rock/pop artist Azalia Snail pays homage to Tom Petty with a song cover ahead of the release of her upcoming album.

The Racer

Video Premiere: "Spiral Staircase" by The Racer

22 November 2017

NY-based alternative/experimental band The Racer releases a slowly building, cinematic post-rocker with an image-collage video.

NEWS: SpaceFest! 2017 Music Festival in Gdansk, Poland December 1 - 2

21 November 2017

SpaceFest! 2017 psych/space rock Music Festival will transform Gdansk, Poland into East European music mecca from December 1st to 2nd.

Feverbones live Photo Credit: Brian Gray

Song Premiere: "It's Hard To Look Away" by Feverbones

21 November 2017

Texas-based indie rock band Feverbones delivers a pleasant reverie off its upcoming album on Austin Town Hall Records.

Cloud Person Photo Credit Oceanna Tout

Song Premiere: "Tread Light" (live) by Cloud Person

20 November 2017

Seattle-based indie psych-/stoner rock band Cloud Person rises high with a dynamic live single and accompanying video.


Video Premiere: "Boson of Love" by Jane Telephonda

17 November 2017

Icelandic indie rock/pop ensemble Jane Telephonda drops the title track off its new album that deals with the mystery of our existence.

autumn; Photo Credit: Craig Vanderschaegen

Album Premiere: the fall EP by autumn

16 November 2017

Long-standing alternative/goth band autumn releases a dark and dramatic 3-track teaser EP ahead of its upcoming album.

Wendy Sweetlove Photo Credit Monica Orozco

Album Premiere: Dirty Sunday by Wendy Sweetlove

16 November 2017

Soul singer and songwriter Wendy Sweetlove embarks on a solo career with the release of her soulful and enticing debut album.

Heatmap; Photo Credit: Destiny Montague

Album Premiere: Pulses by Heatmap

15 November 2017

Philadelphia/Brooklyn-based post-punk/math rock trio Heatmap release its stark, but melodic debut EP.

Squalloscope; Photo Credit: Anna Kohlweis

Album Premiere: Exoskeletons for Children by Squalloscope

14 November 2017

Visual artist, music producer, and lyrics writer Anna Kohlweis (as Squalloscope) delivers her uplifting to gut-punching 5th full-length.

LineAndCirclePhoto CreditCourtneyHalverson

Song Premiere: "Vicious Folly" by Line & Circle

13 November 2017

LA-based indie rock band Line & Circle delivers a melodic, restless, and reflective single off its lyrically incisive upcoming EP.


Song Premiere: "Happy When It Snows"/"You Trashed My Christmas" single by Seafang

10 November 2017

St. Petersburg, Florida shoegaze/indie band Seafang gets all festive on its single for the Snowflakes Christmas Singles Club.


Album Premiere: Delano by Area Resident

9 November 2017

Canadian Doug Hempstead of multi-genre act Area Resident releases his captivating second album and gives track-by-track details.


Video Premiere: "I Envy Her So" by Cody Melville

8 November 2017

Veteran guitarist, songwriter, and producer Cody Melville bows a video for a track of his upcoming rock ‘n’ roll album.


Song Premiere: "Signs" by Traverse Town

8 November 2017

Boston-based alternative/synth-pop act Traverse Town drops a poppy single off its upcoming debut album.


Video Premiere: "Kiss" by Equinox and Feral Five

7 November 2017

Equinox drops a video for a single featuring indie outfit Feral Five off his upcoming electro/funk/post-punk-hued debut album.

Kristin Hersh - photo credit Peter Mellekas

NEWS: Kristin Hersh at Voices on the Hudson in NYC tonight

7 November 2017

Music icon Kristin Hersh performs tonight at City Vineyard in New York City as part of the Voices on the Hudson series.


Video Premiere: "Victoria" by Holy Tunics

6 November 2017

Brooklyn-based rock ‘n’ roll band Holy Tunics unveils a video filmed around Queens, NYC for a single off its forthcoming album.