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AustinBashanPhotoCreditShervin Lainez

Video Premiere: "Elephants" by Austin Basham

16 July 2018

Texas-based indie folk singer-songwriter Austin Basham bows a vintage-looking DIY video for a track off his upcoming debut LP.

AyaMaguirePhotoCreditCaitlin Knight

Album Premiere: The Sandcastle King by Aya Maguire

13 July 2018

Boulder, CO-located singer-songwriter Aya Maguire delivers a delicate to passionate debut LP that is an expression of her musical and personal growth.

EchoCourts-Photo Credit: JeanLucSwift

Album Premiere: Room With A View by Echo Courts

12 July 2018

Classic rock/pop band Echo Courts unveils a vivid, melodic, and captivating new LP and co-founder Kelly Fahey talks about the record.

WellWellWell - Photo Credit: Andrew Mills and Max Kreutzer

Album Premiere: Poptimism EP and Ships EP by Well Well Well

11 July 2018

Get lost in your creative mind with exploratory indie pop duo Well Well Well’s 2-EP release, Poptimism and Ships, ahead of a collaborative ‘Choose Your Own Disaster Tour’ and zine.

Walter Lure & The Waldos -   Spencer Lloyd

Video Premiere: "Crazy Kids" by Walter Lure & The Waldos

10 July 2018

Punk legend Walter Lure (The Heartbreakers) and his band The Waldos unleash the raw and spirited track from their upcoming LP.

Linda Em - photo by John Dawso

Song Premiere: "Wild Fire" by Linda Em

10 July 2018

Irish singer-songwriter Linda Em unveils a passionate ballad with dual male/female vocals from her forthcoming EP.

Big Takeover #82 - X 2

Big Takeover #82 (L.A. punk legends X cover) Out Now! Great for Gifts! Order - Subscribe – Renew!

7 July 2018

Good news! Big Takeover #82 Spring 2018 issue with L.A.’s 41-year greats X on the cover has been completed and is shipping! Great as gifts including Big Takeover magazine subscriptions and back issues (even 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!

Fir Cone Children - Photo Credit: Ulrike Donat

Song Premiere: "Festival" and "Top Of The Shelf" by Fir Cone Children

6 July 2018

In a special premiere, Berlin’s dream punks Fir Cone Children drop 2 catchy songs from a child’s viewpoint off their upcoming LP.

Dentist - Photo Credit: Matthew Lyons

Song Premiere: "Upset Words" by Dentist

5 July 2018

New Jersey-based indie surf rock band balance assuredly between buoyant pop and aggressive, fuzzed-out rock on their upcoming LP.

Greg In Good Company - Photo Credit: Wolf Turner

Song Premiere: "American Way" by Greg in Good Company

4 July 2018

July 4th is the perfect day to celebrate our independence the “American Way” with romping roots rockers Greg in Good Company.

KINPhotoCreditDaria Adamitskaya

Song Premiere: "At What Cost" by KIN

4 July 2018

UK orchestral pop/rock trio KIN deliver another beautiful, nuanced, expansive to dynamic track from their monthly run of singles.

The Wrong Brothers

Album Premiere: Strange Machines EP by The Wrong Brothers

3 July 2018

London-based experimental art rock duo The Wrong Brothers release their noisy rock and groovin’ P-Funk-influenced EP.

PinioL - Photo Credit: Oofzos

Video Premiere: "Mimolle" by PinioL

3 July 2018

Seven-member French instrumental group PinioL deliver an intricate, hypnotic, and rhythmic math-/avant-rock number from its new LP.

KimJanssen - Photo Credit: Isolde Woudstra

Video Premiere: "Tors" by Kim Janssen

2 July 2018

Dutch singer-songwriter Kim Janssen, who was raised in Asia, unveils a bright and wistful symphonic piano pop number and international video.

DulceSky in studio

Album Premiere: A Prelude EP by DulceSky

29 June 2018

Long-running dream-rock/shoegaze band DulceSky returns with a richly vibrant, textured, and dynamic alternative rock EP.

