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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.
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!
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.
German music project Vlimmer (AKA Alexander Leonard Donat) releases a foreboding and shadowy darkwave single from upcoming double EP.
SpaceFest! 2018, the premier space-/psych-/drone-rock (and much more) music festival launches Dec 7th – 8th in Gdańsk, Poland.
Swedish artist, remixer, and producer Moist, AKA David Elfström Lilja, drops a glowing and potent pop song from his upcoming LP.
Jim Marcus (Die Warzau) and company deliver a fun, self-described electro-scuzz/dance romp in song and video form.
The renowned John Doe (X) releases a split 12” with Particle Kid for Record Store Day Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
Renowned space rock ‘n’ roll band Swervedriver deliver a socio-politically relevant number with accompanying video off their upcoming LP.
SoCal indie psych-/noise-punk band Dei Lucrii, made up of SoCal punk rock veterans, drops its driving, gritty debut EP.
Nineties atmospheric cinema-rock band Sharkboy (led by Avy) returns with the unveiling of a spellbinding song and stop-motion, storytelling video.
Chicagoan noise-rock band Big’n deliver an abrasive, fiery, and compelling EP recorded by Steve Albini via Computer Students.
True supergroup Beauty In Chaos (led by Michael Ciravolo) delivers a striking shoegaze single and video featuring sweet vocals from Tish Ciravolo.
Asheville, NC-based indie rock/post-punk band Crooked Ghost unveils an intriguing video for a dark dreamscape single off their upcoming LP.
Brookyn avant-electro duo Live Footage unveil a subdued painted-images video for their meditative downtempo single off their new record.
NYC-based prog-/cinematic rock/metal project Orissa (led by David Dodini) unveils an entrancing video that features the band and two skilled dancers.
French psych-rock band Elvyn Rhud drops a hypnotic video for its narcotic single off a split 7” out via Pyrrhic Victory Recordings.
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).
Renowned electronic/synth noir act Xymox (AKA Clan of Xymox) reissues their LP Twist of Shadows with bonus tracks via Pylon Records.
Chicagoan shoegaze/dream-pop band Lightfoils shine brightly with a dynamic performance video for a storming, yet ethereal single.
Americana/troubadour band Gumshoe, led by Andy Dixon, drops an affecting, world-weary dirge from their upcoming LP.
Evi Vine (artist and band) unveils a mysterious and compelling track featuring The Cure’s Simon Gallop off upcoming album.
Original member Stewart Anderson (Emotional Response record label), Jen Turrell, and more rev it up with call to unite and vote!
Andy Gonzales releases Marshmallow Coast’s 10th enjoyable, optimistic, and 1980s-influenced LP via HHBTM and delivers track-by-track rundown.
Canadian shoegazers Dumb Angel, led by songwriter Shaun Mason, hone in on homesickness on their new gently gleaming single.
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.
Brooklyn-based avant-rock (with electro and punk influences) duo Reliant Tom drops an ominous, dark, and catchy LP that reflects our turbulent times.
Former Dambuilders front man Dave Derby has a new song, “loosely based on recent events.”
Canadian independent, solo artist Elza unveils a dark (and light), introspective, and captivating LP that gets to the essence of her psyche.
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.
Virginian alt-rock with blues soul and Americana roots band The J.O.B. bewitch with a stompin’, soulful single from their upcoming LP.
Renowned veterans Marty Willson-Piper (The Church) and British producer Dare Mason release an upbeat, mellifluous, and bittersweet single.
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.
NYC-based heavy alt-/psych-rock band Dead Seconds (led by Matt C. White) unleashes its immense, intense, and fiery second album.
Swedish electro-pop/punk trio Dolores Haze release a striking, tuneful, defiant to heartfelt 2nd LP that showcases their multi-faceted sound.
Philadelphia-based post-punk band The Silence Kits releases its bracing, inspiring 5th album that expands and refines its sound.
Cinematic post-rock music project Ceiling Spirits (a collab led by guitarist Mario Quadracci), unveils a striking track and video.
New Orleans-based country and western/Americana act Jon Hatchett Band offer up a rousing to reflective second album.
American (but NZ-residing) Celtic/Norse singer-songwriter has released a lush and melodic single from her enchanting 2nd EP.
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.
Fast-rising Australian indie rock/pop band Castlecomer unveil a captivating track from their acoustic/electric studio session.
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 features performances by She Wants Revenge, The Faint, HEALTH, Christian Death and more at the Los Angeles Theater.
Richmond, VA psych-/garage rock band The Ar-Kaics dig into the retro sound with gusto on their second album out via Wick/Daptone.
NY-based metal/alt-rock noir queen Lana Blac unleashes her loud and powerful debut album via Cataclysm Records.
John Brodeur and Jason Faulkner (Beck, Jellyfish) team up as Bird Streets and drop a fun video for a classic power-pop track.
Fresh off the success of their debut album, the North Jersey power-pop band has teamed up with Dromedary Records for an early autumn single.
Oregon-California-based dream-pop/rock band Tears Run Rings delivers an enchanting, transporting and yes, dreamy, EP.
Well-respected and astute New Jersey-based music essayist and singer-songwriter Tris McCall delivers a highly relevant track.