Static Shore - Photo Credit: Sergio Contreres

Video Premiere: "Sun In My Wake" by Static Shore

29 June 2018

Seattle, Washington-based electronica/synthwave duo Static Shore drop a dreamy summertime video for a number off its new EP.

Rocket 3 - Photo Credit: Jennifer Hertzler Foust

Song Premiere: "What If" by Rocket 3

28 June 2018

Portland, Oregon-based indie pop band Rocket 3 a sweet, upbeat 3-chord track from its upcoming second album.

Raquel Bell - David Marshall

Video Premiere: "Swan" by Raquel Bell

28 June 2018

Experimental musician/dancer Raquel Bell drops a hypnotic video for a vocally intense and expressive track off her upcoming LP.


Song Premiere: "Go Low" by Film School

27 June 2018

Psych-rock/shoegaze band Film School returns after 8 years with a dreamy to rockin’ new tune from their inspired upcoming LP.

Lost Chocolate Lab - KBKastbauer

Song Premiere: "Squall" by Lost Chocolate Lab

26 June 2018

Seattle-based expansive rock band Lost Chocolate Lab bows an atmospheric shoegaze-inspired lead track off its forthcoming LP.

Tombstones In Their Eyes - Photo Credit: Cathryn Farnsworth

Song Premiere: "Silhouette" by Tombstones In Their Eyes

26 June 2018

Psych-/stoner/desert rock band Tombstones In Their Eyes drop a heavy, yet dreamy tune from its upcoming EP.

The Blanks - Photo Credit: Grandtand Media and Management

Video Premiere: "Broken Home" by The Blanks

26 June 2018

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.

Lost Worlds

Album Premiere: Fire Fire by Lost Worlds

25 June 2018

Australian indie/alt-rock band Lost Worlds mixes garage rock, punk spirit, and a touch of electronica on their exciting new LP.

Curling - 2016 tour

Song Premiere: "Still Green" by Curling

25 June 2018

Power pop intercontinental (Japan and California) act Curling release the vibrant opening track off their upcoming LP.

WhaleFall - Photo Credit: William Coker

Album Premiere: Sondersongs by Whale Fall

22 June 2018

Instrumental group Whale Fall mesmerizingly merges (post-)rock with pastoral touches on its wide-ranging, nuanced, and absorbing LP.


Album Premiere: The Fool, The Friend by Ric Robertson

21 June 2018

Americana singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Ric Robertson casts a captivating spell with his authentic rock, blues, and country tunes.

MementoMori - Photo Credit: AJR Music

Album Premiere: My Minor Universe by Meménto Mori

20 June 2018

Meménto Mori, AKA Pål-Andrè Rauan, reveals a contemplative, deeply personal, yet universal, and absorbing album.

Klammer - breakfast on tour - selfie

Song Premiere: "Spiral Girl" by Klammer

19 June 2018

Leeds, England-based post-punk band Klammer deliver a darkly captivating ’80s-throwback number off their upcoming album.

Perpacity Janne Ervoe

Video Premiere: "Telethon" by Perpacity

19 June 2018

Martin Nyrup and Ian Harling of electronic-based band Perpacity drop a video for a track off their upcoming album.

James Williamson and ThePinkHearts Sarah Remetch

Song Premiere: "This Garden Lies" by James Williamson & the Pink Hearts

18 June 2018

Music veterans James Williamson (The Stooges), Frank Meyer (The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs), and Petra Haden (The Haden Triplets) joins forces on a new album.

FourStarRiot Ben Halifax

Album Premiere: Daylight by Four Star Riot

15 June 2018

Indie pop/rock band Four Star Riot offers a dynamic and relevant album that questions our escape from real life via social media.

Too Many T's portrait

Video Premiere: "Tearing Us Apart" by Too Many T's

15 June 2018

London-based fast-rising hip-hop act Too Many T’s blends catchy pop with quicksilver vocal flow and classic hip-hop rhythms.

The Black Tones - Douglas Fur

Song Premiere: "Plaid Pants" by The Black Tones

15 June 2018

Seattle-located garage-punk band The Black Tones release a potent second single from their upcoming EP.

TheSoundoftheHunterTRAVIS TRAUTT

Video Premiere: "The Fall" by Sound of the Hunter

14 June 2018

Seattle rock band Sound of the Hunter, led by Natalie Bayne, delivers a performance and storytelling video for a track off its upcoming LP.

The Solarists - Photo Credit: Amber Wood

Song Premiere: "CRYPTK" by The Solarists

14 June 2018

Utah-based indie rock band The Solarists jam it out on a chill, buoyant title track from its soon-to-be-released EP.

TheEyebrowsDaniel Coston

Song Premiere: "Suicide Love" by The Eyebrows

13 June 2018

Rock band/music veterans The Eyebrows release a dreamy, retro cut awash in bittersweet regret from their upcoming LP.

Fred Abong - selfie

Album Premiere: Homeless EP by Fred Abong

13 June 2018

Fred Abong (formerly of Throwing Muses and Belly) releases his debut solo EP and announces a UK tour with Kristin Hersh.

Morgane Lhote 2 - photo credit Elena Kulikova

Song Premiere: "Bleecker Street! Chase Me!" by Hologram Teen

12 June 2018

Stereolab’s long-term keyboard player Morgane Lhote releases a new tune under her solo project moniker Hologram Teen ahead of new LP.

Piqued Jacks - Photo Betty Bryce

Video Premiere: "Wildly Shine" by Piqued Jacks

12 June 2018

Tuscany, Italy-based alternative rock band Piqued Jacks delves into the interesting details about their new song and video.

TheExitsPhotoCreditshervin lainez

Video Premiere: "Please Don't Tell" by The Exits

11 June 2018

Brooklyn-based indie rock band The Exits is causing a stir with its performances and new eerily atmospheric video for a dreamy number.

Ben BostickBrian Gottlieb.

Video Premiere: "No Show Blues" by Ben Bostick

11 June 2018

Outlaw country-soul singer-songwriter Ben Bostick delivers a vivid video about being frustrated by the rat race and finding an escape.

Kate Renegade

Album Premiere: New Unquiet Life by Kate Renegade

8 June 2018

Chicago-located indie rock band Kate Renegade bow their latest rambunctious to reflective LP recorded by the renowned Steve Albini.

StrangeCulpritsAngelina Salgado Loftin

Album Premiere: Strange Culprits by Strange Culprits

7 June 2018

Bay Area, California’s Strange Culprits mix garage rock with Americana, pop, and soul on their stirring and heartfelt debut LP.

Colorway Julian Parker-Burns

Song Premiere: "Always Been Summer" by Colorway

7 June 2018

Massachusetts-based rock trio Colorway release a breezy homage to summery pop bands from their upcoming album.

Feel Alright Press PhotoNick Sawchuk

Video Premiere: "Cool Water" by Feel Alright

6 June 2018

Canadian indie rock/pop act Feel Alright (AKA Craig Fahner) drops a rad new video for a laid-back track from their recent LP.


Video Premiere: "Lull" by Thomas Comerford

6 June 2018

Singer-songwriter Thomas Comerford unveils a video of darkness and light for a single off his forthcoming album.

Poptone -photo by Brian Hodges

Song Premiere: "Movement of Fear" by Poptone

6 June 2018

Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, and Tones on Tail legends Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins carry the torch as Poptone.

Jubl - Photo Mattias Malk

Song Premiere: "Thinking About You" by Jübl

5 June 2018

Rudy Tambala of pioneering dream-pop group A.R.Kane returns with a new video under the moniker of Jübl.

Jerry Castle

Song Premiere: "Way Out" by Jerry Castle

5 June 2018

Americana/pop singer-songwriter Jerry Castle delivers an upbeat, ’80s-inflected tune from his sixth solo album.

Soul Asylum - Photo courtesy of Omnivore Recordings

Song Premiere: "Black And Blue" (Demo Version) by Soul Asylum

4 June 2018

Renowned rock band Soul Asylum reissues expanded editions of their first two Twin/Tone albums via Omnivore Recordings.